Club Info

Repeater maintenance scheduled

A maintenance crew has access to the 146.66 repeater site on Saturday, March 16 to effect repairs and to try to improve coverage. We need your help to direct us for improvements. Without your assistance we can only guess what and where the antenna position should be and how effective any changes are. Check back for the maintenance times, or check the reflector. Better yet, get on the air and help!

About Us

The Northwest Amateur Radio Society was established in 1985 and serves the suburban FM 1960 area in Northwest Houston. NARS is active in community and public service events.

Club members are interested in QRP, DXing, contesting, homebrew, ragchewing, VE sessions, and getting together for our favorite activity, eating. We welcome all hams as well as family and friends.

Meeting Topics for 2019

NARS attempts to provide an enjoyable, interesting, and informative experience at each of our meetings. This being your club, we welcome suggestions from the membership for topics that you find useful and interesting. Either send an email to any of the club officers, come board meeting at 6:00 and make your suggestion in person, or make a suggestion at the regular meeting at 7:30. We are always happy to entertain your suggestions.

The current program calendar has plenty of room to grow.

Month

Topic

Presenter

Location

January 18 Banquet various Back Yard Grill
February 15  Radio to Computer Connections Richard Nelson, KF5WRD Fire Station
March 15 - - -
April 19  Satellite overview  Walter Holmes, K5WH  Fire Station
May 17  -  -  -
June 21  Field Day various Fire Station
July 19  -  -  -
August 16  -  -  -
September 20  TQP (tentative) -  Fire Station
October 18  -  -  -
November 15  -  -  -
December 20 Show & Tell various Fire Station

Calendar

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Weekly HF Net

The weekly HF ragchew net meets on 10 meters (28.444) on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. CST. At present there is little activity on this net, but keep checking, the propagation gods will smile again. This is a moderated net, but is very informal.

Following the 10 meter net, there is a follow-on informal ragchew on 80 meters. The frequency is usually around 3850, but varies according to band conditions and existing QSOs. Walter, KK5LO, usually posts the frequency for the evening on the NARS reflector.This net is heard over much of the central part of Texas. Some members check in from the hill country and others from north central Texas.