Somerset County Amateur Radio Club
Somerset County Amateur Radio Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation promoting Amateur Radio as a hobby, emergency communication services, advanced radio education and FCC Testing, in Somerset County, PA
The club has many activities that we participate in and host throughout the year.
As a club, we participate in the Annual ARRL Field Day and PA QSO Party. We host an annual Hamfest here in Somerset PA.
Our social meetings usually have an educational presentation on one of many aspects of the hobby. If you are interested in becoming a ham you are welcome to join one of our meetings. Bring your questions and we will help you get your answers.
Interested in becoming a Ham operator. The club hosts license exams each quarter.
The club maintains several repeaters around the county
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Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend any Thursday evening. Bring your questions and we will help you get your answers. Our social meetings usually have either an educational presentation or a special guest speaker.
If you are new ham just starting into the hobby, we have several of our members who are willing and eager to be an Elmer. Since we are a general-interest club, the knowledge base is diverse.
Our regular meetings are every Thursday at 7:00, except the third Thursday which starts at 7:30 pm. The third Thursday is our business meeting. We meet at Founders Hall, Rom 27. Located at 6022 Glades Pike (Route 31 East), Somerset, PA 15501
What is Ham Radio
Ham radio, also known as Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby that has something for everyone. It is a mixture of people, electronics, and communications. Hams use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communication.
People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. This is a hobby that is enjoyed around the world. There is something for everyone to enjoy.