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Thursday Night Zoom

This week we do not have a guest speaker, but we will have a lively discussion on our aging ham population and how we can attract younger folks.  I trust our Youth Coordinator Chris will join us as he works…

AUXCOMM

Folks, This is a very important presentation on AUXCOM and how it interfaces with ARES, RACES, REACT, etc.  There is so much mis-information out there on what’s what!  The Q&A session after the formal presentation is very illuminating. I find…

ARRL Responds to Story of Radio Amateur Told to Remove His Antenna

09/02/2021 ARRL has responded to an Orlando, Florida, news story on August 23, 2021 by WFTV Channel 9 alleging a radio amateur was told to remove his antenna by the management of his subdivision following a complaint made by a…

Tropical Storm Coming

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico has a predicted strong possibility of impacting somewhere along the Texas – Louisiana coast, unless it turns from its currently predicted path. The current Red Cross update appears at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWcas1uNaV8 If you…

Haiti Earthquake

Based on United States Geological Survey (USGS) data, at 12:29 UTC today, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at a location 12 km NE of Saint-Louis du Sud and 33 km ENE of Les Cayes, Haiti. More precisely, the originating…

RATPAC live weekly presentations

Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee (RATPAC) comprises ARRL section managers, appointed field leadership, and membership. Together, we host nationwide Amateur Radio Zoom presentations twice-a-week, Wednesdays on general radio topics and Thursdays on amateur radio emergency communications. The topics…

Learn Morse Code

Attention HAMS that want to learn International Morse Code! We will have a class on August 23rd, which is a Monday night, at the Abilene Mall Library at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The class will meet every Monday night…

Zoom Meerting

August 12 Section Roundtable

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   Topic: ARRL WTX Section Weekly Roundtable August 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM CDT Time: Aug 12, 2021 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87123827801?pwd=bkNNSHVXY3ZjeHhWaUxBMkxueTlnZz09   Meeting…

ICS 300 and ICS 400 training

Dear Emergency Management Partners, The City of Abilene will be hosting NIMS ICS 300 and ICS 400 training, October 26-29, 2021.  The classes will be held in the City’s EOC in the basement of City Hall, 555 Walnut, Abilene, TX…

Testing Session

VE Test Session Abilene

VE Test Session Abilene Saturday, August 7⋅1:00 – 2:00pm Every 2 months on the first Saturday   Location: Abilene Public Library – South Branch 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd #1246, Abilene, TX 79606, USA  Description:NOTE: This may be the last…