Recurring Events

September 21st, 2016 Comments off

Katy Amateur Radio Society (KARS), Katy, Texas

Recurring Events

Event Time Location Notes
KARS Net Every Tuesday, 8:00 PM KARS Repeater KT5TX 147.200(+) MHz Repeater, PL 141.3
KARS Monthly Meeting 2nd Monday of Every Month, 7:30 PM HCESD Fire Station #4 22855 Franz Rd, Katy, TX 77449
KARS VE Session (Licensing Exam) Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:30 AM HCESD Fire Station #4 No Pre-registration Required
KARS Coffee Every Wednesday, 7:30 PM Starbucks 547 South Mason Rd. Mason & Merrymount
KARS Breakfast Every Saturday, 8:00 AM Alcaliente 20210 Katy Fwy

Katy Amateur Radio Society (KARS) is an active club in Katy, TX, just west of Houston, dedicated to the fascinating hobby of amateur radio.

Please come and join in the fun!

Categories: Club Info

Last Night KARS Net

September 28th, 2016 Comments off

Last night’s KARS Net had 23 check-ins.

Check-ins were AK5AK JOHN, K5DAF DAN, KG5JBJ MICHAEL, AK5AIC JOHN, KT5BBQ CHARLIE, K5DSM DAVE, KG5ONF CASH, KJ0OW PHIL, AE5TG TOM, WB3EWP BOB, N5OSO TIM, W5ZTX JIM, AF5IT BRIAN, KD5RR RAUL, WB8JEL LARY, KG5TTS GEORGE, KG5PKW AMY, KG5IGU RICH, K5BIO CARLISLE, KG5MGS JOHN, WB5KVV JACK, KT5SR and WB4FCC (NC)

Note: Amy KG5PKW, this was her first net and first formal  message received from Scott KT5SR.

Announcements and discussion of fire alarm blitz (last weekend) – 8 KARS members assisted.

IS IT YOUR TURN?  Be sure to volunteer as KARS Net Control.  kars-net-guidelines

Finally, Thx to Phil WB4FCC for being our net control last night.    73

Categories: Net

DMR Equipment Info

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off
Categories: Equipment

ARES NEEDS YOUR HELP! – SAT 24th

September 22nd, 2016 Comments off

If you are an ARES member…
We need a few more hands to help with the Simulated Emergency Test this Saturday, it will only take half a day of your time. Please look at the IAP and look at the available locations.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h35npbNC3IPKYCcYNIOuLE0tDcw349Wl5Ryqihw4dgI
If you can lend a hand please contact Jeff Walter, jawalter6@comcast.net
281-467-8595 Cell
Thank you
Sid Sherwood – n5zkd@sbcglobal.net
N5ZKD
EC NW Unit

Categories: Volunteer

Updated Calendar

September 22nd, 2016 Comments off

There has been lots of work going on behind the scenes on the KARS Website.   Thanks to Ty KE5RVV for all his hard work.

Be sure to check out the new format for the Calendar / Events.  When you go to the “Calendar”, in the upper right corner is a “VIEW AS” box.  This lets you select Month, List, or Day.  You can select an Event which now provides you with lots of new information about the event.  It allows you to download the event into your calendar, see a map, follow a link to the events website, and much more.  Enjoy!  73

Categories: Club Info

KARS NET – 9/20

September 20th, 2016 Comments off

We had 15 check-ins tonight; KG5LRP, KG5ONF, K5DAF, W5ZTX, K5DSM, KJ5OW, KG5IGU, KG5BIO, KT5BBQ, KF5GRY, AF5IT, K5TWT, WA5VBP, KF5DRN, KT5SR, WB5KVV.  Thanks to Jack WB5KVV for being the Net Control tonight.  73

Categories: Net

QRZ Page

September 19th, 2016 Comments off

We have added a KARS member QRZ page.  http://www.katyars.com/qrz/  If you are not on the QRZ page, you are missing from our membership list.  If you did not receive an email announcing this post, we either do not have you email address or the email address we have is incorrect.  You can send updates or corrections to KARSPresident@katyars.com. 73 KG5JBJ

Categories: Club Info

KARS VE Session (Licensing Exam) results for 2016

September 16th, 2016 Comments off

March 12, 22-TOTAL 18-Technician 2-General 2-Extra  20-Total PASS 17-Technician 2-General 1-Extra

June 11, 8- TOTAL 3-Technician 4-General 1-Extra  ALL passed

September 10, 15-TOTAL 5-Technician 6-General 4-Extra  10-Total PASS 4-Technician 4-General 2-Extra

24 new Technicians got their license.  10 General and 4 Extra upgraded the licenses.

If you would like to become a Volunteer Examiner, go to http://www.arrl.org/become-an-arrl-ve

Categories: Exam Session

Volunteers Needed for Oct. 1, 8, 9, 21, 22, and 23

September 16th, 2016 Comments off

Volunteers are needed for several upcoming events.
The Tour de Cure, October 1st needs communicators and a few more SAG drivers.
To volunteer as a communicator please contact Rick Broussard N5KJN n5kjn@brsd.com
To volunteer as a SAG please contact Robin Marsh, KF5MNB jmorob@gmail.com

Other events looking for help in the not too distant future…
10 for Texas, October 8th, go to WWW.woodlands-events-comms.info
Oktoberfest Triathlon, October 9th, Contact me at n5zkd@sbcglobal.net
Mammoth Lake Triathlon, October 23rd, Contact me at n5zkd@sbcglobal.net
Wings over Houston, October 21st through 23rd, Contact George Levandowski at kd5afy@sbgglobal.net
Please come out and put your license to good use.
Thank you,
Sid Sherwood
EC NW Unit, District 14

Categories: Volunteer

KARS NET – Tuesday 9/13/16

September 13th, 2016 Comments off

Every Tuesday night at 8pm, we have a NET to discuss amateur radio and KARS club topics.

Tonight’s topics were:

What presentations should we have at our upcoming General Meetings, and what would make a good project for the KARS Build Day?  Some ideas discussed were antennas (especially home stealth antennas) as well as digital modulation for ham radio.

We had 18 check-ins: KG5TTS George, WB5KVV Jack, K5DAF Dan, KG5IGU Richard, KG5JBJ Michael, K5DSM David, KF5IYX Wanda, K5BIO Carlisle, WB3EWP Bob, KG5LRp Jeff, WB8JEL Larry, KT5BBQ Charlie, KJ5OW Phil, WA5VBP John, WD8RZA Dave, KF5TWT Darrell, KT5SR Scott, AF5IT Brian

Thank You to Brian AF5IT for being the Net Control.

Be sure to join us each Tuesday night at 8PM.  73, KG5JBJ

Categories: Net