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Houston, Texas, USA


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The March 27th, 6:30pm meeting will take place at

Rotondo's Giant Hoagies
2402-A Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Star Plaza Shopping Center
Southeast Corner of Bay Area & Space Center

Join us for dinner at 6:00pm.



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 is very actively supporting and involved with 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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Last update: July 19, 2011