NASA On the Air

Every year, the consortium of 12 NASA centers activate their respective NASA amateur radio club stations to support a year long operating event called NOTA (NASA On The Air).  NOTA’s objective is to foster collaboration among NASA ham radiostations to interact with the amateur radio communityopportunity by commemorate significant milestones in NASA space history. W5RRR, the JSCARC station, is an active participant of NASA On the Air (NOTA). 

Checkout the site here

NASA Centers Amateur Clubs

  • Ames Research Center (ARC) NA6MF — California
  • Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) NA6SA — California
  • Glenn Research Center (GRC) NA8SA — Ohio
  • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) WA3NAN — Maryland
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) W6VIO — California
  • Johnson Space Center (JSC) W5RRR – Texas
  • Kennedy Space Center (KSC) N1KSC — Florida
  • Langley Research Center (LARC) KG4NJA — Virginia
  • Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) NN4SA — Alabama
  • Stennis Space Center (SSC) N5SSC — Mississippi
  • Wallops Flight Facility (WWF) W4WFF — Virginia
  • White Sands Complex/Mesilla Valley Radio Club(MVRC) N5BL — New Mexico


NOTA operating events have included:

2017            45th Anniversary of Apollo 17

2018            60th Anniversary of the NASA agency,     50th Anniversary of Apollo 8

2019            50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

2020            50th Anniversary of Apollo 13

2021            50th Anniversary of Apollo 17

2022            50th Anniversayr of Apollo 16,      1st Launch of Artemis-1

NOTA 2023

Co-chairs: Jayant Ramadrishnan KG5LJZ/JSC and Michael Seay WA4ECT/KSC

Planned 2023 Activations (updated regularly- see NOTA site here):

Date (TBA)Event
FebruarySpaceX Crew 6 Launch (3 astronauts are hams!)
AprilBoeing Starliner CST-100 first crewed launch
September10th Anniversary of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) launch