Harkins HAM Shack

W7ASC Center for Amateur Radio Learning

For more than 20 years, the Center for Amateur Radio Learning (C.A.R.L.),a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization dedicated to promoting Amateur Radio to the public, has called the Harkins Ham Shack home. Located on Level 3 in My Digital World, allows Arizona Science Center Guests to explore past and present radio technologies, as well as participate in an international community with other amateur radio stations and operators around the world simply using the radio airwaves–no internet!

With two independent operating positions, Volunteers demonstrate HF and VHF/UHF bands using SSB, CW, FM, TTY, digital modes, plus ATV and SAT modes to Guests of all ages arriving as school groups on field trips, families, etc.

Young students learn to send their name in Morse Code and then enjoy a brief QSO on a local repeater, EchoLink, or other modes, leaving with a Guest Operator Certificate and literature on becoming an amateur radio operator.


Email carl@w7asc.org or call Jack, KD7ROB at 480.759.5195

Upcoming Ham Shack Events

Ham Shack Events

Amateur Radio Kids Day

June 18, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.  4:00 p.m.

Twice a year, ARRL–the American Radio Society–offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio. Created to give the on-the-air experience to kids while cultivating a love for amateur radio, this is not an event to be missed!

All Amateur Radio Kids Day activities are included with general admission to the Science Center. Additional tickets are required for the Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, Dorrance Planetarium and featured exhibition. Children under 3 are always FREE.

The Harkins Ham Shack is generously sponsored by Harkins Theatres