Parent Organization: North Carolina State University
A student run FCC Amateur radio station, W4ATC, was established around 1930 at what was then called the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College, or State College. The club includes members from many backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of activities. We will participate in emergency activities and the national traffic system to pass important messages across the country or locally in times of emergency or just for fun in normal times. We are renewing interest in this club since there are quite a few licensed amateur radio operators on campus. Our intent is to repair and upgrade the existing radio equipment in our room in Daniels Hall. This will allow us to train radio operators and make contacts with other organizations throughout the world. We are interested in raising the profile of amateur radio as a hobby and vocation to students on campus. When able, we will also participate in several contests throughout the year including field day, the North Carolina QSO party, the ARRL VHF/UHF Sweepstakes, and our biggest contest, the Collegiate Championships / ARRL November Sweepstakes. This is our way of competing with other college amateur radio clubs all over the U.S.