The ARRL and Frequency Coordination

[Note: The following, in parts is excerpted from the ARRL Repeater Directory.] The ARRL is not a Frequency Coordinator, nor does the ARRL “certify” coordinators.  Frequency Coordinators are volunteers normally appointed by a coordinating body. The ARRL reports only the … Continue reading

2016 WGD Annual Awards

WGD Awards Full Nominating Package It is time to start working on your submissions for the WG 2015 Divisional Awards which will be presented at the ARRL Regional Centennial Convention at HamCom in June.   Nominations for 2015 Award Winners will … Continue reading

Special Service and Affiliated Club Notice

All Special Service and Affiliated Club Presidents are encouraged to review their organizations public information on the ARRL website (  Individuals use the Find-A-Club link to gain insight to local clubs in their area and the ARRL uses this information … Continue reading

“Amateur Radio Parity Act,” HR.4969

The ARRL National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, helped to infuse some energy into efforts to line up co-sponsors for “The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014” — HR.4969. The measure, introduced in the US House of Representatives with bipartisan … Continue reading

Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH Receives Radio Club of America’s Sarnoff Citation

Retired FCC Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is the 2013 recipient of the Sarnoff Citation. The Radio Club of America established the award in 1973 to recognize an individual or club member … Continue reading

2nd Annual WGD Awards Presented at HamCom

The Second Annual West Gulf Division Awards were present at HamCom in June.  The Division received multiple nominations for each category and the distinguished panel of judges had quite a job on their hands selecting the winners.  We extend our … Continue reading

Centennial Registrations Now Open

          Registrations for the ARRL National Centennial in Hartford and the West Gulf/Delta Division Regional Centennial Celebrations in Plano are now available on-line.  Start your planning now by bookmarking these two great events for regular updates!

From the Directors Chair

      Greetings from South Texas!  Another great hamfest season has begun and Vice Director Stratton and I look forward to seeing all of you at your nearby ARRL hamfest or convention.  HamCom 2015 will again be hosting the … Continue reading

Notable from the January Board Meeting

President Kay Craigie, N3KN was elected for a 3rd term of President.   The Board also re-elected First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to a new two-year term.  ARRL Northwestern Division Director Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, was elected Second Vice President to … Continue reading

WG Special Event Station Success

On Sunday, January 19, 2014, Director Woolweaver and Vice Director Stratton operated W1AW in Newington, CT with the Special Event Station call sign, W100AW.    That day, aided by ARRL Regulatory information Manager, Dan Henderson N1ND, David and John Robert collectively … Continue reading