South Texas (STX) ARES is led by our Section Emergency Coordinator Jeff Walter KE5FGA
Jeff has appointed the following ARES Leaders:
- ASEC Digital - OPEN
- ASEC HF Nets - David Fanelli KB5PGY
- ASEC Web - Dallas Mellichamp N4DDM
- ASEC Section Traffic Manager - Sheree Horton WM5N
- ASEC Advisor - Stuart Wolfe KF5NIX
- ASEC Advisor - Tom Whiteside N5TW
- ASEC Advisor - Lee Cooper W5LHC
- DEC 1 - Keith Brandt WD9GET
- DEC 2 - Michael Miles WD5EFY
- DEC 3 - Rene Lopez, Jr. KF5KYL
- DEC 4 - OPEN
- DEC 5 - Mike Wisby KA5HIA
- DEC 6 - Joseph Craft KI5IQE
- DEC 7 - Terry Jones K5LGV
- DEC 8 - OPEN
- ADEC - Riley Carruthers W5RLY
- DEC 9 - Brian Cater KC5YSM
- DEC 10 - John Taylor KE5HAM
- DEC 11 - Was absorbed by other districts
- DEC 12 - L Ruth Lewis KE5MHJ
- ADEC Digital/Winlink Ralph Ward W5RMW
- DEC 13 - Victor Gunnoe AF5OS
- DEC 14 - Sherwin Klemp K5SEK
- ADEC Ben Gillis K5TBN
- DEC 15 - Ross Rogers W3OQ
- ADEC Dr. David Woolweaver K5RAV
Note: The above call signs link to their QRZ bio page, use your QRZ login to view their bio and email address.
This ARES Leadership Report was last updated on 06-Aug-2023
To help you find out who is your ARRL-appointed Emergency Coordinator (EC), District Emergency Coordinator (DEC), and Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) is we have a map and you just have to select the county in South Texas and it displays who they are.
Above the pop-up window is a link so you can email the EC for that county.
I became interested in amateur radio during a drive back from Ardmore OK in 2004. We had just completed SAG support for the SAM's Club MS150 from Frisco (near Dallas) to Ardmore.
Mike Hardwick N5VCX placed an HT in my van for me to listen to for our 10 van conga line trip drive back to Dallas. I have been hooked since. I must also give a tip of the hat to Susan KB5ICO, Chuck N5GCQ, and David N5SRC.
I couldn’t wait to mimic my public service friends by purchasing an ICOM 2720 and the study material for my technician license. I was several months of listening to conversations and police frequencies before deciding it was time to take the test. The test was administered by Mr. John Moore KK5NU and his VE team.
My friends told me to join a club. The push to join ARES came from Mr. Dale Walker AA5DW (SK) at a Northwest Amateur Radio Society (NARS) meeting. I joined and met Mr. Ken Mitchell KD2KW, who was a member and the D14 Emergency Coordinator. He pointed me to Mr. Hal Merritt KD5HWW who was the EC for the Northwest quadrant (now unit) for Harris County. Somewhere along the way Hal dropped a W from his call.