US House Passes the Amateur Radio Parity Act

On September 12, 2016 by voice vote, the US House of Representatives suspended its rules and unanimously approved H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act, as amended.

H.R. 1301 now procceeds to the US Senate for consideration. Click here to read the full story.

To send a message to your members of the US Senate, […]

US House to Act on Amateur Radio Parity Act Bill, H.R. 1301

The US House of Representatives will consider the Amateur Radio Parity Act, H.R. 1301, under a suspension of the rules on Monday, September 12. A suspension of the rules is a legislative procedure used to quickly pass non-controversial bills.

Speaking at the New England Division Convention on September 10 in Massachusetts, ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, […]

ARES Exercise

I have been informed that an emergency exercise is being held September 12th through the 16th. Anyone who can help please contact our SEC Dale Durham, W5WI @ Email: w5wi@arrl.net Cellphone: 830-719-9000. Thank you Ron KB5HGM ——————————————————————– ARRL West Texas Section Section Manager: Ron Harden Jr, KB5HGM kb5hgm@arrl.org ——————————————————————– […]

West Texas Section Manager’s Report August 2016

August is past. We are finally into September. This means Football, Fall rains, Football, the slow winding down of Hamfest season, Football, School starting up again, Football, Hurricane season on the Gulf Coast, and of coarse Football!

Speaking of Hamfests. The Lubbock ARC is having their annual Hamfest September 10, 2016. It will be […]

Tropical Storm Hermine Gains Attention on the Eastern Seaboard, Hurricane Watch Net Secures

[UPDATED: 2016-09-03 @ 16:41 UTC] Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and weather-spotting volunteers remain ready if needed, as Tropical storm Hermine continues to make its way up the US Eastern Seaboard. Some strengthening is forecast after the center moves offshore, and Hermine could be at near-hurricane intensity by September 4. A category 1 hurricane when […]

FCC Proposes Substantial Fine for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, False Police Call

[UPDATED 2016-09-01 @ 1652 UTC] A New York City man faces a fine of $23,000 for operating on Amateur Radio frequencies without a license and for transmitting a false officer-in-distress call on a New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio channel. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on August […]

Hurricane Watch Net Activating for Hermine

Special Bulletin 11 ARLX011 From ARRL Headquarters Newington CT September 1, 2016 To all radio amateurs

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has announced plans to activate for Tropical Storm Hermine at 1400 UTC. The storm is expected to develop into a hurricane before making landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The net typically operates on […]