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Texas Adventist Emergency Communications (TAEC) was founded in Keene, TX to aid the Seventh-Day Adventist Community Services in time of disaster. It was the dream of George Schram, Texas Conference Disaster Center Director at the time, for many years before it was finally implemented in 1995 with the help of Gerald Mohr, current reigning President. During the Houston floods of 1994, over $2000 in cell phone calls were made! After this natural disaster, we finally got together to make an organization under the umbrella of Adventist Community Services that would go along with the first wave of people to a disaster site and set up communications between all the different locations that were to be set up. It is planned that this will greatly decrease the cost of communications during disasters.

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    I’m sure if you are a ham you have been involved in a net at some point. But my question is, have you ever thought about being on the other side the radio? That’s where I talk about in this post. I have been a ham since June, or maybe July, of 1995. That’s nearly […]
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  • ARRL North Texas Section Manager, Steve Smith, KG5VK – Cowtown Hamfest
    This past weekend, I spent a couple of hours at the Cowtown Hamfest and ran into the ARRL North Texas Section Manager, Steve Smith, KG5VK. Steve is such an awesome guy and was nice enough to take a break from the ARRL Table and come and talk to me. Texas VHF FM Society: http://www.txvhffm.org/ NTX […]
  • Ham Threads – Cowtown Hamfest 2020
    While I was at the Cowtown Hamfest this past weekends. I stopped at a booth selling embroidered shirts, jackets, hats and other items. While talking to the people I found out that they were local to me and that they did some awesome work as well! They were also kind enough to give me a […]