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*Serving Amateur Radio Since 1974*

Updated: February 4, 2015                                                            
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SELARC Repeaters    
147.000- WB5NET PL 107.2/A/E
145.130- WB5NET  PL 107.2 
145.010 WB5NET HMU digipeater
444.250+ WB5NET  PL107.2

Club Net
Tangi ARES Net on Monday Nights at 8:30PM - 147.00MHz (-600) PL 107.2
SELARC meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month

** Club Meeting **
Tuesday, February 10th  7pm

Ponchatoula Community Center

(300 North 5th Street, Range Road)
Elevator Access

Talk-in 147.00 (-600) w/107.2Hz Tone


Contact SELARC officers at the email links below:

Vice President 

  James Valega, WB5LSH
Michael Ansalve, KF5JSO

David Catania, N5QOX
Robert Priez, WB5FBS


*** DUES...  DUES...  DUES...  DUES... ***

Annual Dues are now due and must be paid by the March meeting!! If you have not already renewed your membership or if you would like to become a member of SELARC, please print out and complete the application/renewal form and return it with your check to: P.O. Box 1324, Hammond LA 70404. Thanks!

Special Events, Hamfests & VE Sessions

AARA 55th Acadiana Hamfest & ARRL Louisiana State Convention will be at Rayne Civic Center on March 20 & 21. See for more information.

Northeast Louisiana Hamfest in Monroe, sponsored by Twin City Ham Club, will be April 18th at the Barak Shrine Temple, 6620 Frontage Road. More info at

Hammond VE Group - ARRL/W5YI tests are scheduled for the last Sunday of each month [with the exception of holiday conflicts] in Room "B" of the North Oaks Medical System Diagnostic Center at 2pm with $15 testing fee. Bring photo ID and any appropriate CSCE. For more information contact

Happy Birthday Wishes !

Birthday wishes go to Kathy Lambert KF5HEE, Chris Fischer WA5RRN, David Catania N5QOX and Sandy Blaize W5TVW on their February birthdays. Please let us know if we missed your birthday this month.

Get Well Wishes...

Best wishes for speedy recuperation go to Bill KB5SKW & Peg KC5BXU Borstel and to Jim Coleman AI5B on their recent illnesses.


Hamfest Success!!!

Thanks to all who helped make the 2015 Hammond Hamfest a wonderful event!  SELARC appreciates the vendors, businesses, amateur radio operators and club members who support our free hamfest and contribute to its success. Winners of the hamfest major prizes were: Joe Glorioso N5OZG (IC-718), Tom Jue WB5JHY (MFJ-949E), Al Baker KF5IBW (VISA Gift Card) and David Oehler K5BHY (Baofeng UV-5R).  More details about the hamfest with a link to hamfest photos can be found at

VE Session Update ...

Congratulations to the following new hams and upgrades from the Hammond Hamfest and the regular January VE session:

 Technician:  Henry Muller - Slidell
                   Conrad Baker - Paulina

 General:  Robert E. Morgan  KC5NNK - Pearl River

 Amateur Extra:  Lyle Wales II  KD5JRY - Tickfaw
                         Steven Hymel  KF5TER – Covington

Many thanks to the few, but dedicated, VEs who help make these sessions a success every month!!!

 73, Tyrone Burns N5XES, VE Liason

Minutes of the SELARC Meeting of January 13  (Magnuson Hotel)

The meeting was called to order at 7:09pm and President Jim Valega WB5LSH welcomed and asked all to rise and introduce themselves. This meeting at the hamfest site will give everyone an opportunity to examine facilities and plan for the coming event. Minutes of the December 2nd meeting & Christmas party were accepted as published in the "Hamster". Treasurer Dave Catania N5QOX reported that financial and hamfest figures are excellent at this point, especially the advance ticket sales for the hamfest. He encouraged all to earn the full club dues credit by selling their $100 allotment of hamfest prize tickets and turning in their money before the hamfest! 

Attendance:  Ken WB7NCW, Walter N5RYI, Jeff KF5TPX, Bill KB5SKW, Ronald N5QVZ, David W5NPV, Al KF5IBW, Scott KD5PCK, Jim WB5LSH, Mike KF5JSO, Sandy W5TVW, Mark WX5RN, Jerome KD5GUQ, Randy KG5BVM, Keith W5KB, James K5QNT, Carol KE5GOC, John KG5DVN, Dean KG5AAE, Carmen KF5VXO, Keith KF5VLX, Forrest KD5PKS, David K4BHY, Francis KF5YNN, Bob WB5FBS, David N5QOX, Ralph K5CAV, Rudy Reboul N5YIC, Louis LeBlanc KG5FBS and Craig Price N5TJV.

