The objectives of the Hurst Amateur Radio Club are:
- to promote the proper use of Amateur Radio
- to educate the users of radio equipment
- to aid in disaster/emergency communications
- to promote, generate and encourage interest in Amateur Radio
Club members serve as weather watchers for the National Weather Service, partner with the City of Hurst as part of RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), assist with crime watches to aid local law enforcement agencies, and provide communications for public service events.
The club was chartered in 1966 with 16 members, has functioned continuously since and currently meets at the Hurst EOC (Emergency Operations Center), which is on the second floor of Firestation #2 at 837 West Pipeline Road Hurst, TX on the third Monday of each month. The meeting starts promptly at 7pm.
To become a member of the Hurst Amateur Radio Club, first review the W5HRC club By-laws and then download and print the Membership Application. Once completed and signed, submit to the club treasurer along with the yearly dues of $25 for an individual or $35 for you family. Dues are due yearly in June. Amateur radio operators licensed by the FCC within the last year are eligible to have their first years dues waived.
The club maintains a primary and failover repeater, W5HRC, on 147.100 Mhz with PL tone 110.9. The W5HRC repeater on 442.850 Mhz repeater with PL Tone 110.9 is also Echolink capable via the node W5HRC-R (#549691).
For more information about the Hurst Amateur Radio Club, download our New Member Information Packet.