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Is it used for Field Day, QSO parties, other contests, Special Events, like JOTA, Schools on the Air, Hamfest Talk-in, or on your club repeater(s)?

Most of us know that ARRL members use their This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but this can be requested for your This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To set this up just have a Club officer fill out the on-line form and submit it to the ARRL. If your club doesn't have a call they will get the club's initials and 3 numbers.

Frank N5SSHAssistant Section Manager (ASM)
Frank Aguilar N5SSH
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Previously served as:

  • Webb County Emergency Coordinator (EC)
  • STX District 13 District Emergency Coordinator (DEC,)
  • STX Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC)
  • Assistant Section Manager (ASM) to Lee Cooper W5LHC
  • Assistant Section Manager (ASM) to Paul Gilbert KE5ZW

How I serve the Amateur Radio community:

Peter K5HABAmateur Radio is magic. Behind the magic is physics. Your Technical Specialists are here to help you with the physics.

In the South Texas Section of the ARRL, we have a growing group of Technical Specialists who have been solving problems for most of their lives. Technical Specialists have a depth of knowledge that can save you time and energy and get you back to enjoying our hobby. They are here to help you.

 October 8, 2020

The following is from the Delta Division of the ARRL. Related files concerning this request are posted on the STX site with the permission of the Louisiana SEC, Mr. James Coleman AI5B. A couple of the documents were edited to keep personal information of some volunteers private.


 As you are no doubt aware Hurricane Delta increased rapidly today from a category 2 to a category 4 storm. The storm is currently projected to cross the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday. Coastal impact is currently projected along the Louisiana coast between Lake Charles and Lafayette sometime Friday afternoon to evening. This area is still in the midst of recovery from Hurricane Laura (Aug 2020). As a result, many of the regular Louisiana Net Control Operators and Stations are still not operational or may be placed in mandatory evacuations.

The Delta Division and Arkansas Section is again being asked to assist and provide Net Control Operators to Support the Louisiana ARES HF Net.

Plans are to bring the net up beginning at noon Friday 9 Oct 2020 (17:00 Hrs. GMT 9 Oct 2020).

Planned net control intervals will be 2 hours per shift and will continue until the net is secured.

All stations should follow the Louisiana Net Protocol, using defined net frequencies.

  • Day Time Frequency: 7255 ± 10 Khz
  • Night Time Frequency: 3878 ± 3 Khz

The Arkansas Section Net Control Stations (NCO’s), District Emergency Coordinators (DEC’s), are being asked to assist with backing up the Louisiana ARES Net if activated. Should the net be activated earlier a follow up email will be sent.

Please reply back to the email addresses below and provide your preferred time slots as soon as possible, so we can build and schedule net operators.

Reply to:

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Thank you for your support and volunteerism.

73 J Ferguson N5LKE

Arkansas ARRL Section Manager

The following attachments are provided for assistance and general reference:



 

For those that do not receive the ARRL STX Section newsletter, I wantARRL Affiliated Club Logo 150x150to introduce Jay Archibald – K5MBK as the new ARRL STX Affiliated Club Coordinator!!

I wish him well in this position and know he will do a great job!!

Stuart Wolfe - KF5NIX
ARRL South Texas Section Manager

 

ARRLSTX is a new email group for Non-ARES/Non-EMCOMM related topics.  

To join send a blank email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Then check your inbox and reply to the confirmation email.  

No approval process is necessary and to keep spammers out all new members will be moderated until you are verified by one of the moderators.  Once verified you will be unmoderated.

Note: Subgroups for:

Elmer-Needs; need help understanding Smith Charts, Mini VNA settings/usage, Log Book of the World, etc...

For-Sale-or-Wanted; Sell or post a wanted listing...

Online-Testing; Post your thoughts or find out where you can go to do online testing...


 

KF5NIX Stuart WolfeStuart Wolfe, KF5NIX, has been appointed ARRL South Texas Section Manager. He succeeds Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, who has stepped down as Section Manager to become ARRL Director of Emergency Management.

Wolfe, of Rockdale, Texas, will complete the remainder of Gilbert’s term. Wolfe’s appointment as Section Manager begins on October 1 and extends until September 30, 2021. ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, made the appointment after consulting with ARRL West Gulf Division Director John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, and receiving recommendations from Gilbert, West Gulf Division Vice Director Lee Cooper, W5LHC, and others in the South Texas Section.

Stuart Wolfe currently serves as South Texas ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator and Emergency Coordinator. He is the founding member and President of the Milam Amateur Radio Club. He is also active as a Volunteer Examiner and teacher of amateur radio licensing classes.

 

To join the new STXARES send a blank email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Then check your inbox and reply to the confirmation email.  

No approval process is necessary and to keep spammers out all new members will be moderated until you are verified in the ARES database.  Once verified you will be unmoderated.

To register as a new ARES member follow this link to the ARES Vault.

We also have subgroups for all 15 Districts.  To join them repeat the above steps but change the email address to the one(s) you want to join.

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We also have these special subgroups:

  • Alerts; This subgroup is only for Alerts, Activations, and Announcements from ARES Leadership.
  • Digital-Comms; This subgroup is to discuss all things related to digital comms as it relates to EMCOMM; Packet, Pactor, VARA FM, VARA HF, Winlink, etc.
  • For-Sale-or-Wanted; This subgroup is where you can list Amateur Radio and EMCOMM related gear you have for sale or items you want.
  • Training; This training subgroup is limited to SM, SEC, DECs, ECs, and AECs and was created at the request of Michael Urich KA5CVH Harris-SE ASEC Training.

 

Paul Gilbert KE5ZWAs another step in ARRL's increased focus on strengthening its emergency communications capabilities and long-standing working relationships with federal and state agencies and private emergency response organizations, ARRL has hired Paul Z. Gilbert, KE5ZW, of Cedar Park, Texas, as its first Director of Emergency Management.

Gilbert brings more than 30 years of experience in public service in both his professional and amateur radio endeavors. Beginning with his appointment as Emergency Coordinator in 1987, he has held multiple positions in the ARRL Field Organization. Currently, in his second term as South Texas Section Manager, he has also served for more than a decade as the West Gulf Division's Assistant Director for Public Service, acting as liaison between Division leadership and local, state, and federal emergency management organizations.

Professionally, Gilbert most recently was Radio Officer, HQ Staff, for the Texas State Guard, where for the past 6 years he has been responsible for planning and implementation of the organization's communications capabilities. Previously, he was a Public Safety Radio Coordinator for a Texas agency, charged with overseeing that organization's large-scale disaster communications response and identifying and eliminating in-state interoperability issues.

Gilbert, who has an Amateur Extra-class license, is a member of Army MARS and holds numerous DHS certifications, including COML, COMT, COMT Instructor, and AUXCOM Communicator. He is a member of the FEMA Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group (RECCWG), a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute's Exercise Design Course, and was a founding member of the Texas Division of Emergency Management Communications Coordination Group.

In his new role, Gilbert will manage a team responsible for supporting ARRL Emergency Communications (EmComm) programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) and National Traffic System (NTS), as well as lead the continued modernization of those programs in consonance with the future emergency communications needs of the public and ARRL's key partners.