POTA #8 @ San Jacinto this Saturday (Dec 3)

The JSCARC will be conducting another Parks On The Air (POTA) outing this Saturday, at the San Jacinto Battleground Historical Park. Who:  All JSCARC members are invited to come by to watch, operate, or enjoy the park What:  POTA radio activation of W5RRR  https://docs.pota.app When: Saturday Dec 3, 8:30AM – 12:00PM Where:  San Jacinto Battleground … Read more…

K5KRM Vintage tube radio (boatanchor) shack

JSCARC member, Milt K5KRM gets his tube radios ready to warm up the shack as winter approaches. Milt’s primary radios are a Kenwood TS-520 (previously owned by astronaut Steve Lindsay), a Heathkit HW-100 and a Drake 2B.  You can find Milt using the TS520 or HW100 while regularly checking into the 20m SSB Maritime Net … Read more…

JSC Fox Hunt Summary and PIX

Great weather, and a good turn out for our first Fox Hunt in a few years. The 2m Fox was hidden 1.5 miles away from the shack, in a tree by the front of the Clear Lake High School. Congrats to AB5SS to be the first and fastest Hunter of this fox.  Honorable Mention goes … Read more…

Echolink/Allstart updated now operational

Jerry N5FWB and Terry KA5TBB successfully finished the installation of the W5RRR 2m Echolink/AllStar node last night. This constitutes a major update since the AllStar implementation provides significant improvement to the voice quality clarity. N5FWB took the lead and worked above and beyond to acquire the new node equipment and integrate them into the working … Read more…

JSC Fox Hunt this Sunday (both 2m and 80m)

This SUNDAY Nov 20th, the JSCARC will host a combined 2m AND 80m ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) day. 2M FOX   10am-3pm Who:  Members, family, friends, all What: A 2m Fox Hunt broadcast on 146.565 MHz FM; a 30 second tone (with CW code W5OC identifier) will be continuously sent each minute. When:  10:00AM to 3:00PM … Read more…

JSC Fall Student Interns @ W5RRR

Over the last two months, the club has sponsored 3 visits by this semester’s JSC Pathways and Regular Student Interns. As part of their Ham Radio Student Intern Committee, led by student Kim Zwolshen, KE8QKU, we’ve enjoyed our best overall participation and fun. 12 students were provided a good overview of ham radio and it’s … Read more…

W5RRR is on-the-air after successful Artemis launch

As an active NASA On The Air (NOTA) participating station, the NASA JSC W5RRR station will immediately begin on-the-air ops in commemoration of the successful Artemis Launch this morning 12/16 at 12:47 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center.  Watch for our spots on all bands and modes, especially weekend ops.The Artemis launch represents NASA 1st … Read more…

JSCARC’S 2022 ANNUAL DINNER PARTY

HOLIDAY DINNER Join us for good cheer and a yummy tummy dinner at our annual December Holiday Dinner. Who:  JSCARC Members, spouses, significant others, etc What: 2022 Annual Dinner Party When:  Thursday, December 1, 6:00PM Social, 6:30PM Dinner Where:  Main 101 Grill and Bar, 101 E Main St. La Porte, Texas 77571  https:www.main101.com Why:  Fellowship, … Read more…

POTA #7 @ San Jacinto photos

The JSCARC member KG5LJZ, KB5PGY, AD5CQ, AB5SS, and W5OC had a terrific Parks On The Air (POTA) outing with gorgeous weather at the San Jacinto Battleground Historical State Park, K-3511.  There was unexpected extraordinary participation by large flocks of Texas’ state bird… the mosquito.  Luckily KG5PGY stopped by Walgreens and brought the magical elixir, Off … Read more…