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.
North Texas Section News
Mar 25, 2020
North Texas ARES Information Broadcast Net script for March 25, 2020. The weekly ARES Status QST Net will occur every Wednesday at 18:50 and 19:10 during this event.[More]
Mar 11, 2020
PRIORITY HANDLING *** FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION ***
As I announced on this evening’s North Texas Information Net (3860 kHz LSB), the North Texas Section SET is canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
All District Emergency Coordinators and Emergency Coordinators are asked work with local Emergency Management Officials and our partners to coordinate any support with ARES and RACES Members. This support must include member safety training prior to any activity. Please provide any activity, including training, reports to SEC@ARRLNTX.ORG
All ARES and RACES Members are asked to:
* Follow guidelines for prevention that have been promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control.
* Do not report to any exercise, activity, event or work if you are sick
* While participating in any exercise or activity; be sure you are clear as to your tasks and responsibilities that are assigned to you
* Be courteous, supportive and calm – your community needs you!
* DO NOT PANIC
And ABOVE ALL STAY SAFE – Wear proper PPE as directed by local Emergency Management
Greg Evans, K5GTX
ARRL NTX SEC
ARRL NTX ASM
Feb 14, 2020
QST de W1AW
ARRL Bulletin 7 ARLB007
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 14, 2020
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB007
ARLB007 FCC Invites Comments on 5.9 GHz Proceeding
The FCC has invited comments on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-138, which said the FCC would take ''a fresh and comprehensive look'' at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band. The FCC proposes to make 5.850 - 5.895 GHz available for unlicensed operations and to authorize transportation-related communication technologies to use 5.895 - 5.925 GHz. WT Docket 19-138 files can be found online in PDF format at FCC.GOV.
The FCC is not proposing to delete or otherwise amend the 5-centimeter secondary amateur radio allocation at 5.650 - 5.925 GHz, part of which includes the 75 Megahertz under consideration.
Comments are due by March 6, and reply comments are due by April 6. ARRL will be filing comments supporting no change to 5.850 - 5.925 GHz for amateurs, as included in the FCC proposal.
Feb 13, 2020
The February 2020 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!
Jan 13, 2020
The January 2020 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!
January 2020 Newsletter