Housatonic Amateur Radio Club
Serving Connecticut for 27 years!


We launched a helium balloon with a Light APRS. AB1JC-11 attained a hight of 33,000 ft and appeared to have splashed into Long Island sound Saturday morning. However this was just a malfunction and the balloon reappeared over the coast of CT. It then floated gently to the ground and landed just past Ledyard High School in the woods. Search AB1JC-11 on aprs.fi. Post flight telemetry analysis and simulations indicate the balloon reached 82,000 feet in altitude. See the photos in our Photos section.

We will operate in the new ARRL Digital Contest June 4-6. Look for us on the air!

The Greater Norwalk ARC (GNARC) and the Greater Fairfield Amateur Radio Assn.(GFARA) will join us and the Westport Astronomical Society ARC for ARRL Field Day 2022 from Westport CT. Look for K1WAS on the air!

We will also operate in the CQ WW RTTY DX Contest - September 24 - 25. Look for us on the air!

May 28-29 CQ WPX CW Contest
June 4-6 ARRL WW Digital Contest
June 11-13 VHF Contest
June 25-26 Summer Field Day
October 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse
April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Don't get caught below the KT boundary, rise above with N1KT

Strive for perfection, you can never reach perfection, but somewhere along the way you will achieve excellence! - V. Lombardi, Coach Green Bay Packers

President: David H. Schadlich, KB1LTW
Secretary Treasurer: Thomas W. Moyher, ESQ N1UNT
Technical Officer: Lawrence J. Reed, AB1JC
Youth Coordinator: Jennifer L. Coderre, N1ZZY
Director1: Dan Wright, N3DAW
Director2: Michael J. Miciukiewicz, K1MJM
Webmaster: David H. Schadlich, KB1LTW
Trustee: Gary T. Moyher, WE1M



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.

The Housatonic Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL affiliated club. We are active in 10-X International and are a member of SKCC. Details below in the QSL Info section.

We are W5YI and ARRL Certified Instructors and Volunteer Examiners. We teach and test. We are also active in contesting, high altitude Ballooning, Aerospace, STEM and mentoring students at a local University and High School. We also include fun in everything we do.


"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. Issues are here in PDF format.
Click on the link below.


Here is a photo library of HARC members contesting and other HARC events during 2022.
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 POLICY: If you wish to QSL, please send a QSL card to WE1M or NE1CU via US Mail. We will also honor the bureau for DX. An SASE is preferred but is not necessary. Our QSL card will quickly be sent back to you by US mail (or bureau).
QSL N1KT via WE1M, NE1CU or Bureau & we will gladly send our QSL card in return.

eQSL: We do QSL via eQSL. We would prefer you send your QSL cards via US Mail or Bureau, but we do upload contest contacts to eQSL.

LoTW: We currently do not QSL via LoTW. We are working with our members to have the ability to use LoTW, but currently we do not. Perhaps in the future.

Our previous call sign was KB1BRB. We will gladly QSL KB1BRB contacts.

To contact us by email: Click Here!

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