Mr. Mike McCue W5ATN has accepted the position of Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Milam County in District 7 of the South Texas Section. This appointment was recommended by Section Manager (SM) Mr. Stuart Wolfe. Mike replaces Stuart, now the STX SM, who had served as EC since May 10, 2017.

District 7 is composed of Bastrop, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis, and Williamson counties. Mr. Ken Malgren, K7MAL, is the District 7 Emergency Coordinator (DEC).

Currently working for H&R BLOCK Mike has managed and prepared taxes for the last 25 years. Also a Navy Veteran, Mike joined the military in 1963 and worked as an Aviation Electronics Technician repairing and operating the communications and radar systems in various aircraft.

Mike was first licensed as KC6VJW in 1991 in San Jose California, just in time for the earthquakes and fires in 92-93. Mike is a member of the American Legion Amateur Radio Club, “TALARC” callsign K9TAL. Mike held the FCC General Radio and Telephone Operator License with Radar endorsement. In 2001, because of illness and family issues, my license lapsed. He was relicensed as KG5ZHF before receiving his W5ATN call.

Due to high pressure and severe arm twisting by the then Milam County EC (Stuart Wolf), he took the tech test and passed it and then was handed the general test and passed it. Stuart tried to push the EXTRA Test, but he waited a bit to pass it.

This appointment was effective November 11, 2020.


Jeffery A Walter – KE5FGA