W7ASU

Amateur Radio Society at Arizona State University
Established circa 1935

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W7ASU QSL Card Welcome to W7ASU, the Amateur Radio Society at Arizona State University. The club is focused on using and promoting ham radio and the surrounding activities in the college environment. After being stationless for more than 20 years, as of February 2010, W7ASU has set up a ham radio shack located on university property. Although the club has a very limited budget and many boat anchors for equipment, we still try to participate in several club activities during the semester. Events vary based on club member interests, but past activities have included collecting fares at local hamfests (fundraising!), participating in public service events, contesting, offering licensing classes, and educating the public about ham radio.





2013-2014 W7ASU Officers

Oct. 20, 2013
Congratulations to the new club officers for the 2013-2014 academic year:

  • President: Zachary Burnham KF7YRW
  • 1st Officer: Raymond Barakat
  • 2nd Officer: Jenna Moore

2012-2013 W7ASU Officers

May 03, 2012
Congratulations to the new club officers for the 2012-2013 academic year:

  • President: Dominic Garrison KE7SHU
  • 1st Officer: Marvin Gunning NS7T
  • 2nd Officer: Brett Gall KF7OZI

Another Batch of Hams

Nov. 08, 2011
After another successful licensing class, another batch of hams have earned their licenses and are getting on the air. Congratulations to the following individuals:

Randy, AE7JR, at the rig showing the soon-to-be-licensed students how much fun amateur radio can be.
NEW
Dale Guilford KF7SGT General
William Rogers KF7SIZ Technician
Gregory Pitz KF7SJA General
Richard Tworek KF7SJB General
Michael Douglass KF7SJC Technician
Ian Bennett KF7SJD General
Douglas Rehder KF7SJE General
Donna Vigneri KF7SJF General
Raymond Coronado Jr. KF7SJG Technician
Carl Girard KF7SJH General
UPGRADE
John Grosse KJ6EBX Extra



Fall 2011 Technician Licensing Classes

Sept. 08, 2011
Interested in earning an amateur radio license but lack the ambition to study for the test on you own? Plan on attending W7ASU's technician licensing classes this semester. For more information, please visit the licensing classes page.


Fall 2011 Office Hours

Sept. 05, 2011
This semester the club shack will be open on Mondays from 09:00-11:00. Feel free to come use the club equipment, discuss project ideas, or learn more about amateur radio. For more information, contact Randy Kaelber, AE7JR.


More Students Earn Licenses

Apr. 08, 2011
Another set of students have completed the licensing class. Please look for the following new hams on the air:

Douglas Rohrer KF7OZC Technician
Isaac Skaw KF7OZD Technician
Joseph Caglio KF7OZE Technician
Daniel Larke KF7OZF Technician
Paul Emerson KF7OZG Technician
Johnathan Kirkland KF7OZH General
Brett Gall KF7OZI Technician
Gerald Gall KF7OZJ General
Instructor N7UJJ demonstrates amateur radio to the soon-to-be-licensed students.



When All Else Fails...

Mar. 01, 2011
See how First Officer Nathan, W7OYA, is combining ham radio and CERT training to become the guy you want around when disaster strikes.


Technician Licensing Classes

Feb. 11, 2011
Couldn't take last semester's licensing class? No problem. W7ASU is pleased to offer technician licensing classes again this semester. For more information, please visit the licensing classes page.


Students Complete Class, Earn Licenses

Nov. 22, 2010
Four unlicensed students completed W7ASU's technician class and earned their technician (and beyond) licenses. Congratulations to the following new hams:

Mike Conner KF7MRL Technician
Randy Kaelber AE7JR Extra
Peter Krehbiel KF7MRM General
Greg Nicholson KF7MRK Technician



W7ASU in the News

Oct. 12, 2010
ASU News has written a feature article on the Amateur Radio Society at ASU. Check out the article: Calling CQ: ASU's hams are back on the air.


Technician Licensing Classes

Sept. 26, 2010
Interested in getting started in amateur radio? To help, W7ASU is pleased to offer technician licensing classes this semester. For more information, please visit the licensing classes page.


W7ASU Celebrates New Ham Shack with Open House

Aug. 25, 2010
W7ASU has finally established a ham shack after going more than 20 years without a permanent amateur radio station. To celebrate the official opening of the new station, the Amateur Radio Society is hosting an open house on September 10, 2010. For details, please see the official announcement.



Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD (SK): 1916-2009


Most people knew him as "the most trusted man in America". Some knew he had very close ties to Arizona State University with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication being named after him. But how many people knew he was an amateur radio operator?
Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD (SK)



Cheering for Amateur Radio

We like to consider this photo as proof that "Chicks dig amateur radio!" While gathering before the upcoming football game, a group of ladies from the ASU Sun Devil Dance Team stopped by to watch W7ASU operate in the 2004 Collegiate QSO Party. No doubt impressed by our smooth (contest) operating techniques, we expect these ladies will be licensed in the near future. We just can't wait until they join our club! Chicks dig amateur radio!
As ex-club member KK7KX once said, "Chicks dig amateur radio!" Turns out he was right! (Seated: KC7MOD and KD7LGH. Background: Six members of the Sun Devil Dance Team.)



EXTRA! EXTRA! W7ASU's 2002 School Club Roundup Contest made the front page of the State Press.

State Press



W7ASU salutes its three Barry Goldwater Scholars!

Barry Goldwater Scholar James McDonald
KC7EFP
1998
Barry Goldwater Scholar Meghan Radtke
KC7MOC
1999
Barry Goldwater Scholar Nicholas Radtke
KC7MOD
1999



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Events and Activities

ARRL School Club Roundup 02/13/12-02/17/12 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 10/17/11-10/21/11 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/14/11-02/18/11 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL Field Day 06/26/10-06/27/10 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL DX CW Contest 02/20/10-02/21/10 Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/08/10-02/12/10 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/09/09-02/13/09 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 10/20/08-10/24/08 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL DX CW Contest 02/16/08-02/17/08 Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/11/08-02/15/08 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/12/07-02/16/07 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/13/06-02/17/06 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/14/05-02/18/05 Description and Picture Gallery Log
North American Sprint 09/19/04 Log
CARA Collegiate QSO Party 09/18/04-09/19/04 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/09/04-02/13/04 Description and Picture Gallery Log
CARA Collegiate QSO Party 09/20/03-09/21/03 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ASU Fall Activities Fair 08/21/03
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/10/03-02/15/03 Description and Picture Gallery Log
CARA Collegiate QSO Party 09/21/02-09/22/02 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/11/02-02/15/02 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL November Sweepstakes 11/17/01-11/19/01 Log
ASU Fall Activities Fair 08/16/01 Description and Picture Gallery
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/12/01-02/16/01 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL November Sweepstakes 11/04/00-11/06/00, 11/18/00-11/20/00 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ASU Fall Activities Fair 08/17/00 Description and Picture Gallery
ARRL Field Day 06/24/00-06/25/00 Description and Picture Gallery Log
Scottsdale Community College Hamfest 03/11/00 Description and Picture Gallery
ARRL School Club Roundup 02/14/00-02/18/00 Description and Picture Gallery Log
ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes 01/22/00-01/23/00 Description Log
Glendale Community College Hamfest 01/15/00
Mesa Community College Hamfest 12/04/99 Description and Picture Gallery
ARRL November Sweepstakes 11/20/99-11/21/99 Description and Picture Gallery Log



Links

KC7KFF, Carl Hayden Community High School ARC (defunct)
Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA)
K7UAZ, The Amateur Radio Club at the University of Arizona

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