Field Day 2014

ARRL Field Day was held June 28 and 29 this year, and The Nittany ARC put on a two station QRO effort from the Pleasant Gap Fireman's carnival Grounds.

Field Day 2012

We had a great turnout and plenty of operators.

Breakdown by band and mode


80 meter - 67
40 meter - 158
20 meter - 81
15 meter - 116
10 meter - 2


80 meter - 44
40 meter - 420
20 meter - 269
15 meter - 13

for a total of  1170 QSO’s

We also racked up 570 Bonus points for a total score of 2164 points.

Thanks to Eric Brooks for all his efforts, and to all the good folk who helped set up and tear down this year.

Digital-SIG - June 18th, meeting

We held our "get em working" meeting on the 18th of June at the COG building, and spent the evening tweaking and fine tuning our radio setups.

There were a number of different arrangements, including some interesting bluetooth interfaces.

By the end of the evening, we were pretty ready to make the next step.

The local Nets on 2 meters. will be starting soon, with a break for Field day and some preliminary QSO Party work. We'll use our running systems to exchange aind discuss, and perhaps to do some experiments.

So Stand by for the announcement of the first Net date.

If you don't know where the COG building is, here is a

Google Map of the area



What's to Eat?

Saturday Ham Radio Breakfast

The Nittany Amateur Radio Club holds an every Saturday Ham Radio Breakfast at the Eat N' Park restaurant in the WalMart Plaza on North Atherton Street. We start at 9:00 A.M., and finish when we finish. Only requirement is an appetite. In that time, we solve the world's problems, and enjoy some camaraderie with your fellow Hams. All are welcome.

Talk-in on the W3YA repeater, 146.85

First Monday Luncheon

The first Monday of each month, we have a lunch get together at Hoss's Steak and Seafood on North Atherton Street.We start at 11:30 A.M. Order from the menu when you go in and tell them you are with the radio
people. They might just let you stay.

Talk-in on the W3YA repeater, 146.85

Our Repeaters

W3YA – 146.85/25 – PL 146.2

W3GA – 146.76/16 – PL 146.2

An ARES/RACES net is held every Sunday at 9:00 PM local time on the W3YA repeater.

The Quarter Century Wireless Association weekly net is held every Sunday at 8:30 P.M. on the W3YA repeater

Nittany Amateur Radio Club - NARC

The NARC is based in State College, Centre County, and serves the central Pennsylvania region. Our club operates two VHF repeaters that cover all of central Pennsylvania from New York to Maryland. In addition, NARC operates an APRS digipeater, and has a mountaintop HF/VHF equipped clubhouse. Formed in 1956, NARC has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, ARRL, from our beginning. Our members are active in ARES and RACES and participate in public service events throughout the year.

A note on Amateur Radio Tests:

The Nittany Amateur Radio club holds Ham radio testing at many of our meetings. However, there are several meetings each year that are off site, held at places other than the South Hills Business School. Reservations are required, when you call or email for a reservation, we will let you know the dates available.

Nittany Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 614

State College, PA 16801

A 501 (C) (3) organization. For more info, email us at: