Welcome to the Republic of Texas Chapter of Tenten International website. The Republic of Texas Chapter is a chapter of the
TEN-TEN INTERNATIONAL NET.
There are close to 100 Tenten chapters worldwide, and the Republic of Texas Chapter is the 4th largest chapter with over 2,900 members.
A list of other chapters can be found on the 10-10 International Website. The link to the chapters is HERE.
The Republic of Texas Chapter derives its name from the annals of history.
The Republic of Texas was officially constituted upon the issuance, to Mexico, of the Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. Mexican armies invaded this new republic and the famous battle of the Alamo was one of several defeats suffered under the Mexican general, Santa Anna. On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston attacked and defeated the Mexican army in the battle of San Jacinto. This marked the beginning of the Republic of Texas. The boundaries of the Republic of Texas are portrayed on our basic certificate and included much of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and of course, all of the present state of Texas.
Texas remained an independent state until December 29, 1845. During this independence, Texas was sending and receiving diplomatic agents, maintaining and army and navy, making treaties, and coining money. Year by year, thie republic became more secure and the population and wealth increased. Finally, the people of the Republic of Texas chose to give up their independence and become a part of a larger nation, the United States. Texas became the 29th state of the United States.
HOW TO JOIN THE CHAPTER
The requirements for joining the Republic of Texas chapter are quite simple.
Simply collect 25 points.
This can be done by collecting 25 points from various Republic of Texas members, or by working one station who is worth at least 25 points. Any station who has a point value of at least 25 points is an Instant Qualifier.
Send the contact information of the station (s) worked-
2. TenTen Number
5. Republic of Texas number
WD8JKV = Ray Moyer
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The cost of the certificate is $4.00 ($5.00 DX) donation. For number only, send an S.A.S.E.
The first upgrade for the Republic of Texas Chapter is the "Seal".
The seal is awarded for 100 points total accumulation. .50
The next step is the "Ranger" award.
The Ranger is awarded for 250 points total accumulation. $4.00 DX-$5.00
The next step is the "Guard" award.
The Guard is awarded for 500 points total accumulation. $4.50 DX-%5.50
Our senior award is the "Passport" award.
The requirements for this award are as follows:
1. You must hold the Guard award.
2. Work 20 Charters, Honorary Charters, or Honorary Members.
3. 15 First States or First Countries.
4. 15 Members with the Guard award. (Please list both numbers)
5. 15 DX contacts. For stations outside the U.S, any station not in your country is considered a DX contact. Stations in your country that have the DX desiginator on the basic award may also be counted as a DX contact.
6. 5 YL's with a Republic of Texas number. They do not have to have the Guard award.
No station may be used more than one time. The exception is in the case of the "Flashlight" holders. Each month, a charter member is awarded the Flashlight award. Holders of the Flashlight are WILD CARDS for each month they have it, even if they have it successive months. The Flashlight award is awarded monthly to the Charter member whom required additional "illumination" in order to operate his/her station correctly. HIHI
The Chapter Station, WD5BFO/CS or K5RTX (N5VAV) can be used as a WILD CARD anywhere. All applications must incluce your name, callsign, QTH, date of QSO, his/her 1010 number and Republic of Texas numbers listed in numerical order. Additional information on the Passport is provided with your Guard award.
The cost of the award is $5.00 U.S. and DX.
There are two additional award programs designed as intermediate steps to the passport, or as awards beyond the passport.
The Sesquicentennial 6 Flags Award.
This award commemorates the six flags that have flown over the Republic of Texas.
Each 25 contacts will earn you a flag. A maximum of 150 contacts is required to earn all 6 flags. The cost is $2.00 + 2FCS for the first flag, and an SASE for each successive flag.
You will receive a total of 5 points and become a wildcard for the Passport when all 6 flags have been collected.
The Visa Award Program
After you earn your Guard award, each additional 100 points collected will earn you a "Visa" to the 4 neighboring states of Texas. For the final Visa, the Texas Visa, 110 points must be collected for a total of 1010 total points.
Louisiana Visa = 600 points
Arkansas Visa = 700 points
Oklahoma Visa = 800 points
New Mexico Visa = 900 points
Texas Visa = 1010 points
The cost of each Visa is $2.00 DX-$3.00
ALL OF THE ABOVE CONTACTS MAY BE USED TOWARD THE PASSPORT!
All upgrades to:
WD8JKV - Ray Moyer
The Republic of Texas chapter has 2 nets per week.
1. Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm ( 23:30 UTC summer, 00:30 UTC winter) on 28.560 MHZ.
2. Saturday mornings at 10:00am (15:00 UTC summer, 16:00 UTC winter) on 28.460 MHZ.
All stations with or without a TenTen number or Republic of Texas number are encouraged to join us! One of the stated purposes of our nets is to assist those stations whom do not have have a TenTen number or Republic of Texas number in obtaining a number of their own.
The Republic of Texas Chapter is quite an active chapter. The chapter meets every second Saturday for the monthly chapter meeting. The meeting locatiion is the Tom Thumb-Simon David store at the North East corner of the intersection of Skillman and Abrams road in north Dallas. We welcome those whom may want to attend.
Each year, the Republic of Texas Chapter holds a TenTen forum at the Ham-Com convention in Arlington, TX. This is the largest ham convention in the region. We explain what TenTen is, its history, its purpose, and discuss the many contests and awards available to members of TenTen. Members of other chapters in attendance are provided an opportunity to add to the discussion and tell about their own local chapters. If you attend Ham-Com, be sure to attend our TenTen forum.
The Republic of Texas Chapter also holds a TenTen forum at the Lake Texoma hamfest each year. The format is similar to that of the Ham-Com convention. This hamfest also provides a "road trip" for our members. The evening hours are often filled with dominos, food, and a general good time.
The Chapter is quite active in supporting the 4 TenTen contests per year. Qualifying and assisting those who do not have a TenTen number in obtaining their own number is a goal during the contests. We all enjoy working old friends as well as new members during each contest.
The Republic of Texas Chapter was the sponsor of the 1991 TenTen convention in Arlington, TX. It was a great honor for the chapter and the Republic of Texas Chapter hopes to host the convention again in the future.
In 1996, This Republic Of Texas Chapter website was established, and was the first chapter online !
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