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Commemorating the
the 115th anniversary of Father Josef Murgas's first public demonstration
of an overland transmission of radio signals using the two tone method.
Read all about Fr. Joseph Murgas, the "Father of Radio"

Murgas Amateur Radio Club

Wilkes-Barre, PA USA

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We will try to schedule an ARRL VE testing session as soon as we can safely proceed.

Murgas ARC Calendar of Events

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Our QSL Card... Work us during the VHF QSO parties, Field
          Day, and the PA QSO Party.

For more information on our club click here!

Murgas ARC Constitution and By-Laws (as amended June 2018)

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Due to COVID Restrictions, our meetings are temporarily being held via teleconference. 
Current information on k3ytl.groups.io

Our Club meetings are held at 8:00PM on the First Wednesday of the month

at the Luzerne County Emergency Management Building in Wilkes-Barre

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Want to know more about  Radio Pioneer Father Joseph Murgas?

Murgas ARC VE Testing

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, In person testing is now on hold,
There are several ways to take an exam online.

Here is a good place to start: http://www.arrl.org/FindOnlineExam

or https://hamstudy.org/sessions/online

We will attempt to schedule a local in person testing session as soon as conditions and restrictions permit.

The Murgas VE Team is offering VE Tests before each regular meeting.

VE Testing is also offered on the 3rd Saturday each month during the LCARES Tech Saturdays

See the Murgas Calendar link for meeting and LCARES Tech Saturday dates.

Registration 2 weeks in advance is required. Email K3TOW at ARRL.NET to arrange for a test session.

No Walk-ins Permitted.

MARC NET - Every Thursday 9pm
Repeater (145.450/PL 82.5)

 MARC Net Check-in Contest Rules

What is Amateur Radio? Find out all you need to know here.

When all else      New to Amateur Radio? Check
            out this link!     We do that

 Our Hamfest is the first Sunday in July! Click here for details.

The Murgas ARC would like to Thank DX Engineering,

KJI Electronics

and HamTestOnline for their support of our Hamfest.


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Online courses for the

Murgas ARC Media Coverage

K3YTL on Red Rock
        Mountain (FN11) September 2000

K3YTL on Red Rock Mountain during the 2000 September VHF Contest.

Other Links of interest:

  Luzerne County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Webpage

Latest Solar & Propigation Information

Solar X-rays:
Geomagnetic Field:

From n3kl.org



Link to spaceweather.com

          Radio Relay League Radio Amateur Satellite
            Corporation FCC Amateur Radio Page

ARRL Home --- AMSAT Home --- FCC Amateur Radio

Links to Amateur Radio Clubs in and around Eastern Pennsylvania, and Murgas member Sites

PA QSO Party Home Page


ARRL Atlantic Division Home Page

Repeater Listings for EPA and SNJ

   The Delaware Valley Hamfest Calendar  

WA7BBM Contest Calendar

  CQ Contest,..... News and Scores at Contesting.com   

  E-QSL Electronic QSLs  

Luzerne County PA Scanner Frequencies

Previous MARC Ham Of the Year Honorees

Murgas ARC Ham Of The Year Honorees

Robert Michael N3FA/Murgas Scholarship

In Special Remembrance

Rest In Peace N3FA


Bob Michael, N3FA, 1949-2016

Rest In Peace KB3ETK


Frank Wolfe, KB3ETK, 1954-2016

Rest In Peace WN3LIF


  W.T. Jones, WN3LIF, 1951-2020


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