Johnson Space Center
Amateur Radio Club
Houston, Texas, USA


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The October 28, 2015, 6:30pm meeting will take place at

Tony's BBQ & Steak House
17052 Saturn Lane, Houston, TX
Phone: 281-286-8669

Join us for dinner at 6:00pm.
The meeting starts at 6:30pm.

    Meeting Agenda:
  1. Status of 60 foot Tower
  2. W5RRR Repeater
    a. Status
    b. Batteries/Antenna
    c. Yaesu DR-1X Check Out and Integration Plans/Acquisition
  3. QSL Cards
  4. ARISS Assistance
    a. Stephen F. Austin School (SFA)/Brazosport College, Lake Jackson
    b. Portable ARISS Radio Station
  5. WAVE Assistance (Westbrook Intermediate, League City Intermediate)
  6. Wrap-up of Safety Day and Fun Run Support
  7. IRLP Node
  8. 2016 Club Dues
  9. 501.c.3 Club Status

***Club dues ($15) WERE due October 1.***

Three methods of payment:
1. PayPal: Use the Club's PayPal account:
2. USPS Mail: Make out your check to JSC Amateur Radio Club
and mail it to the Club Treasurer:
Ken Goodwin, K5RG
894 Kingsgate Lane
Houston, TX 77058-3286
or mail it to JSCARC:
NASA Johnson Space Center
Attn: AW7/JSC Amateur Radio Club
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058-3696

New Members: Please complete a Membership Application and include it with your dues.
Current Members: If your contact information has changed, please complete the Membership Application
and send it to JSCARC.

Welcome to the Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club, located at NASA's Johnson Space Center, 25 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Texas. The club membership is made up of NASA and Contractor employees based in and around the Johnson Space Center. The club is very active in various aspects of the amateur radio hobby:  On-the-air ragchewing, DX'ing, Contesting, Satellites and Public Service.  The members frequently support the numerous public service activities conducted around the space center: fun runs, walk-a-thons, bicycle rides, parades, etc., which are conducted in the Clear Lake area.

Astronaut Dr. Laurel Clark speaks with New Mexico school students via one of W5RRR's HF stations. The JSCARC has been very active in the past with the completed Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX), space (Shuttle/Earth) and terrestrial (W5RRR/Schools) and the Russian Space Station Mir amateur radio activities. The club actively supports the development of the International Space Station (ISS) amateur radio (ARISS) activities.

The club callsign, W5RRR, is very well known on the HF, VHF and UHF bands.  It has been, and continues to be, one of the most active of the NASA facilities amateur radio stations. There's nothing like getting on the air and being "Domestic DX" when operating W5RRR.

This site is a "work in progress." Please send us your suggestions, ideas, favorite amateur radio-related space links, and, of course, criticisms about our webpages. They are welcome and encouraged--we want to improve, so please comment.

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This page is maintained by Dale Martin, KG5U.

Comments, suggestions and contributions (images, links, articles) are solicited and welcome.

Last update: October 26, 2015