2015 Event Schedule

Click here for the 2015 Event Calendar including HVRA meetings & contests, VRPS (Dallas) events and HAM Fests!

HVRA 2015 Schedule


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Help us stay in touch with you….

Please help us update our membership database by sending us your current email address, telephone number and physical address. This will help us let you know when meetings and other important HVRA events are happening.

Please send your updates to Jimmie Stewart at jimmietex@netzero.net

Thank you!

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January – March 2015 Grid Leak Newsletter

The latest issue of HVRA’s quarterly newsletter Grid Leak is now available to download for your computer, portable device, or for printing. The files can be read using the free Adobe PDF Reader software. From the President

  • Club events/ announcements
  • Mini Maker Fair
  • Convention Info
  • 2015 Convention Information/Registration
  • USS Texas Report

and more… Click here for the latest issue GL Jan-Mar 15 .pdf

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May 23 Alvin Texas Swap Meet

HVRA member Mike Payne will once again open the gates to Electro Junk Inc. in Alvin TX for all to participate in the annual trunk and tail gate swap meet. If you have never participated in one of Mike’s swap meets, you have been missing it BIG TIME!

Mike’s place is easy to find and the facilities are ideal for a swap meet of the magnitude that this should be.  If you are a HAM, a collector, dumpster diver, restorer, or whatever you’ll surely enjoy seeing Mike’s fantastic collections of everything electronic imaginable.

Gates will open for all at 8 AM.

To get there take Highway 288 South from the I-610 Loop in Houston. Turn left on to Texas Highway 6 and drive to Alvin.  In Alvin, turn right on N. Gordon St. (which is also Highway 35), cross the railroad tracks go several blocks, then turn right on Coombs St. At the second intersection turn left on Taylor St. and you are there at 803 S. Taylor.

Photos from Last Year’s Event


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Convention Contest Report

 The 2015 HVRA Old Equipment Contest Was A Great Success!

By Lance Borden, WB5REX

The featured manufacturer for this year’s Old Equipment Contest was Watterson. Watterson has been in the radio business since 1933. The Watterson Company is still alive today as the J. W. Davis & Company. Located in Dallas, Texas; they are manufacturers and distributors of commercial audio, security, and other products. They are located at 3030 Canton Street, Dallas, Texas 75226. Their website is: http://www.jwd.com

In this year’s contest there were 47 entries in 22 categories by a total of 21 contestants. This is an increase over last year’s contest which had 29 entries in 21 categories by a total of 16 contestants.

The winners of the Best of Show Award were Art and June Clark with their World War II Display. The winners of the Best Restoration were The Lynn Palmer Family with their Watterson Display. The Peoples Choice award went to Art and June Clark their World War II Display.

There were several outstanding displays and the judges commented that it was very difficult to select the winners of the various awards.

The Contest Judges were: Randy James, Dave Moore, Jim Sargent, John Schmidt, and Pat Zapalac.

The Contest Helpers were: Gilbert Hedge, Michael Monsour, Dave Moore, Elaine Moore, and Judy Potter.

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2015 Convention Photos

Click on 2015 Convention Photos No. 1 and NEW! Catalin Photos with Auction Prices at the top of the page.