The Washington County Amateur Radio Club was formed on June 26th, 2014, but Amateur Radio isn’t new to Washington County!
What we know today as the Washington County Amateur Radio Club was created by the membership of the Brenham Amateur Radio Club. Those members wanted to share the their skills and service with everyone in the county, not just those residing in Brenham.
The Brenham Amateur Radio Club has a history tracing back to September 1978. Henry L. Schulze, Jr., known as “Hank” or “Potsy” to many, was very active in ham radio and enjoyed working satellites and casual conversations. Hank was an “elmer” to many in the community and was the first President of the Brenham Amateur Radio Club.
Upon his passing, Henry’s callsign – W5AUM – was transferred to the Brenham Amateur Radio Club in memory of his contributions to Amateur Radio in our community. When the Brenham Amateur Radio Club was dissolved in 2014, the Washington County Amateur Radio recieved Henry’s callsign to honor his legacy.