Membership into the Key City Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) is not required but highly encouraged. This local amateur radio (Ham) organization is composed of students, military personnel, retirees and local residents of Abilene, Texas and the surrounding communities. The club meets monthly (except December) and has a weekly information and emergency radio net. The club participates in the nationwide summer Field Day event sponsored by Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and various local public service communication events. Membership in the KCARC is open to anyone interested in Amateur Radio. To be a voting member you must hold a valid Amateur Radio License from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and be current on your club dues. Dues are currently $15 a year for full membership and $20 a year for families residing in the same household. Dues cover the period from January 1st to December 31st and are prorated (new members only) for a partial year. The KCARC Treasurer will notify you of the cost of the new membership based on when you join. How do I join KCARC? ANSWER: Simply download and/or print the the new member application. You may bring your completed new member application to the next scheduled club meeting or mail it to Key City Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 2722, Abilene, Texas 79604. We look forward to meeting you!