Field Day 2014 will officially start on Saturday June 28nd at 1:00PM CDT and will end at 1:00PM CDT on Sunday June 29rd.Contact info:
Alan Cowan by phone at 830.249.8423
Or email the KARS Field Day committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be monitoring the 146.640- (pl tone 88.5) and 145.190- (pl tone 88.5) repeatersLocation:
The KARS 2014 field day will be held at Alan Walters K5NOF's ranch located at 48 Rust Lane, BOERNE, TX 78006-1163 (29°49'8.52"N 98°39'21.20"W)Directions:
From Main St in Boerne, take TX-46 east five miles to Rust Lane. There will be a protected left turn lane at Rust.
From FM 3351, take TX-46 west five miles to Rust Lane. There will 200 feet or so of guard rail either side of TX-46 approaching Rust. You will see the protected left turn lane for east bound traffic ahead.
Turn north on Rust and proceed .8 miles. You will pass Matrix Imaging on the right. Rust jogs to the left around the Matrix property and then straightens out. Three hundred feet beyond the jog, you will see an open cattle gate and a paved driveway to the west. There are signs – 42 on the left of the gate, and a box W 48 on the right. Turn left through the gate.
Two tenths of a mile west on the driveway, you will see a big green gate on the right. There will be a sign “AL – PJ 48” on the right. Turn right through the gate and follow the driveway to the house.
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The Kendall Amateur Radio Society (KARS) was formed in October 1980 and has a current membership of about 70. Our club offers ham radio activities and fellowship to amateur radio operators in Boerne, Texas, the surrounding Hill Country (Kendall County, Bergheim, Sisterdale, Junction, Center Point, Comfort, Fair Oaks Ranch, Scenic Oaks, Kendalia, Bulverde, Pipe Creek, Spring Branch, Cross Mountain, Grey Forrest, Helotes) and north west San Antonio.
The current KARS president is Mark, KE5GL and our Secretary is Gerry, K2HIG.
A major project for our club is the ARRL Field Day exercise which takes place on the last full weekend in June each year.
ARRL Field Day is our biggest undertaking but we do participate in other radio events such as DX contests.
We have also participated in several Kendall County activities each year. Each Labor Day, we have traded our work in the beverage booth at the fairgrounds for the use of the fairgrounds for Field Day. And, we have also 'radio managed' the Labor Day parade with ham radio communications to get it under way and keep it flowing.
We are always ready to assist the local government if emergency conditions such as flooding or storm damage require radio communications and backup.
We support two active VHF repeaters at 146.640- ( pl tone 88.5) and 145.190- (pl tone 88.5).