Resources & Links


The following links to Amateur Radio and weather related information are presented for your convenience. CTARC makes no representation as to the accuracy or validity of the information presented by the linked sites, nor endorses products or services that may be offered.

Amateur Radio Resources

ARRL - American Radio Relay League
        The National Association for Amateur Radio

What is Ham Radio? - Getting Your License

FCC CORES Login - COmmission REgistration System
Get a FCC Registration Number (FRN), setup an email login account, change email address, pay fees

FCC ULS License Manager Login - Universal Licensing System
View and manage your licenses, renewals, applications, or apply for new license or vanity

FCC Regulations: Part 97 - Amateur Radio Service

FCC Amateur Call Sign Systems - Sequential & Vanity Call Info

Two excellent websites to help you get a vanity call sign. Please read the help files on each website as they can be challenging to navigate:
AE7Q Vanity Call Sign Query - Vanity Call Lookup & Availability
RadioQTH - Vanity Call Lookup & Availability

Weather Resources

National Weather Service - Fort Worth/Dallas Forecast Office

National Weather Service - Austin/San Antonio Forecast Office

NOAA National Hurricane Center

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

NWS Jetstream - An Online School for Weather

CoCoRaHS - Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network

Amateur Radio & Emergency Training References

FEMA Emergency Management Institute - Training Courses

Amateur Radio & Emergency Communications - Article with Links

Helpful Station References

HAM Station Reference - Q-Code, Morse Code, ITU Phonetics, RST

Western Union 92 Codes - Origin of 73 & 88 Terms

Standard Repeater Offsets

Ethics & Operating Procedures - Callsign Database

Hamfests & Conventions Calendar

ARRL Hamfest Search

Local Area Repeaters

Texas Repeater Search - Texas VHF-FM Society

Local Area Nets

  Monday   7:00pm    TARC Net (Temple)   146.820 (-) 123
  Tuesday   7:00pm   CRA Net (Copperas Cove)   145.230 (-) 88.5
  Wednesday   6:30pm   Simplex Net (Killeen)   146.550
  Wednesday   8:00pm   CTARC Net (Belton)   146.820 (-) 123
  Thursday   7:30pm   Coryell ARES Net (Gatesville) 
  145.170 (-) 162.2 
  Monday-Friday    3:00pm   Fivehills 325 Net (Copperas Cove)   443.325 (+) 88.5