Housatonic Amateur Radio Club
Serving Connecticut for 26 years!


We will operate the ARRL 10 Meter Contest in December. Look for N1KT on the air

We may operate in Winter Field Day in January 2022. The new rules were released and they look somewhat Draconian. We will decide whether we operate in WFD 2022 at our next meeting.

See the Discovery 1 balloon post flight analysis presentation on Page 2

December 11-12 - ARRL 10 Meter Contest
January 29-30, 2022 - Winter Field Day
Feb 12-13 CQ RTTY WPX Contest
Feb 19-20 ARRL DX CW Contest
Mar 5-6 ARRL DX SSB Contest
Mar 26-27 CQ WPX SSB Contest
May 7-8 New England QSO Party
May 28-29 CQ WPX CW 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

Pray that you have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.

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: Kenneth E. Johnson, NE1CU
Director2: David H. Schadlich, KB1LTW
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!


"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 monthly. Issues are 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 and Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69 in January 2019.
Yes, Pluto is a planet!
For pictures, click on the link below.


Additionally here is a photo library of HARC members contesting and other HARC events during this year.
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 currently do not QSL via eQSL. We will take up the subject of electronic QSLing at our major meeting in January 2022. Please send your QSL cards via US Mail or Bureau.
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.

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