2017 ARRL New Mexico Section Award Recipients

On behalf of the ARRL New Mexico Section, it gives me great pleasure to announce the following award recipients:

  • 2017 New Mexico Section Ham of the Year: David Hassall WA5DJJ of Las Cruces in recognition of his outstanding contributions to amateur radio
  • 2017 New Mexico Section Club of the Year: Mesilla Valley Radio Club of Las Cruces in recognition of its members’ outstanding contributions to amateur radio
  • New Mexico Section Lifetime Contribution Award: Don Grab K5BIS of Albuquerque in recognition of his tireless efforts towards the betterment of amateur radio in and around New Mexico.

In addition to the above awards, the New Mexico Section is recognizing the winners of the New Mexico Section National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) Challenge:

  • Top Individual Activator: Jim Frazier KC5RUO of Albuquerque for activating the most National Park Service sites
  • Top Club Activator: Los Alamos Amateur Radio Club W5PDO, who’s members collectively activated the most National Park Service sites
  • Activated all New Mexico National Park Service Sites: Mike Walsh KE5AKL of Albuquerque for being the first to activate all NPOTA units in New Mexico

These awards were to be presented during the banquet at the recently concluded ARRL New Mexico State Convention / Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest however, with much regret, unexpected weather-related circumstances prevented my attendance during the banquet.  Presentations will be made to each recipient before their peers at an upcoming meeting of their amateur radio club.  Each recipient will receive a plaque to display proudly within their shack or club house.

Please join me in congratulating these individuals and club for their well deserved recognition!

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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Nominations Being Accepted for NM Section Awards

One of the great qualities of our ARRL New Mexico Section is that it is full of active League members who do great things that positively impact our amateur radio community.  We’re also fortunate to have many ARRL-affiliated ham clubs across the Land of Enchantment that are teeming with activity and similarly benefit our community.  All deserve our gratitude.

Recognize that  member or club by nominating them for the New Mexico Section Ham of the Year award or the New Mexico Section Club of the Year award.

Nominations are being accepted right now, and are due no later than Sunday, July 30th. Recipients will be announced before the Section and awarded a plaque at the upcoming ARRL New Mexico State Convention (Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest, August 11-13).

Complete rules and online nomination forms for each award are available by clicking on the appropriate links in the “Awards” menu of this website.

We all know who the moving and shaking hams and clubs are within the New Mexico Section. Please take a moment to nominate them for recognition today.

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February 2017 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The February 2017 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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November 2016 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The November 2016 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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October 2016 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The October 2016 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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September 2016 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The September 2016 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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2016 ARRL New Mexico Section Award Recipients

Two annual awards have been established within the New Mexico Section to recognize a League member and ARRL-affiliated club within our ranks for their service and accomplishments. ARRL members across the state submitted their nominations, and it gives me pleasure to announce this year’s recipients: David Jorgensen WD5COV of Deming and the Sacramento Mountains Radio Club. Continue reading

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July 2016 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The July 2016 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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2016 New Mexico Governor’s Field Day Proclamation

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez issued a proclamation for all amateur radio operators across the Land of Enchantment to mark ham radio’s most popular weekend: ARRL’s Field Day.

Click here to download and view the 2016 Field Day Proclamation.  Please print a copy and post it for all to see at your Field Day operation this weekend!

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League. Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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June 2016 issue of NM Section Newsletter posted

The June 2016 issue of the ARRL New Mexico Section newsletter has been posted!

This newsletter is intended to replace the monthly email-based Section news notes distributed through the League’s email system. With the new format that a newsletter brings, content can be expanded to include pictures and graphics.

Pertinent announcements will still be communicated to ARRL members via the League’s email system.

Thank you for being a valuable member of the League.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Ed James, KA8JMW
Section Manager, New Mexico

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