North Texas Section - American Radio Relay League

ARRL North Texas Section

Welcome to the North Texas Section of the American Radio Relay League, part of the West Gulf Division.

What is the ARRL?

ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership. 

How is the ARRL organized?

The ARRL is divided into 71 administrative sections that make up 15 regional divisions across the United States and its territories.  Every two years, the ARRL membership in each section elects a Section Manager who is responsible for managing the ARRL Field Organization programs in their respective section.  The Section Manager appoints coordinators and section staff to help manage the programs.  

North Texas Section News

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NTX QST Broadcast 4/1/2020

Mar 31, 2020

The weekly NTX Section ARES Status QST Net will occur every Wednesday at 18:50 and 19:10 during this event. This is an opportunity for you to exercise your radio skills. The QST is a broadcast only. Check-in's will not be formally taken.

For 4/1/2020 the following frequency information is provided:

  • 40 meters: 7,277.5 kHz
  • 80 meters: 3,860 kHz
  • Allstar: Connect to K5RWK 47841
  • Broadcastify Link: Select either "K5PRK 147.1800 MHz Plano ARK Repeater" or "K5PRK 444.2500 MHz Plano ARK Repeater"

Repeater Trustees: If you are not on Allstar but would like to rebroadcast the ARES QST, please email SEC@ARRLNTX.ORG and we will email the script to you for rebroadcast.


NTX QST Broadcast 3/25/2020

Mar 25, 2020

North Texas ARES Information Broadcast Net script for March 25, 2020. The weekly ARES Status QST Net will occur every Wednesday at 18:50 and 19:10 during this event.


North Texas Spring 2020 Simulated Emergency Test Notice

Mar 11, 2020


As I announced on this evening’s North Texas Information Net (3860 kHz LSB), the North Texas Section SET is canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

All District Emergency Coordinators and Emergency Coordinators are asked work with local Emergency Management Officials and our partners to coordinate any support with ARES and RACES Members. This support must include member safety training prior to any activity. Please provide any activity, including training, reports to SEC@ARRLNTX.ORG

All ARES and RACES Members are asked to:

* Follow guidelines for prevention that have been promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control.
* Do not report to any exercise, activity, event or work if you are sick
* While participating in any exercise or activity; be sure you are clear as to your tasks and responsibilities that are assigned to you
* Be courteous, supportive and calm – your community needs you!

And ABOVE ALL STAY SAFE – Wear proper PPE as directed by local Emergency Management


Greg Evans, K5GTX

ARLB007 FCC Invites Comments on 5.9 GHz Proceeding

Feb 14, 2020

ARRL Bulletin 7 ARLB007
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT February 14, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLB007 FCC Invites Comments on 5.9 GHz Proceeding

The FCC has invited comments on a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-138, which said the FCC would take ''a fresh and comprehensive look'' at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band. The FCC proposes to make 5.850 - 5.895 GHz available for unlicensed operations and to authorize transportation-related communication technologies to use 5.895 - 5.925 GHz. WT Docket 19-138 files can be found online in PDF format at FCC.GOV.

The FCC is not proposing to delete or otherwise amend the 5-centimeter secondary amateur radio allocation at 5.650 - 5.925 GHz, part of which includes the 75 Megahertz under consideration.

Comments are due by March 6, and reply comments are due by April 6. ARRL will be filing comments supporting no change to 5.850 - 5.925 GHz for amateurs, as included in the FCC proposal.


North Texas Section Newsletter - February 2020

Feb 13, 2020

The February 2020 NTX News letter has been posted here for all to read!


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