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2019 Board Election Nominations

It is already time for nominations for Board member positions. We have two levels that have positions to be filled.


  • President – Open
  • Vice President – Open
  • Secretary – Open
  • Treasurer – Open


  • Director 1 (2018 – 2020) – Ron Hill, N5THL
  • Director 2 (2018 – 2020) – Chad Hill, KG5TAU
  • Director 3 (2018 – 2020) – Don Kraul, KG5VMV
  • Director 4 (2019 – 2021) – Open
  • Director 5 (2019 – 2021) – Open
  • Director 6 (2019 – 2021) – Open

Executive positions are one year term slots, and director positions are two year slots. If you are an active member, and would like to nominate another active member, or nominate yourself, visit the ByLaws page, view Articles VIII, XI, and X regarding qualifications, and then please let Chris, KD5HIY, know. Call on the radio, email, text, call, Slack, use the Contact Page or any other way to relay your nomination. We do not want you to miss out on having a chance to influence the future of our club.

Nominations are currently open, and will close on Sunday May 19, 2019 at 9pm (21:00).

Spring 2019 General Class

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club will be offering a free Amateur General licensing class during the last two weeks of March. This instructor-led class will take place on Tuesday and Thursday’s from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on both weeks. An optional VE test session will be offered on the last day of class and cost $15 paid to the VEC.

Dates – March 19th, 21st, 26th & 28th, 6:30pm – 9:30pm each night.
Location – This class is hosted by the Hurst Amateur Radio Club at the Hurst Fire Station Number 2, in Hurst TX.
Cost – The class is free, but there is a $15 exam fee, paid to the ARRL or W5YI VEC by check or cash at the time of testing.

The recommended study manual is the Gordon West 2015-2019 General Class Book available from a number of online and local booksellers or directly from W5YI (purchase online, but available for pickup locally). Please purchase ASAP for use with the pre-class study worksheet (follow link to download and print). We ask that you come to the first day of class with the worksheet completed so we know what material to emphasize.

Note: This is an upgrade class for those that already have the Technician class license. An entry level, Technician class, will be offered in May 2019.

Please register for this class on our webpage here.

Mall Watch 2018

It is time for our annual Mall Watch event.

Mall Watch is a program where we team up with both Hurst Police, and Mall Security to provide extra eyes, looking for suspicious activity. We generally schedule two hour shifts, operating in a loose ARES net, where net control takes reports from field operators around North East Mall regarding suspicious activity observed.

If anyone is interested in participating, we will have a training session to go over duties and expectations during the event. The details:

  • It is a month long operation, starting on Black Friday
    Operates every weekend from Thanksgiving weekend until the weekend of or before Christmas Eve, but also including Black Friday.
  • Two hour shifts, five positions, one NCS
  • ALL hours count towards the Hurst City VIA program.
  • Open to all Amateur Radio Operators, Technician class or higher, and you do NOT have to be a member of the Hurst Club.
  • Training and Q&A will be held at the Hurst EOC located at the Hurst Fire Station #2, 837 W. Pipeline Road on November 10, 9:30am – 11:00am

Feel free to reach out to us using the Contact page if you have any additional questions.

You can view the training material below: