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.

Greater Houston Hamfest

and West Gulf Division Convention


o February 24 is our next JSCARC POTA @ San Jacinto Battleground Park

o February 24-25 NOTA (NASA On The Air) and ARISS are celebrating 40 years of ham radio's influence in space exploration

o March 1-2 Greater Houston Hamfest. JSCARC has a reserved table for club members' use.


o A new IC-9700 Satellite Station is installed in the shack

o Welcome to Robin, K8ONS, a new JSCARC member

o Congrats to Terry, KA5TBB, for his new Collins 75A4 receiver acquisition (tube radios glow in the dark)

Pix from JSCARC Monthly Meeting, February 8, 2024

Pano pic courtesy of AB5SS

Dave’s 4th VHF Rover outing

I’m getting progressively better at this new adventure of ham radio- VHF/UHF Contest Rovering My QSO count is still extremely low, but I’m gaining tons of experience with still a long way to go.  This ... Read more...

Winter Field Day 2024

  Soapbox comments from our JSCARC members who participated in this year’s Winter Field Day.  Overall, this was fun, and another example of a ham radio event used to promote the importance of emergency preparedness. ... Read more...

Pix from JSCARC Monthly Meeting Jan 11, 2024

Ken K5RG just returned from a trip to Egypt with Camille.  We all wished he had taken a radio for SU1CAMEL/K5RG mobile ops. John AB5SS showed us a portable POTA battery box he built on ... Read more...

IC-9700 New Addition to the Shack!

Post by AB5SS Jan 21, 2024 Editor’s Note:  In November, the club voted to replace our aging TS-2000 VHF/UHF radio with a new IC-9700.  Our treasurer Ken K5RG quickly procured the radio and delivered it ... Read more...

POTA #17 at San Jacinto Park

Author: Jayant KG5LJZ Saturday December 16, 2023 It was a cold dreary day when I got the call from John AB5SS that POTA was on. It had rained the previous night and the ground was ... Read more...