923 Boston Ave
Nederland, TX 77627  USA

Revised  09-09-2013



è Jefferson County club meeting is the second Tuesday of the month next meeting is Sept. 10th 2013… 216 10th St. Nederland, TX.


è Jefferson County ARES meeting is the third Thursday of the month next meeting is Sept 19th 2013 … 216 10th St. Nederland, TX.


è The next Tailgate Sale the next tailgate sale is Oct. 19th 2013


è Want to build a great antenna for 2 meters, here's how...



These agencies and businesses have supported JCARC though donations, goods, repeater sites, equipment, finances and services... Thanks to each and every one of them...


Barnett Construction Inc.

Newtron Inc. 

ACE House Leveling and Repair

American Legion Butler-Reed Post # 493 Nederland, Texas 

V P Tree Service Port Neches, Texas                                   

Wal-Mart Port Arthur Twin City Hwy

Christus St Mary Hospital Port Arthur, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas Emergency Management.


Philpott Motors

Exxonmobil Corporation

Honeywell Corporation


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                          Jefferson County Amateur Radio club is ARRL affiliated.     

                                        Click here for Map to Club House


Pictured above are the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club houses, with small building in the foreground being the radio room. Also holds history of the club, old radios, and a library. Chevron/Phillips of Orange TX. donated a Yaesu HF rig along with a Kenwood 2 meter for club use. The building is at 923 Boston Ave. Nederland TX.


Club meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  All that are interested please plan to attend, even if you are not licensed, you can come find out how to get licensed...  A little interest can go a long way... We also have scheduled Ham Classes …. Come and find out… See ya there...

The larger Building in the background is the meeting room. Also, has a kitchen for special events and is used for VE Test sessions. Monthly Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month.  VE testing is available on request. Club house meeting is at 216 10th St., Nederland, TX 77627.

Jefferson County ARC has been affiliated with ARRL since Nov. 1941 and has over 100 members. It supports a repeater, ARES group, tailgate sales and Ham radio classes.

For information contact Email: Chuck Vincent  [email protected]



President:  Chuck Vincent KB5NBJ email to: [email protected]

Vice President: Kirk Mahaney N5WKM Phone:  409 962-9375 email to: [email protected]

Secretary-Treasurer: Doug Thomas N5BST Phone: 409 344-1966 email to:[email protected]

Mic & Key Editor: Doug Thomas N5BST Phone: 409 344-1966 email to:[email protected]


Other LINKS:


http://www.w5ssv.com Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club’s other website


http://www.qsl.net/w5rin/  Beaumont Amateur Radio Club website


http://www.qsl.net/w5nd/ Orange Amateur Radio Club website


Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management






Department of Homeland Security










Beaumont Amateur Radio Club    


Orange Amateur Radio Club


Big Thicket Amateur Radio Club



New Bandplan with the new band limits



Club Repeater and Area Frequencies


Big thanks to W5XOM for the use of their repeater.

Thanks to MERC (Mobil Emergency Radio Club) for the use of the repeater, sponsored by

Exxonmobil Beaumont. 


The 145.470 is up at the Chevron Refinery, doing real good...

       52.525 MHz.  6 Meter Simplex

     144.390 MHz.  APRS

     145.010 MHz.  BPT (W5SSV) Packet node

*   145.210- MHz. SWLARC (pl. 103.5) (W5BII)

*   145.230- MHz. Kountze (pl.103.5) ( N5BTC)

     145.350- MHz. Sulphur ARC (pl. 103.5) (KC5PNH)

*   145.470- MHz. Nederland (pl. 103.5) JCARC (W5SSV)

     146.450 MHz.  Mid County Simplex

     146.520 MHz.  National Simplex Frequency

     146.580 MHz.  Simplex Freq used for events

*   146.700- MHz. Beaumont ARC (pl 107.2) (W5RIN)

#   146.730- MHz. SWLARC (pl. 173.8) (W5BII)

*   146.760- MHz. Bmt ARC (pl 107.2) (W5GNX)

*   146.860- MHz. Port Arthur (103.5 pl) (WD5GJP)

*# 146.980- MHz. Devers (pl. 103.5) (N5FJX) Wide range repeater

*# 147.000- MHz. Jasper (pl. 118.8) (W5JAS)   

     147.060+MHz. Dupont (AA5P) (pl. 103.5)

*   147.180+MHz. Orange ARC (pl. 103.5) (W5ND)

*# 147.200+MHz. Downtown Port Arthur (pl. 118.8) (KC5YSM)

*   147.300+MHz. Mobil Oil Repeater (pl. 103.5) (W5XOM)

     147.440 MHz.  Simplex (Mauriceville)

     223.800- MHz. Downtown Beaumont (pl.123.0) KA5QDG Down

     224.920- MHz. Devers (KA5QDG) (pl.123.0) Down

     442.575+MHz. Devers (pl 103.5) (KA5QDG) Down

     444.700+MHz. Bmt ARC (pl. 107.2) (W5RIN)

     444.900+MHz. Mobil Oil (pl 103.5) (WB5HRF)

* Denotes Transmit PL

# Denotes Echolink



Jefferson County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)


Jefferson Co. ARES


ARES net is each Wednesday following the JCARC weekly 8:00 PM net on 145.470 MHz. - offset (W5SSV)  (pl.103.5)

ARES meets on the third Thursday of each month at the JCARC clubhouse (216 10th St., Nederland, TX) at 7:30 PM.


Additional ARES information to be added in the future.




Monthly club meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at the JCARC clubhouse, 216 10th St., Nederland, TX 77627 @ 7:00 PM.

v    A weekly 2 Meter net is held each Wednesday at 8:00PM on 145.470 MHz. - offset (W5SSV)(pl.103.5) Stop by and check in!!  ARES Net follow the JCARC net, ARES meeting the third Thursday of each month at JCARC club house 216 10th St. Nederland, Tx. 77627

ARES meets the third Thursday of each month at the JCARC clubhouse.

Field Day – Emergency Preparedness drill each year, last full weekend in June… Make plans to attend…

November Sweepstakes – Radio Contest each November

Don Allen Wildwood Sports Day @ Wildwood, Texas – Provides communications as public service, here is a link to their website

March of Dimes – Walk A Thon @ Beaumont, Texas – Provides communications as public service

V.E. Testing – Available Call to find out next time and date, Mike Faucheaux N5KBW – (409) 727-1071



V.E. Testing and Classes

The Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club, Volunteer Examiners (VE’s) provide periodic testing for Amateur Radio licenses.

For testing contact Mike Faucheaux, N5KBW @ 1-409-727-1071.


Classes for Technician class licenses are held through out the year. Date and times will be announced in club newsletter, 2M nets, and local newspapers and on this webpage.




Local Weather Conditions & Weather related web sites




National Weather Service Forecast Office - Lake Charles, LA




Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN)





     “Pray for Our Troops”


Revised 09-09-2013


                                                          Always Under Construction  


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