Archive for May, 2018


May 28th, 2018 Comments off

Free stuff, first come first serve basis.

Contact Jack WB5KVV,, ( 281) 392-8771

Heavy Duty 12 V DC Power Supply – Everybody should have a spare power supply
Unbuilt kit – Ramsey 555 IC timer/oscillator
Unbuilt kit – Radio Shack Digital Clock – two of these
Unbuilt kit – Spark Fun Electronic Logic kit
QRP CW Transceiver – “Little Squall” 40 meter, works OK
Ten Tec 1056 Direct Conversion receiver – 40 meter, works OK
ZZPX Direct Conversion receiver – 40 meter, works OK
Elenco 78K AM radio receiver – excellent booklet circuit description, works OK
Elenco 108K AM FM receiver – excellent booklet circuit description, works OK
P23 AM portable receiver – excellent circuit description, works OK
Cana Kits – 5 watt audio amplifier (works as far as I recall)
Velleman MK102 – blinking LED (this was KARS project), works OK
AmeriKit AK100 – European siren, flashing LED, works OK
AM/FM portable receiver kit – in working condition
73, Jack Ω

Categories: Equipment

KARS General Meeting – Monday, May 14, 2018

May 17th, 2018 Comments off

Meeting called to order at 7:30 PM.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Treasurer’s Report – Raul Ramos: Current balance = $2958.39

“Antenna Modeling” presentation by Rick Hiller (W5RH). Presentation included a demo of the EZNEC modeling software. Refer to the following link for more information:

The April BOD minutes were read, motion was raised by Bob (WB3EWP), seconded by Mike (KA5OXA), and approved by club members.

A motion was raised, seconded, and approved for the club to purchase the Alpha J-Pole 6-160 Meter end-fed HF antenna. This antenna will be used for various KARS club events. Update: Antenna has arrived and is being stored with the other KARS equipment.

KARS Raffle: Congrats to Charles (W4LXM) for winning this month’s raffle prize – The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications.

Upcoming Public Service Events (Scott – KT5SR)

Springs Back Triathlon, Fulshear – Sunday, May 20, 2018

Extreme Weather Ready Expo @ George R. Brown Convention Center – June 2. 2018

Museum Ships Weekend – June 2-3, 2018

Net Control Operator assignments from May 15 – June 12, 2018:

Date       Net Control Operator
May 15   Sheree Horton
May 22   George Graves
May 29   David McMasters
June 5    Tom Greathouse
June 12  Raul Ramos

There were 28 members and 2 visitors in attendance.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.

Categories: Meetings