Who, What, When, & Where?

 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

Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71 115 North First St, Cabot, AR 72023.

Meeting dates and times can be found on the club calendar. Typically we have lunch at a local restaurant at 11:30 a.m. prior to each meeting. Tune into the NL7RQ repeater at 11:00 a.m. on meeting days for details, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to find out more.

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

If you're interested in testing to earn an Amateur Radio License please join us at our monthly meetings. Advance registration is not required unless you are taking the General or Extra Class examination, which requires specific VE team members to administer. Test sessions begin at 2:00PM or directly after the meeting. Questions or Registration:  Contact Mason Creager (AF5WN) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about what to bring to the exam session, click here.

Club Address:

Small Town Amateur Radio Service (STARS)

P.O Box 716

Cabot, AR 72023