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ARRL Sections - Alabama

Alabama

Alabama

Contact Information

Section Name:
Alabama
Contact:
David M. Drummond, W4MD
Daytime Phone:
205-391-7249
Evening Phone:
205-339-7915
Email:
w4md@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Southeastern
Description:

 

SECTION NEWS

AL Section Web Page at http://alarrl.com/

 Welcome to the Alabama Section of the ARRL web.  

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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 CST) 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.

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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 2014  

  • October 11, 2014 - Helena Hamfest sponsored by the Shelby County ARC to be held in Helena, AL.  9 AM to 2 PM.
  • October 25, 2014 - Headland Tailgate sponsored by the Wiregrass ARC on the town square.  8 AM to 1 PM.
  • November 8, 2014 - Montgomery Hamfest sponsored by the Montgomery ARC and is the Alabama ARRL State Convention.  More information contact Scott Poole, W4SPA.Montgomery Hamfest 

Hamfest in Alabama 2015    

  • January 3, 2015 Freezefest presented in Memory of Bill Pond, AE4IE at Locust Fork, Alabama; 155 School Road from 8 AM to 1 PM with VE testing at 10 AM.  Admission $5.00.  More information available at freezefest.com or www.w4blt.org.
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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!

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ARRL Alabama Section Section Manager: David Drummond, W4MD w4md@arrl.org

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Alabama has many fine amateurs that make up clubs, special events and various amateur activities.; See the Alabama Section web site at http://alarrl.com/ 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

e-mail: w4md@arrl.org

web site: http://alarrl.com/ 

 

Links:
Alabama Day Net Web Site, AL Section ARES Web Page

Alabama Officials