Sci-Tech Discovery Center Celebrates Amateur Radio

On November 14, the Board of Directors of the Sci-Tech Discovery Center in Frisco hosted a reception in celebration of the Centers Amateur Radio and Weather stations that were graciously donated by The Brandenburg Foundation and The Goldblatt Family Trust, … Continue reading

November Sweep Stakes 2012, Yes – Sierra – for SCHOOL

— November Sweep Stakes 2012, Yes – Sierra – for SCHOOL KF5CRF operated from their school radio club station at Eisenhower Middle School, Lawton, OK on Saturday November 17th.  Nearly every on-air voice was 6th graders searching for contacts as … Continue reading

Happy 17th Birthday Kelsee!

Kelsee, KF5RRG spent her 17th birthday with a valiant try to WAS in one afternoon.  She missed on KS, NE and AR.  She is extremely happy with the results and her efforts and we are too!  She gave everyone a … Continue reading

Take the Challenge – Show a Scout “Ham Radio”

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), the world’s largest gathering of scouts and scouters, will take place next weekend, October 20-21. It’s estimated more than 750,000 scouts will get on the air at some time during the weekend and experience amateur … Continue reading

Collin County Clubs Team Up for Sci-Tech Installation

The McKinney Amateur Radio Club (MARC) and the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) teamed up over the past six months to install an HF-UHF station at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center ( in Frisco, TX.  Sci-Tech is a science, technology, engineering … Continue reading

WGD Jamboree on the Air Challenge Announced

In an effort to encourage more stations to participate in the annual scouting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), the West Gulf Division has established the “West Gulf Division Jamboree on the Air Challenge”. The “Challenge” was suggested by the West … Continue reading

WGD Announces Radio Scouting Initiative

HamCom 2012 in Plano was the official kick-off for the newly created West Gulf Division Radio Scouting organization when David Woolweaver, K5RAV, WGD Division Director announced the appointment of Frank Krizan, KR1ZAN, as the Assistant Division Director for Radio Scouting. … Continue reading

Houston Area Middle School Receives ARRL ETP Station Grant

The Thornton Middle School Wireless Technology Club (KF5NZD) is a recipient of a 2012 ARRL Education Technology Program (ETP) station grant. Through the grant program, the school club has received a Yaesu FT897 all band/all mode radio, a Power Werx … Continue reading

ARRL Youth Committee Seeks Your Input, Ideas

At its July 2011 meeting, the ARRL Board approved a motion authorizing the appointment of a Youth in the Second Century Committee.  ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN appointed the committee made up of active youth hams from across the country:  … Continue reading

Radio Merit Badge “Doubleheader”

Preparedness was the theme of the day as over 212 Boy Scouts from three states came together this month for the annual Radio Merit Badge program at Ham-Com 2012 (June 8-9), the state’s largest Amateur Radio convention in Plano, Texas. … Continue reading