Members

Members are interested licensed Amateur Radio operators from the counties located around Woodville, Texas, who wish to conduct club programs and activities for the advancement and welfare of Amateur Radio, as well as educate prospective Amateur Radio operators about Public Service to our Communities.


Chuck Petri, KF5YDG
Extra Class
Chester, Texas
Club President, Webmaster, ARES, RACES, TCARA VE Team Leader
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My QTH is Chester, Texas. I received my Technician ticket in 2013 and my General and Extra on the same day in 2014. I have always been into radios and electronics. My favorite modes are PSK31 and JT-65HF. I have made QSOs on all continents and have over 2,500 contacts in over 50 countries and growing. I have finally gotten my 'Worked All States" award!  '73


Earnest Matlock, K5EWM
General Class
Woodville, Texas
Club Vice-President, ARES, RACES, TCARA VE Team
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Hi, I'm Earnest, K5EWM, and I listen to HF a lot.  You never know what interesting things are being said unless you listen.  I like building my own antennas and I have some commercial built antennas.  Nothing like blowing through noisy band conditions with a well engineered homemade antenna system.


Mark Odom, KG5INX
General Class
Woodville, Texas
Club Secretary, ARES, RACES, TCARA VE Team
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My QTH is Woodville, Texas. I received my Technician ticket in July 2015 and in November 2015, I passed my General exam. I'm a Retired Volunteer Firefighter of 28 years. Served as Captain with the Woodville VFD. I am employed at TxDot in Jasper as the Maintenance Supervisor for Jasper County. Hoping to retire in the next few years. I enjoy woodworking and riding my Harley in my spare time and now I've added Ham Radio to the list and I'm looking forward to digital DXing.


Marc Holcomb, KG5HYG
Extra Class
Woodville, Texas
Club Treasurer, ARES, TCARA VE Team
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I have been a I.B.E.W. Lineman since 1980.  My QTH is Town Bluff and I like hunting, fishing, camping and horseback riding.

 


Nick Toparcean, AE5VV
Extra Class
Colmesneil, Texas
ARES Emergency Coordinator, ARRL Public Information Officer, RACES Chief Liaison Officer, TCARA VE Team
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My QTH is Colmesneil, Texas. My primary station rig is a software defined Elecraft K3/100 Transceiver. The station is fully computer integrated with remote capabilities. I enjoy designing, building and restoring equipment. I am a gadget guy and love working on projects from old tube technology to current surface mount. When I am not wrapped up in all the projects, I enjoy good DX and rag chewing with other Ham's all over the world.



Jim Beattie, KF5HRF
General Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES
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Jason R Bossier, KG5INV
Extra Class
Vidor, Texas
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Robert Boyett, WU5Q
Extra Class
Kountze, Texas
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Howard Carter, KG5JIJ
Technician Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES


My QTH is Dam-B, Texas and I enjoy fishing, hunting, 50 yd pistol matches and most shooting sports.

 


Jimmy Caruthers, KG5RZX
Technician Class
Warren, Texas
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Robert Caruthers, KG5SFI
General Class
Warren, Texas
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Michael Dees, KG5DAY
Technician Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES
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Carolyn Dowden, KG5TMK
Technician class
Woodville, Texas
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Howard Dowden, KG5TML
Technician Class
Woodville, Texas
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Becky Estes
Associate Member
Woodville, Texas
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Walter Fink, KF5ZPT
Technician Class
Colmesneil, Texas
ARES
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I got my HAM ticket in 2014.  I enjoy the fellowship and being able to communicate if our infrastructure implodes.  I am a retired publisher and tax consultant.
 


Guy Glimp, KG5JYR
General Class
Colmesneil, Texas
ARES
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Retired patriot that was active in many different patriot organizations prior to moving to Colmesneil.  I love guns and target shooting.
 

 


Johnnie Grohn, KG5INW
General Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES
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My name is Johnie Grohn, KG5INW.  I started being interested in Ham radio by watching my other half, Ernest Matlock, K5EWM.  I was interested so I took my test and passed.  I am also a grandmother and I love it.  Thanks, KG5INW


Deborah Guzardo, KG5SJS
General Class
Warren, Texas
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Jon Hartford, KG5VET
General Class
Fred, Texas
ARES Deputy Emergency Coordinator
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QTH South Tyler County.   Native Texan born in Port Arthur.  Retired twenty year Air Force Veteran retired in 1999.  My gear is all new (as is my knowledge and experience) with a FT-991, dual band vertical 45’, and a yet to be installed dual band dipole.   I look forward to working with TCARA, ARES, Veterans and Ham Operators in Tyler County and across South East Texas. 

 


Rhonda Holcomb
Associate Member
Woodville, Texas
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David Keller, KF5DHY
Extra Class
Jasper, Texas
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I am Secretary for the Lakes Ares Amateur Radio Club, Echolink and W5JAS Webpage Admin, ARRL VEC Team Liason.

 

 


William Lively, KG5OSJ
General Class
Woodville, Texas
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Barbara McCray, KC8VZA
Technician Class
Warren, Texas
ARES
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We live 10 miles northwest of Warren, TX.  I was granted my technician license on March 3, 2003 in Yuma, Arizona.  We used our radios primarily as we traveled in our motor coach on a fulltime basis and as we Jeeped with other 4-wheelers.  Amateur radio operation is not my passion but I appreciate its importance and value to our community.  I am a charter member of the Tyler County Amateur Radio Association.


