Housatonic Amateur Radio Club

Quick News

Breakfast for Saturday August 18 is at 8 am at
Galaxy Diner-Restaurant
4241 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(south of Trumbull Shopping park. Very little parking.)
RIGHT AFTER BREAKFAST - Larry AB1JC and Dave KB1LTW are conducting a FOXHUNT! Email: HARC.N1KT@gmail.com for more information!

Breakfast for Saturday August 25 is at 8 am at
Riverdale Diner
(north of Sikorsky on route 110)
521 River Rd.
Shelton, CT 06484

Congratulations to the Westport Astronomical Society Amateur Radio Club for their new call sign K1WAS.

Check out our Field Day results...the Autumn Edition of Direct Currents is now available for download. Click on Newsletter menu above!

HARC members have applied to operate N1KT on 630 meters and 2200 meters on both Oct 27, 2018 and January 26, 2019.

All Nathan Hale QSLs have been mailed. All pdf certificates have been emailed. If you sent an SASE for a QSL card and don't receive it by the end of August, please send email with your callsign to our email address and we will fix it.

Members of the Housatonic ARC are assisting the University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport's Discovery Museum in building a CubeSat Satellite to be launched into space. See the new CubeSat section on Page 2.

HARC will operate N1KT in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest October 27 & 28. Look for N1KT On The Air!

Upcoming Events
August 18 - Breakfast at Galaxy Diner - Fox hunt immediately after breakfast
August 25 - Breakfast at Riverdale Diner
August 26 - CARA Hamfest Newtown
Sept 7, 8 & 9 - Boxboro Hamfest
October 27 & 28 - We will operate in the CQ WW DX SSB Contest, also 630m & 2200 meter operation
January 26 & 27, 2019 - We will operate in Winter Field Day Contest, also 630m & 2200 meter operation
January 26, 2019 - Club Meeting for 2019

My wife always dreamed of marrying a super sexy ham radio operator. Now here she is, living the dream!


President: Lawrence J. Reed, AB1JC
Secretary Treasurer: Thomas W. Moyher, ESQ N1UNT
Technical Officer: Michael J. Miciukiewicz, K1MJM
Youth Coordinator: Jennifer L. Coderre, N1ZZY
Director1: Thomas F. Davis, W1TFD
Director2: Kenneth E. Johnson, NE1CU
Webmaster: David H. Schadlich, KB1LTW
Trustee: Gary T. Moyher, WE1M


Housatonic Amateur Radio Club

The Housatonic Amateur Radio Club was formed in 1995 to foster the development of Amateur Radio and advanced Ham Radio operating techniques, both through theory and on the air practice. To provide a suitable environment of camaraderie and support within which members, spouses and their children can obtain a better understanding of amateur radio, gain a proficiency in the art of amateur radio, and to have some fun.

HARC is an ARRL affiliated club!


"Direct Currents" is the official newsletter of the Housatonic ARC. It chronicles our club activities including contesting, awards, pictures and stories. Direct Currents is published quarterly and is here in PDF format.
Click on the link below.


In the Summer of 2017, HARC members (as part of a team) went to Paducah, KY under a NASA grant to launch high altitude research balloons during the solar eclipse. In addition to HARC members, the team consisted of Professors from the Univ of Bridgeport & Univ of Hartford, Graduate Engineering students, members of Bridgeport's Discovery Museum and the Connecticut Space Consortium.

May 6, 2018: Two students, Hritish Bhargava and Sam Zhang KC1HOD, won the Birkmaier Award for Promising young students in Science. Hritish was on the Eclipse Wx Balloon Team mentored by our club Trustee Gary WE1M and Sam was on the Eclipse Photography Balloon Team mentored by our club President Larry AB1JC during their 2017 trip to Paducah, KY. Award presentation took place at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport CT. There was also a book signing by Dr. D. Grinspoon Planetary Biologist and Dr A. Stern, Principal Investigator for the New Horizons spacecraft which went to the planet Pluto in 2015.
Yes, Pluto is a planet!
For pictures, click on the link below.

June, 2018: HARC members, as part of the Univ of Bridgeport & Discovery Museum team, visited Vermont Technical College's CubeSat Laboratory.
For pictures, click on the link below.

June 2-3, 2018: HARC along with the Westport Astronomical Society ARC hosted the special event station: Nathan Hale: Connecticut Citizen, American Patriot. We made over 200 contacts.
For pictures, click on the link below.

Additionally here is a photo library of HARC members contesting. These photo docs are in PDF format.
Click on a link below.


Housatonic Amateur Radio Club
Stratford, Connecticut USA

QSL Info

Grid FN-31, CQ Zone 5, ITU Zone 8, Fairfield County, 10-X 67120, SKCC# 3980
QSL N1KT via WE1M, eQSL or Bureau. If you prefer to send a QSL card, we will send a QSL card in return.
Our previous call sign was KB1BRB. We will gladly QSL KB1BRB contacts.

Nathan Hale Sp Event QSL Info

For QSL send QSL and SASE to NE1CU, PO Box 421, Stratford, CT 06615. For PDF certificate, send contact info to HARC.N1KT@gmail.com or by clicking the contact us email link below.

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