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.
The club station is in Snell Hall 229 where we maintain a club station packed with cool ham radio gear, including:
Kenwood TS-2000 for HF
Kenwood TM-V71 for UHF/VHF
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+ (PL 100Hz) located on OSU campus
In addition, we have quite a QSL card collection, which is on display in the club room.
General Meetings are hosted on Discord. 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.
Email: [email protected]
QSL card: OSU Amateur Radio Club, 229 Snell Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331