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ARRL Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants in February

The ARRL Foundation is now accepting applications for grants to amateur radio organizations. The grants program awards limited funding to organizations for eligible amateur radio-related projects and initiatives, particularly those with a focus in educating, licensing, and supporting amateur radio…

St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest March 18, 2023!

Make plans NOW to attend the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention on March 18, 2023. We’re also raffling an Icom IC-7610. Please visit the hamfest website for all the details, register, rent tables, and purchase…

Big Bend ARC

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club Supports ULTRA Race 2023

Members of the BBARC provided Communications for the 2023 ULTRA race held in the Big Bend State Park on January 15, 2023. The annual event hosted three hundred forty foot racers in 10k, 20k, 30k, 50k, and 80k (50 mile)…

Zoom Meerting

Thursday Zoom Session

Hello Everyone, Well, it certainly wasn’t hard to find a topic to discuss in both the ARES/RACES Session and our regular session this week.  Starting Monday a large number of Central and West Texas folks caught the brunt of a…

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W5AW BSARC Dinner/Christmas Party January 30th

Well – nothing is going on. Oh – except we have dinner coming up at Cowboys that will also be the Christmas Party ! Monday Jan 30th 2023 at 6 PM ! In case you are wondering, Cowboys is a…

Do you know the history of the Car Radio?

Huge thanks to Michelle form the New Hampshire Technology Club for sharing with us the amazing history of the car radio. https://www.titlemax.com/articles/the-history-of-the-car-radio/ It’s a fantastic timeline of radio and audio systems throughout the years, covering the early stages for military use…

Radio club gets grant for Scouts ham radio

The Top of the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club of Perryton has received a grant of $7,500 from the American Radio Relay League Foundation to help local Boy Scouts get into the hobby of amateur radio. The grant will be spent…

The ARRL is celebrating 2023 as “The Year of The Volunteer.”

The inaugural step in what is intended to be a year in which the value of the contributions of every Amateur to the growth and preservation of Amateur Radio is recognized is an on-the-air operating event — Volunteers On The…

SpaceX

More Amateur Radio Astronauts Head for the International Space Station

Three of the four new astronauts on February’s planned launch of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are amateur radio operators. The four crew members that comprise the SpaceX Crew-6 mission are, Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev,…

2023 — A Year Of Hope For Freedom From Land Use Restrictions

As remarkably beneficial as Amateur Radio has been to the public for over 100 years, the urbanization of America has been accompanied by the casting of a net of restrictions that have increasingly circumscribed residential Amateur Radio operation. The FCC’s…