For over forty years, STARS (the South Texas Amateur Repeater Society) has provided quality amateur radio communications in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  The W5RGV website is for the ham radio community and by the ham radio community.  With the help of many different hams, W5RGV will continue to keep the amateur radio community updated.  STARS continually strives to promote amateur radio in the local community and improve the amateur communication systems in the Rio Grande Valley.  STARS hopes this site is beneficial to you and looks forward to any comments or contributions you may have to help make this site informative to you and others in our community.

Read more about the history of the STARS Society below!
Part I – The Beginning and the Early Days
Part II — Unexpected Luck and New Directions

Special Thanks

SPECIAL THANKS TO the Rio Grande Valley’s #1 Christian Radio Station, for providing tower space for the 146.700, 444.275 repeaters, the 145.010 W5RGV-1 packet node, and Internet connection for IRLP Node 3279. KVMV 96.9 has made a major contribution to help STARS provide effective emergency communications to the Rio Grande Valley.

The Amateur Radio community would like to say THANK YOU to KVMV and Chief Engineer: Jessie Sepulveda for all your help.