Somerset County Amateur Radio Club
P O Box 1241
Somerset, PA 15501-1241
The Somerset County Amateur Radio Club, K3SMT,
Flight 93 National Memorial, NM07,
September 24, 2016 as
Working Ninety Three
Operation was all SSB on 20 and 40 meters
operators from L to R
K3VL, K3YVS, KC3HEO,
N3LZV, NJ3T, NZ3Q AK3J
not in this picuture
KB3OUX and K3APD
were logged and uploaded
to LoTW 9/30/2016.
THANKS - Chasers!
Also THANKS to the National Park Service,
our club members,
the Somerset County Dept. of Emergency Services and
the North Star High School ARC, NS3HS
2013 Dusty Trail Duathlon
2013 Mt. Davis Challenge
For this event the club relied on 2 meter simplex operations with a relay station positioned near the summit of Mt. Davis. This approach provided reliable communication between all points on the course and the race officials located at the start and finish lines. During the 2013 race, the club utilized APRS technology to trace the lead cars positioned in front of the lead riders.
(click above to view a video of the 2013 race)
2011 PA QSO PARTY
The purpose of the Pennsylvania QSO Party is to contact other Amateur stations in each of the 67 counties in PA. During 2011 the club operated as the Bonus Station. Plans were to operate up to 6 stations at the same time using the K3SMT call sign. Contacts with K3SMT were worth 200 bonus points in the contest.
Butler Hamfest 2015
|It's hard work||Apparently
Somerset Hamfest 2004
Our first hamfest was held in 2004 at the Georgian Place.
We moved in 2005 to the Somerset County Technology Center.
2014 will be our eleventh year. See the Hamfest page for more details.
2002 Flight 93 Memorial
|Many hams from the surrounding counties helped with event communications|
N3VFG and N3JGZ
|<Click on the cover for an article by NJ3T|
|Stoystown Tractor Festival 2007|
|Stoystown Tractor Festival 2006|
|Father's Day Fly-In
|Mt Davis 1981|
Field Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Radio Relay League - ARRL. The purpose is to test emergency communication equipment under adverse conditions. Amatures across the United States are encouraged to set up stations in the "field" using generator or other energy sources. The goal is to contact a large number of other stations set up in similar locations. The event is held during the last full weekend of June. During 2014 the club will operate from a field on Camp Allegheny property. The public is invited to attend and see Amateur Radio in operation.
|Field Day 2014|
|Field Day 2012|
|Field Day 2008|
|In the early days of Amateur Radio the primary mode of
communication was Morse Code sent with a telegraph key. The
tradition continues today to refer to deceased operators as
Silent Keys. The following is an incomplete list of club members
now Silent Keys.
At the beginning of each monthly business meeting we have a moment of silence to remember the club's Silent Keys.