Field Day 2019!

Amateur Radio “Field Day” – June 22 and 23

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

We will also offer VE radio license testing during the day as well.

New Club Officers

Congrats to our new club officers!

President: Jeff – KG5OKK

Vice Pres: Michael – KG5DLF

Secretary: Joe – K5JEP

Treasure: Robert – K5PFE

Field Day 2018 photos

Just in time for Field Day 2019, Field Day 2018 photos are now online! 🙂 All photos thanks to Ben – KC5BMZ

Just visit the photos link above and then select Field Day 2018

Field Day

Field Day 2018

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

Here is a Google Maps link to our field day location:

Local Weather!

Be sure to check out the local weather link above!

Net Control 2018

Net control stations are need for 2018.  If you would like to be net control for any certain month please let me know otherwise the list will remain the same as it was for 2017.

David – KF5DHY


Just a reminder and in case you don’t know the club has a email group!  To join simply visit and follow the instructions on adding yourself to the group.

Also I still have email addresses available for any current club member.  Your email address would look like this

If you are interested please contact me at and I will fix you up.

W5JAS Tailgate Sale

The W5JAS Tailgate Sale is now up and running!  You may use this to place an ad for anything related to amateur radio.  Simply click on “Tailgate Sale”, then place your ad.


This is a multi-step process to prevent spam to the web page, ALL ads must be approved by a page admin.



For Those Interested In Becoming a Ham Radio Operator

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