ARRL STX District 3Mr. Rene Lopez Jr, KF5KYL, has accepted the position of District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) for the South Texas Section. Rene is a retired firefighter of 35 years’ service for the City of Mission TX, obtaining the rank of Fire Chief. Rene was recommended by the outgoing DEC Mr. Edgar Warwas W5OE.

Rene is also a CERT instructor, which is a growing resource for newly licensed amateur radio operators. Edgar will remain active as a member of ARES and the Rio Grande Valley Amateur Radio Club (RGV ARC). District 3 is composed of Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr and Zapata counties.

This appointment is effective May 6, 2019.


Regards to all,


Jeffery A Walter – KE5FGA