North Texas Section - American Radio Relay League

Section Manager

ARRL NTX Section Manager:  Jay Urish W5GM
ARRL NTX Section Manager Jay Urish W5GM



Thanks for looking me up! I have been in the hobby since 1992 and have never really taken any time off except for a short stint in the army. So far my hamming has taken me through VHF / UHF simplex and repeater operation, APRS, Packet, Winlink, HF contesting /DXing/ragchewing, Tower work / climbing and antenna building. Lately I have drifted away from HF operation mainly because the bands are in really bad shape and moving into a smaller home with no room for a real shack. For the time being I am into repeater building and growing my fledgling repeater network , the Emergency Repeater System N5ERS. I have a nitty gritty little website up for that over at



Currently I am affiliated with the following clubs / groups

  • ARRL - Lifetime member
  • Dallas Amatuer Radio Club - Member
  • Denton County Amatuer Radio Association - Member
  • McKinney Amatuer Radio Club - Member
  • Texas Frequency Coordination Authority - Coordinator
  • North Central Texas Connection - affiliate and contributor
  • Emergency Repeater System (N5ERS) - Vice President

I am a Cisco Certified Network Engineer by trade and work with several other brands of equipment in a route/switch, firewall and VoIP capacity. This leads into my next ham adventure with AREDN I hope to deploy this technology sometime in Spring 2017 to offer a better resiliancy for the Denton AREDN network as well as remote monitoring of my Grapevine repeater site.

When I am not playing ham radio, I am playing with my German Shepherd, Schultz, who is a ham in his own right. I refer to him as my wolf, since he looks like a wolf, acts like a wolf and sometimes even smells like a wolf.