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.

ARRL Field Day

In partnership with the Clear Lake Amateur Radio Club (CLARC), the JSCARC will be preparing for Field Day


o Download our Field Day 2023 Flyer- Click Here

o NOTA (NASA ON THE AIR) commemorates Sally Ride, the first US Woman in Space (6/18/83 on STS-7)

o <See NASAONTHEAIR.wordpress.com for more info about NOTA>


AB5SS-114 Balloon Status as of May 30, 2023:

No updates from the balloon. Its journey has likely ended on the west coast of Africa.

Congrats to John for another successful balloon deployment- it was aloft for a month and circled the globe.

Spotlight: Terry N5LOW

  How long have you been a ham?Since May 2017 How did you get interested/started? I had a large 27Mhz setup Back in min 70’s and Listening to offshore shrimpers on a receiver in Corpus ... Read more...

Jayant KG5LJZ visits BVARC Park Activation

This Sunday, Jayant KG5LJZ went to participate with the BVARC (Brazos Valley ARC) members for one of their many POTA park activations.  Sunday’s event was held at the Brazos Bend State Park (POTA # K-2992), ... Read more...

A great day for beach ops- POTA #12 Galveston

  POTA (Parks On The Air) #12 at Galveston Island State Park, arguably was one of our best for different reasons.  Terry N5LOW, David KG5URA, David KG5PGY, Dan KG5PVP, and David W5OC were the activators ... Read more...

Looking for Field Day GOTA visitors/participants

  The objective of ham radio’s Field Day is to promote public service and outreach.  We want to fulfill this responsibility by giving some special hands-on experiences for young & old visitors, as well as ... Read more...

A visit to a Super Collector

I had the pleasure of meeting John W5ZG during the Belton Hamfest.  After an early morning of sparse interest at my seller’s table, John stopped by and decided to buy my Henry 2KD-2 1KW Linear.  ... Read more...

POTA (Parks OFF the Air) today

  **Make sure to see the NASA flag that Terry N5LOW installed on the tower, click here:  IMG_5147** Today, our intrepid JSCARC Hams experienced a different version of POTA:  “Parks OFF the Air”, or “Pooped ... Read more...