Hurst Amateur Radio Club

Hurst Amateur Radio Club The Hurst Amateur Radio Club is a group of radio amateurs in and around the Hurst, Texas area that was founded in 1966.

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club meets at the Hurst EOC, second floor of Fire Station #2, 837 West Pipeline Rd., Hurst, TX on the third Monday of the month at 7pm. The club has repeaters on 147.100Mhz with PL 110.9 W5HRC and 442.850 Mhz with Pl 110.9 KM5HT (Echolink enabled). We have a weekly net each Sunday starting at 7:30pm on the 2 meter repeater except for the 5th Sunday which takes place on the 442.850Mhz repeater and via Echolink node KM5HT-R. Almost every Saturday, several members of the club meet at the EOC to work on various projects, assist members with radio equipment, and sometimes just to share stories and experiences. Officers: (June 2012 - May 2013): President - Craig N5LNX Vice-President - Bub K5BUB Secretary - Gary KA5KPC Treasurer - Everett KE5ZHU Board of Directors: (2011-2013) Dessa KA5ETI Mike N5UM Carol KF5GTH (2012-2014) Ray K5EJF Gene W5KXC Frank W5WFZ

Mission: The goals and objectives of the Hurst Amateur Radio Club are: - to promote the proper use of Amateur Radio - to educate the users of amateur radio - to aid in disaster and emergency communications - to promote, generate, and encourage interest in Amateur Radio - to engage in other non-profit and charitable activities The club has an alliance with the City of Hurst through the RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) program and assists the city with emergency communications. Many members are also members of the Tarrant County RACES organization ( In addition to emergency communications, members serve as weather watchers for the National Weather Service, as crime watchers to aid local law enforcement agencies, and assist with communications for public service and charitable fund-raising events.

Operating as usual


Tonights Business meeting will be held using a Zoom conference. The normal meeting location is closed until the pandemic passes. Everyone should have an email with the link for the meeting. If you don't have an email we don't have your email address. 73's


The session on How to write a DMR code plug, by Chris Cotter has moved to Feb 22nd at 9AM Hurst Firestation #2 EOC. Chris will be sharing the basics of adding talkgroup, repeater, ... You should already know the basics of DMR which are available on Ham radio 2.0

Hurst Amateur Radio Club's cover photo

Hurst Amateur Radio Club's cover photo

Third and final General Class session underway.

Third and final General Class session underway.

Our first General class of the year is underway. Mike, N5YM, is giving the intro just before we dive into the real theor...

Our first General class of the year is underway. Mike, N5YM, is giving the intro just before we dive into the real theory.

Bedford Police Department

Bedford Police Department

Are You Prepared?
Bedford / Hurst CERT Class Starting 03/19/19

The Bedford Citizen Corps Council (BCCC) and Hurst CERT will be sponsoring a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class starting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The CERT program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. As an example, Bedford CERT members have assisted first responders after major storms and in attempting to locate missing elderly persons. In addition, Bedford and Hurst CERT members provided damage assessment services after the tornado's in Rowlett in December of 2017.

The CERT course will begin in Hurst and then move to Bedford; it is taught by a trained team of first responders and experienced volunteers who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). CERT training includes disaster preparedness, small fire suppression, basic medical procedures and light search and rescue operations.

The Spring 2019 program will run weekly on Tuesday evenings (6:30 – 9:30 PM) from March 19 through May 21. The training is open to anyone 18 years of older who lives or works in Bedford or Hurst. There is no charge for the training.

If you are interested or would like additional information or for an application, please go to the following link: - or contact Donna Day at [email protected] (BCCC President).

Spotters, be ready for call outs during this time
WX5FWD Skywarn Radio Desk

Spotters, be ready for call outs during this time

(17:53 edited to correct incomplete automatic posting)
Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
308 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Spotter activation is not expected at this time, but timely reports of flooding are greatly appreciated.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.
Areas of rain and a few thunderstorms are expected across most of North and Central Texas through tonight. Heavy rainfall is the main threat especially in an area from near Comanche to the southern parts of the Metroplex to near Canton. Flooding of low-lying areas, creeks, and streams is likely through tonight. Main stem river flooding will also be possible.

#skywarn #ntxwx #fwdspotter

SPC Day 1 Outlook


We will be at the Hurst Fire Department Open House this Saturday from 10am - 2pm. Come out and see us and everyone else there.
It takes place at Hurst Fire Station #1 at the corner of Cannon and Precinct Line Road.


The LAARK Contesting and Public Service net will take place the last Sunday of September, September 30, 2018, at 2000L.

This net originates on the LAARK 220 repeater 224.00 with a standard offset and PL tone of 110.9. This repeater is also linked to the Rosston 220 repeater (KE5GDB 224.2 (-) 110.9) and the 220 repeater on Stark Hall (AF5RS 224.92 (-) 110.9) through AllStar. If you cannot access one of the three repeaters directly but would still like to join the net you can link to AllStar node 43784.

Please invite all your members to join this net, either directly or by linking to Allstar node 43784.

The topic for this month's net will be "What kind of 220 radio do you use?"

