Our annual HVRA Holiday Celebration will be on Saturday, January 3rd 2015 at 6 PM. We’ll be at the Monument Inn at the Lynchburg Ferry. Here’s a downloadable form to fill out and return it to us per the instructions. This form is to order your meal(s) and auction bid number. See you there!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2015 Convention will be on February 13 thru 14 at the Houston Marriott North.
Here’s a downloadable form for information, membership, registration and auction bid number info.
Please fill it out and get it back to us ASAP. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!
Here’s the web link for guest room registration at $79.00 per night.
PLEASE NOTE – In order to receive the HVRA Guest Room rate discount, reservations must be received by January 29, 2015.
Gather yer scurvy bones together and help us aboard the Battleship USS Texas on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 for the Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony. The annual Christmas on the Battleship will be held on the following Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 AM – 5:30 PM. There will be treats, exhibits, Santa, a telegraph for the little ones’ letters to the North Pole.
The Battleship Texas docked at the San Jacinto Battleground State Park will open at 10 AM with military ceremonies on the main deck. The Battleship Texas Amateur Radio group (NA5DV) will be operating from the second deck and a telegraph will again be set up down in the mail room for the little ones to send their letters to the North Pole so bring the family. That was a big hit last year as the kids heard their messages tapped out in Morse Code and then heard a response a few seconds later (from a left foot key on the floor).
There will be displays for the public, and if we can muster up some volunteers, I would hope HVRA could provide a table showing some of our era specific radios for the public to enjoy. If interested, contact Bill Werzner, email@example.com. We will need to hear from you soon so that plans can be presented to the ship’s staff in the coming weeks.
HVRA President – Bill Werzner
Message from President Bill Werzner – The November 1st Houston Mini Maker Faire was fantastic and the crowd filled the huge auditorium in the Stafford Center where it was held. I had my Walton’s Zenith playing music from a home brew transmitter, Lance (at Large II) fascinated visitors with his crystal radios (sold some too). The beautiful vacuum tube amplifiers that Mike Slovan demonstrated garnered a lot of attention from both young and old. Mike had a guitar hooked to one of his amps and people would stop to pick and listen.
HVRA Historian, Gilbert Hedge showed his Zenith book and V.P. Jerry Sirkin covered all bases along with us. HVRA Secretary, Mine Monsour, was with BVARC across from us and assisted too. We look forward to participating again next year as we interacted especially well with both young and old including many students from high schools and universities. I lost count of how many club brochures and cards we passed out, but by 5 PM, my supply was down to only a few of each. In summary, a very successful day for HVRA !
Photos – Gil Hedge