Wayne McCray, KC8VZB
Technician Class
Warren, Texas
ARES
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We got our tech licenses for simplex communication during our years living full time in our motor coach. We also used ham radio while 4 wheeling off road. Our use of ham radio resumed when the TCARA was formed.

Kenneth McDonald, W5ICP
General Class
Woodville, Texas
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Farrell Murders, N5EBH
Extra Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES, TCARA VE Team
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I got my General Class Ticket in 1981.  I was fairly active until 1987 when i went to work for the state and was away from home a lot of the time.  I disassembled my station when I moved to Woodville and remained so until 2014.  I have had it on the air for a little over a year now.

Barbara Petri, KG5HWI
Technician Class
Chester, Texas
ARES
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My QTH is Chester, Texas.  I am the wife of Floyd, KF5YDH, and mom of Chuck, KF5YDG.  I first got into radio as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol.  I got back into radio with the local fire department.  I got my Technician ticket May 30, 2015, after my husband and son got their licenses.  I got hooked on digital operating after the 2015 ARRL Field Day.  I am currently studying for my General license.  My preferred mode is PSK31 and I love collecting QSL's.  My favorite hobby is spoiling my new great-grandson Ayden.  73.


Floyd Petri, KF5YDH
General Class
Chester, Texas
ARES, RACES, TCARA VE Team
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I live in Chester, Texas. I have been experimenting with radio since 1957 and got my HAM License when I was 71 years old. I am a retired Special Agent with the U.S. Army, a retired Chief of Police, a retired Civil Air Patrol Group Commander, a retired Private Investigator and a retired Fire Marshal for the CVFD. I am presently Mayor and Emergency Coordinator for the City of Chester, a member of the Tyler County LEPC and the owner of the Chester repeater.


Laurent Pingree,
General Class
Woodville, Texas
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Mica Reynolds, KG5NRC
Technician Class
Lumberton, Texas
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John Stagg, KF5EAV
Technician Class
Doucette, Texas
ARES
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My QTH is located 3-12 Miles north of Woodville, TX.  I am licensed as KF5EAV.  I have worked in many professions and retired as a machinist.  I am an American Red Cross volunteer serving as DAT Captain for Tyler, Jasper, and Newton counties.  I supervise other volunteers and coordinate disaster recovery efforts in those counties


Mary Annette Stagg
Associate Member
Doucette, Texas
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I am a retired elementary school teacher where I taught 33 years. After my retirement the American Red Cross and interest in my husband’s radio takes up my time.


Dennis Teal, AA5DT
Extra Class
Livingston, Texas
ARES
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Dennis recently was able to watch his grandson Ryder Lee, KG5HXN, earn his Technician ticket at our first Technician's class.


John Vandenberg, KF5HCN
Technician Class
Spurger, Texas
ARES
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James Wedgeworth, KG5HXM
General Class
ARES
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My QTH is Dam-B, Texas. I have always been interested in radio's. Starting out with CB's which fueled the fire for Amateur Radio now. I am also an avid Houndsman and Fly Fisher both of which can go very well with radio operations in remote locations. I am married to my wonderful wife of 14 years Lori. We have two boys, Robert and Joseph, both of whom are very interested in Amateur radio as well. I am also the Pastor of Victory in Jesus Baptist Church of Town Bluff, TX. I am glad to be a part of the Ham community and have already made some very good friends!  


Joseph Wedgeworth, KG5INU
Technician Class
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My QTH is Dam-B, Texas.  I Really enjoy ham radio and look forward to someday earning my General license.  I also love to hunt and fish with my dad.

 


Bruce Womack, KG5EFE
General Class
ARES, TCARA VE Team
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My QTH is Woodville, Texas.  I am a new HAM and got my Technician license in October, 2014.  I have since passed my General test and joined the VE Team.  My primary rig is an ICOM 706 MkII-G and is fully digital capable.  I have recently raised a 32' tower and am installing a Hy-Gain AV-680 antenna on top.  I also own and operate Liberty Gunshop where I repair and sell guns and accessories.  I also put on an annual Christmas light show at my home.  73's and God Bless.


Betty Zimmerman, W5MBZ
General Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES
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After listening to my husband’s amateur radio contacts for over 40 years, I decided to obtain my Technician Class license in September 2013 -- only because I wanted to support the newly organizing Tyler County Amateur Radio Association.  My commitment is to support the community service activities of TCARA/ARES and the amateur radio operators who put so much energy and enthusiasm into their amateur radio hobbies.  Only because Chuck Petri was teaching a course in Woodville, I attended his class and obtained my General Class license on March 8, 2015. 


Charles Zimmerman, W5VNO
Advanced Class
Woodville, Texas
ARES, TCARA VE Team
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My QTH is located 6 Miles northwest of Woodville, TX. I was licensed as K4BSH when I was in high school in Alabama in 1960. In 1970 I moved to Houston and was issued call sign, W5VNO. In my early ham years I worked DX but my passion over the years has been keeping schedules with ham friends and recently experimenting with digital voice and other data modes. Presently my favorite bands are 160, 17, and 2 meters. I am privileged that my father, wife, son, daughter, and son-in-law are also hams.