Club Events

/ ARRL Field Day (Winter)



ARRL Winter Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday.

For 2020, the dates are January 25th and 26th.

If KCARC participates; they will be set up at the following location.

  Name: 
  Address: 

Area ham radio operators will give demonstrations and answer questions about the technology.

Field Day stresses emergency preparedness and is ham radio's open house. There are many hams and radio clubs throughout North America that set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Radio operations are conducted off-the-grid (OTG); whereby generators or solar power provide electricity to amateur radio transceivers. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.  It's FUN!

Note: ARRL Winter Field Day is always the fourth full weekend in January.

/ ARRL Field Day (Summer)



ARRL Summer Field Day runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in June each year from 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Saturday to 1900 UTC (2pm EST) Sunday.

For 2020, the dates are June 27th and 28th.

If KCARC participates; they will be set up at the following location.

  Name: 
  Address: 

Area ham radio operators will give demonstrations and answer questions about the technology.
 
Field Day stresses emergency preparedness and is ham radio's open house. There are many hams and radio clubs throughout North America that set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Radio operations are conducted off-the-grid (OTG); whereby generators or solar power provide electricity to amateur radio transceivers. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.  It's FUN!

Note: ARRL Winter Field Day is always the fourth full weekend in June.

/ Fox Hunts



In cities and towns all across the country, ham radio operators from time-to-time gather together for a very special kind of contest - the Fox Hunt. A small, low power transmitter is hidden and the rest of the crew tries to find it. Sound simple? It can be very challenging and a whole lot of fun. The direction finding skills learned in this activity can be very valuable in locating a repeater jammer, or a lost hiker.

/ Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race



Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race is sponsored by the City of Abilene Parks & Recreation. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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/ Annual Christmas Party



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The annual KCARC Christmas Party will be on Monday December 9th, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Joe Allen's Bar-B-Que (Corral Room) on 301 S 11th St. in Abilene, Texas. Menu is Brisket and Sausage Buffet, Cobbler, and Iced Tea. Price is $16.00 (cash or check) per person payable at the door. Reservations must be in to Peg Richard at 325.672.8889 not later than Wednesday, December 4th.

Those wishing to participate in the ornament exchange should bring an ornament for each person wishing to participate.

/ Monthly Meetings

Did you know?

At our monthly club meetings, we normally have various topics of interests that may include presentations, guest speakers, demonstrations, etc.  A great learning experience!