Calendar

May
25
Wed
Big Bend Net
May 25 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
May 25 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
May 25 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

May
26
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
May 26 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
May 26 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
May 26 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

May
29
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
May 29 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
May 29 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jun
1
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jun 1 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jun 1 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jun 1 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jun
2
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jun 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jun 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jun 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jun
4
Sat
VE Testing – El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse
Jun 4 @ 09:00 – 11:00
VE Testing - El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse

Walk-ins Welcome.

VE Test Session Abilene @ Abilene Public Library
Jun 4 @ 13:00 – 14:00

NOTE: This may be the last exam session prior to the FCC imposed license fee of $35.

Exam Candidates: You are REQUIRED to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a FCC Registration Number (FRN) before exam day. For FRN registration information, click this link… https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do


Click Here for FCC CORES Tutorial Videos.

If you haven’t preregistered for testing please do so prior to the test date.
Harlon Dale Durham, W5WI 
w5wi@arrl.net

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:Click here

Jun
5
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jun 5 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jun 5 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jun
7
Tue
Winlink Tuesday net
Jun 7 all-day
VEC Test Session Lubbock ARC
Jun 7 @ 19:00 – 20:00

FMI: https://k5lib.org/meetings-and-testing/

Jun
8
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jun 8 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jun 8 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jun 8 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jun
9
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jun 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jun 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jun 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jun
11
Sat
VE Testing – @ Midland Amateur Radio Club
Jun 11 @ 08:30 – 09:30
VE Testing - @ Midland Amateur Radio Club

No pre-registration needed. Walkins welcome.

VE Testing – Brownwood
Jun 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Contact: Allen B. Griffith
(325) 998-6535
Email: n5ag@verizon.net

Jun
12
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jun 12 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jun 12 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jun
13
Mon
Midland Amateur Radio Club @ MARC Clubhouse
Jun 13 @ 19:00
Jun
15
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jun 15 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jun 15 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jun 15 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jun
16
Thu
VE Test Lubboc ARC
Jun 16 @ 10:00 – 11:00

FMI: https://k5lib.org/

Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jun 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jun 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jun 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jun
19
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jun 19 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jun 19 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jun
22
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jun 22 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jun 22 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jun 22 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jun
23
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jun 23 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jun 23 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jun 23 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jun
25
Sat
Field Day 2022
Jun 25 @ 13:00 – Jun 26 @ 14:59

After taking a few detours over the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARRL Field Day rules are being updated on a permanent basis starting this summer. ARRL conducted a Field Day community survey with invitations propagated far and wide, and direct emails sent to more than 15,000 individuals and ARRL-affiliated clubs. After sorting through, reviewing, and discussing the survey results, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee recommended a number of rule changes for ARRL Field Day, which will take place this year over the June 25 – 26 weekend.

 

Starting this year, the maximum PEP output for a transmitter used by anyone submitting a Field Day log will be 100 W. The power multiplier of 2 will remain in place, and the high-power category will be removed from the rules. Until this year, the maximum low-power limit had been 150 W for most ARRL-sponsored operating events. The power multiplier will remain at 5 for QRP participants running a maximum of 5 W or less. As previously announced, 100 W is now the low-power category limit for all ARRL and IARU HF Contests, effective January 1, 2022.

 

A couple of changes instituted initially as accommodations for the COVID-19 pandemic will remain. Class D (Home) stations will continue to be able to earn points for contacts with other Class D stations. The club aggregate scoring change initiated in 2020 as a temporary measure will become part of the permanent rules. In the aggregate scoring plan, the scores of individual stations are combined under the score of a single club.

 

Another change, involving Rule 7.3.2 Media Publicity, has been modified. Rules to date have offered 100 bonus points for attempting to obtain publicity and demonstrating same. With the ease of posting via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and various other media websites, Field Day participants will now be required to obtain publicity, not just try to do so. Any combination of bona fide media hits would qualify for the bonus points. For example, posting the details of your upcoming or ongoing Field Day activity, or your Field Day results, on a club or news media site, on Facebook, or via Twitter and Instagram would meet the bonus criteria. Photos and videos are encouraged as part of media posts.

Jun
26
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jun 26 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jun 26 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

RACES Net @ 7.255 Mhz
Jun 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Jun
29
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jun 29 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jun 29 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jun 29 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jun
30
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jun 30 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jun 30 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jun 30 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
2
Sat
VE Testing – EL Paso
Jul 2 @ 09:00 – 11:00

Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Bernie Krasowski
(915) 857-5933
Email: bkrasowski@elp.rr.com

VE Session, Abilene, TX @ Abilene Public Library
Jul 2 @ 13:00 – 14:00

NOTE: This may be the last exam session prior to the FCC imposed license fee of $35.

Exam Candidates: You are REQUIRED to register in the FCC CORES system and receive a FCC Registration Number (FRN) before exam day. For FRN registration information, click this link… https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do


Click Here for FCC CORES Tutorial Videos.

If you haven’t preregistered for testing please do so prior to the test date.
Ron Harden, WT5X@WT5X.ORG

 

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:Click here

Jul
3
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jul 3 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jul 3 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jul
5
Tue
Winlink Tuesday net
Jul 5 all-day
VEC Test Session Lubbock ARC
Jul 5 @ 19:00 – 20:00

FMI: https://k5lib.org/meetings-and-testing/

Jul
6
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jul 6 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jul 6 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jul 6 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jul
7
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jul 7 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jul 7 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jul 7 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
9
Sat
VE Testing – @ Midland Amateur Radio Club
Jul 9 @ 08:30 – 09:30
VE Testing - @ Midland Amateur Radio Club

No pre-registration needed. Walkins welcome.

VE Testing – Brownwood
Jul 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Contact: Allen B. Griffith
(325) 998-6535
Email: n5ag@verizon.net

VE Testing – EL Paso @ Sun City ARC Clubhouse
Jul 9 @ 09:00 – 11:00
VE Testing - EL Paso @ Sun City ARC Clubhouse

Walk-ins allowed

Jul
10
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jul 10 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jul 10 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jul
11
Mon
Midland Amateur Radio Club @ MARC Clubhouse
Jul 11 @ 19:00
Jul
13
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jul 13 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jul 13 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jul 13 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jul
14
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jul 14 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jul 14 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jul 14 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
17
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jul 17 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jul 17 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Jul
20
Wed
Big Bend Net
Jul 20 @ 20:00 – 20:15
Big Bend Net
Net meets weekly on the Big Bend 2 meter system, Wednesday at 8pm central time.
Info about the Big Bend 2 meter system and the net on www.bigbendarc.com
Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R
RATPAC General Topic Zoom
Jul 20 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Permian Basin ARES Net
Jul 20 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Jul
21
Thu
VE Test Lubboc ARC
Jul 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00

FMI: https://k5lib.org/

Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Jul 21 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

RATPAC Emergency Management Zoom
Jul 21 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Jul 21 @ 20:00 – 21:00

Join us for the Section Wide Zoom meeting every Thursday evening at 8pm CST

Click here to see the current week’s topic.

Hope to see you there!

Jul
22
Fri
Ham Holiday 2022
Jul 22 @ 19:00 – Jul 23 @ 20:00
Ham Holiday 2022

July 22 – 23 | Ham Holiday 2022, hosting the ARRL Oklahoma Section Convention, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Jul
24
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Jul 24 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Jul 24 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

RACES Net @ 7.255 Mhz
Jul 24 @ 14:00 – 15:00