Johnson Space Center
Amateur Radio Club
Houston, Texas, USA


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

NASA-JSC Gilruth Center
(Enter from Space Center Blvd.)
Coords: 29.569465, -95.083722

The meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Stay tuned for further details.

    Meeting Agenda:
  1. Plans for ARRL Field Day June 27-28 with CLARC
  2. Work Day prior to ARRL Field Day - TBD
  3. Status of 60-foot Tower
  4. W5RRR QSL Cards
  5. Westbrook Intermediate School Antenna Installation
  6. Hamfest: Ham-Com, Irving, TX - June 12-13
  7. Hamfest: Texas City Hamfest - July 18

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.

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Last update: May 25, 2015