Information can be requested from Tim Curtiss, [email protected]

Our participation in the annual ARRL Field Day Event.

Our participation in the annual ARRL Field Day Event.

Our participation in the annual ARRL Field Day Event.

We are on hold for now. Bad storms blowing through.

We are on hold for now. Bad storms blowing through.

Photos from Hurst Amateur Radio Club's post

Photos from Hurst Amateur Radio Club's post

Field Day 2018 is starting strong.

Field Day 2018 is starting strong.

Thank you to all of our HurstARC volunteers.

Thank you to all of our HurstARC volunteers.


We participated in the annual JOTA Scout event today, and even though we had our fair share of technical and mechanical difficulties, we think the scouts had a good time learning and talking on the radio. We will be following up with them at their next meeting to teach them and help them earn their Radio Merit Badges. Looking forward to that and next year’s event.

The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel

When Hurricane Maria wiped out modern methods of communication, Puerto Ricans turned to the tried and true.


Every Saturday morning (Unless a holiday) we meet at Fire Station number 2 in Hurst for general chitchat about the hobby as well as project builds, radio programming, and anything else we can come up with. Please join us anytime between 9:00 and 12:00 for laid back fun with people who enjoy the hobby!

837 W. Pipeline Rd

Please note! We meet in the EOC, which is a secured area. There will be a doorbell downstairs in the lobby, press that and someone will come down and let you up! If you have questions or need to get in the door and the doorbell doesn't work, call out to W5HRC on 147.100+110.9


We still meet every Saturday morning, and all are invited. If you are new to ham or just interested in learning more about ham radio, we would love to have you at 837 West Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Fire Station No. 2. 9am-12pm every week.


We hope everyone in the area will stop by and say hello tomorrow at field day. The Hurst ARC will be at Hurst Community Park from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday! Stop by and say hi and jump on the radios!

601 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst, TX 76053


We have our monthly business meeting tonight at 7pm. Hope to see you there.


Just a reminder: TONIGHT is our monthly business meeting. This is a very important one as we will be seating next year's board! Please come out and show support for those nominated!

7:00 p.m. at the EOC (Hurst Fire Station Number 2, 837 W. Pipeline)

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club would like to congratulate our Vice President, David, KD5YDU and his wife Amanda on the new...

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club would like to congratulate our Vice President, David, KD5YDU and his wife Amanda on the newest edition to their family! Meet Mary Grace, born yesterday at 12:38 p.m. Both mom and baby are doing well! We look forward to hearing this sweet girl on the radio one day!

-Carrie, KD5YIZ

Here she is. This is our new Motorola MSF5000 commercial grade repeater. It is capable of transmitting 250watts, but we ...

Here she is. This is our new Motorola MSF5000 commercial grade repeater. It is capable of transmitting 250watts, but we will keep it around 75-80 for our normal use. It has two receivers, transmitter, voter capability, and on the very bottom, a phone patch that will be removed.
Soon, sometime after the water tower renovation, the 175lb beast will be the RF voice of W5HRC. This repeater will replace the low power Fusion repeater that was put into service 1.5 years ago, and that one will be re-purposed at another time for other uses. -CC


Incredible progress was made on testing of our new repeater. Testing resulted in none of the smoke being let out. We still have to program and align it before it goes out the door and into production, but with today's results, we are so much closer than originally thought. We'll keep you updated.


837 W Pipeline Rd
Hurst, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 19:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00


(682) 235-6794


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This is not how I plan to attach an antenna to the house:
When you find the girl that understands this, you marry her.
How to create a Go-Box: Figure out what you want it to do. ( Parade/Marathon support; Disaster; Storm Spotting; Field Day; etc. ) Determine bands needed for operation. Find appropriate transceiver(s). Internal or external power. Accessories needed for operation. ( Note pads, pencil(s), compass, wind speed anemometer, binoculars, snacks, raincoat, .......) Assemble mock up of Go-Box and determine size needed. (If you have most of the equipment, now is the time to start weighing it and figuring out how you are going to transport all that stuff.) Find container that can hold stuff. Note: If external power, then you will need more than one container. Fit stuff into container, arrange multiple times so that external connections can be accessed when needed. Making the Go-Box neat and uncluttered is up to you and what level of OCD you deal with on a daily basis. You now have completed your Go-Box. (Until you find a better way to put it together.) Peter - W5TXP
I DL the code plug ( MDUV380 KD5HIY Code Plug 071319 ) for my TYT MD-UV380 and then get messages that say it is not the right model.
Cable test report: Both connectors were loose, and not crimped well. Braid at one end nicked badly. Letter written to supplier. Thanks for the information. Had a good time otherwise, though tired.
4Runner is non-repairable due to age and cost of repair. Thus I am transportation deprived for a bit. No additional twinges or pains, thus I think I am okay. No airbag deploy. I always use a seatbelt -- except for the years in the military with vehicles not equipped with one. Often made me nervous driving those.
Not injured, that I can tell. Rear ended by a distracted driver while stopped. Have had very few accidents, thus not completely sure of what is happening in paperwork. Am driving a huge 4 door pickup rental. I want my 4Runner back! Just the right size for me. Thank heaven for USAA insurance.
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