Welcome to the web presence of the Temple University Amateur Radio Club (TUARC) K3TU. TUARC is designated by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the College Engineering at Temple University as an Undergraduate and Graduate Laboratory, licensed by thK3TU4_mk2e Federal Communication Commission for Amateur Radio wireless and satellite data communication, open as a campus organization for students, Faculty, staff and Alumni for technical experimentation, emergency preparedness within Philadelphia County and international fellowship.

TUARC members learn how to use radio equipment, computers and antennas to communicate with operators throughout the world using Morse code, voice, digital text and imWhenAllElseFailsages through terrestrial repeaters and Amateur Radio satellites.  It’s challenging, fun and a great way to learn about other cultures.fellowship.

During natural disasters and other emergencies, Amateur Radio volunteers play a vital role in providing communications from stricken areas. When all else fails, Amateur Radio operators use their sophisticated local frequency modulated (FM) repeaters and long distance high frequency (HF) radio transceivers to get the message through. TUARC through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) provides such communication services when called upon.

TUARC has formed the basis of undergraduate ECE capstone senior design projects in Amateur Radio digital data and satellite communication. TUARC is located in Room 723C of the College of Engineering and can be contacted at k3tu@arrl.net.

You can learn more about Amateur Radio from TUARC or by visiting the web site of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

TUARC has celebrated its 60th anniversary and has held the FCC callsigns K3KJI and WA3TVT. The Faculty Adviser and Station Trustee is Dr. Dennis Silage K3DS and he can be contacted at silage@temple.edu.


TUARC is a technical communications laboratory of the ECE Department and advances wireless technology through engagement, education and experimentation.