It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ARRL Louisiana Section website. This site is dedicated to providing you with information about systems, activities, and opportunities for service in ARRL and the Louisiana Section. Whether interested in becoming a new ham, you just got your license, or a seasoned veteran operator, you will find something in these pages for you. Please browse the various menus and links on the site and you will find a wealth of information.

The Section staff members are listed on this site available from the menu above. You may contact them the with any questions you may have. Our staff can help with information about joining the ARRL or a local club, volunteering for any of the ARRL Field Organization appointments, license testing locations, and schedules or any other questions you may have. If we don't have an immediate answer we will steer you to the best resource. Equally, any Louisiana Section Amateur Radio Club officer will be happy to answer questions which you may have about becoming a licensed Amateur Radio Operator.

Again, thanks for viewing our website and 73!

Scott Wren, KD5DFL
ARRL Section Manager, Louisiana 

Scott Wren KD5DFL


Section Manager Newsletter, July 2017


Silent Keys
Johnny Walden - KE5EEN. Please keep the family in prayer.

Region 9 DEC Bob Priez sadly reports that Region 9 Emergency Coordinator  Frank Creel WA5CWE passed away unexpectedly on June 5th. . Please keep the family in your prayers.  Frank and his wife Lydia KA5IYE (also a Silent Key) were long time members of the Washington Parish Amateur Radio Club.

Louisiana Scholarships

*  The Louisiana Memorial Scholarship, $750 Hannah R. Blanton, K5WGQ, West Monroe, LA

* The Helen Laughlin AM Mode Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 went to Heather M. Glass, K6HEY, River Ridge, LA

* The L. B. Cebik, W4RNL, and Jean Cebik, N4TZP, Memorial Scholarship, $5,000 each went to Kendra L. Wilson, KF5FYS, Lafayette, LA

* The Jake McClain Driver Scholarship, $1,000 went to George E. Core, KF5ZCL, Baton Rouge, LA

Field Day 2017
We ended up with FIFTEEN stations on the ARRL Field Day Locator Map.   Job well done.  June 25th is the deadline to get your points into National.  Please post pictures to your Facebook site or to the Louisiana ARES Facebook site.

ARRL Affiliated Clubs:
Check out the ARES news from the New Orleans area:

Jefferson Amateur Radio Club – W5GAD  http://w5gad.org/

Does your club newsletter contain ARES or ARRL news?

Would you like to see your newsletter featured here?  Make sure that your club has an online newsletter and we will consider promoting it in the future. Please send me your newsletter and if you have a link send that too.


Section Emergency Coordinator John Mark Robertson (K5JMR) is our Louisiana ARES team leader.  He is doing a great job with building ARES membership in Louisiana.  Since he has taken office the activity has grown substantially.  Approximately 25 new ARES members have joined the rolls over the last few months.

Due to the substantial increase in John Mark’s workload, we will be adding two new Assistant Section Emergency Coordinators. These new assistants along with ASEC Ed Mason will work with each DEC to improve operations and training throughout the state.

Hamfests and Events:

07/15/2017 | Slidell EOC Hamfest
Location: Slidell, LA
Sponsor: Ozone Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.w5sla.net
Learn More: http://w5sla.net/HamFestFlyer-2017.pdf

08/12/2017 | Delta Division Convention (Shreveport Bossier Hamfest)
Location: Shreveport, LA
Sponsor: Shreveport Amateur Radio Association

Location: Rapides Parish Coliseum 5600 Coliseum Blvd. Alexandria, LA 71301
Website: http://www.clarc.us
Sponsor: Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club

11/11/2017 - Greater New Orleans Hamfest
Location: Harahan Lions Club Building 1001 Hickory Avenue Harahan, LA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2044282109131267/
Sponsor: Crescent City Amateur Radio Group

ARRL Louisiana Section
Section Manager: Scott B Wren, KD5DFL