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September 24, 2023

   The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society is an active radio club. We have many activities throughout the year related to a variety of ham radio interests.

Hams & Eggs

  About 8:00 AM CT every Saturday morning, dedicated radio enthusiasts gather at our beloved Whataburger at PGBT and Old Denton for breakfast and camaraderie. All Hams or Want-to-Be-Hams are invited to drop by.

Whataburger table card with "73"
Next Regular Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2023 • 6:30 PM

“Hunting the Fox”

   Tony  Mendina, NT5TM, will explore the lure of the amateur radio Fox Hunt.

   This will be a hybrid in-person/remote meeting. We’d love to have an eyeball QSO, but you may join by Zoom. You will receive an invitation if you are subscribed to our Newsletter.

Play Day
Metrocrest ARS Play Day Logo

The next Play Day is Saturday, October 21, 2023

10:00 AM ≈ 3:00 PM CT

Play Days are on the third Saturday of each month.

We will be in the Large Room just inside the front door.

Questions? Please contact Steve Darrah,

Amateur Testing

Saturday, October 21, 2023 • 10:30 AM ≈ 11:30 AM CT

Allan Batteiger, WB5QNG, will have an in-person test session in the Conference Room.

Allan continues remote testing on Tuesdays. Please visit to learn how to sign up.

Upcoming events

Jamboree on the Air patch
Jamboree on the Air/Jamboree on the Internet (JOTA/JOTI)

October 20–22, 2023

      The world’s largest scouting event is coming in October—on the air and on the internet! JOTA is a spectacular opportunity to introduce Scouts to amateur radio. For many, this will be their first exposure to the world of ham radio. Some will go on to become hams and enjoy the hobby for a lifetime. A few will even find the basis of a career in science and technology.

      JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Scouts will be using all amateur radio modes to make contacts. You can find preferred frequencies at the K2BSA website, For more information, visit or just click the patch.

Texoma Hamarama Logo
Texoma Hamarama

Friday October 27, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CT

Saturday October 28, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM CT

Please visit for complete details or click the logo.

Festival at the Switchyard

Downtown Carrollton

Saturday, November 4, 2023 • 11:00 AM CT to 10:00 PM CT

Monitor this space for details to come.

Christmas Party

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Monitor this space for details to come.

“H” is for Ham

Heathkit made its last ham-related gear in 1988.

Hammarlund closed in 1973.

Hallicrafters closed in 1972.

Harvey-Wells was done by 1958.

(All dates approximate.)

      It should be noted that there is one amateur radio “H” manufacturer making fine equipment today and that would be Hilberling GmbH.

These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society, Inc. bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Play Day
Christmas Party
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