High Desert Amateur Radio Club of NM

In the News 

Locomotive 2926, OPEN House- September 25, 9AM - 5PM
Location: 1833 8th Street NW
Web Site:

Click Here for a printable flyer

Come and enjoy the FREE fun!
• Tour the locomotive! • Complimentary hot dogs & drinks! • See running model RR layouts! • Listen to live music! • Take an exciting Speeder ride! • Talk to professional railroad groups!
ISS Status - Note Operational Updates
Supporting cross band repeater 
(145.990 MHz up {PL 67} & 437.800 MHz down).

Next mode change is to packet operation (145.825 MHz up & down) in late September.

  • Power down for upcoming RS EVA on Sep. 03. OFF Sep. 02 about 18:10 UTC. Back ON Sep. 04 about 13:45 UTC.
  • Power down for upcoming RS EVA on Sep. 09. OFF Sep. 08 about 14:10 UTC. Back ON Sep. 10 about 09:00 UTC.
  • Power down for upcoming US EVA on Sep. 12.
  • Supporting USOS scheduled voice contacts, packet and voice repeater ops. 
Route 66 2021 Special Event - 0001 UTC Sept 11 - 2359 UTC Sept 19th
The special operating event is to commemorate the history of the
"Mother Road", connecting the east and west areas of the U.S.
Web Site: https://w6jbt.org
Early Fall Tailgate - September 18, Ken KO5Y is the sponsor.
Location: American Legion Post 13, 1201 Legion Road NE in ABQ.
(off Lomas between I-25 and University, behind the self-storage units.)
The Socorro Hamfest - Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
8:00AM - 12:30 PM
Socorro Fire Training Academy, 600 Aspen Road, Socorro.

A small but friendly Hamfest.

New Meeting Location

Starting August 21st and going forward we will be moving to a new in person meeting location. 

This modern facility is in the northeast heights of Albuquerque and offers ample parking both handicap and regular.  Our meeting room offers Wi-Fi, modern AV equipment and can be accessed without having to use any ramps or stairways.

The location is North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center located at 7521 Carmel NE Albuquerque, NM 87113.  Please look it up on Google for more information on the center.  We will have the room from 10am till 11:30am.  There is a sink, and we will be able to brew our coffee. Below, there is a photo of the room we are assigned.  Tables and chairs can be arranged as we please.  If you’d like to swing by and check out this beautiful facility for yourself, feel free to do so. Here is a link to their webpage.


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NEW Club Net Frequency Announced!!
Our club meets every Saturday of the month at 10 AM on 145.290 - PL 100
The third Saturday is our Presentation Saturday on Zoom.

Our new net frequency is 145.290 - PL 100 located on the Sandia Crest. Albuquerque's MegaLink System.
Information Coordinator Jim Faulkner, KO5V is the HDARC's Information Coordinator.   
Event Schedule – Click Here to access the online contest schedule, Contest Calendar

New DSTAR Net Bob Longoria, N5JH and Mark Goodrum W5MHG are announcing a new weekly net starting on Wednesday, June 10th.  This net will be called the DSTAR Simplex Net.  Its purpose is to build up a DSTAR community on the air and to help people get established on DSTAR. The frequency for the net will be 441.0 digital voice simplex and will take place on every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.  So, if you are a DSTAR user, check in for some great and interesting DSTAR discussions.  Hope to hear you then.  For questions or help, please contact Bob Longoria at n5jh@arrl.net or Mark Goodrum at w5mhg@outlook.com.

VE Testing
Contact Jim Kajder AF5FH, af5fh@arrl.net prior to testing day for registration, times and location.
SSTV Images from the ISS
From time to time, the ISS transmits SSTV images. Some HDARC members have decoded these transmissions.
CLICK HERE to view those images in the ISS SSTV Photo Album.