Archive for the ‘Equipment’ Category


November 12th, 2019 Comments off

A few raffle tickets are still available.  You can even buy them on line.

Drawing will be held during the KARS December General Meeting/Christmas Dinner December 9 @ 7:30 pm.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Categories: Equipment, For Sale

UPDATE – NARS DMR Group Buy and Training – UPDATE

August 25th, 2018 Comments off

Klein Fire Station#4  (Meeting Conference Room)

16810 Squyres Rd, Klein, TX 77379 (Behind the post office on Louetta RD).

Sept 29th  6 / 9pm Initial Kick Off – DMR Radio Training

Oct. 5th    6 /9 pm  DMR Radio Training

Oct. 12th     6 / 9 pm  DMR Radio Training

Oct  26th  6 / 9 pm DMR Radio Training

Ron Matusek of NARS is putting together a group buy and some training sessions. If you would like more information, please contact Ron
I have just received back a quote for the radio’s from my distributor:
TYT MD-UV380 GPS US$110.00
TYT MD-390 GPS US$124.00
Note: He wants me to place one order for the total quantity.  So what I need is a solid commitment from each of you to make the purchase.  Then I need to collect the money prior to placing the order.  PayPal is an option or a check made out to me Ronald Matusek.
So far we have Eighteen people who desire training and Eight people wanting to order radios.  This is great progress!  Let’s target initial training for next month.
My Distributor for the MD-UV380(GPS) is supposed to return from vacation today so am waiting his response to my inquiry.
If you have not already registered for a DMR ID please follow the link below and start that process now.  Can’t program anything without it.
DMR ID registration request.
I will be providing other links for various applications to be downloaded but here is another one you need to get started.  This is a list of DMR registered contacts.  This would be loaded into your radio along with the code plug.  More information on this later.
This is MUCH more complete list of users, while still showing the state and country etc..  Over 106.000 users.
Here are some but not all of the things we plan on covering in multiple training sessions:
What parts do I need to build a “Hotspot”
Where do I get the parts for a “Hotspot”
How do I program a “Hotspot”
Do I want a Simplex Hotspot or Duplex Hotspot
What’s the difference/ advantage
Basic DMR operations on repeaters via DMR-Marc/c-bridge
Basic DMR operations on Hostspots via Brandmeister
Flashing normal firmware updates to radios
Loading a codeplug into the radio
Changing zones, etc..
 Loading the user database into the radio
Making changes to codeplugs
Adding a channel
Creating a Zone and adding channels to it
Creating a Scan group and adding channels into it
You will need your cell phones and laptop computers at the training sessions.  We are working on a workaround for WiFi connectons at the FireStation as in some cases a WiFi connection will be required.
More information will be provided as we start to pull together training plans.
Categories: Equipment, Training


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 Kit Build & Soldering Workshops

November 15th, 2016 Comments off

KARS will conduct a kit build event in January 14 & 21.  We will build a simple AM radio using the ELENCO 780 kit. This is a beginning level kit, with about 20 parts. It should be able to be finished in about 2 hours. There are no surface mounted components and no alignment needed. Cost will be about $15.

You will need to supply your own soldering iron, needle nose pliers, and solder.

One or two weeks before the kit build Saturday, we will also conduct a soldering class for anyone interested. Cost for this soldering workshop event will be about $5.

If you are interested in participating in either event, please contact Jack Philley WB5KVV, (281) 392-8771, before Tuesday 13 Dec.

Jack will order the kits.

Categories: Elmer, Equipment

Houston Amateur Radio Supply Closing Their Doors

October 8th, 2016 Comments off

Houston Amateur Radio Supply is going out of business Sat 29 Oct. That day they are hosting a big parking lot swap meet. It looks like between now and then they are selling off their existing inventory at a discount. Check out their website.

Categories: Equipment

DMR Equipment Info

September 23rd, 2016 Comments off
Categories: Equipment