3/1/17: Our new Mascot... this release dove just showed up at our school a few days ago and won't leave, so we may adopt him/her and give it a new home.
We scored 2nd place in the middle school category for October 2016 School Club Roundup (SCR). Only Texas A&M contacted more schools than we did! The score page from ARRL is below:
It has been very slow going, but we will get QSL cards out to folks who have sent us SASE's. We are about a year behind in completing "hard cards". However, Our latest contacts have been up loaded to Eqsl and will be uploaded to LoTW within a week or so.
If you are a DX station or a school or a club, or a special event station, we will send you a QSL card 100%. Please send us one in return.
Otherwise, if you want a QSL card from us, please send us one. Those with SASE will be handled first. We have been making so many QSOs during School Club Roundup this school year that we are having trouble getting cards out for every QSO.
Gordon, W5GFR, with two of the 33 students who made QSO's during Oct 19-23, 2015 SCR:
10/27/15: We just finished up Fall School Club Roundup (Oct 19-23, 2015) and we broke all kinds of campus records, placing will be back by November 7th. Friday's ending scores below:
Operating Hours: 23.62
10/16/2014: We are sponsoring an amateur radio testing session on November 22, 2014 at the Radio/ Robotics room (105) at Lampasas Middle School, 902 S. Broad St, Lampasas TX 76550. Start time is 9:00 AM.
In order to get to the room, go down 7th st. to the school parking lot between the baseball field and the building. We are the room with the big white rollup door. There will be a sign on the door.
We will be offering all elements.
We now have 5 Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) robotics competition teams and enough robots (Lego Mindstorms NXTs) for all the teams thanks to donations from local business and Lampasas Middle School parents and teachers.
February 2014: School Club Roundup (SCR) went Very well: 609 QSO's, all 50 states, 6 Canadian Provinces, 14 Countries, 16 clubs, and 52 schools, for a grand total of 220,458 points - 1st place in our category!
Our new beam antenna and a borrowed amplifier helped greatly during February SCR, our first from our new Location!
Luke, Gordon (W5GFR) , and Morrigan.
Morrigan handled several long pileups this last October for School Club Roundup.
The above three pictures were taken during School Club Roundup, October of 2014.
The picture above was taken for the yearbook after the February 2013 School Club Roundup. We had quite a crowd in the radio "closet" yet again. The club sponsor, Gene Case, KU5C, is in the picture to the left in the upper right corner; Gordon Thornton, W5GFR, is in the picture on the right -lower left corner. We broke all of our personal bests this time, scoring over 103,000 points with 42 schools, 48 states, 4 countries, and 4 Canadian Provinces.We just got our Placing back for October 2012 and February 2013 SCR -- we got 2nd place in the Middle School / Jr. category both times! We also qualified for the Gold level (30 school states) of the Worked All States School Stations award, sponsored by the Glen Raymond School Science Club (W9GRS),sponsored by Troy Simpson (W9KVR)
October 2013: We just got finished with October 2013 SCR -- final score 64,818 points with 234 QSO's, 40 states, 2 provinces, 15 countries, 1 club, and 35 schools. We had about 25 students calling CQ and handling contacts.
TNX everbody who completed a QSO with us this last week!
The older gentleman in the lower right corner of the top picture is Gordon Thornton, W5GFR who stayed at the radio the better part of the whole school week the last 3 school club roundups working with students as they called "CQ" and worked pileups. He has also be instrumental in getting donations of equipment of various sorts and repairs and builds equipment for us.
Our station, which first started operations in 2005, just got back on the air 11/19/10- due to moving from our old campus to the old high school campus. It took a while to find a proper location on campus.
Below are pictures of students working on Board of Education (BOE) Bots:
We are also happy to announce that we are offering a free ht to the first four Lampasas students who earn their Technician's Class License, thanks to a very generous donation from an area ham who has gone SK. He will be missed by all.
we can be found on psk31 on 20m (14.070) and just about anywhere else on SSB.
We qsl through mail, Eqsl, and LoTW.
Manager is KU5C
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Book Totals: 1588 qso's 481 confirmed