Committee Reports:  ARES (Bob WB5FBS) – encouraged all current and new members to review and take the NIMS courses listed on the Tangi ARES page  and to consider their emergency equipment needs: power supply, antenna, mobile or HT gear, batteries, etc. REPEATER (Bob WB5FBS) – the intermittent noise problem on 147 machine is still occurring, especially on weaker signals from HT’s,‘rubber ducky’ antennas and distant locations. Stations with good RF output and external antenna can usually override the noise.

Old Business:   Final hamfest details were discussed and examination was made of the various rooms to be used; Dave W5NPV reported on table sales, Forrest KD5PKS and Dave N5QOX presented food and concession details. Volunteers for Talk-in, testing, setup and takedown were solicited.

New Business:   New member application from Louis LeBlanc KG5FBS was moved/second/passed. Welcome to SELARC, Louis!

For Sale___

Kenwood TS-430S Transceiver w/SP430 speaker & PS-430 Power Supply,Mike, Mobile Mount Bracket & Original Box - $250; AUTEK Model 630 RF Power Meter - $100; CW Oscillator & Key, Model MFJ-557 - $15; INSTEK Model CFG-8215A Function Generator (.3-3MHz) - $150 from estate of Patrick Wingerter KE5TET. Contact 

ARES Training & Review...

On Sunday, February 22, the Region 1 ARES Organization will be holding an ARES Training/Review class on the NIMS courses. The class at 5:30 PM at Lake Vista Methodist Church, 6645 Spanish Fort Blvd. in New Orleans, will be taught by Matt Anderson KD5KNZ, Louisiana ARES  Assistant SEC. This class is open to everyone to attend.   Immediately following the class at 6:30 PM there will also be a VE Exam Session.

Joe Glorioso N5OZG  ADEC, Region 1


SELARC on Facebook...

If you like Facebook, then you can "Like" SELARC at !! (Thanks to Scott KD5PCK for making that possible).

News from the ARRL

==> FCC "Paperless" Amateur Radio License Policy Goes into Effect on February 17 - the FCC no longer will routinely issue paper license documents to Amateur Radio applicants and licensees. The Commission has maintained for some time now that the official Amateur Radio license authorization is the electronic record that exists in its Universal Licensing System (ULS), although the FCC has routinely continued to print and mail hard copy licenses. That will stop next month. Under the new procedures, licensees will access their current official authorization ("Active" status only) via the ULS License Manager. The FCC will continue to provide paper license documents to all licensees who notify the Commission that they prefer to receive one. Licensees will also be able to print out an official authorization -- as well as an unofficial "reference copy" -- from the ULS License Manager.

==> Unlicensed Religious Broadcaster Who Used Amateur Frequencies Ordered Off the Air - The FCC has ordered an unlicensed California religious broadcaster, who sometimes broadcast on a frequency in the 40 meter phone band, to shut down his station. On December 31, the FCC's Los Angeles District Office issued a Notice of Unlicensed Operation to Martin K. Elliott of Inyokern, California. The FCC said it issued the Notice in response to a complaint of unlicensed operation on multiple HF frequencies, including some allocated to aeronautical stations. The FCC said its agents used radio direction-finding techniques to confirm that signals on 6280 kHz and 11,595 kHz were emanating from a residence located near Inyokern, and property records indicated that Elliott was the current owner and resident.

==> QRZ Logbook Now Offering Reciprocal Confirmation Credit and LoTW Download - QRZ Logbook now recognizes contact confirmations from ARRL's Logbook of The World. QRZ Logbook users now can download their contacts from LoTW directly into their QRZ Logbook. Contacts that exist in LoTW but not in QRZ Logbook will be added to to your QRZ Logbook. LoTW automatically puts contacts made under a previous call sign into a user's current call sign account. QRZ will automatically put contacts into the logbook associated with the call sign used when the contact was logged.

