Cross Roads Ham Radio Club / Amateur Radio Events
CRHRC Membership Meetings
The CRHRC Membership meetings / gatherings are held on the third Saturday of each month at Estella’s Mexican Food Restaurant Meeting Room located at 109 S. Third St. in Ganado, TX. Breakfast food and drinks are available for purchase during the meetings.
If you or someone you know is interested in initial or upgrade testing immediately following a meeting, give us a heads up at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work to put together a test team to administer your test.
Amateur Radio News
Current Technician test question Pool to expire June 30, 2022.
The new pool incorporates some significant changes compared to the 2018 – 2022 pool. Its 257 questions were modified slightly to improve wording or to replace distractors; 51 new questions were generated, and 62 questions were eliminated. This resulted in a reduction of 11 questions, bringing the total number of questions in the pool from 423 to 412. The difficulty level of the questions is now more balanced, and the techniques and practices addressed have been updated.
The new 2022 – 2026 question pool is effective July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026, and must be used for Technician-class license exams administered on or after July 1, 2022.
Read more at the ARRL web site.
FCC $35 Amateur Application Fee Effective Date Announced.
The FCC released a Public Notice on March 23, 2022, stating that the amateur radio application fees, including those associated with Form 605 application filings, would become effective on April 19, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission’s authority to impose and collect fees is mandated by Congress.
The $35 application fee, when it becomes effective on April 19, will apply to new, modification (upgrade and sequential call sign change), renewal, and vanity call sign applications. The fee will be per application.
Administrative updates, such as a change of name, mailing or email address, will be exempt from fees.
Read more at the ARRL web site.
Special Events / Contests
July 1st (9AM Eastern) – July 7th (Midnight Eastern). You do not need all 13 colonies to get the certificate. You do not need the 2 Bonus stations for a Clean Sweep!
Hamfests / Swap Meets / Field Events
Texas City, Tidelands Hamfest 2022
Doyle Convention Center in Texas City, TX
Saturday, July 9th, 2022 – 8 am to 2 pm
Talk in: 147.14 mhz PL 167.9 – more info –
2022 Field Day
CRHRC held our 2022 Field Day event on June 25th and 26th at the Brackenridge Park Campgrounds located at 891 Brackenridge Pkwy. outside of Edna, TX. We will be posting our stats as soon as they are published by ARRL. In the meantime, enjoy our pictures from this years event.
CHRHC 2021 Field Day June 26 – 27
CRHRC held our first annual Field Day on June 26 – 27 at Brackenridge Park and Camp Ground located at 891 Brackenridge Pkwy Edna, TX. It was a huge success and we set brand new field day records! (hi,hi)
What is Field Day? Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response
capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in
abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walka-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so
complex — ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster
and post-disaster situations.
For more information about CHRHC Field Day, please email email@example.com
CRHRC In Person Antenna Build Project – April 17, 2021
On Saturday April 17th, we got together for our first “Antenna build Project” and built “2 meter Tape Measure Yagi” antennas. We had a great time and many members met “face to face” for the first time.
check out our pictures from the event below.
Below is the detail, schematic and parts list we used for our build.