Rusty - WE5TXS -Net Manager

Rusty has been a ham since 2008.  He is active in ARES and SKYWARN in Taylor county, TX, and is currently the ARRL West Texas Section Assistant Emergency Coordinator as we as the Liaison for the National Traffic System (NTS) in West Texas.  Rusty is very active in the Digital Modes (JT9, JT65, PSK31, etc) as well as D-Star where he uses D Rats.

Roger - W5RWP

Roger, W5RWP (Former KD5OTH), was your Net Manager for 10 years, 2008-2018. Roger has been an amateur radio operator since 2001 and has held a general class ticket since 2003, having been doing nets for almost as long as he has been a ham. Roger has been a net control on this net as well as other nets since about 2005.  This net is most appreciative for Roger's service to us. Roger is a member of ARRL and ARES. 

Gary is the one of the alternate net controls for the TTN nightly net, (3873khz 1830-1930).  Gary became a ham at the age of 14, obtaining the call of KN5QOW.  With a Hallicrafters S-85 receiver, a homebrew 20W 40M CW transmitter, 3 novice band xtals, a dipole fed with zip cord, hand key, Gary was on the air.  In 1966 applied for OCS school, sent to Quartermaster school.  Gary served in Viet Nam November 1968-November 1969 to the 240th QM BN, serving as Commo Officer, receiving the Bronze Star award.  After receiving this award, Gary was placed in the Signal Corps, his original desire. Gary is an ordained minister, serves as the communications officer for the Reagan Wells Fire and Rescue, and a member of the communications team with the Uvalde County Emergency Management ready to deploy on a moments notice, and is involved with various traffic nets.

Gary's most impressive personal bio can be read by clicking on his name-callsign above.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
08:30 09:30 WE5TXS
7285 KHZ
18:30 19:30 KG4FET
3873 KHZ
Below are your Net Controls-Click on Photo to Enlarge

Sam  spent 20 plus years in the US Army.  Sam has been a ham for a mere 56 years, being  HL9KP in Korea, DL4HX in Germany,  AI8AM in Viet Nam and now his present call WA5DTY, the call which he has had since 1962.  He spent 20 plus years in the U.S. Army,  all the time in the Army Signal Corps,  spending a lot of the time at Ft. Hood, TX, retiring in 1978 .   Sam has five harmonics, one of which is an amateur operator, KK5UW.  On Nov 28th 2018 Sam will complete 59 years with the same XYL. Sam says "What a great 59 years. Wish I could be assured of 59 more".   Sam is always available for a cup of coffee, so, anytime you are near Gatesville, TX stop in and visit with Sam.

Ed began his ham career in 1958 as KN5KBV.  Ed served a tour as Chief In Charge of the Navy Mars System New Orleans, LA. Ed has been associated with various traffic nets.  After his Navy career, Ed worked as an electronics tech for the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, retiring after 17 years. 


Sandor, a Ham since 1999, called his first net, a weekly simplex net the second week he was licensed and never looked back. He has been an NCS for many different nets, including Statewide ARES HF nets, W4SNN and the WWD net, as well as EMCOM nets on VHF and HF.  He has been active in the SKYWARN program, ARES, and was previously the Program Director in the JR. ARES Program. Sandor is currently the AEC for the Kaufman County ARES group. Sandor can also be heard each Sunday as the Net Control for SOUTHCARS on 7251khz.  Sandor is known to be one of our most relaxed, calmest, quietest, none opinionated net controls. (Or is he?)

Clint - N5MXE

Clint is our Saturday morning net control. Clint has been involved in the Skywarn program and emergency services programs since 1988 and also is a member of the midland Amateur Radio club, ARES and K5PSA.  He loves to work HF.  
The 442.025+ 162.2 PL repeater is in his back yard in Midland, TX on a 35 ft pole. It is entirely solar powered and puts out between 25 and 30 watts with the amplifier or 5 watts without. It's very portable and can be used in emergency situations quickly and easily.  Clint loves to dabble in solar power. Most of his radios are all running off of batteries, charged by solar panels.

Joye - N0OCP

Extra Class since 2005   Licensed since March 1991.   ARES EC for Polk County MO since June 24, 2014.   Retired Air Force (23+ years) and Retired Emergency Management Director (nearly 17 years) for Springfield MO and Greene County MO.    Moved to Bolivar MO December 2013 after living in Springfield and Fair Grove MO for nearly 24 years.  Enjoy nets and working events, applying amateur radio skills to enhance safety to those participating in the event.

Randy -K5RWL - Alternate Net Control

Randy, K5RWL, Ex-KE5YLY,has been a Ham Radio Operator since 2008 and became a General Class in 2009.  His background is from Emergency Management and Response in Private, Municipal and Industrial sectors.  After retirement, Randy's Amateur Radio interest has revolved around ARES, RACES, MARS, SkyWarn and NTS.  Randy has been  net control on several NTS and MARS nets, as well as local 2 meter nets.

Carroll was  the longest serving net controls in our history.
Sadly, Carroll became a silent key on August 6, 2018. Click
HERE for our Memorial Page.

Francis -WB5LWP - Alternate Net Control (Morning Session)

Francis obtained his first license in 1974.  He enjoys the variety of amateur radio activities. He began with DXing, expanded his interests  into traffic handling and emergency communications (ARES,  SKYWARN, MARS), and later became interested in the digital modes.


First licensed in 1969 as WN5ZKL. Upgraded to General in 1970 with call WA5ZKL. I first participated in the Texas Traffic Net back in 1974 after we moved to Fort Worth area. I enjoy TTN, DX, Contests, North Central Texas Connection, etc. The HF station now is an Icom IC-7300 with an Ameritron ALS-606 amp and wire antnnas. The HF mobile station is an Icom 7100 with a Texas Bugcatcher.
I look forward to visiting with you on the Texas Traffic Net.