October Newsletter

October Meeting

This months club meeting will held on Monday October 8th   at 1900 hours at Cobb Park Recreation Center.

It is at 2302 State Street Abilene,Texas

This month’s meeting is for Officer nominations for the Key City Amateur Radio Club. 

As it is now Steve Ayers is the President.  Mike Roche is Vice President.  Peg Richard is the Treasurer. Katherine Wilson is the Secretary. 


Everyone is encouraged to attend.

September Meeting

This months club meeting will held on Monday September 10th  at 1900 hours at Cobb Park Recreation Center.

It is at 2302 State Street Abilene,Texas

This will be the first meeting that will not be a business meeting.

Business meeting will be held quarterly or as needed.

The other other months will be technical meetings.

Each meeting will have central theme with side topics as needed.

This months meeting will be on antennas.

If you have question/issue/problem with an antenna bring it to the meeting tonight.


There will also be a report on the just completed  Technician Class.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

September Newsletter

Club Flyer

Fall Class

August Newsletter

Field Day 2018

Schedule for Field Day 2018

Field Day(FD) 2018 will held at

Shrine Club House

5272 Jarmin Street


Friday June 22

0800 CDT Meet and eat breakfast at McDonald’s on Judge Ely Blvd.

After breakfast go to Site to set up Towers and antennas.

Everyone is on their own for lunch if setup takes that long.

Saturday June 23

0800 CDT Meet at site to complete setup.

Breakfast will be available for a donation.

Everyone is on their own for lunch.

1800 UTC (1300 CDT) Commence operations for FD 2018.


Modes and bands will determined by conditions.

1800 CDT Evening meal Brisket and Sausage will be provided for a donation.

Bring a your favorite covered dish and/or dessert

Donation cans will be available for building,generator and for Shrine Club Programs.

Bring cash or check for donations.

Sunday June 24

Everyone is on their own for meals on Sunday or eat leftovers

from Saturday evening.

2059 UTC (1559 CDT) End of Field Day 2018

Take down all equipment and antennas.

We will need a lot of help on this. It will be hot and lot of help wold make it go faster

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC(1300CDT) Saturday and running through 2059 UTC(1559 CDT) Sunday. Field Day 2018 is June 23-24.

More information will be posted here and at the KCARC Facebook Page


KCARC will hosting Field Day 2018 operations

Shrine Club House

5272 Jarman St

Abilene, Texas 79601

What is ARRL Field Day?

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations.
Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!
It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, other groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities. It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.
The contest part is simply to contact as many other stations as possible and to learn to operate our radio gear in abnormal situations and less than optimal conditions.
We use these same skills when we help with events such as marathons and bike-a-thons; fund-raisers such as walk-a-thons; celebrations such as parades; and exhibits at fairs, malls and museums — these are all large, preplanned, non-emergency activities.
But despite the development of very complex, modern communications systems — or maybe because they ARE so complex —ham radio has been called into action again and again to provide communications in crises when it really matters. Amateur Radio people (also called “hams”) are well known for our communications support in real disaster and post-disaster situations.
What is the ARRL?
The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA, representing over 170,000 FCC-licensed Amateurs. The ARRL is the primary source of information about what is going on in ham radio. It provides books, news, support and information for individuals and clubs, special events, continuing education classes and other benefits for its members.
What is Amateur Radio
Often called “ham radio,” the Amateur Radio Service has been around for a century. In that time, it’s grown into a worldwide community of licensed operators using the airwaves with every conceivable means of communications technology. Its people range in age from youngsters to grandparents. Even rocket scientists and a rock star or two are in the ham ranks. Most, however, are just normal folks like you and me who enjoy learning and being able to transmit voice, data and pictures through the air to unusual places, both near and far, without depending on commercial systems.
The Amateur Radio frequencies are the last remaining place in the usable radio spectrum where you as an individual can develop and experiment with wireless communications. Hams not only can make and modify their equipment, but can create whole new ways to do things.
For More Information visit: www.arrl.org
Updated: 2/2018


KCARC June 2018 Newsletterdraft

Here is the link to the June 2018 Newsletter.


KCARC News2018_06

Hams on the Lake


Hot Dogs 

Ham Radios


May 26, 2018

1400 Fun and Radios

1600 Feed Our Faces


Sea Bee Park

FM 600

South end Lake FT. Phantom

Talk in 146.760 pl 146.2

Bring food, drinks, radios and antennas

This will be a chance for everyone to meet and work with and/or on radios.

If you are having problems with your radios bring them out.

Someone will be there to help fix issues.

Call Mike KF5ZQB if you have special problem that you need help with.