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Registration Form for our 2014 Holiday Celebration

vintage-santaOur 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!

Download Form Here:

HVRA_PARTY 2014.pdf

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Help us stay in touch with you….

Sanitäter auf Skiern mit Sendestation 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

Thank you!

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2015 Convention Form & Marriott Guest Room Registration

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!

HVRA_INFO 2015.pdf

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.


2014 – 15 Event Schedule

November 25
6:30 PM


Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Pizza served!

Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet


December 13

Christmas on the Battleship Texas

HAM Station NA5DV on the air!

3523 Independence Pkwy

La Porte, TX

December 9
6:30 PM


Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

Pizza served!

Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet


January 3

6 PM

Annual Holiday Celebration

Dinner, Prizes & Auction

Monument Inn

La Porte, Texas


January 24

9:00 AM

HVRA Monthly Meeting

Program, auction

  Coffee, Juice & Snacks served

Bayland Park Community Center
6400 Bissonnet

Friday – Saturday

February 13 & 14

HVRA Annual Convention

Houston Marriott North


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Christmas on the Battleship Texas – December 13th

WWII Xmas cardGather 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, 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

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HVRA at the Houston Mini Maker Faire


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. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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


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October, November, December Grid Leak

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
  • 1940 Terminal Museum
  • ARCI Club report
  • Holiday Party registration form
  • 2015 Convention Information/Registration
  • Trouble Shooter article

and more…

Click below for the latest issue

GL Oct-Dec 14.pdf