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A list of generally useful info for a Central Texas ham.

My callsign is KF5ZQE. I'm primarily on 2M FM in the Central Texas area, but occasionally I'm on HF. I don't lurk anywhere at the moment, but I'm likely to be found on the lower half of the 80M (<3.7Mhz) band or somewhere up in 20 meters.

Local Clubs

  • TARC - Local to Temple, general club where there isn't a particular focus.
  • CTARC - Also local to Temple, primarily focused on weather and emergency communications.
  • HOTARC - Just up the road in Waco.
  • TSGARC - Texas State Guard - Also up in Waco.

Weekly Nets

  • Monday nights at 7PM, TARC Net on 146.82 +123.0
  • Tuesday nights at 9PM SSTV Net on 147.24 +97.4
  • Wednesday nights at 7:30PM W5TSG Emergency Relay Net on 147.320 +123.0
  • Thursday nights at 8PM CTARC Net on 145.31 -123.0


All 2M Repeaters within ~40 miles of my QTH.

My Equipment

  1. UV-5R (for playing around with digital)
  2. Icom 880 (Mobile) with a 5/8 wave whip on my car
  3. Icom 880 (QTH) with a 1/4 wave whip
  4. UV-82 (Mobile/working)
  5. Icom 7200 (QTH) with a G5RV in an inverted V for NVIS HF