Club Info

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 FT8 with WSJT-X and JS8Call Marty (W5MF)  Fire Station
April 19 Satellite overview Walter Holmes, K5WH  Fire Station
May 17 Emergency preparedness Haskill Moore (tentative) Fire Station
June 21  Field Day various Fire Station
July 19 DMR Ron Wa6TQH Fire Station
August 16 AMSAT and HAMSATS Andy MacAllister, W5ACM: Fire Station
September 20 DX Engineering tbd Fire Station
October 18 DMR Radio Workshop various Fire Station
November 15 Antennas and coax John Parmalee Fire Station
December 20 Show & Tell / Silent Auction various Fire Station

QST - QST - QST

We will hold elections for club officers at our November meeting. There are several positions open on the board. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.by email to request a position on the ballot. Be sure to read the club bylaws for any qualifications as well as the duties that go with the position.

Calendar

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Club Logo Apparel

Several members have expressed interest in purchasing apparel with the club logo on it. Saris Creations, our local vendor, offers to do one-off items at a reasonable cost. The shop is in Kingwood, so local pickup is not too difficult. You may also be able to arrange shipping through them.

The following prices are representative. Contact the shop for exact pricing:

  • Port Authority® Silk Touch™ K500 Polo shirt - $25.00~$30.00.
  • Port Authority® ChallengerJ754 Challenger fleece lined jacket  - $52.00.

Delivery time is approximately one week. Larger sizes incur a one to two dollar cost increase per item.

License Exams

NARS offers ham license examinations. These are usually held at the Tomball Regional Hospital, 605 Holderrieth Blvd,Tomball, TX 77375. We meet on the First Floor, Green Conference Room.

Exams are usually given on the third Saturday of the month at 8:30 A.M. Anyone who wants to observe and/or participate in a session is always welcome. Please check the monthly newsletter to confirm that there will be an exam session during the month as well as the exact date and time, and possible location change.

If you want to learn more about becoming a volunteer examiner, or have questions about the exam, please contact Ron Matusek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..