Month: December 2020

PICO Balloon Launch

WX5ELP Pico Balloon Launch will take place, weather permitting, at 1030, Saturday, December 26th in Northeast El Paso, TX at Sue Young Park. 

December is YOTA Month

The month of December has been designated as YOTA month. The annual initiative sponsored by Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) initially focused on International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 (Europe, the Mideast, and Africa), with young radio amateurs taking…

VARA Software Discount

Good Afternoon, I have heard back from Jose who is the inventor of VARA.  He will give us a discount of $10 off of ten or more licenses.  That makes the price for each license at $55 each.  This includes…

Midland Skywarn Recognition Day

Here is some more information for SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020: We will be operating from our home stations as the National Weather Service is not allowing visitors in their facilities.  And during COVID-19 we should not gather in a small…

W5ES December 2020 Bulletin

Greetings to all our friends, Attached, is our December 2020 Bulletin.  In this holiday season we will continue to encourage safe and helpful communication by whatever means possible to ply our art and keep connected.   For W5ES members, please…

FCC to Require Email Addresses on Applications

Amateur radio licensees and candidates will have to provide the FCC with an email address on applications, effective sometime in mid-2021. If no email address is included, the FCC may dismiss the application as defective. The FCC is fully transitioning…