ARRL Sections - West Texas

West Texas

West Texas

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West Texas
Ron Harden, KB5HGM
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November 22, 2015

West Texas Section Manager's Report
Ron Harden, KB5HGM


Happy 100th Birthday to QST. This December marks the 100th year that QST has been published in one form or another. First by H. P. Maxim and Clarence Tuska on a memeograph machine, and now you can get it electronically. My how things have changed. Harold Kramer, WJ1B, ARRL CEO has a great article on QST over the years in the December issue.

The fight for parity continues to wind it's way through Congress. The Amateur Radio Parity Act, S 1685 recently has been endorsed by the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. We are still facing a lot of resistance from the HOAs and have a long way to go before passage. If you are not familiar with the issue please follow this link If you have not written your elected officials please do so and send your letters through the League. We will place your letters directly in the hands of your representative rather than it having to wait in an inspection/sorting center for several weeks.

I want to remind everyone that ARRL dues are going up January 1. Renew now and save money!

The 2015 Field Day results are in! It looks like we had a fair showing from the WTX section. Congratulations to all. I placed a list of the section participants and how they scored on

Before I go, I wanted to say thank you and well done to the members of the Lubbock Amateur Radio Club on their hamfest held October 17th. They had a good turn out. I had a ball. 

Finally, I hope all of you have wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

CUL es 73
de Ron




West Texas Officials