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HOTARC   •   P.O. Box 32   •   Waco, TX 76703-0032

The Heart O' Texas Amateur Radio Club (HOTARC) is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Texas and affiliated with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the North Texas Section (NTX), District 6 (colored brown on the map here). Membership is open to licensed amateur radio operators and others with an interest in amateur radio. We are primarily a service-oriented organization: providing storm-spotting for the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, communications support for area special events, and educational programs for area schools and youth organizations, license classes, and so forth. You are welcome to contact any of the Officers or Directors (see below) or for further information. Or, ready to join our Club? See application below.

2019 Club Officers and Directors

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Dwan Needham KE5JWY

Vice President

Mike Needham WB7SKK


John Chamberlain AC5JC


Jeb Leutwyler KG5WHS

Past President

Lynn Gustafson KD5DZU

Director (2019)

Ed Hynan KC5KNI

Director (2020)

Keith Adams KG5AWC

Director (2021)

Bill Feltenberger KD5UEW

HOTARC's Board of Directors consists of the Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Past President) and three Directors elected to three-year terms. All officers are elected to one-year terms by the general membership. A new Director is elected every year. (See three-year term expirations above.)

Officers and Directors must be Full Members of HOTARC. All are elected by a simple majority vote of the members present at the Annual Meeting—the last meeting of the year. See our bylaws (links below) for more details.

HOTARC's Full Members have full voting rights in Club business and can hold elected or appointed positions (Officer, Director, or Chair positions) in the Club. Associate Members, Family Members, and Lifetime Members are not permitted to vote or hold office. All HOTARC members are listed in the Club Directory, and subscribed to the Club's email list. Lifetime Members and Family Members are exempt from annual dues, and cannot hold an elected office.

Documents and Info

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Club By-Laws (last amended May 1999)
  Official version (amendments appended)
  Working version (amendments/changes inserted in red text; much easier to read)

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Want to join us? Complete an application form, save it, print it, and send it to us!

  HOTARC Information Brochure

  HOTARC Membership Application (See our FAQ page for more info.)

  ARES application (See our FAQ page for more about ARES requirements.)

Time to renew your membership? (due every January)
  Membership Renewal Form:   html (print and mail)       pdf (submit via email)
  Make secure online payments to HOTARC using PayPal (for Dues, Flower funds, Education fees, etc.)
  HOTARC Member Roster (password req'd) — verify your info is up to date

Other info about us
  Monthly Meetings (location, maps, and usual meeting times)
  HOTARC FM Repeaters (repeater frequencies, how-to, guidelines)
  HOTARC D-Star Repeater (photos and details)
  Club Trailers (info and photos of our emergency communications trailers)
  FAQ (steps to join HOTARC, things we do, etc.)
  See also the archives of Club Events, HOTLINE, News, etc. (in the menu).

Other resources
  Area repeaters — listing of local FM repeaters in addition to HOTARC's
  Area nets — listing of local FM nets and HF nets in which you can participate
  Ham satellites — making contacts with satellites (some resources to get started)

Contact us:  hamradio at