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.

Apollo 8- 75th Anniversary

Ham Radio operations with NASA ON THE AIR to commemorate Apollo 8


o Ham Radio License Exam @ Gilruth moved to Oct 7th for this month, due to JSC Open House.

o JSCARC Volunteers Needed for Oct 14 JSC Open House


o Sept 21 JSCARC POTA #14 @ Galveston Island Park

o See nasaontheair@wordpress.com for our activations

Dave’s VHF Roving Adventure

This was my 3rd attempt at VHF Roving.  After 2 past attempts, the last being a disaster after my laptop PC became corrupted and I aborted home;  this was one was supposed to be my ... Read more...

N0ZGO Fights Lightning- and WINS!

Zach, N0ZGO, our roving Dallas/Houston JSCARC ham, kindly gave us permission to upload this on our website after posted on the w5rrr.groups.io reflector.  As a keen practictioner of hands-on radio repairs, this one was particularly ... Read more...

Parks On The Air (POTA) #13 Report

Parks On The Air (POTA) #13 San Jacinto Battleground Historic Park There was nothing unlucky on our 13th JSCARC POTA activation this past Saturday at the San Jac park.  In many ways, this was our ... Read more...

My Rover Experience- #2 CQ WW VHF

<Posted in hopes of enouraging other to try Roving> The plan was in place, but it really didn’t happen.  After an exhilarating June VHF contest 1st attempt as a rover, I was ready to try ... Read more...

Lucky #13 POTA upcoming @ July 29 San Jacinto

Can you believe it?  A dozen POTAs already conducted by the club and this one will be lucky #13. To celebrate the great Texas summer weather, we’re doing it at our go-to San Jacinto Battleground ... Read more...

Spotlight: David KG5URA

Operating POTA from Galveston State Park.   My QTH Shack: I have the following equipment in the shack: 1. Icom IC-7610 with Heil PR10 mounted onto a PL2T boom 2.  Ultamax-100 66 foot end fed ... Read more...