Welcome to AARO


The Alamo Area Radio Organization (AARO) is a nonprofit Amateur Radio organization, club call sign AA5RO, dedicated to assisting the community through radio communications, and the enjoyment, appreciation, and the sharing of knowledge and advancement of Amateur Radio.  The purpose of this site is to provide club news and messages from the AARO Board to club members, and to present information that might be useful to HAMs anywhere.

Newsline / Info Net / Slow Code Practice Today

At 8:30 p.m. Club plays back recording of the Amateur Radio News line, followed by general check-ins by club officers and members, plus any visitors at 9 p.m..This is a directed net open to all interested Amateurs.

This net generally lasts about 50-60 minutes, including the 20-30 minute AR News line recording.

Slow Code Net (learn letters, punctuation, numbers, prosigns) Monday evenings, following the InfoNet, around 9:30 p.m.

AARO Repeater 147.380+ mhz. and 443.875+ mhz PL 162.2

Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) weekly net at 8:30 p.m


Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Chapter 38 weekly net at 8:30 p.m. The QCWA local net is open to all hams regardless of amount of years licensed so stop by and say “Hi”.

The local chapter meets on the 4th Saturday of each month, at Sea Island Restaurant located on Bandera Road just inside Loop 1604 The restaurant is located inside Bandera Shopping Center across the street from HE.B. The restaurant’s phone number is 651-7000. The meeting starts at 12:00 but many start showing up at 11:00 a.m. to order their lunch. It is not necessary to be a member of QCWA to attend any of our presentations. Visitors are always welcome.

If you have held your Amateur License for at least twenty-five (25) years, you are eligible to become a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association. Visit www.qcwa.org for info about the national group.

Scouting’s 57th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) Takes Place October 18-19


Scouting’s 2014 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is set for the October 18-19 weekend. The annual event links Scouts and Guides around the world via Amateur Radio each third weekend of October. According to the World Scout Bureau, JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world, with nearly 750,000 Scouts participating from 6000 stations in 150 countries around the world. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venture crew members. Not a contest, JOTA’s goal is to foster Scout-to-Scout communication across borders and oceans.

Licensed mentors often open their stations to Scouts on JOTA weekend, serving as control operators. Radio operation will be on 80 through 6 meters, all modes, and 2 meters and 70 centimeters FM simplex. So keep your ears open

San Antonio Raised Ham wins Nobel Peace Prize!!!


W. E. Moerner (WN6I) is a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry! Moerner joins Robert Floyd Curl Jr. ’50 as the second Thomas Jefferson grad to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

W.E.(Class of ’71) participated in many activities at Thomas Jefferson High School, including: Band, Speech and Debate, Math and Science Contest Team, Bi-Phy-Chem, Masque and Gavel, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, Amateur Radio Club, Russian Club, Forum Social Club, Toastmasters, “On the Spot” Team and Editor of Each has Spoken.

After graduation, W.E. attended college at Washington University and earned a B.S. EE, A.B. in Mathematics and a B.S. Physics in 1975. His studies then took him to Cornell University where he earned a M.S. in Physics in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1982.

Source: Thomas Jefferson Alumni Association…

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