Our repeater is on 146.640- 131.8pl located at our club grounds.
Hello and thanks for looking us up!
For a bit of history, 2015 was the 55th anniversary of Skyview Radio Society! Skyview Radio Society was born out of the old Allegheny Kiski Amateur Radio Association, AKARA. In the winter of 1959, a number of “very active” members of the AKARA discussed at a meeting the possibility of building a clubhouse. There were some heated discussions and the idea was turned down. Ten members of AKARA decided to go ahead with plans to build and start a new club, Skyview Radio Society and build a clubhouse. In February, 1960 the land was found and purchased for $400.00. The first building was the picnic shelter. In the early summer of 1960, work was started on the clubhouse. By the fall of 1960 the clubhouse was under roof. Each of the members used their various connections and talents to do whatever it took to make this clubhouse reality. Wiring, windows, heating, telephone poles for antennas, all done by these members. THEN
We are a very active club in many aspects of amateur radio. In 2008 we suffered a microburst that did lots of damage to our clubhouse, grounds and antennas. We are back, and in some ways even better than before the big storm. Do a search for Skyview Radio Society on YouTube.
No matter if you are interested in EMCOM, digital, contesting (Radio sport) phone, CW, QRP, home brewing, or just about any other area, we are active. Our clubhouse is both an ARRL Official Relay Station and an Official Emergency Station. We regularly conduct VE session as well as host Tech and upgrade classes.
K3MJW took 1st place in the PA QSO Party in 2012 and 2014! That was in addition to a clean sweep! We hit the bands hard for the PA QSO Party in 2012 and 13 and made the clean sweep again. We also are a host station for the 13 Colonies Special Event. K3MJW was operating as K2M for the 13 Colonies special event operation in July 2015! K3MJW was just one of the stations in Pennsylvania operating as K2M. We were awarded the Paul Copeland Memorial Award as the Top Operator's/HF Club completing 6213 contacts. We hope you worked us, and the rest of the 13 colony stations for a very special certificate! Please see www.13colonies.info for much more information. QSL requests for K2M/x should be sent directly to K3MJW. All requests MUST come with an SASE
You may have seen some articles by our members or even a cover photo in the QST magazine. Man, we're everywhere!
Look for our smiling faces at the DAYTON Hamvention! We do love to contest too. Our clubhouse is operated as K3MJW in contest fashon. We won 1st place Atlantic Division for the 2014 RTTY Round-up. Skyview also hosts Field Days. K3MJW hit 1st place for Field Day running as 4E in 2011. When "out in the field" Field Day we use our other callsign, WX3SKY. Skyview also hosts Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) for the local Boy Scout Troops. A day of education and hands-on fun making contacts.
Our Swap N Shop is the ARRL WPA section convention and is considered by many to be their favorite hamfest of the year!
We keep a family friendly clubhouse and provide ham radio classes as well as helpful “elmering” (Mentoring) to new hams.
Our meeting schedule is:
We are at the clubhouse every Tuesday evening, so feel free to come and visit.
Our clubhouse has a nice meeting room, full kitchen, clean bathroom and a multi operating position radio room.
Please SASE when QSLing direct. You will get a card back either way, but it helps keep our costs down.
Thanks for looking us up and we will CU on the air!
55 years of amateur radio and going strong
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