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
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
Dec 9, 2019
The December 2019 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!
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
*** THIS IS AN EXERCISE ***
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
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: