West Central Texas Emergency Preparedness Conference

Members of the Abilene area Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) and the ARRL WTX Section Manager Dale Durham, W5WI, set up a booth at the West Central Texas Emergency Preparedness Conference, held in the Abilene Convention Center on September 28,…

General Class Courses

A free, weekly, live, Amateur Radio General Class Licensing course on Zoom will begin on Thursday, Oct 27 and will run through Thursday, January 5.  There will be 9 sessions, with two breaks for holidays.  The three-hour sessions will start…

SM Update

Hello all, As we all know, Hurricane Ian has caused significant loss or life and property damage in Florida.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the storm, including friends and family not in the impact area….

Want to email a text message?

Here is the most complete and up-to-date list of email addresses that can be used to send text messages to phones. SMS by Email list

Want to win a radio?

The Midland Amateur Radio Club is raffling an Icom IC-705 Transceiver and hosting a tailgate swap meet on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at our clubhouse located next to Christensen Stadium on Loop 250. The swap meet will begin at 8:30 am. If…

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

Key Message on TS Ian (NWS) 9/29/2022 1100

Hurricane Watch Net

Hurricane Watch Net – Hurricane Ian

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 8:00 AM EDT (1200 UTC) The Hurricane Watch Net is Active as of 8:00 AM EDT (1200 UTC) this morning. We are operating on 14.325.00 MHz. At the this of this post, Ian is a…

Renewing your license?

Here’s what you need to do to register in the new CORES system. You must do this before you can renew your license: THE FCC has a new CORES system – you must create a new account – None of…

Hurricane Watch Net

CQ News: Hurricane Watch Net Activates as Fiona Heads North

The following is from our friends at the Hurricane Watch Net (www.hwn.org):   As of 10:00 AM EDT (1400 UTC) Thursday, Fiona remains a powerful Cat 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 130 mph. The Hurricane Watch Net will activate…

ARRL Simulated Emergency Test

Hello Everyone, ARRL has designated the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) take place during the fall and more commonly in October.  This year the State of Texas Department of Emergency Management is holding their Statewide Radio Amateur Civil Emergency…