History of OSU ARC

OSU Amateur Radio Club (W7OSU) is dedicated to OSU community members who are interested in radio communication.

Welcome to learning more about amateur radio and becoming licensed amateur radio operators!!!

The club's first appearance in Radio Amateur Callbook Magazine was in the summer of 1963 as K7UYX, with this entry:

On the OSU campus, the Army and Air Force ROTC detachments had their callsigns (K7NBB and K7NGF) until stopped appearing in the call books after the winter of 1960.

The club kept K7UYX until 1997, then we switched to W7OSU.

Current status of W7OSU

The club station is in Snell Hall 229 where we maintain a club station packed with cool ham radio gear, including:

The club has three antennas on the roof of Snell Hall:

  • Vertical: Hustler 4-BTV for 40-20-15-10 meters

  • Beam: Cushcraft A4S with HyGain CD-45-II rotator system for 20-15-10 meters

  • Dipole: Alpha-Delta DX-CC for 80-40-20-15-10 meters

The club also maintains two repeaters:

  • VHF repeater on 147.160+ (PL 100Hz) located on Vineyard Mountain in McDonald Forest, north of Corvallis

  • UHF repeater on 443.050+ (DCS 032) located on OSU campus

    • As of 2/22/22 the UHF repeater supports C4FM digital

In addition, we have quite a QSL card collection, which is on display in the club room.

General meeting and Bi-Weekly Net

General Meetings are on Thursdays from 4 pm to 5 pm in Snell Hall 229 Club Room. Welcome to join! 

The club bi-weekly net is currently ceased as some members are inundated with RFI.

The Benton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) holds a net on the Vineyard Mountain Repeater every week.

Contact W7OSU

Membership: clubs.oregonstate.edu/findclubs, search for "Amateur Radio Club" and click "Join Now".

Email: [email protected]

Discord: discord.gg/xbT6Ar9

QSL card:  OSU Amateur Radio Club, 229 Snell Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR  97331