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.

AARO Christmas/Holiday Party 2014

This is a reminder that on December 10th, AARO will have their annual Christmas/Holiday party at Grady’s Bar BQ No.2. 7400 Bandera Road.This year, there will be a choice of three meats, beans, potato salad & bread.

Also, we reduced the food price for kids under 12 years of age to $10 per plate. Adults remain at $15 before the event, $18 at the door. ($12 for kids).There are two HT’s go be given away for door prizes along with many other goodies this year.

Please send your money now to PO Box 380032, SA TX 78268. You can send your dues for next year, too. $15 per individual, $25 per family. We’ll start gathering around 6PM, food service begins at 7PM.

New board members will be announced at the party.

Grady’s Texas Star Inn
Grady’s No. 2 

7400 Bandera Rd.

(210) 684-2899

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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