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Rick Breininger
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Rocky Mountain

 Merry Christmas from N1TEK and WY7AJB








April 17, 2019


The Wyoming Section wiki page is sorely out of date. I took the liberty of removing lots of unused pages and did a little updating.

If you have had access or want to help with keeping this page viable for the section, please email me with any information you would like posted.

The webpage is:






April 2, 2019


Greeting Everyone!

As your new Section Manager, I thought I would introduce myself.

I am retired a Navy Senior Chief Electronics Technician after serving 24
years. Married with two grown boys. My wife Amy is call sign WY7AJB. We
served in the Midwest, both coasts, Guam and Germany.

I got my license in 2007 and tested straight to General. YES. I am a
no-code operator. I upgraded to Amateur Extra in 2015. I enjoy
contesting and some digital.

Beside being your Section Manager, I am the President of the Sweetwater
Amateur Radio Club, the VEC for testing locally, PIO and local
Government liaison.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Jack Mitchell N7MJ for his
previous leadership and service and mentorship to me as I step into this

There has been a lot of public discussion lately of the ARRL Technician
Enhancement Proposal officially designated RM-11828 to add limited HF
privileges to the Technician License.

There has been a working group for years soliciting input from radio
amateurs to your Directors before this proposal was ever put forward.

I understand many of you worked hard learning code to get your license
and it took time. In many cases, lots of time. That doesn’t mean we
shouldn’t change with the times. When Marconi and the OM first got
into radio, I don’t think they envisioned satellites, but they are a
regular part of our operating today.

For those of you who feel strongly against this proposal, make your
feelings known to the FCC by the April 15th deadline. If they get enough
negative feedback the likelihood of them approving it is small.

To threaten to sever ties with the ARRL over this is counter-productive.
The ARRL does many good things for our community from LOTW, the QST with
non-biased reviews of equipment, sending out speakers for conventions,

I think we get a lot for our membership.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the next





ARRL Wyoming Section on Facebook

The Wyoming Section Facebook page is the “heartbeat” of the section. 

Wyoming Section Facebook

Big Horn Basin ARC

Wyoming DMR Project


Sweetwater ARC

North East Wyoming ARC


There very well could be others. Please let me know if I’ve missed any. 

 I need your input to keep it updated and viable.

Rick Breininger







Wyoming Section of the ARRL

Wyoming Officials

  • Richard Breininger

    Section Manager

    Richard Breininger N1TEK

  • Michael Whitmore

    Assistant Section Manager

    Michael Whitmore W7MEW

  • Mark Harris

    State Government Liaison

    Mark O. Harris W7MOH

  • Garth Crowe

    Assistant Section Manager

    Garth L. Crowe WY7GC

  • Beth Harris

    Assistant Section Manager

    Beth A. Harris KJ7FC

  • Jerry Pyle

    Section Traffic Manager

    Jerry L. Pyle WB7S

  • John Cranmer

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Section Emergency Coordinator

    John A. Cranmer WY7VAF

  • James Stith

    Section Youth Coordinator

    James E. Stith KI7URL


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