| 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). Abilene Public Library, Mall Branch, 4310 Buffalo Gap Rd #1246, Abilene, TX 79606
| 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.
| ARRL Winter Field Day |
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 2023, the dates are January 28th and 29th.
| 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 |
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.
| 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 |