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W5AW BSARC Dinner/Christmas Party January 30th

Well – nothing is going on. Oh – except we have dinner coming up at Cowboys that will also be the Christmas Party ! Monday Jan 30th 2023 at 6 PM ! In case you are wondering, Cowboys is a…

Do you know the history of the Car Radio?

Huge thanks to Michelle form the New Hampshire Technology Club for sharing with us the amazing history of the car radio. https://www.titlemax.com/articles/the-history-of-the-car-radio/ It’s a fantastic timeline of radio and audio systems throughout the years, covering the early stages for military use…

Zoom Meerting

Thursday Zoom Session

REVISED      REVISED         REVISED       REVISED       REVIDED Hello Everyone, We forgot to include the 7:30 p.m. ARES/RACES Discussion.  Please forgive us! One thing you can always say about January is that the weather…

Radio club gets grant for Scouts ham radio

The Top of the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club of Perryton has received a grant of $7,500 from the American Radio Relay League Foundation to help local Boy Scouts get into the hobby of amateur radio. The grant will be spent…

The ARRL is celebrating 2023 as “The Year of The Volunteer.”

The inaugural step in what is intended to be a year in which the value of the contributions of every Amateur to the growth and preservation of Amateur Radio is recognized is an on-the-air operating event — Volunteers On The…

SpaceX

More Amateur Radio Astronauts Head for the International Space Station

Three of the four new astronauts on February’s planned launch of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) are amateur radio operators. The four crew members that comprise the SpaceX Crew-6 mission are, Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev,…

St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest March 18, 2023!

Make plans NOW to attend the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention on March 18, 2023. We’re also raffling an Icom IC-7610. Please visit the hamfest website for all the details, register, rent tables, and purchase…

2023 — A Year Of Hope For Freedom From Land Use Restrictions

As remarkably beneficial as Amateur Radio has been to the public for over 100 years, the urbanization of America has been accompanied by the casting of a net of restrictions that have increasingly circumscribed residential Amateur Radio operation. The FCC’s…

Rep. Bill Johnson Introduces Bill to Eliminate Private Land Use Restrictions on Amateur Radio

Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-6) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R.9670) on Thursday, December 22, 2022, to eliminate private land use restrictions that prohibit, restrict, or impair the ability of an Amateur Radio Operator from operating and…

Rep. Lesko Introduces Bill to Replace Symbol Rate Limit with Bandwidth Limit

Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 9664) on December 21, 2022, to require that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) replace the current HF digital symbol rate limit with a 2.8 kHz bandwidth…