ARRL Sections - Alabama



Contact Information

Section Name:
David M. Drummond, W4MD
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Basic Information




AL Section Web Page at

 Welcome to the Alabama Section of the ARRL web.  


Alabama  HF Nets

  • Alabama Day-Net 3.965.0 - The Alabama Day-Net meets daily at 10 AM on 3.965.0.  There is an informal session that starts at 9:30 AM and is a great place to chat with the hams who are active on HF throughout the state.  Stop by and chat with a great bunch of hams.
  • Alabama ARES State Net  - The Alabama ARES State Net meets each Sunday at 2100 UTC (4PM CDST) on 7.243.0.  The NCS is Mike Watkins, WX4AL, and check-ins are taken from ARES districts. All  District Emergency Coordinators (DECs) and Emergency Coordinatoars (ECs) are encouraged to participate. Also the ARES Digitial Net starts at 3:30 PM prior on 7.110 MHZ using  PSK-31, etc. 
  • Alabama Emergency Net Mike (AENM) - The Alabama Emergency Net Mike meets daily at 23:30 UTC (6:30 CDST)  and Sunday mornings at 8 AM (1300 UTC) on 3.965.0 and is part of the National Traffic System (NTS). Check-ins are taken by Alabama Counties.


A number of good hamfest are coming up in Alabama  They afford a place to meet fellow hams as well as buy and sell that Ham Radio gear or junk.  So make sure you attend these as it is a must!

Hamfest in Alabama 2015    

  • April 11, 2015 - Mobile Hamfest sponsored by the Mobile ARC.
  • April 25, 2015 - Headland Hamfest, Headland, AL sponsored by the Wiregrass ARC. For more information contact Densie WIlliams, KJ4VDE.
  • May 30, 2015 - Fort Payne Hamfest, Fort Payne, AL sponsored by the DeKalb County ARC. For more information contact Jimmy Killian, KK4ICU.
  • July 25, 2015- Cullman Hamfest, Cullman, AL sponsored by the Cullman ARC.  For mor informaiton contact Mike Fromhold, AJ4SH.
  • August 15-16, 2015 - Huntsville Hamfest, Huntsville, AL sponsored by the Huntsville ARC. 
  • September ?, 2015 - Gadsden Hamfest sponsored by the Gadsden ARC.  No other information has been provided! 
  • November 21, 2015 - Montgomery Hamfest, Montgomery,AL sponsored by the Montgomery ARC.    For more informaiton contact Fred Beatty, K8AJX.               



I hope all of you that can will attend these as if you don't hamfest will be a thing of the past.    See ya there!



ARRL Alabama Section Section Manager: David Drummond, W4MD



Alabama has many fine amateurs that make up clubs, special events and various amateur activities.; See the Alabama Section web site at or contact me to learn about amateur radio happenings in Alabama. 

David M. Drummond, W4MD

ARRL AL Section Manager

5001 Lakehurst Drive

Northport, AL  35473

205-391-7249 Cell


web site: 


Alabama Day Net Web Site, AL Section ARES Web Page

Alabama Officials