About Us

December 9th, 2016

We welcome all visitors licensed or not who share an interest in amateur radio.


Repeater
The KARS group operates a 2 meter repeater. The repeater, KT5TX with an output frequency of 147.200(+) and a PL of 141.3, is located in Katy at an elevation of 140′.


Net
The KARS Net is held every Tuesday at 8:00 PM on the KT5TX repeater.  (Click HERE for the net procedure)


Meetings
The KARS monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:30PM at HCESD 48 Administration Building on Morton Road, just east of Grand Parkway (99).  Come join us!  (Click HERE for a map)


Activities
The KARS group also meets every Saturday at 8:00AM at Luby’s on S. Mason Rd for coffee and breakfast. Wednesday evenings around 07:30 PM a smaller KARS group meets at Starbuck’s also just south of I-10 on Mason for coffee.

In June of each year we  gather to compete in ‘Field Day’ – a worldwide amateur radio happening. Pictures will be uploaded when available for this event.

KARS is also active in the Harris County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES).


Membership
Application for full membership in the Katy Amateur Radio Society is open to any currently licensed amateur radio operator with any class of license. The application is available as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) document. (Hint – you may want to right click, and choose ‘save as’ to move the file to your computer)

The club membership list is available on our QRZ page.

If you have any questions or wish to join please contact the club president at KARSPresident@katyars.com.


Our By-Laws and Constitution are available for those wishing to look them over prior to considering joining the group.

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