==> American Legion Magazine to Feature Amateur Radio - Amateur Radio will be featured in the March 2015 issue of The American Legion Magazine. The article, by best-selling author Don Keith, N4KC, will explain how ham radio remains exciting, important, and relevant, even after more than a century in existence and changes in technology. The article will also talk about the American Legion

==> School Club Roundup is February 9-13 - School clubs are busily prepping their stations for The "Winter/Spring Term" School Club Roundup, which gets under way Monday, February 9 at 1300 UTC, and continues through Friday, February 13, at 2359 UTC. Stations may operate no more than 6 hours in any 24 hour period (up to a maximum of 24 hours). The twice-yearly event is an opportunity for school club stations -- from elementary school to college -- to get on the air for a friendly radio activity. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate too. Sponsored by the ARRL, the ARRL Hudson Division Education Task Force, and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), the contest aims to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.

 Stations exchange signal reports, class ("Individual," "Club," or "School"), and US state, Canadian province/territory, or DXCC entity. Stations may operate on all amateur bands except 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters (no repeater contacts and VHF/UHF contacts must be on recognized simplex frequencies, except calling frequencies). Stations may operate phone, CW, and digital modes, or a combination. The most popular time for younger students is during after-school hours, but older students may be on the air anytime. All groups are limited to one transmitter on the air.  If you'd just like to get on the air and hand out contacts, enter in the Individual category. Tune around in any mode and listen for SCR stations calling CQ, or call CQ yourself and see who answers (call "CQ School Clubs," if you are not a club station). Logs are due no more than 15 days after the operating period has ended and can be submitted online via the WA7BNM website.

  --The ARRL Letter and The American Radio Relay League

SELARC 2015 Membership

Members Listed by Callsign
Call   Last Name    First Name
---------  ------------    ---------------
AC5LH  Yenni Jr, Salvador
AE5FK  Swan, George

K4BHY  Oehler, David
K5AZU  May, Ray
K5CAV  Shaw, Ralph
K5FMM  Mayer, Fred
K5QNT  Redmond Jr., James

KA5LLJ Simmons, Bruce
KB5SKW Borstel, Bill
KC4LOS Hunter, Jason
KC5IJF Sale, Benjamin
KC5WDH Liuzza, Jason

KD5GUQ Labat, Jerome
KD5OLG Castello, J. Henry
KD5PCK Hernandez, Scott
KD5PKS Clark, Forrest
KD5WWJ Manning, Harvey

KE5GOC Redmond, Carol
KE5NG  Faurie, Patti

KF5HEE Eichaker, Katherine
KF5IBW Baker, Albert
KF5JSO Ansalve, Michael 
KF5TPX Henkel, Jeff
KF5TQT Cutrer, Ricky
KF5UHM Nieto, Ken
KF5VLX Samrow, Keith
KF5VXO Bray, Carmen
KF5YNM Minor, Dorothy
KF5YNN Minor, Francis

KG5AAE Melancon, Dean
KG5BVM Wesley, Randy
KG5DVN Bankston, John
KG5FBS LeBlanc, Louis

N4USW  Martin, Kathryn
N5GKJ  Burg, Jerry
N5HAY  Simpson, Tom
N5OQT  Wiginton, Louis
N5OZG  Glorioso, Joe
N5QOX  Catania, David
N5QVZ  Newcombe, Ronald
N5RYI  Sarrat, Walter 
N5XES  Burns, Tyrone
N5XVJ  Stang, Jack

W5ESV  Vance, Edward
W5IC   Boudreaux, Gerry
W5NJJ  Olivier, Jerry
W5NON  Fowler, Addison
W5NPV  Muller, David
W5PGS  Grant, Tom
W5TVW  Blaize, Sandy

WA5RRN Fischer, Chris

WB5ERM Liuzza, Peter
WB5FBS Priez, Robert
WB5LSH Valega, James 
WB7NCW Brown, Kennith
WD5BJR Miyares, Manuel
WD5CZJ Lecompte, Vincent
WD5HLE Rogers, Larry
WX5RN  Lacey, Mark


Stay Radio Active - See you at the Meeting!


SELARC is proud to have partnered with Southeastern Louisiana University to serve the university and community for over 35 years. Through our association with the Tangipahoa parish Office of Homeland Security, Project LION and Southeastern radio station KSLU-FM we have been an active component in the communications plans for Homeland security and disaster management for local and regional events including severe weather incidents, train derailments, and evacuations. The campus amateur radio station located in the facilities of KSLU is an integral part of radio communications for campus emergency management.


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