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North Texas Section January 2020 Newsletter

Jan 13, 2020

Happy New Year fellow North Texas Communicators!

Events This Month:

The ARRL North Texas Section Convention will be held at the Cowtown Hamfest
Friday, Jan 17, 2020 from 3 PM - 7 PM  and Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 from 7 AM - 3 PM

Complete Details may be found at This is a great ham fest, with a great flea market and seminars, I look forward to seeing you all there. 

The CW OPS Group is Celebrating it's Tenth Year

with an on the air event throughout January. More info may be found here on their website CW OPS members pride themselves in slowing down when someone wants a QSO, so don't be shy. Non members are welcome to join in the fun and work member stations that will be signing with CW10 before or after their call sign, There will also be members such as myself using a One x One Call signs, mine is K5N.     

Don't forget to take a glance at National News Headlines on the ARRL website by clicking on the News and Features Tab near the Top of the page. In fact if you have not visited the ARRL.ORG website in awhile I encourage you to do so, and browse around it, you might find something new you were overlooking.

Awards from the ARRL and Certificates of Merit from your Section Manager:

Certificates of Merit from your Section Manager:

In the last two newsletters I called for your help in providing me info of those in your community that deserve recognition for what they are doing for their fellow amateur radio ops and or their community, I received one such nomination and promptly created a certificate and citation letter to accompany the certificate of merit. We have over 4,480 ARRL members in North Texas, I am sure you all can help me find more than one deserving person in two months.

Submitting someone from your local club or even a non club member is not hard to do.  Just drop me an email with a half a dozen bullet points on what they do that merits a certificate from their Section Manager. If, I get overwhelmed with Nominations I will pick several, each month and get the certificates mailed.  I will give priority to nominations from Club officer/members, that does not mean you can't nominate who you want if they are a member of the league. Email me KG5VK@ARRL.ORG

I will announce last months Section Manager Certificate of Merit recipient at the Cowtown Hamfest.

ARRL Awards:

We should have many of our fellow North Texas ARRL members getting nominated for awards that are provided by the League each and every year, details may be found on the ARRL website with a simple search string "Nominations Solicited for 6 ARRL Awards." It would be great if club's in our section would each form a nomination committee to get select amateurs from their club or community nominated for these awards. I know folks this kind of stuff takes time, but if we don't nominate someone, none of us will get recognition that we all deserve. Pay it forward, one day you may get an award.

Mentor Fest

Mentor Fest this year will be held on the third Saturday of April, April 18th. This is an all day event that you should plan on attending. If your a Mentor and you do presentations I really would like to have a conversation with you Now !!!  Telephone 318-470-9806  Email KG5VK@ARRL.ORG

New....  Hella Ham's Flea Market/Side Walk Sale

Starting February 29, 2020 at the Hella Shrine in Garland. This will be an ongoing event each month of the year that has a 5th Saturday. Just like February 2020 has a 5th Saturday on the 29th. Shriner Clowns that are Ham Radio Ops, hosting a side walk sale - what could be more fun !!!


Steve, KG5VK

ARRL NTX Section Manager