June VHF Contest Coming June 8-10

As summer starts to warm up, the VHF bands will be hot for the 2013 ARRL June VHF Contest, June 8-10. Even with a modest station, it’s possible to work hundreds of miles on the VHF bands during a good … Continue reading

Are You Covered? What About Your Club?

Cold weather will be upon us soon enough so we want to take this opportunity to remind you to double check your equipment insurance coverage. The ARRL began a new partnership with Hays Affinity Group in 2011 to provide its ARRL Membership … Continue reading

ARRL Plans Centennial Celebration in Hartford in 2014

The ARRL has announced plans to hold its National Centennial Convention in Hartford, Connecticut on July 17-20, 2014. The Convention will mark 100 years of the ARRL’s founding in Hartford. ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has also announced a theme … Continue reading

Something to Share?

Is your club or special interest group doing something that you would like to brag about?  Celebrating a milestone?  Or do you have a relevant idea that you would like to share on a specific topic with your fellow Division … Continue reading

Texas State Parks on the Air

The Texas State Parks On The Air (TSPOTA) is sponsored each year by the Northwest Amateur Radio Society to encourage contacts between Texas amateur radio operators and amateur radio operators throughout the world. This event is an excellent opportunity for … Continue reading

WGD Legislation Gets Active

As part of Director Woolweaver’s ongoing legislative agenda, new West Gulf Division legislation has been filed in both Texas and Oklahoma.  The Texas legislation, HB2524, the “Electric Generator Bill”, is sponsored by Rep. Rene Oliveria-D, Brownsville, TX.   Passage will eliminate Home … Continue reading

West Gulf Leadership, Board Appointments

In January, the ARRL Board held its Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  For the third consecutive year, Director Woolweaver was voted on by his peers to serve on the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is assigned specific responsibility for applying … Continue reading

WGD Section Manager Elections

The ARRL announced recently that the summer election cycle for Section Managers yielded no change in the Oklahoma Section and that Kevin O’Dell, N0IRW was declared elected for his term beginning October 1, 2012.  Additionally, Section Manager for North Texas, … Continue reading

2013 ARRL Convention Speakers

The West Gulf Division Leadership, in concert with West Gulf Section Managers and convention organizers are proud to announce the slate of 2013 speakers: West Gulf Division Convention / HamCom, Plano, Texas June 7 – 8, 2013 Rick Roderick, K5UR, … Continue reading

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