John Stratton N5AUS visit and September Club Meeting next Monday 16 Sept

This is an invitation to the Midland Amateur Radio Club’s September Club Meeting and visit by John Stratton N5AUS, acting Director of the West Gulf Division of the ARRL on 16 September.  The doors will open at 7:00 pm and the meeting will start at 7:30 pm.  There will be several door prizes, including a Baofeng UV-9R, the higher power version of the UV-5R.  A 2500mAh battery, speaker mic,  and software interface with cable are included.

I know that for many of you this is a long trip; however, I want to extend the invitation as it is a great opportunity.

Mr. Stratton will give us a first person update on the ARRL Board of Directors focus on topics facing modern Amateur Radio.  It will be a good opportunity to put him on the hot seat with your concerns and questions.  John has been a regular attendee of the St Patrick’s Day Hamfest and gives an informative presentation during the Section/Division Forum. If possible make plans to attend and bring a fellow ham with you. 73 and have fun,

David KF5WDJ

 

2019 West Texas Section Managers Award

Once again it is time for ARRL Field Day and once again, ARRL Affiliated
Clubs in the West Texas Section will be competing for the coveted West
Texas Section Manager’s Award. This will be the 17th year that
Affiliated Clubs have tested their emergency operating and traffic
handling skills in a friendly competition for the plaque that honors our
first West Texas ARRL Section Manager Gene Smith (SK). Gene (W5GSN/AE5I)
was known as “Mr. Traffic” for West Texas and it is fitting that we
honor those that excel in our annual emergency traffic event in his
name. The award will go to the highest scoring ARRL Affiliated West
Texas Section Club and will be presented at the Midland Hamfest in March
2020.

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