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
May 4, 2020
Last month I held an online NTS training that was well attended with over 90 participants. I'm setting another session up for those interested.
Like last time, no cost on this, but registration is required as I can only host 100 participants in my Zoom account (which I'm going with over the Amazon Chime setup I used last time - this appears to work much better, so I'm hoping for a smoother experience). I'm also going to try and take a recording like I did in the last session. If this fills quickly I'll look at getting another session set up pronto, but let's see how the response rate goes on this one first.
More details and registration are here.
Aaron | K8AMH
Apr 15, 2020
Have you been curious about the National Traffic System and how it works? Do you know what the radiogram format is and how we use it to move traffic through the system?
Visit our YouTube Channel here.
Aaron Hulett | K8AMH
Section Traffic Manager
ARRL North Texas Section
PO Box 479
Little Elm TX 75068-0479
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 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