Nittany Amateur Radio Club NARC

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, a packet radio BBS, and has a mountaintop HF equipped clubhouse.

Formed in 1956, NARC has been affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, ARRL, from our beginning.


We are an active club, participating in Field day, running a mountaintop contest station, performing Public Service, Amateur Radio testing services. and plenty of social events plus teaching activities and classes.

We provide License Testing at our South Hills meeting location as well as on the Penn State Compus. More information on testing is below and on the Ham Testing link on the sidebar.

Our members are active in ARES and RACES and participate in public service events throughout the year.

We operate 5 repeaters

K3YVSystem Fusion digital and FM
444.850PL 146.2 Hz

W3YA – 146.85/25 – PL 146.2 Hz

W3GA – 146.76/16 – PL 146.2 Hz

APRS Digipeater – 144.390 MHz

Packet Radio BBS145.030 MHz

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 also held every Sunday at 8:30 P.M. on
the W3YA repeater

Follow the link on the sidebar to learn more about these great repeaters

Note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, the Ham Radio Breakfast is cancelled until further notice

Ham Radio Breakfast

The Nittany Amateur Radio Club holds a Saturday Ham Radio Breakfast on the third Saturday of every month at Perkins Restaurant across from the NIttany Mall in State College, PA. 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 fellow Hams and families. All are welcome.

Talk-in on the W3YA repeater, 146.85

Note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, the first Monday Luncheonis cancelled until further notice

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

Note that due to Covid 19 restrictions, Ham Radio Testing is reduced to sessions that comply with Social distancing requirements and will be held irregularly. Participants must comply with these requirements.

Amateur Radio Testing

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. More information is on the links on the sidebar.

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Nittany Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 614
State College, PA 16801

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

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