El Paso Amateur Radio Club W5ES

El Paso Amateur Radio Club W5ES The El Paso Amateur Radio Club was formed in May 1946. The first president elected was Bill Dickerson, W5JOT. Former members of the Transmitting Amateurs Association (TAA) assisted in the organization of the new club.

The TAA was organized in 1927 and was active until the start of World War Two. Ham Fest 1938 A building fund was commenced in March 1949. Approximately $7,000 donations to the fund were made through selling chances on a Chevrolet sedan. This project netted about $4,000. On June 19, 1949 Field Day was held at Cowboy Park (then located on Alameda Avenue). There were eight amateur radio transmitters in operation, including transmitters of EPARC and the US Naval Reserve. The prize drawing for the Chevrolet and other prizes were held during the Field Day Activites. An estimated crowd of 2,000 people attended the drawing. In July 1949, the constitution and bylaws of the El Paso Amateur Radio Club were approved. The club was incorporated on December 12, 1949. The new club immediately started radio classes, radio demonstrations and field trips such as the trip to White Sands Missile Range to observe the firing of a German V2 missile. The club continued to add to the building fund by raffles and auctions. Due to the generosity of Henry Woolridge of the Lone Star Motor Company, the property at 1501 Golden Hill Terrace was purchased at the bargain price of $1,000 in 1951. Records are not available on the cost of the building, but the building was contructed by the John Chamness Contruction Company at no profit. The materials used in the construction were also furnished at cost. The members of the club did all the painting, put up the ceiling, laid the floor tile and furnished chairs and tables. The antenna tower was donated and erected by Tex Burdick W5BQU. The club has operated a club station since it was organized. From 1947 to 1950 the club call was W5MGI. The club call was W5PEW form 1951 to 1954. From 1954 to the present the club call has been W5ES. The W5ES call was originally held by Overman, who at the time of his death in 1933 was a member of the Transmitting Amateurs Association. Members on steps of club about 1956.

Operating as usual


AUCTION coming up at the Club House Saturday Nov 14, 2015
5 PM
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Hi Hamsters!
This is just a reminder of our Oktoberfest Celebration
Friday night, October 23rd at 6 P.M.

Good Essen!

Also don't forget to register for the WAE 10m contest on November 7th & 8th.

Register Friday night or get your registration in the mail now!


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Worked All El Paso coming up Nov 7 and 8, 2015
Work any 15 El Paso county stations, any time, any band, any mode.
No charge for the WAE.
No QSL cards required, send log information to W5ES.

The object of the contest is to provide the opportunity for El Paso amateur radio operators to exhibit their operational abilities, provide comradeship among amateur radio operators,and provide information and contacts for the WORKED ALL EL PASO CERTIFICATE.
The contest will be held this year November 7 and 8 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Mountain Time.

Any amateur radio operator licensed to operate in the 10 meter band and is a bona fide resident of El Paso County, Texas.

Fee is $2.00
Operation and logging must be by a single operator.
Computer equipment can not be used for sending or receiving CW.
Calling procedures shall be "CQ El Paso Contest".
Contacts shall be informed of the rules for winning the WAE certificate,
unless the contact already has the information.


Contestant's log of stations must show:

UTC Time
Handle (Name)
QTH (Town and US State or town and Canadian province. Only country for DX contacts)


Each valid two way contact (outside of El Paso County) will count for one point. EACH STATE of the United States and each CALL AREA of Canada will count as multipliers. Duplicate contacts and multipliers will not count. The Contestant's score will be the total number of contacts times the total number of multipliers. Contestant must show claimed score, sign the log, place the log (or a copy) in an envelope, mark WAE CONTEST on the envelope and deliver or have delivered to W5ES clubhouse, 2100 San Diego Ave., El Paso, Texas 79930 no later than November 30.


If thirty-five stations have not been worked by W5ES (or such other station as may be designated the control station) by the end of the scheduled contest then the contest will be continued on the following weekend.


The judging of all logs for all awards, including the Special Awards, will be done by a minimum of five registered contestants who are not in contention for FIRST, SECOND, or THIRD place awards or special awards. Logs are subject to verification by the judges. The decisions of the judges will be final. Winners will be announced and all awards will be presented at a place to be announced.

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2100 San Diego Ave
El Paso, TX


(915) 239-5128



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Business meeting on Friday at 7:00. I hope we have a good crowd.
We're starting out the New Year with an effort to revive the Worked All El Paso contest. We will start by holding a rain dance to revive the 10-meter band. This will be held at midnight after the Covered Dish supper, way after. The Covered Dish supper, however, WILL be held at the W5ES clubhouse at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 25. This will be our first fundraiser of the year. Hope to see you there.
Plan on December 2 test for elements 2 & 3. Hope see all then to restart old hobby after 45 years.
I am president of the club. If you need help or info, my e-mail is [email protected]
Does the EPARC still make the Electra-slide Screwdriver HF Mobile Antennas?
Business meeting this Friday. Support our new President! 8:00 pm
Howdy Hamsters, It's time for our annual Mexican Dinner this Friday, July 28th at 6:00 PM at The clubhouse at 2100 San Diego St. We'll have tacos, enchiladas, chips and dip, salad and more! How many of you know Chris Hines N5LZB? Lew Maxwell KB5HPT will be demonstrating DSTAR equipment and hosting a QSO with Chris Hines In Seattle. He has been asking about many of you so come on down to eat and chew the fat with Chris.
Well, Saturday is the big day. Field day, Day 1. We'll get on the air by noon and see if we can't have a good result this year. For supper we're having a pot luck, started off by burgers and brats and corn on the cob. Join us. The contest runs from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday. Plenty of time operate the radio for everyone.
ARRL Field Day is June 24 nd 25th noon to noon. We'll be at 2100 San Diego St. Saturday evening we'll have Burgers and Brats instead of on Friday night.
ARRL Field Day is the last full week-end of this month. W5ES will be holding ours at our clubhouse. Come on by and visit.
Elections for the coming year are tonight. Show up and be counted!