Education/Training News

School Round Up Time

School Club Roundup is all this week February 10-14th.  School Clubs may operate up to 6 hours per day for a total of 24 for the entire week. Although the big prize is school (multiplier of 5 points) contacts, club … Continue reading

ARRL Foundation Scholarships

The ARRL Foundation is now receiving scholarship applications for the 2013/14 scholarship season.  Each year the ARRL Foundation awards more than 70 scholarships that have been funded entirely by the generosity of radio amateurs and friends, to young hams that … Continue reading

Sci-Tech Takes Amateur Radio Further

Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Plano has designated permanent space for the Brandenburg Life Foundation Amateur Radio equipment on the main display floor.  The equipment will be enclosed in a special modular display with glass panels.  The 80 square foot enclosure … Continue reading

Don’t Forget JOTA

You Can Be A Part of the Biggest Scout Event This Weekend! The 56th Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will take place this weekend, October 19-20).  JOTA combines the benefits of Scouting with Amateur Radio and annually allows over 700,000 … Continue reading

Lawton Ft. Sill ARC Hosts Events

Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club, W5KS recently rolled two events into one.  Honoring the Comanche Code Talkers of WWI and WWI and serving their community during the International Festival.   The event started adjacent to the Comanche Nation Museum but … Continue reading

Broadband Networks

Welcome to the broadband networks column. During Austin Summerfest, I was appointed as Special Services Assistant Director – Broadband Networks by West Gulf Division Director, David Woolweaver, K5RAV. I’ll be providing material in this column to share ideas on amateur … Continue reading

SCHOOL ROUNDUP February, 2013

Once again the WGD had a strong showing in the February 2013 School Club Roundup Contest.   The Viking ARC (KF5CRF) out of Eisenhower Middle School Lawton, Oklahoma, achieved its first place finish in the Middle/ Intermediate /Junior High category with … Continue reading


Congratulations to Trevor Watts KF5RRH, accomplishing a perfect score for the ACT.  Trevor has been accepted to the University of Oklahoma and will start in the fall with an undecided Major.  In addition to studying at OU, Trevor plans to be … Continue reading

UT in Action!

Michael Willett, K5NOT has been coaching the Women In Aerospace Leadership Development (WIALD) group at UT-Austin, who wants to start launching ARHABs as part of the freshmen and higher curriculum. As the name implies, WIALD consists of a group of … Continue reading

Thousands of Scouts Get on the Air in WGD During JOTA

The 2012 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) was very successful and lots of fun according to initial reports received by BSA and the ARRL.  49 stations were pre-registered on the BSA JOTA web site in the West Gulf Division.  Registrations … Continue reading