Serving NASA and local communities since 1967

Welcome to the The Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club (JSCARC) site.  We are located at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) approximately 25 miles southeast of downtown Houston, Texas. Our mission is to actively provide and promote STEAM outreach, emergency operations, mission support, and public service for NASA and the local communities.


W5RRR is an active participant of NASA ON THE AIR (NOTA)


Field Day 2024 is coming!!!


Lone Star Flight Museum + Ham Radio

o ANNOUNCING a significant opportunity to collaborate with the Lone Star Flight Museum.

o READ the presentation given at the May JSCARC monthly meeting <HERE>

o VOLUNTEER for Ham Radio Outreach participation for this effort

** Signup <HERE>

CLICK HERE for our 2024 Field Day Information flyer


o June 13th JSCARC May Monthly Minutes posted <HERE>

o July 6 JSCARC POTA Multi-park Roving Event, Read <HERE>

Radio Support… Montana style

Dan, KG5PVP is a QTH hopper.  He rotates his stays between Houston and a remote QTH in the Kootenai national forest area of northwest Montana.  Dan splits his ham participation between three clubs:  K5HOU/CLARC, W5RRR/JSCARC ... Read more...

Spring 2024 Student Interns

On Thursday, April 24, Kelvin K5KGH and Jeff AB4ME conducted an Handi-Talkie (HT) orientation overview for 2 of our JSC Student Interns. This was an important lesson covering the use of their HTs and how ... Read more...

Texas State Parks On The Air (TSPOTA) 2024

Wow, what a fun weekend. TSPOTA (Texas State Parks On The Air) received lots of activity from the JSCARC as we operated April 20-21 across 5 state parks on SSB and CW. Truth be told… ... Read more...

Belton Hamfest April 2024

Belton- The biggest Hamfest in Texas didn’t disappoint. It’s been interesting to observe the ebb and flow of this Hamfest each year as different hams and vendors seem to have seasonal inventory and predilections!  For ... Read more...

3-500Z Arcing

A bit off topic for the general group, but I wanted to share a video of an arcing 3-500Z tube and a tip in troubleshooting with shorted radios/amps.(Note: the 3-500Z is a very popular compact ... Read more...

Fox Hunt for JSC Student Intern Group

With a break in the weather, 4 intrepid student interns, Zane, Issac, Arthur, and Eric participated in a special JSCARC Fox Hunt held a the JSC Gilruth center on Sunday March 24. For this event, ... Read more...