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Formed in 2018, Coppell Amateur Radio Enthusiasts is working towards:


Providing a forum for hams to come together to ask questions and learn through Elmering and working with local groups and schools to help potential hams learn about the hobby.


Working with local organizations to provide communications and assistance during events and times of need, such as during parades, celebrations, and other community gatherings that bring in large crowds.


Providing opportunities for amateur radio operators to meet off the air to talk about the hobby, such as radio setups, challenges when operating amateur radio gear, and projects.


Establishing an Emergency Communications (EmComm) group to provide communications within the City of Coppell in times of extraordinary need.

We invite you to read our Strategic Plan for 2018 through 2020

Over 20 members and growing

We are excited to continue growing our membership and help area amateur radio operators learn more about the hobby and work together to build a community of hams ready and able to assist in times of need.

W5CPL amateur radio repeater

As a non-profit organization, we operate a 70-centimeter amateur radio repeater, W5CPL, serving the Coppell and immediate surrounding areas, and we welcome anyone with a valid amateur radio license to use the repeater.

Building an amateur radio wiki

By using the same wiki backed as Wikipedia, our goal is to help all amateur radio operators, and operators-to-be, to learn about the hobby and improve their amateur radio skills. We invite amateur radio operators to contribute!

Financial documents

As a nonprofit organization it is our goal to be transparent with our financial information.

501(c)(3) determination

In accordance with IRS requirements, our exemption application, 501(c)(3) determination letter, and Form 990-N e-Postcard documents are available for inspection.

Coppell Amateur Radio Enthusiasts is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult the IRS or your tax professional for information regarding your ability to deduct contributions.

Governing documents

Our governing documents drive how our organization operates. We invite you to download our governing documents.

You can also download our certificate of formation and certificate of filing.

Meet our team

Working to bring Coppell TX hams together to share knowledge, work together in times of need, and introduce new hams to our hobby!

Darryl Briggs



Aaron Hulett


Secretary/Treasurer and License Trustee

Korky Kathman


Vice President

Jonathan Sheets


Assistant Vice President

Kurtis Rutter


Board Director