North Texas Section - American Radio Relay League

ARRL North Texas Section

Welcome to the North Texas Section of the American Radio Relay League, part of the West Gulf Division.

What is the ARRL?

ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. 

How is the ARRL organized?

The ARRL is divided into 71 administrative sections that make up 15 regional divisions across the United States and its territories.  Every two years, the ARRL membership in each section elects a Section Manager who is responsible for managing the ARRL Field Organization programs in their respective section.  The Section Manager appoints coordinators and section staff to help manage the programs.  

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West Gulf Division SET Fall 2019

Nov 2, 2019

The Fall 2019 West Gulf Division SET is on November 9, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

UPDATED: 08NOV2019  ICS 205 Only


Scenario:  An unusually cold and powerful Arctic Air Mass has descended deep into South Texas.  This storm has produced blizzard conditions in Oklahoma, North, and West Texas, ice accumulation in Central Texas, and heavy rains into the Rio Grande Valley.  The combined effects of the storm system have resulted in widespread power outages throughout the Region.  Local Shelters are open throughout the region.

Primary Division/Section Objective:
Assess the ability of the Amateur Radio Service (ARS) throughout the Division to respond to a major event and exchange supporting information throughout the Division.

Secondary Division/Section Objective:
Communicate with Region 6 Army MARS during COMEX 19-4 by providing requested information on 60 m

EC/DEC Objectives:
At the discretion of ECs and DECs. Recommended objectives:
• Assess ability to stage deployable ARO resources
• Assess the ability to gather, consolidate, and report Critical Infrastructure Assessment to local served agencies/partners
• Assess ability to service local served agency/partner requests

NOTE: SITUATIONAL AWARENESS information to be shared with Emergency Management organizations within each section and forwarded to the TEXAS STATE OPERATIONS CENTER (SOC).

NOTE:  Winlink Traffic to Section and Division is sent to KT5CCG AND ARES-NTXSEC

NOTE:  Any radio and electronic communications are preceded with “*** THIS IS AN EXERCISE ***”

UPDATED: 07NOV2019  SET Documents below:

WGD Fall 2019 SET ICS Package (All Documents)






North Texas Section Newsletter - October 2019

Oct 25, 2019

The October 2019 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!


North Texas Section Newsletter - September 2019

Sep 20, 2019

The September 2019 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!


North Texas Section Newsletter - August 2019

Aug 20, 2019

The August 2019 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!


Candidates for ARRL Directors and Vice Directors Announced

Aug 20, 2019

Two races for the office of ARRL Director and one contest for Vice Director are set for this fall. 


In the West Gulf Division, incumbent John Stratton, N5AUS, faces a challenge from Madison Jones, W5MJ. 


In Divisions where more than one candidate is seeking the same position, full members in that Division in good standing as of September 10, 2019, will have the opportunity to cast ballots. Official paper ballots and candidates’ statements will be mailed no later than October 1, 2019, to members who are eligible to vote.

Completed ballots must be received at the address on the envelope provided by noon Eastern Time on Friday, November 15, 2019, when ballots will be counted at ARRL Headquarters and successful candidates announced.

The full article is on the ARRL Website here

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