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Imagine being able to talk to anyone in the world, using only a radio, an antenna, and a battery. No internet, no cellphones, no infrastructure. Just points A and B and the air between them.

Imagine having an infinite playground to experiment with the wireless world.

Imagine being able to help out when the forest endanger cities, hurricanes ravage coastlines, and tornadoes tear up the midwest.

The Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club is just the ticket. Since 1931, we have been dedicated to the use of designated radio frequency spectra for purposes of recreation, non-commercial, two-way (or more) exchange of messages, thoughts, and ideas, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication.

Basically, we have fun with radio in it's rawest form. The opportunities are endless.

Our club has a large, fully featured Amateur Radio station in the EE building and a tower which holds all our antennae and student projects. We also have a stocked electronics workbench and tools for any projects needing soldering or electronic debugging.

To be a "ham" (that's what we call ourselves), one must take an exam to receive an FCC license. However, as a part of MSTARC, you're granted use of any equipment as long as a licensed ham is present. As a part of membership, you will learn the ropes and have several opportunities to have your very own radio call sign. The things you learn in amateur radio will follow you throughout your job search, your career, and your life.

Because of the technical nature of amateur radio, non-EE/CpE's may be deterred, but don't let our love of radio electronics scare you. MSTARC is open to all majors, disciplines, and diversities. It is a fantastic way to learn about the mysteries of the wireless world, help out your community in times of need and emergency.

For EE, CpE, and CompSci degree-seekers, Amateur Radio experience is a must have on your resume. Ham radio provides real world, truly practical experience of all the things you learn in class. FPGA-based software defined receiver technology, state-of-the-art signal processing and DSP, antenna design, high power and high frequency amplifier design....all a small part of the huge world of amateur radio.

The club's FCC Amateur Radio Callsign is WØEEE, and we usually call the club "Triple E," not to be confused with IEEE (though our friendship is great). 

Give us a try. You've got nothing to lose, and a whole new world to gain!

WHAT WE DO

  • Radio Contesting: 24hrs to make as many contacts as possible...
  • Conversing with random people everywhere in the world with the power of a lightbulb...
  • Training and Licensing...
  • Emergency Communications and weather spotting...
  • Public Service Communications like 100 Acre Wood Rally, Ozark Trails 100mi Footrace, Saint2Saint race...
  • Design, fabrication, testing and analysis of all things radio, both hardware, signal, and software...
  • Talk through orbiting satellite relays...
  • Talk directly to ISS astronauts...
  • Receive and monitor airline traffic...
  • Wireless Technology consultation and collaboration with almost every Student Design Team...


OUR MISSION

To promote and educate students about Amateur Radio, and build upon studies of radio electronics and engineering as well as topics in wireless communications; to experiment with wireless radio technology; to provide students a unique way to give back to their community through helping out in community events such as bike and foot races and the 100 Acre Wood Rally, and aid in weather spotting for NWS Springfield during inclement conditions. 

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Imagine being able to talk to anyone in the world, using only a radio, an antenna, and a battery. No internet, no cellphones, no infrastructure. Just points A and B and the air between them.

Imagine having an infinite playground to experiment with the wireless world.

Imagine being able to help out when the forest endanger cities, hurricanes ravage coastlines, and tornadoes tear up the midwest.

The Missouri S&T Amateur Radio Club is just the ticket. We are dedicated to the use of designated radio frequency spectra for purposes of recreation, non-commercial, two-way (or more) exchange of messages, thoughts, and ideas, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication.

Basically, we have fun with radio in it's rawest form. The opportunities are endless.

Our club has a large, fully featured Amateur Radio station in the EE building and a tower which holds all our antennae and student projects. We also have a stocked electronics workbench and tools for any projects needing soldering or electronic debugging.

To be a "ham" (that's what we call ourselves), one must take an exam to receive an FCC license. However, as a part of MSTARC, you're granted use of any equipment as long as a licensed MSTARC member is present. As a part of membership, you will learn the ropes of radio and have several opportunities to have your very own radio call sign. The things you learn in amateur radio will follow you throughout your job search, your career, and your life.

Because of the technical nature of amateur radio, non-EE/CpE's may be deterred, but don't let our love of radio electronics scare you. MSTARC is open to all majors, disciplines, and diversities. It is a fantastic way to learn about the mysteries of the wireless world, help out your community in times of need and emergency.

For EE, CpE, and CompSci degree-seekers, Amateur Radio experience is a must have on your resume. Ham radio provides real world, truly practical experience of all the things you learn in class. FPGA-based software defined receiver technology, state-of-the-art signal processing and DSP, antenna design, high power and high frequency amplifier design....all a small part of the huge world of amateur radio.

Give us a try. You've got nothing to lose, and a whole new world to gain!

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