ARISS SSTV Event Scheduled for Early August

August 03, 2020 — A Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS) for early August. Date and times for the event are Aug 4 (12:25-18:10 UTC) for setup and operation and Aug 5 (08:15-18:25 UTC) for operation and close down. This is an MAI-75 experiment activity developed by the … Read more…

2020 Field Day Recap

Field Day brought many challenges to the table this year. Typically, the biggest worry leading up to and during the event is what twist Murphy will throw at you! Or in simpler terms, what time the lunch and dinner meal is getting served. But not this year… Before we get into the dits and dahs … Read more…

45th Anniversary Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP)

The event will run from July 15th at 7:20am through July 24th at 4:18pm CDT. Members of the JSCARC will be using the W5RRR callsign from their home shacks to make contacts to commemorate this historic event. QSL cards will be sent by following our QSL instructions. At this time, no special QSL card is … Read more…

2020 Houston Marathon Ham Recruitment

The Houston Marathon is quickly approaching, with the We Are Houston Fun Run on Saturday, January 18 and the Chevron Houston Marathon Sunday, January 19. I encourage all hams to volunteer to support these events. The need is real. To fully staff ham effort requires about 150 hams. The last three years between 101 – … Read more…

Patrick Stoddard (WD9EWK) Visits W5RRR

If you’ve ever been to an Arizona/Phoenix area hamfest you’ve likely seen Patrick Stoddard (WD9EWK) running the AMSAT booth and performing demonstrations as satellites pass over. If you’ve ever chased grids on or casually worked satellites there’s a high probability you’ve had a QSO with Patrick. Patrick routinely activates grids wherever his travels take him … Read more…