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.





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 DX Engineering tbd Fire Station
September 20 Ham Nation tbd  Fire Station
October 18  - Dr Pat Reiff  W5TAR Fire Station
November 15 The Night Sky Loyd Overcash Fire Station
December 20 Show & Tell / Silent Auction various Fire Station


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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.


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..