Club Info

Meeting Topics for 2020

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 to a 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.





January 18 Banquet various Back Yard Grill
February 21  Whats New in Amateur Radio Jason Johnson, KC5HWB Fire Station
March 20 D-Star DMR David Holman - AC7DS Virtual - ZOOM
April 17 Lighbulb Antenna
Balloon Activity
Coax Routing
Kirk Breden - N5XJB
Walter Holmes - K5WH
Richard Nelson - KF5WRD
Virtual - ZOOM
May 15  Stealth Antennas  Carl Foster - KB7AZ Virtual - Zoom
June 19  Field Day Kirc Breden - N5XJB Virtual - Zoom
July 17 Raspberry Pi mini-computer Jeff Greer - W5JEF Virtual - Zoom
August 21     ?
September 18     ?
October 16     ?
November 20 Officer elections   ?
December 18 Show & Tell
Silent Auction
various ?

Amateur Radio Mentoring Group

In addition to the Ham Radio Tech Notes group on, Bill, K5LK is the group admin for a sub-group whose purpose is to facilitate discussion and communication on group activities related to mentoring of hams on newer technologies and operating modes. While all hams are encouraged to participate, our programs primarily target newly licensed and returning hams. We are looking for hams to be part of our advisory team. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Bill-K5LK, Walter-K5WH, Joe-W5BSA or John-K5JBT.

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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.

Social Media

NARS has a social media presence! Thanks to Sam Labarbera, N6HB, we have a Facebook page for those who would like to follow us there. Visit the W5NC Facebook page and join! It is open to ham radio operators, so there is a short quiz to qualify new members. 

We also have a Twitter feed. Follow us on