2021 Spotter Network Update

Hello Everyone, The 2021 severe weather season is already well under way and looks ready to start ramping up shortly. We’d like to take a few minutes of your time to talk about Spotter Network! There is a lot of…

ARRL, American Red Cross Renew Memorandum of Understanding

ARRL and the American Red Cross (ARC) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for another 5 years. The MOU spells out how ARRL and the American Red Cross will work cooperatively during a disaster response. “We are pleased…

RF exposure test

The FCC is requiring all ham radio operators to do an RF exposure test by May 3, 2021 to ensure we comply with the radiation limits.  In years past much of our equipment was exempt.  This year we are required…

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…

INTERESTED IN JOINING AFMARS??

THERE IS A NATIONAL EFFORT UNDERWAY FOR MARS TO WORK MORE CLOSELY & OFTEN WITH ARRL HQ AND ITS MEMBERS. If you are interested in learning more click Here

Emails and Blasts! Oh My!!

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has had at home and keeping our distance from our fellow citizens.  We’ve been using  blast emails to convey information to ARRL members in the Section.  Unfortunately not all of you, our membership…

FEMA

Effective Use of Amateur Radio Volunteers in County Emergency Operations

Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on how an amateur radio volunteers can be utilized before, during and after disasters. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:00:00 PM MDT – 2:00:00 PM MDT Register Here Amateur or…

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

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….

Technicians: Life Beyond Repeaters

Technicians: Life Beyond Repeaters — Anthony Luscre, K8ZT Maybe you just received your Technician-class license, or perhaps you have had it for a while and are burned out waiting for sparse FM repeater contacts. Take a new look at the…