Field Day!

ARRL Field Day is held June 28 and 29 this year, and as usual, the

Nittany ARC will be participating.

We'll be making our effort from the Pleasant Gap Firemen Carnival Ground this year, and will be running 2 stations at medium power.

Stay tuned for more details as they happen.


Field Day 2012


Now - "How would I get there?" you might ask.

Directions from State College:

Take College Avenue, Route 26 East from State College. Continue on Route 26 past the Nittany Mall and the Rockview Prison grounds.

Continue until you come to Robertson Road on the left - directly across from Roberts Oxygen. Take the left, and then turn right. In 1/4 mile, the Pleasant Gap Firemen Carnival ground is on the right.

Directions from Bellefonte:

Take Axemann Road, Route 144 towards Pleasant Gap. Continue under Interstate 99, and go by the Pennsylvania Fish Hatchery. Immediately past the Hatchery, turn right on Robinson Road. Continue on Robinson Road app. 1/2 mile. The Pleasant Gap Firemen Carnival ground is on the left.

Here's a Google map of the area.

Digital-SIG - Next meeting is June 18, 7:00 P.M.

We held our first soundcard modes meeting at the Ferguson Township building in May, and discussed some of the technical aspects of the soundcard modes. A presention, fittingly named "Soundcard Modes" was presented by Mike N3LI.

Afterward, there was discussion on where we go next, and when.

The next meeting is at the COG building (Center Regional Planning Agency) on June 18th, when we will set up equipment, and using dummy loads, get everyone's systems up and running.

The next step after everyone is running will be to start the local Nets on 2 meters. We'll use our running systems to exchange aind discuss, and perhaps to do some experiments

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: