Punxsutawney, PA - The most dependable weather capital of the world


DX Land
We have a special report
to relay to the world.


"If the groundhog did see his shadow that means 6 more week of winter!"


The club members would like to give a special thanks to: 

Mike Miller N3HBH
(previous President for many years)

Jim Byrne KA3WSX
(previous Vice President - Now a silent key)
We miss him greatly!

They have served the club for many years.

About Us

Welcome to the Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club’s website

Because our club’s home is Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and Punxsutawney is known world-wide for our Punxsutawney Phil, we, in the radio club are also known far and wide for what we refer to as our club hosted “GroundHog Day special event station” and it is something that we  have proudly participated in for many years. (have to find out how long this has been done) (also have to find something on how old the club is)

The members of our club have maintained a proud tradition of making radio contacts with as many fellow amateur radio operators (also referred to as “hams”) from around these United States and around the world.  For the longest time we have been headquartered in a room at the Punxsutawney Airport and that is where all the activity is at least for Ground Hog Day. 

We have also participated in the annual “American Radio Relay League’s” Field Day exercise, held in June, which is a two day event where the major intent is operate off the grid, using batteries, generators, or 
other sources of power to run the equipment and utilizing antennas erected especially for the event, in other words, temporary antenna’s.

Our club meets once a month, on the second Tuesday, at the Chinese Buffet in Punxsutawney Plaza at 7:00 P.M.  We also have a “shack night” held at our Punxsutawney Airport radio shack, generally from May to October, on the first Tuesday of those months.  And, once a week, on Mondays, at 7:30 p.m. we conduct a 2 meter radio net on the 146.655 repeater (PL 123.0) where the club members, and non members gather to check equipment and practice radio procedure in case of an emergency.

Our club’s radio callsign is K3HWJ which was the call sign of Art Sweeney, a long time ham and member of the Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club.

<=== NOTE: After viewing our main welcome page please use the Navigation bar on the left to surf the site

Club's Announcements
For details see the "Special Events Navigation Bar"

Special Event Station

Our Annual Ground Hog Day Special Event Station will be held this year on Saturday, January
30th from about 9:00 a.m. till at least 4:00 p.m. or later, depending upon band conditions at that time.

We plan, as before, to be on:
  •  40 meters on or about 7.240
    +/- about 5 khz.

  • 20 meters on or about 14.330 
    +/- about 5 khz.

  • 80 meter "backup" 
    not planned 
We will, as before, offer a certificate for a "SASE" (self addressed stamped envelope) and mail it to the address which is listed below.

Field Day Event

To be listed in the spring of 2012.

Club's Regular Activities
For details see the "Activities Navigation Bar"

Weekly Net - Monday Night

Check into our Net at 7:30 PM EST
on Mondays 
146.655 pl=123.0

A BIG "Thank You" to Mr. Paul Fleming KE3DR for making his repeater available to Hams to use for so many years.

Shack Night - The 1st Tuesday

We have a great get together at our club shack.

Club Meeting - The 2nd Tuesday

We hold our meeting at the Chinese Buffet in the Punxy Plaza downtown Punxsutawney 
@ 6pm supper and 7pm for the meeting

Club's Officers
President            Steve Waltman

Vice President    Don Jewell             KB3LES

Secretary           Bill Latta    

Treasurer           Mike latta

Other Support Personal
Please see "Club Officers in the "About Us" page"

A special thanks to all of our leaders and members that help 
to make our club that it has been and will continue to be.

 Contact Information




P.O. Box #3

Punxsutawney, PA 15767


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Our Location

Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Photo Album

Ham Fest - Members Looking for Bargins

Countdown to Ground Hog Day

The Club's Photo Album
has been updated with
over 300 photos going 
back to 2002.

There are also over 160 eQSL
that were sent to our club
over the years past.

Check it out to see if your QSL card is there....