SK K5WLQ Jim Heye

It is with great sadness that I share the following information with you:

Dear Friends,

Our dad Jim went to be with the Lord on October 18th. He fought cancer for 18 amazing years.

Please join us for his celebration of his life on Sunday, October 29th from 2 – 4 at Jim’s home at 1710 Woodoak, Richardson, TX.

A small graveside service will be held in San Antonio at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to either the American Cancer Society ( or The American Radio Relay League (

Keri Ellis and Christi Heye

On a personal note, I met Jim shortly after becoming a member of the DARC in 2006.  Jim, Tom and I became good friend and we enjoyed talking with him and visiting him in his home and going out for a dinner with him a couple times a year.

Jim K5WLQ joined the Dallas Amateur Radio Club on December 31, 2003.  Jim was always willing to help anytime we contacted him looking for advise or with a need.  Jim was a large donor in supporting the DARC when we were building the DARC Communications Trailer. He was also helpful in helping the club sell equipment on E-Bay and care of all the work in selling/packing/shipping products.  Jim was a great friend!

Anyone who knew Jim, knows he never complained about his long illness, in fact, he did not like discussing illness but would rather look on the bright side.

73 Jim K5WLQ!  You will be greatly missed.

Randy Patterson



Tech Net news 10-14-2017

Talk to a school club this week! Credit: ARRL

Another quiet week for contests…but the ARRL School Club Roundup will be going on all week. We also have the 60th anniversary JOTA coming up on October 21st, and the ARRL North Texas Mentorfest on the same day. JOTA volunteers should email N5BB or N5HYP at

Our last Lecture and Lab for the year, on October 28th, will be an open forum: you can work on an un-finished kit, have your antenna checked by a professional, or give a talk about what you’ve been up to. Please contact the club if you’d like to give a presentation.

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Tech Net News 10-07-2017

My favorite contest calendar site has been down today, but the ARRL’s calendar reminds us that there’s an EME contest going on right now. We also have the 60th anniversary JOTA coming up on October 21st, and the ARRL North Texas Mentorfest on the same day. Mentorfest volunters will find information at the link given; JOTA volunteers should email N5BB or N5HYP at

Our last Lecture and Lab for the year, on October 28th, will be a smörgåsbord: bring your Buddipoles to test and adjust them, bring your un-finished kits from previous labs, or buy a left-over kit from the club to work on. If you have short presentation or show-and-tell you’d like to share, this is the day for it. Please contact the club if you’d like to give a presentation.

Amateur radio operators have been helping in Puerto Rico, and the Hurricane Watch Net is on the air because of Hurricane Nate. Be especially careful of 14.325 and 7.268 MHz.

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