Members of the W5JAS Lakes
Area Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur
Radio Field Day exercise, June 22 – 23 at
the Jasper Texas Boy Scout hut. The Boy Scout hut is located just north
of the intersection of 2nd street, and W. Houston Drive across the street from
the Jasper Jr. High School.
Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have
established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day
to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio.
The public is invited to stop by and visit and sign the guest log from 12 noon till 6pm on Saturday. You may access additional information by viewing the ARRL web page at http://www.arrl.org/field-day
We will also offer VE radio license testing during the day as well.
ARRL Field Day 2018 will be held this weekend at the Jasper Boy Scout hut on 2nd Street across from the JR High School. Everybody is invited to attend. VE’s will be available during the day if you wish to take an exam. The W5JAS repeater (147.00 pl 118.8 negative offset) will be used as a talk-in for the local days events. For more information about what Field Day is, please visit http://www.arrl.org
Here is a Google Maps link to our field day location:
I have received several emails lately from the public showing interest in becoming a Ham Radio Operator. First of all let me welcome all those who are browsing this page that are not members or licensed operators! We are more than happy that you are showing interest in becoming licensed. Ham Radio is a great hobby to enjoy and it is also a great way to assist the public as well as local, state and sometimes federal agencies in times of need. This is probably one of the most enjoyable hobbies there is out there! Our club meetings are the last Thursday of every month at 7pm at the Jasper Airport (AKA Bell Field). We welcome all who wish to attend to include, licensed operators as well as non-licensed individuals who wish to learn more about ham radio or want to become licensed operators. Our meetings are open to anyone and everyone! So! With that said, for those of you who are browsing our page, that are interested in becoming licensed, please feel free to come to our meeting and introduce yourself! Our club and its members have a vast wealth of knowledge into the hobby of ham radio and are more than willing to help answer your questions. Once again, thank you for stopping by our page and showing interest, we always welcome those who want to become licensed! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us using our “Contact Us” link. We will be more than happy to answer your questions!
Joe Pomponio – K5JEP
W5JAS – Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club President
Club E-mail Address
I have a limited number of club email address available for current club members.