Calendar

Aug
4
Wed
Big Bend Net
Aug 4 @ 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Aug 4 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Aug
5
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Aug 5 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Aug 5 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Aug 5 @ 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!

Aug
7
Sat
VE Testing – El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse
Aug 7 @ 09:00 – 11:00
VE Testing - El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse

Walk-ins Welcome.

VE Test Session Abilene @ Abilene Public Library
Aug 7 @ 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

Aug
8
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Aug 8 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Aug 8 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

Aug
9
Mon
Midland Amateur Radio Club @ MARC Clubhouse
Aug 9 @ 19:00
Aug
11
Wed
Big Bend Net
Aug 11 @ 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Aug 11 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Aug
12
Thu
Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Aug 12 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Aug 12 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Aug 12 @ 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!

Aug
14
Sat
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Aug 14 – Aug 15 all-day
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

Our third and next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is scheduled Live from August 14-15, 2021 and then on-demand for 30 days.  We promise a flawless, great learning experience for those seeking to improve their knowledge and to be exposed to new ideas, equipment, and practical techniques – all done in a highly engaging format on the vFairs platform that we used in our first August 2020 Expo.  No need to travel – participate from your home or office!  Information can be found at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.  Here are 5 reasons why you must attend:

  1. Listen, engage with 80+ internationally recognized ham radio luminaries.  Our speakers are experts with deep knowledge of their presentations.  Most importantly, they’ve worked hard to make sure that you’ll understand their material and can apply it immediately to your projects.  
  2. So, so many different topics – everybody will find something of high value.  There’s content for everyone whether you are a newly licensed ham looking for next steps to using that license or a 30+ year experienced ham looking for new projects.  Topics include (sample list):  Emergency Services; Antennas; HF operation; contesting; DXpeditions; Ham radio on a budget; Satellite communication; VHF and above; Digital Modes; QRP; Homebrewing; Field, Mobile and portable operation; Software Defined Radio;  Test equipment and repair; and Youth Presentations! 
  3. Watch as many presentations as you want!  A big limitation of in-person events is that you can’t watch many of the presentations (you can only be in one room at a time).  At the Expo, return anytime within 30 days to listen to any Live speakers you missed as well as explore exhibitor offerings.  At our last Expo, our 7,500 attendees downloaded 100,000 presentations.
  4. Take advantage of our calendar technology to efficiently organize your time.  You’ll be able to download speaker times in your local time zone directly to your Google or Outlook calendar.  You’ll then have a complete schedule of sessions to join to maximize your time during the Live period with speakers that are the most important.
  5. Check out our live round table video for attendees to interact with each other and exhibitors.  Already integrated into the Expo platform is proven technology for you to participate in live video lounges to interact with exhibitors and fellow amateur operators.  You’ll find this is a great way to meet up with friends, talk to vendors, and network on specific subject areas.

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®, is a QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Partner.  FlexRadio is the Expo’s Platinum Sponsor.  Gold sponsors as of this time are Elecraft and RFinder.

Registration begins on July 1st, 2021. Full registration Early Bird Tickets are just $10 and then $12.50 “at the door”.  Full registration includes access to the entire Expo including presentations and the 30 day on-demand period. Free registration includes access to exhibitors, prizes, general lounge and lobbies. If you were registered to the March Expo, then you already have a free registration to the August Expo. 

For more information and Expo Updates, go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

Make sure to put the dates (August 14-15,2021) on your calendar!

VE Testing – Brownwood
Aug 14 @ 10:00 – 11:00

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

@ Midland Amateur Radio Club
Aug 14 @ 20:30 – 21:30

FMI: https://w5qgg.org/wp/

Aug
15
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Aug 15 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

Aug
18
Wed
Big Bend Net
Aug 18 @ 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Aug 18 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

Aug
19
Thu
VE Test Lubboc ARC
Aug 19 @ 10:00 – 11:00

FMI: https://k5lib.org/

Key City Amateur Radio Club (Abilene) Information Net.
Aug 19 @ 20:00 – 21:00

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Aug 19 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Aug 19 @ 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!

Aug
22
Sun
NW Texas Emergency net
Aug 22 @ 08:00 – 08:15

3.950 Mhz

Big Bend Emergency Net/ WTX Sec Net
Aug 22 @ 08:15 – 09:15

3922 kHz

RACES Net @ 7.255 Mhz
Aug 22 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Aug
25
Wed
Big Bend Net
Aug 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Aug 25 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Aug 26 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Aug 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!

Aug
27
Fri
Bob Heil Presentation
Aug 27 @ 19:00 – 20:00
Bob Heil Presentation

W5ES is hosting a Zoom presentation by Dr. Bob Heil on sound and improving your station performance on August 27th at 7:00PM MST. Bob volunteered to talk with us after chatting with Joel, N6TOC so be sure to tune in! Please contact Kelly, KB2RN for the event zoom information.

Stay Healthy, Stay Happy.

73,

Paul AE5OJ

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

Sep
1
Wed
Big Bend Net
Sep 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Sep 1 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Sep 2 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Sep 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!

Sep
4
Sat
VE Testing – EL Paso
Sep 4 @ 09:00 – 11:00
VE Testing - EL Paso

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
Sep 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.
Ron Harden, WT5X@WT5X.ORG

 

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:Click here

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

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

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

Sep
8
Wed
Big Bend Net
Sep 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Sep 8 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Sep 9 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Sep 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!

Sep
11
Sat
VE Testing – Brownwood
Sep 11 @ 10:00 – 11:00

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

@ Midland Amateur Radio Club
Sep 11 @ 20:30 – 21:30

FMI: https://w5qgg.org/wp/

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

Sep
13
Mon
Midland Amateur Radio Club @ MARC Clubhouse
Sep 13 @ 19:00
Sep
15
Wed
Big Bend Net
Sep 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Sep 15 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

FMI: https://k5lib.org/

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Sep 16 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Sep 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!

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

Sep
22
Wed
Big Bend Net
Sep 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Sep 22 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Sep 23 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Sep 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!

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

RACES Net @ 7.255 Mhz
Sep 26 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Sep
29
Wed
Big Bend Net
Sep 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Sep 29 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Sep 30 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Sep 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!

Oct
2
Sat
VE Testing – El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse
Oct 2 @ 09:00 – 11:00
VE Testing - El Paso ARC (W5ES) @ W5ES Clubhouse

Walk-ins Welcome.

VE Test Session Abilene @ Abilene Public Library
Oct 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.
Harlon Dale Durham, W5WI 
w5wi@arrl.net

What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session:Click here

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

3.950 Mhz

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

3922 kHz

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

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

Oct
6
Wed
Big Bend Net
Oct 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
Permian Basin ARES Net
Oct 6 @ 21:00 – 22:00

FMI: Kf5wdj@att.net

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

146.760 MHz, -, 146.2 Tone

Section Managers Roundtable
Oct 7 @ 20:00 – 21:00
Section Wide Zoom Meeting
Oct 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!

Oct
9
Sat
VE Testing – Brownwood
Oct 9 @ 10:00 – 11:00

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

@ Midland Amateur Radio Club
Oct 9 @ 20:30 – 21:30

FMI: https://w5qgg.org/wp/

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

3.950 Mhz