Weekly Net:

Monday Night: 7:30pm
146.92 - PL 88.5
also on Echolink
W5ENT-R node 567105


146.680 - C4FM
444.825 + PL 151.4. NCTC

Quick Links

Nathan N5REL Section Technical Coordinator
Read more here http://arrlntx.org/Nathan-Bailey-N5REL-appointed-section-technical-coordinator

ARRL North Texas Section Website



HCARC and the Rains County Amateur Radio Association (RARA) will be combining their Monday night net starting July 3rd at 7:30pm on the RARA repeater of 146.92 - PL 88.5. You may also use the W5ENT Echolink node 567105

Next club meeting
Oct 19, 2017
at 6:30pm with VE session at 7:30pm.


Shreveport LA - August 12

Mena AR - Sept 8

MTC Paris Tx Ham Radio Day - October 14

Field Day 2017
June 24-25
This years Field Day was a joint event with the Rains Amateur Radio Association
at the Emory EOC Located on Industrial Blvd in Emory, TX.

Skywarn Training
Thursday Feb 9th , 7:00- 9:00pm, Sulphur Springs City Hall
SKYWARN Spotter Training Schedule 2017! for NWS Ft.Worth

Monthly meeting time change
The club meeting time has changed to the 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm with VE session at 7:30pm. Location The Church of the Nazarene 1300 league St. Sulphur Springs.

Rains ARA Net is held Mondays at 7.30pm shortly after the HCARC net. 146.92- PL 88.5
Paris Red River Valley ARC net is held Monday nights at 8:00pm 146.760- PL 203.5

Anderson Powerpole Demonstration by Ed, K5OLA at our October Meeting generated interest.
Thanks to Ed Olague for an informative demonstration and talk on the use of Anderson Powerpole connectors, the ARES standard for equipment connection during emergencies, and an excellent choice for solid power connections. Ed demonstrated the correct use of the connectors.
Ed also recommended a special crimp tool that properly holds the connector and crimps wihout distorting it.

Here are some additional resources for download that support Ed's presentation, based on Ed's recommendation and information about the products he purchased.
Official Anderson Powerpole documentation
Powerpole tips from Westmountain Radio
PWR Crimp Tool Manual from Westmountain Radio
Anderson Powerpole research on eBay

Severe weather spotters requested by Sulphur Springs Police Dept.
The Sulphur Springs Police Dept. has asked for our aide during Severe Weather to serve as spotters. During Severe Weather and the Spotter Activation has been activated, the HCARC
members will serve as severe weather spotters in the areas they live in Hopkins County.
Jim Turner KF5FDS will serve as Net Control at the Sulphur Springs Police Station. All severe weather information will be radioed to Jim KF5FDS on 146.680.

If you would like to participate, need more information, or have questions, email Ed K5OLA@K5SST.org.

Minutes: The Minutes of our recent club meetings are here when available:

January 2015 minutes

Nov 2014 meeting minutes

October 2013 meeting minutes

July 20, 2013 meeting

August 17, 2013 meeting
Club Constitution and ByLaws are available here. HCARC Constitution and ByLaws

New affiliation for the 444.825 repeater. NCTC New Website is NorthCentralTexasConnection.com
K5SST 444.825 repeater has a new affiliation according to Trustee Nathan Bailey, N5REL. It is now in the "NCTC Link System." Nathan modified the IDs on the repeater by dropping the "RAILS" ID and changed them to NCTC Link System. According to Nathan NCTC stands for North Central Texas Connection and is the combination of the former RAILS System serving Northeast Texas and the old Waspnet Link System that stretched across the Metroplex and the Red River Valley. There appears to be no info on the internet about this new NCTC, but Nathan expected a website to emerge soon. We will add a link to our repeater page when it is available. Contact Nathan for further information.

Field Day June 24, 2013
Wow! Field Day 2013 is history. But it won''t be forgotten by the participants soon. We had a great Field Day in the Farmers Market in downtown Sulphur Springs. 4 Field Day stations, and One Get On The Air station were powered by generator, and operated on 10-80 meters. Plenty of contacts were made in SSB phone and Digital mode. Officials were there to see the display. News media was there to document it. Each of the participants got to talk with prospective Amateur radio operators to stopped by for information. The Night crew got to demonstrate fast thinking and faster action when the sprinkler system came on and threatened operations. Photos of the event are on the Gallery page. Thanks to all who made this a memorable event.

If you have a link you would like to add, a project you would like to tell us about, send the information to Roger Arnold AF5LL. (if you send an email to AF5LL at k5sst.org it will forward to me.)

Updated OCt 15, 2017