Category: West Texas Section

Tower Safety

We have all read too many tragic stories of folks in the Ham community that have been seriously injured or killed climbing towers. It is our strong belief that even one accident is too many. There are some basic questions…

Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021 on April 18

Sunday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), with this year marking the 96th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union ( IARU), which was founded at the 1925 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Paris. ARRL cofounder and first president…

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 Also takes check ins on EchoLink K5FD-R

The FCC Report & Order on new licensing fees

The FCC Report & Order on new licensing fees that was adopted in December 2020 was published on Friday, March 19, 2021.     As we all remember, the FCC originally proposed to burden Amateur Radio with a licensing fee of $50.00….

Introducing Ham Radio

In last Thursday’s Zoom session we were honored to have Carole Perry WB2MGP visit with us about getting youths and others involved in Ham Radio.   Carole had many wonderful ideas and suggestions that she shared with us.   As…