Thank you for visiting the HRAC website. One of our most searched topics is what is “ham” radio and how can I learn more about it. We’ll you’ve come to the right place.
Click through to view our Getting Started in Amateur Radio page. This is the best place to start and will help you navigate through the process of learning about amateur radio right up through getting licensed to become a newly “ticketed” ham.
Calling all radio amateurs, calling all radio amateurs…
Our Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club meeting is March 8th, 6:30 pm at the Vietnam Veterans of America at 8000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111. More information on meeting page.
Mentoring Session: “I got this fancy radio thing with a whole bunch of switches, dials, and things. What do they do?” Or as Terry puts it, “What do all of those controls do on my HF rig?”
Ham Radio wannabees or upgraders, Next Testing session is April 15th. See the License Exams page.
W3UU REPEATER SPECIFICATIONS
The Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club Inc., [HRAC] formed 1 July 1946, as an association of individuals commonly interested in amateur radio, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is an ARRL
At the end of World War II, many veterans returned to the Harrisburg area trained and used radio communications in the military. It soon became a common factor among local hobby enthusiasts. Fifty-eight charter members developed the original constitution and bylaws for the club. In 1960, HRAC became a non-profit corporation in Pennsylvania.
The club continues to promote amateur radio in the area in many ways. HRAC is involved with young people by helping with scouting’s JOTA activities and promoting amateur radio with school clubs and organizations.
Since 1949, members have provided communications for the American Red Cross in Harrisburg for Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Emergency Management. In addition, we conduct
periodic training sessions for emergency responders.