MSUARC is a non-commercial association of Murray State University students, faculty & staff, and area citizens interested in Amateur Radio, organized for the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication and experimentation and education, for the establishment of emergency communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies, for the advancement of the radio art and the public welfare, for the representation of the radio amateur in legislative matters, and for the maintenance of collegiality and a high standard of conduct.

MSUARC is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League in the Kentucky Section of the Great Lakes Division.

MSUARC is open to all persons interested in Amateur Radio, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or handicap. Our general meeting location is handicap-accessible. Other meetings and activities are handicap accessible by arrangement.

MSUARC was founded in 1960. The university administration wanted to provide a place on campus that student hams could operate without the hazards of setting up equipment and antennas in their dorms.

The club meets on the First Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM in room 237 of the Collins Center for Industry & Technology on the campus of Murray State University. Each monthly meeting usually includes presentations of general interest to attendees. At every meeting members are available to answer any question you or visitors might have about amateur radio.

Since MSUARC is a designated school club, there are two classes of membership:

Full – Applicant must be associated with Murray State University as Faculty, Staff, or an enrolled student, possesses an Amateur license, serve a 30- day apprenticeship as an Associate member, desire to participate actively in club activities, and must obtain majority approval by all active full members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Key to station, use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and full participation in club activities.

Associate – Applicant must be interested in Amateur Radio and obtain majority approval by all active members present at a regular meeting. Privileges: Use of station facilities and repeater to extent of license class, and participation in club activities as desired.

MSUARC operates with a full slate of officers as well as a Faculty Advisor who is selected jointly by Murray State University and the MSUARC. The Faculty Advisor aids and guides the club as expected by Murray State University. A Station Trustee is appointed by the Faculty Advisor and is responsible to the Federal Communications Commission for the correct and legal operation of the club station.

Dues for individual membership are $15.00 per year. Dues for other ham radio licensed family members residing in the same household are an additional $5.00 per year each.