Kennedy Space Center Amateur Radio Club - N1KSC
Kennedy Space Center Amateur Radio Club - N1KSC

Calendar of Events

Future Events

K1EL PaddleKeyer Kit Build Party

Posted 5/21/2018 (Systems Officer)

Date TBD - For those that chose to participate with the KARC Kit Build Party, the K1EL Paddelkeyer kits are on the way! We will soon pick a date (or dates) for the kit build activity to be held at KARS I Park in Merritt Island.  We have one extra unclaimed kit for someone who's late to the party and wants to join us ($55 ea).

ARRL Field Day 2018

Jun 23-24 - The KSC Amateur Radio Club plans to participate in ARRL Field Day at the Valiant Air Command (TBC), in Titusville, FL. We typically operate as a 2A station, with one rig devoted to digital modes (mostly PSK31). This is the single most popular Amateur Radio on-the-air event! More than 35,000 radio amateurs gather to operate from remote locations.

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW 2018 

August 18-19 - This will be KARC's third time participating in the event starting on 8/18/2018, which will be held at the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse located at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Recent Events

Florida QSO Party 2018

April 28-29 - KSC Amateur Radio Club participated for the third straight year in the Florida QSO Party ( We competed in the Multi-Single category, and as a 100 watt 'low' power station.  Unofficially we amassed 602 contacts for an unofficial score of 85,484.  A majority of the contacts were made on the 20m band using the new tower & Tri-band antenna.  During the full 20 hours of the party the club made 535 contacts with 47 states, and 67 contacts with 17 countries. A big thanks to all club members who participated!

KSC Family Day 2018 

April 14 - Space Center Public Affairs Office coordinated an open house day so that employees and contractors working at KSC could bring their families and friends on the center to visit workplaces on this restricted area installation.  The event was Saturday 14 April 2018, 0900-1500 hours.  Selected offices and workplaces were manned and open for visits.  KARC participated with the event for the first time, with an estimated 125+ guests stopping by the EML Club Shack. Thanks to Jim Hale, Jeff Hamilton, Jim McDonald, and Scott Vangen for their support.

Recurring Events

Repeater Net (Weekly)

Every Thursday @ 19:30 (7:30pm local time)

The KSC Amateur Radio Club will have its weekly repeater net this Thursday at 19:30 on the N1KSC repeater. As a reminder, the repeater frequency is 444.925 MHz with a 131.8 Hz tone, standard +5MHz offset. Please join us (you need not be a member to participate)!


Club Meetings (Monthly)

Second Wednesday of every month @ 16:30 (4:30pm local time)

The KSC Amateur Radio Club meets regularily for club business, special presentations, and social gathering.  Check the Events Calendar for the details on upcoming meetings.  On-Site (KSC) meetings are held at the EML Building, Off-Site meetings are held at KARS I Park in Merritt Island, and social gatherings vary on location to encourage wide participation (you need not be a member to attend an off-site meeting or social gathering).


Amateur Radio License Exam Sessions (Monthly)

Third Tuesday of every month @ 17:30 (5:30pm local time)

The KSC Amateur Radio Club sponsors ARRL Volunteer Exam (VE) test sessions for those wishing to become licensed amateur radio operators, or upgrade their existing amateur radio license.  The exams are administered at the KARS Park 1 conference room in Merrit Island, FL.  You must pre-register by 7pm the prior Thursday (no walk-ins accepted).  For more details: KARC ARRL VE Sessions Info



Past Events



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