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Recurring Events

April 6th, 2021 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 plus EchoLink (KT5TX-R)
KARS Monthly Meeting 2nd Monday of Every Month, 7:30 PM Until further notice via Zoom Members can click the Video Meeting Information tab, guests please contact a board member for access information
KARS Amateur Radio License Exam
9:30 11:00 am
NOTE: Testing sessions are still taking place. Please check under the Licensing Information tab for the latest information. Until further notice Pre-Registration is required
KARS Virtual Coffee Every Wednesday, 7:30 PM Zoom Meeting Check video meeting information for access, or contact a member
KARS Breakfast Every Saturday, 8:00 AM Freddy’s Cafe 16830 Barker Springs #400 Houston, TX. 77084

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!  Membership Information

Facebook Group Katy Amateur Radio Society on Facebook

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KARS Shirts, Hats, Jackets, etc. Now Available

December 12th, 2017 Comments off

KARS shirts, hats, vests and jackets from Ham Threads.  The prices are quite reasonable considering all the custom embroidery options.  Our KARS logo is loaded on the site and you can choose from plenty of items.


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KT5TX 2m repeater is back on-line

May 29th, 2017 Comments off

We are happy to report our 2 meter repeater is back up and functioning properly. We will resume using the 2 meter repeater for our weekly Net starting tomorrow evening, 5/30/17 at 8pm.  Thank you to our team of members that got it done!

KT5TX 147.200(+) MHz Repeater, PL 141.3

Categories: Club Info, Net

KARS Net Control Operator Guidelines

February 20th, 2017 Comments off

Please download and use the updated KARS Net Control Operator Guidelines.

A log sheet has be added to the last page for your convenience.

Thanks to Jimmy W5ZTX for his help updating this document.

If you have not been a KARS Net Control, please volunteer.  It is fun and easy.

KARS_NET_Procedure_v2.3 – 3 22 17


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KARS General Meeting Minutes September 12, 2016

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

KARS General Meeting Minutes Monday September 12, 2016


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2016 KARS Shirts

October 8th, 2016 Comments off

KARS Shirts now available for ordering. Color Red. Imprint is same as previous version; large 4 color KARS logo on back, with lettering on front right breast that says “Katy Amateur Radio Society”. T-shirts are 100 % cotton. Polos are “Moisture Wick” fabric. Moisture wick is a lighter material compared to the Picque fabric for the previous KARS Polos.

Style Price *
Men T-shirt sizes up to 5XL $ 17
Men Polo No Pocket
moisture wick fabric, sizes up to 6XL 25.50
Men Polo With Pocket
Moisture wick fabric, sizes up to 6XL 28.50
Tall Men T-shirt, sizes up to 4 XL 17.50
Tall Men Polo , no pocket, sizes up to 4XL 32.50
Ladies T-shirt, sizes up to 3 XL 14.50
Ladies Polo, no pocket, sizes up to 4XL 25.50
* Price based on minimum order of 36 items

We will take orders until 1900 hrs Monday 17 Oct. Shirt delivery has been promised by the November meeting (14-Nov-2016).

If you would like to order a shirt, please contact Jack Philley on or before Monday 17 Oct. Contact info or (281) 392-8771. Let him know the SIZE and style. Prices include sales tax. Jack must have your money (cash or check) by Monday 17-Oct. Make checks out to Jack Philley.

Prices are based on a minimum order of 36 shirts. If we do not reach this minimum total, you will be given the option of a refund or ordering at a higher price.

Please understand this is a one time event. No re-orders, late orders or additional shirts are planned in the near future.

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KARS Emergency Communications Plan SOP

October 4th, 2016 Comments off


This is KARS Emergency Communications Plan SOP as of October 3, 2016.  Please download and become familiar with this SOP.  73


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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

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QRZ Page

September 19th, 2016 Comments off

We have added a KARS member QRZ page.  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 73 KG5JBJ

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KARS General Meeting August 8, 2016

August 8th, 2016 Comments off

Meeting called to order at 7:30 P.M.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said
7 visitors present
The BOD minutes were read. BOD minutes were approved
New members were voted in
$2805.10 in the bank
Mike is selling Ham Test Online certificates.
Lots of public service events in October
Smoke alarm blitz happening in September with HCESD 48
John W. is booking presentations
VE testing is on September 10, 2016
Bob B. has the Elmer program list. People needed for the program
CERT training with HCESD 48 on August 17, 2016
Presentation was by ABR Industries
Meeting ended at 8:30 P.M.

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