Club Events

| General Membership Meetings |

Did you know?

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

KCARC meetings – 2nd Monday of the month (except December) at 7:00 pm (1900 hrs).

   Cobb Recreation Center
   2302 State St.
   Abilene, Texas 79603

| ARRL Summer Field Day |



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: 

Note: Field Day setup is normally the Friday before the event. Details will be posted here.

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 Summer Field Day is always the fourth full weekend in June.

| ARRL Winter Field Day |



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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.

| Fox Hunts |



Radio Direction Finding (RDF)

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 radio direction finding skills learned in this activity can be very valuable in locating a repeater jammer, or a lost hiker.

For additional information, visit  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmitter_hunting

| Steam-N-Wheels Bike Race |



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

   Date: March 14, 2020
   Time: 10:00 am
   Location: Abilene Zoological Park
   Address:  2070 Zoo Ln, Abilene, TX 79602

| Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) |



Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s ham shack. Many times you can find the hams will come to you by setting up a station at your Scout camporee, at the park down the block, or perhaps at a ham shack already set up at your council’s camp.

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

   Name: 
   Address:  

For more information visit https://www.scouting.org/jota/.

| Annual Christmas Party |



The annual KCARC Christmas Party will be on Monday December 14th, 2020 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.