Category: Amateur Radio

You don’t have to be a meteorologist to build your own weather station!

CoCoRaHS (pronounced KO-ko-rozz) is a grassroots volunteer network of backyard weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an…

66th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest

The 66th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the MLK Community Center in Midland, TX. The Midland Amateur Radio Club is raffling an Icom IC-7610 HF+50 MHz All Mode Transceiver. For more information…

Thursday Zoom Session

In our recent discussions questions were asked about a virtual SKYWARN Training session.  David, KF5WDJ our Section Emergency Coordinator made some inquiries with the Midland NWS office and found out that our Zoom group could attend their scheduled virtual Skywarn…

Get to the 2022 ARRL National Convention at Orlando HamCation

The ARRL National Convention & Orlando HamCation® is February 10 – 13, 2022. Register at www.arrl.org/expo. The convention will be held in two parts. On Thursday, February 10, an all-day ARRL National Convention Program will be held at the DoubleTree…

Winter Field Day Is Coming

For those who operate HF, note that Winter Field Day is coming up on the weekend of January 29-30, 2022. This is a great opportunity for hams around the country to exercise their skills and equipment under conditions that are “less ideal” than…

ARRL Foundation to Create Club Grants Program

A new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to radio clubs. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects. Requests for more than that…

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Coming Soon

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be held live from March 12-13, and then on-demand for 30 days afterwards.  No need to travel – participate from your home or office!  Information can be found at https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.

2022 Field Day Survey

Field Day has been an annual event since 1933. It is Amateur Radio’s largest and most popular event. Due to everyone’s favorite virus, COVID, the Field Day Rules were changed for 2020 and 2021. The question is whether those new…

Learn Morse Code

Attention HAMS that want to learn International Morse Code! We will have a class on January 31st, which is a Monday night, at the Southside Abilene Library located in the mall of Abilene at 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. The…

Quad State Tornado Update

Well, family time is about to overtake me!  But I thought I would take a time out from our celebrations to update you on what I know regarding the response to the Quad State Tornado outbreak.  I am notdeployed now,…