Welcome to the home page of the Katy Amateur Radio Society, (KARS). We are an active club in Katy, TX, located just west of the Houston area. If you would like to learn more about the fascinating hobby of Amateur Radio visit the ARRL website or please contact us via email.

The KARS Net is held every Tuesday at 8:00 PM on the KT5TX 147.200(+) MHz repeater, PL 141.3.

The KARS monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30PM at West I-10 Fire Station #4 on Franz Road, just east of Grand Parkway (99). Talk-in on the 147.200(+) MHz repeater, PL 141.3. Come join us!

The KARS VE Sessions are held on the 3rd Saturday of every even numbered month at 9:30AM at the West I-10 Firestation #4 on Franz Road, just east of Grand Parkway (99). No pre-registration is required.

The KARS group also meets every Saturday at 8:00AM at a local restaurant - On Most Saturdays we gather at Luby's at 485 S Mason Rd. (it does change occasionally).

Please come and join in the fun!

Kars Net 2014 04 15

April 12th, 2014 No comments

Richard Hind K5RIV is our net controller.

Topic for the night is: what are your favorite bands and/or modes to use while chasing DX.

Thank you; Hannu KT5FI

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Kars Net 2014 04 08

April 7th, 2014 No comments

Scott Reeve KT5SR has volunteered to be the net controller.

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KARS Tuesday night net

March 28th, 2014 No comments

Thank you Richard Hind / K5RIV for managing netcontroller volunteers for the net!

I am trying to continue now for the next 6 months.

 

Next net on 2014 04 01 is led by Jack Philley / WB5KVV. Topic is: What technical presentations would you like to have on our monthly meeting.

 

 

Hannu KT5FI

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KARS Tuesday Night Net

March 23rd, 2014 No comments

CB Radio in Hand

Net Controller: Ron McDonald, K5CE

Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014

Pre-Net 7:30 p.m.

Net 8:00 p.m.

The topic for Tuesday’s net has not been specified.  Please post any suggestions or announcements in the comments.

Let’s all get on the air and join Ron for the net on Tuesday!

 

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KARS Tuesday Night Net

March 16th, 2014 No comments

CB Radio 1

Net Controller: Phill Yates,  WB4FCC

Date: Tuesday March 18, 2014

Pre-Net: 7:30 p.m.

Net: 8:00 p.m. 

The topic for Tuesday’s net is: “If your lights were out for 4 days (assume no physical damage, just no power), would you be able to effectively operate On day 4? (if not, what would you need to do so?).”

Let’s all get on the air and join Phill for the net on Tuesday!

 

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Kars Tuesday net

March 12th, 2014 No comments

I will try to coordinate who is net controller from April 1st. Your help is needed for us to keep the net on line.

I am looking volunteers for april 1st and for may.

The current volunteer list i have is:

K5UI KA5OXA KJ5OW KT5US WA5NSF K5MMD KD5OCR KF5ENT KK5LG KA8KPN AF5IT KF5LOE K5RIV KT5BBQ K5HM KD5VXP NV5DS K5CE KF5CZO N5IDF WB5KVV KT5SR KF5IYX KT5FI KF5RVE WD8RZA WB4FCC

With new members let me know if you’d like to be added or removed.

 

73

Hannu KT5FI / KT5FI@arrl.net (281) 693 4893

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KARS Tuesday Night Net

March 11th, 2014 No comments

Antenna

Net Controller: Phil Burrow, KJ5OW
Date: Tuesday March 11, 2014

Pre-Net 7:30 p.m.

Net 8:00 p.m.

The topic for Tuesday’s net has not been specified.  Please post any suggestions or announcements in the comments.

Let’s all get on the air and join Phil for the net on Tuesday!

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KARS Tuesday Night Net

March 3rd, 2014 No comments

CB Radio in Hand

Net Controller: Wanda Reves,  KF5IYX

 

Date: Tuesday March 4, 2014

 

Pre-Net: 7:30 p.m.

 

Net: 8:00 p.m.

 

The topic for Tuesday’s net will be ”What is the most interesting contact you have made via amateur radio?”

 

Let’s all get on the air and join Wanda for the net on Tuesday!

 

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2014 Public Service Events

February 24th, 2014 No comments

The attached file has a list of area public service events from March through November needing amateur radio operators

2014PS_events

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Surplus Equipment for Sale

February 24th, 2014 No comments

K5HM, Ron, has picked up the listed surplus equipment. Make your arrangements with Ron. If not sold, the remainder will be taken to the Houston Hamfest.

Quantity Model Description Estimated Value Club Donation
1 HP 5223 L Electronic Counter $200.00 $25.00
1 HP 5061B Cesium Beam Frequency Standard 5,000.00 Make offer
1 Twinfly P1,200-12 Power Supply 120/240VAC in 12VDC, 7 Amp Out 69.00 $10.00
1 Motorola HPN 1007B Power Supply 120/240VAC in 12VDC, 10 Amp out 50.00 $10.00
3 Tektronix 7844 Dual Beam Oscilloscope Mainframe, No Plug-ins 200.00 $50.00
1 Polarad Model 1106E-FT Signal Generator 1.8 – 4.5 GHz 175.00 $50.00
1 HP 8640B OPT 323 Signal Generator 400.00 $75.00
1 CMC CP-814 USM 207 Electronic Frequency Counter 200.00 $25.00
1 Tektronix 7623 Mainframe; No plug ins 100.00 $25.00
Estimated value is approximately half of e-bay price.

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