Our little space on the air
The UMBC Amateur Radio Club participates in public service events in the community in conjunction with local ham radio clubs. We participate in contests and other radiosport events, but mostly we just like exploring our hobby - ham radio - and playing around with the equipment in our "ham shack". This includes building antennas, tinkering with electronics, and attempting to push the boundaries of radio. We operate PSK-31 on several bands, and a number of other digital modes, as well as SSB voice.
Several projects currently on deck include building different types of SDRs, antennas (including a J-pole and a quad), a homebrew antenna analyzer using an Arduino, and trying out new and strange digital modes (except FT8).
The meetings of the UMBC Amateur Radio Club are held in our "ham shack", located at the TEC2 Trailer on the main campus. It is also where the Environmental Safety and Health offices are located, behind the TRC building.
Interested in Joining?
Anyone, including new hams or people with no amateur radio experience, is invited to join the UMBC Amateur Radio Club. No license is required. If you are interested, please email Carlos McKinney or any of the board members.