Housatonic Amateur Radio Club
Stratford, Connecticut United States of America


Our Next meeting will be on October 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm on Zoom. All members are urged to attend.
Our Holiday Party has returned. Any member wishing to attend, please contact Gary WE1M, who will make the required reservations.

On October 14, HARC members will take Graduate Students from two local Universities to Texas to launch high altitude balloons to study the Annular solar eclipse.
We will do the same for the total solar eclipse in April 2024.
Pictures of our Tethered Launch Test have been uploaded to the Photos section.
Our Tethered balloon article was put on the ARRL New England Division web page. It can be seen here:
Tnx go out to Phil Temples K9HI.

We will operate in the CQ WW DX SSB contest October 28-29. Look for us on the air!

We will operate in the ARRL 10 meter contest December 9-10. Look for us on the air!

We will operate in Winter Field Day January 27-28, 2024. Look for us on the air!

Oct 8 Nutmeg Hamfest North Haven, CT
Oct 10 (10-10) Ten-Ten 24 Hour Sprint
Oct 14 - Annular Solar Eclipse

Oct 21-22 Ten-Ten Fall CW QSO Party
Oct 28-29 CQ WW DX SSB
Nov 4-6 ARRL Sweepstakes CW
Nov 11-12 Ten-Ten Fall Digital QSO Party

Nov 18-20 ARRL Sweepstakes Phone
Nov 25-26 CQ WW DX CW
Dec 1-3 ARRL 160 Meter Contest
Dec 9-10 ARRL 10 Meter Contest

Jan 27-28, 2024 Winter Field Day
April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

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

"The man with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to go is get up every morning and say, 'How is the president?'" - Will Rogers

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. We mentor students from two local Universities and a local 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 monthly.

Our Newsletters have been moved to our Members Only web page. Contact us via email link below if you wish to receive a sample copy of our newsletter.


Here is a photo library of HARC members contesting and other HARC events during 2023.
These photo docs are in PDF format.


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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