Texas Southbears, W5TBM
"The Lone Star State"
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Texas Comm Unit Leaders
Danny Shaver, N5NBK (Texas Baptist Men)
George Yarger, W5BRG (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention)
The SABA (San Antonio Baptist Association) Command and Communication Unit was made out of a 20 X 8 trailer. The unit (K5STB) was converted during the summer of 2004 on a ranch south of San Antonio by Ernie Rice, Ed Emmons (AD5VZ), and Walt Dubose (K5YFW).
The Texas Baptist Men Disaster Response Communication Team has also supported the 2005 Lake Stamford floods as well as multiple training events and the 2006 National Round table.
The radio room is equipped with 2 HF radios and 2 dual band (2M and 70cm) radios. One of the dual band radios is capable of cross band repeat operation. One of the HF radios has an automatic tuner attached.
The operations area has three small foot print computers with recently upgraded wall mounted flat panels. A printer and scanner are connected to the main computer and shared over the workgroup. We have satellite Internet capability that feeds a local area network that can be extended by WiFi.
(Note the Starband dish mounted to the front of the trailer.)
Thanks to Walt DuBose K5YFW and Ken Mahnke WB9STU for the information from the Lone Star State.