Amateur Radio, also known as Ham Radio, is a popular hobby but first and foremost a vital service that can provide life saving communications when cell phones and land lines fail.
Who are we?
We are the Cabot Small Town Amateur Radio Service, otherwise known as the S.T.A.R.S. Club. Our club call sign is W5STR. We are people from all walks of life, age groups, and experiences that come together to participate in a hobby we love - Amateur Radio!
What do we do?
As an active club we participate with clubs in the surrounding areas and hold events of our own. We provide public service to the Little Rock Marathon, Arkansas Traveller 100, and several other events providing runner accountability, coordinating resources and providing communications for emergency services.
In times of emergency we stand ready to serve as the "last line of defense" to communicate emergency messages when other means of communication fail.
When & where do we meet?
We meet normally at the
All are welcome to attend. MAP
Thanks to Frank Adkins, KC6YOT, You will find us there typically on the second Sunday of every month now at 1:30 PM. Starting in November 2015.
The American Legion Hall is at the site of the OLD Cabot Revenue Office at the Cabot Mini Mall near the railroad tracks, city hall, etc. Questions: Contact Mason (AF5WN).
Talk in will be on the 145.410. PL 85.4
Cabot Stars Net
Sunday Night Nets at 8PM and after the news line and before the net usually at 7:30PM we have a local HF rag chew and give an opportunity for new hams to experience HF if they have the capability you can find us on the Tech portion of the 10 meter band at 28.310 SSB. Come and test your equipment.
Amateur Radio Testing Information
For information about what to bring to the exam session, click here.
Small Town Amateur Radio Service (STARS)
P.O Box 716
Cabot, AR 72023