N5GMJ, North Texas Section Manager

Chris Brewer, N5GMJ, of Saginaw, Texas, has been appointed ARRL North Texas Section Manager as of April 30.  Previous Section Manager, Walt Mayfield, KE5SOO, of Krum, announced his resignation due to work and family commitments.  Walt had served as Section Manager since October 2011.  ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, appointed Brewer after consulting with ARRL West Gulf Division Director David Woolweaver, K5RAV.

Chris has been an amateur radio operator for 30 years.  He has been a net control for Tarrant County RACES since March 2011.  He also held the position of President of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club from August 2004 through August 2007.  Additionally, Chris is on the Board of Directors for the Kilocycle Club of Fort Worth and is an active member of the Texas Interconnect Team.  Chris has operated in just about every mode that is available to us.  But his specific interests are digital modes: specifically APRS and D-Star on VHF/UHF and PSK and RTTY on HF. However, he also likes to jump into a good rag chew QSO on HF at times as well.   Chris was asked to be the Official Observer Coordinator in January 2013, having served as an Official Observer since 2009.  Chris will complete the current term of office as North Texas Section Manager that continues through March 31, 2015.

Walt continues his service to the ARRL as an Assistant Director for the WGD, and he wishes to congratulate Chris on his appointment.

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