The Murray State Amateur Radio Club "MSUARC" is an association of persons interested in Amateur Radio.
Note: MSUARC's QSL card above indicates that we are located at "The Birthplace of Radio". Click here to find out why.
MSUARC is a non-commercial association of MSU students, faculty & staff, and other citizens interested in Amateur Radio, organized for the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication and experimentation and education, for the establishment of emergency communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies, for the advancement of the radio art and the public welfare, for the representation of the radio amateur in legislative matters, and for the maintenance of collegiality and a high standard of conduct.
MSUARC exists in order to provide and conduct programs and activities that promote interest in Amateur Radio within the campus and community, and that advance the knowledge, abilities and welfare of the membership in their enjoyment of ham radio."
MSUARC is open to all persons interested in Amateur Radio, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or handicap. Our general meeting location is handicap-accessible. Other meetings and activities are handicap accessible by arrangement.
MSUARC was founded in 1960. The university Administration wanted to provide a place on campus that student hams could operate without the hazards of setting up equipment and antennas in their dorms. The club meets on the First Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in the campus I & T Building room 237. Each monthly meeting usually includes presentations of general interest to attendees. At every meeting members are available to answer any question you or visitors might have about Amateur radio.
Since MSUARC is a designated school club, there are two classes of membership:
Full - Applicant must be associated with Murray State University as Faculty, Staff, or an enrolled student, possesses an Amateur license, serve a 30- day apprenticeship as an Associate member, desire to participate actively in club activities, and must obtain majority approval by all active full members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Key to station, use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and full participation in club activities.
Associate - Applicant must be interested in Amateur Radio and obtain majority approval by all active members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and participation in club activities as desired.
As noted on the bottom of this page, MSUARC operates with a full slate of officers as well as a Faculty Advisor who is selected jointly by Murray State University and the MSUARC. The Faculty Advisor aids and guides the club as expected by Murray State University. A Station Trustee is appointed by the Faculty Advisor and is responsible to the Federal Communications Commission for the correct and legal operation of the club station.
Dues for membership is $15.00 per year. Dues for other ham radio licensed family members is an additional $5.00 per year each.
Any questions regarding MSUARC, membership, or becoming a ham can be directed to any of the club officers listed on the bottom of this page.
2M/70CM repeaters - MSUARC operates the following 2 meter and 70 centimeter repeater sites:
Murray, KY - 146.940/.340 MHz, PL Tone: 91.5 Hz
Hamlin, KY - 147.240/.840, PL Tone: 91.5 Hz
Murray, KY - 443.800/448.800 MHz PL tone: 110.9 Hz (Now with echolink, node 207370.)
The K4MSU-3 digipeater is located on top of the MSU Price Doyle Fine Arts building on 144.390 MHz.
The K4MSU-5 digipeater is located in the northern end of the Land Between the Lakes on 144.390 MHz.
Click here to see a few pictures of our MSUARC repeaters and digipeaters.
2 Meter Net: Monday nights at 9:00 PM on our repeater: 146.940/.340 MHz. For more information contact the net manager. Click here for NCS Guidelines. It is fairly easy to conduct a net, and if you haven't done so this year, it would be appreciated if you would reserve an evening for this fantastic opportunity.
Weather Net: on 146.940/.340 as required during severe weather conditions.
Click here for John Hart's Weather Network Operating Protocol.
Vice President: Chuck Williams, KJ4HBK
Secretary: Debbie Barton, W8IBT
Treasurer: Bill Call, KJ4W
MSU Faculty Advisor: John Hart, KO4ZE
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