The Eastside Amateur Radio Service Club has something for everyone - whatever your amateur radio interests are, you will find someone in the club to exchange ideas with, learn from, and or teach someone something new. Whether you want to learn CW (Morse code), work with vintage equipment (boat anchors ;), work with modern digital radios, work DX on HF, or just get into the local 2 meter and UHF repeaters. We have members who will help you build and tune your own antennas, program a radio, or help you with setting up your shack or mobile rig.
All licensed Amateurs are welcome to be part of the group. We do not charge dues but we take donations to maintain our equipment. Not only is it a lot of fun to support the hobby and build you knowledge, you will be able to help out in case of an emergency with the services that you can help provide as a licensed amateur radio operator. You can even help out the National Weather Service get “eyes on the ground” for weather reporting with Skywarn. You will find there’s always someone that you can chat with while you are learning something new...
Eastside Amateur Radio Service Club History
Eastside ARSC was founded by David NE5TX and Greg N5KND in 2017. The club acquired the repeaters and tower site from Mike Elder N5JNN.
Baytown is located in the heart of the petrochemical and refining corridor. Exxon Mobile is a great neighbor and employer in the local community. Our repeater site is located in the Exxon Mobile plant property in Baytown, Texas. The coverage of our repeaters is very good due to the antennas height of 500 feet.
Our 145.310 VHF repeater and 444.975 repeaters were upgraded to Yaesu Fusion DR2X in 2020. The 145.310 machine is currently set for analog operation for traditional VHF operations. Our 444.975 machine operates in full auto mode and is primarily used by stations with Yaesu Fusion radios. We have this machine linked to Wires X room Texas Patriots (60755).
The Eastside Amateur Radio Service is growing. We support members locally in Baytown and all over southeast Texas. You can put out your call sign on either machine and almost always reach someone. We have come a long way and we are continuing to work hard to keep Amateur Radio alive here in Southeast Texas!
As we are gearing up for the 2021 Baytown Ham Fest on April 24, 2021 any donations will truly help at this time. Your support and contributions will help offset expenses associated with putting on a successful Hamfest. We do not charge dues but you are welcome to donate to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the equipment.
Please join us for the weekly Monday night net in the Texas Patriots room on Wires X.. You can join through the 444.975 repeater with a C4FM capable radio or Wires X node set to 60755. If you are traveling there are a number of Fusion repeaters in Texas that are set to the Texas Patriots room. You can also use the YSF bridge with your pi-star MMDVM hot spot on either the US Baytown reflector 54799 or US Texas Patriots reflector 87846. W5WES will be net control. Hope to see you there!