Club Info

License Exams

NARS offers ham license examinations at the Tomball Regional Hospital located at 605 Holderreith Blvd in Tomball, TX 77375. Please use the Main Hospital Entrance. Take the first hallway on left look for The Founders Room conference room. Parking is available to the right of the main entrance.

Exams are scheduled January through November on the fourth Saturday of the month at 8:30 A.M. Summer month (June thru August) exams may be cancelled or rescheduled as required. Additional exams may be scheduled throughout the year as necessary. Special exams will be announced here.

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, as well as a 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..



Here you will find items that the club has archived for reference. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you may contact one of the club officers for assistance, because there are a number of items that are available only in hardcopy.

Newsletter Archive

Back issues of the NARS newsletter can be downloaded here. Issues from August 1996 to December 1998 are available as HTML. Issues from January 2001 through the current issue are available as PDFs. A PDF viewer is required to view these issues.

Select from the dropdown list below to view or download the issues.

NOTE: Issues from January 1999 through December 2000 or before August 1996 are not available. If you can scan these and forward to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., I will be glad to post them.


Three repeaters in the Houston area are affiliated with NARS. Two repeaters are located in the Galleria area, and a third satellite repeater is located in the Cypress area. The repeaters cover western Houston from Sugarland in the south to the Tomball-Huffsmith area in the north.

  • W5NC - 2M 146.660 -600 kHz PL 141.3  Located in the Galleria area (signs W5NC/R)

  • W5NC - 2M 146.660 -600 kHz PL 100.0  Located in the Cypress area (signs W5NC/R//CYPRESS)

  • W5NC - 70cm 444.375 +5 mHz PL 103.5 Located in the Galleria area (signs W5NC/R)

The following members are responsible for the operation and maintenance of our repeaters:

Weekly VHF Net

Neal, N5EN, conducts a moderated Q&A net on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 P.M. We welcome others who would like to take a turn a net control. Contact Neal on the air or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.We have developed a recommended script to help you get started.

We encourage all licensed hams to participate, whether you are a NARS member or not. This is the place to get some on-air operating experience, ask questions, and learn. The nets are either on the club repeater, W5NC on 146.660,  -600 khz offset, PL 141.3 (Galleria ares) or PL100 (Cypress area). Occasionally we meet on the K5WH repeater on 146.76, -600 offset, PL 103.5. The net frequency is announced prior to the net on the NARS reflector on