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Does your club have a "club station"?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Clubs' started by N7NIT, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. N7NIT

    N7NIT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm curious to know if any folks on QRZ who belong to amateur radio clubs would let us know if their club has a
    "club station". Anyone?
    (Mine does not. Yet.)
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  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Absolutely!! Here in Tacoma, WA....

    I'm the Prez - we have a 103 year old club with our own clubhouse, and a great multi-position station

    K3 position, Flex position, VHF/UHF position, and our W7OS museum station positions

    You do NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER to join us!!!

    We're a very welcoming club..... :)

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2019
  3. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep, KL7EX.....the North Pole Amateur Radio Experimenter's Club
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  4. WR3Y

    WR3Y XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hi Dave,
    Any plans to remote the Club stations for members?

    tu 73
  5. NX1Q

    NX1Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    Our Youth Club does. K1YAH....but it's portable in my trunk 24/7 for POTA and such :)
  6. KU4X

    KU4X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Isn't the clubhouse at the old HAARP site? :D

  7. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, the local club does have a station. "W5CUQ"
  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    We do have remote capability and I suspect a couple of members use it - the guys that pretty much run the club's HF operations. But it's not something that we (at least at this time) make available to the general membership.

    Our main HF station is listed here:

    Our W7OS Museum Station is listed here:

    We are very fortunate to have such an awesome clubhouse, that we own outright. And I'm honored to be President of such a great organization, on my second term.

    If anyone seeing this is ever in Tacoma over a weekend, we have an open house every Saturday from 10 to 2, with the last Saturday of the month being our Swapmeet day where members sell off their gear, and our Property Management Team sells off donations - sometimes we have some pretty amazing rigs and bits come through at really good prices. Starting at 11:30 on that last Saturday, our Chuckwagon Master Paul W7PFU comes in to whip up chili dogs for anyone who wants one (just for a donation if you can afford it). ALL are welcome - you do not need to be a member of to attend our open house events.

    OK - I've done my duty plugging our club enough for this morning :)

  9. KQ0J

    KQ0J XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Indeed we do. Its great to have in a development where the majority of HOA's prohibit outdoor antennas. Some allow a vertical or flagpole antenna...

    Membership is limited to licensed residents of our 55+ community association.

    Main HF station is an ICOM 756PROIII / ALS-1300 AMP / MFJ Tuner if needed / Force 12 beam W/40M element plus an Ultimax all band wire. / Mic, Straight Key, Keyer.

    Digital / Backup station has a 756ProIII / ALS-600 Amp / 20 - 6 M Vertical. / Computer, Mic, Bug

    2M Repeater

    440 Repeater

    2 X dual band VHF FM and DSTAR radios.

    Packet station with dedicated PC and Radio

    Dedicated Echolink PC and Tranceiver.

    CB radio and antenna

    Go Kits for EMCOMM operations at assigned facilities.

    Loaner equipment for members including HF and VHF rigs, Tuners, Antennas and test equipment.

    Field Day / portable HF and VHF antennas

    2 X Landlines and WiFI.

    Battery backup , Generator Backup

    Multiple PC work positions, Printers

    Large screen TV

    Security Cameras
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  10. KL7KN

    KL7KN Premium Subscriber QRZ Page



    station pics & data at

    We are capable of operating from 160m to 33cm. HF antennas are a HyGain TH-11DX (2020), a 43 ft DX Engineering Vertical (2012), a 900 foot HF loop mounted on utility poles. 6 meters uses a 5 element yagi. There is even a military TD90 type Folded Dipole up. The rest of the VHF and up use a combination of VHF/UHF Yagis and verticals. HF Station consists of an Yaesu FT 857D, IC-7200, 2x Icom IC-7610's with two Icom IC-PW1's (one kilowatt solid state amplifier).
    We have in the station multiple VHF radios with KPC TNC's for things like APRS and 2 VHF Digipeaters. We host 3 WINLINK RMS's - 2m (1200), 1.25m (9600) and 70cm (9600).
    For Field Day we have in our go kit- Kenwood TS-570D and Icom V/UHF Dual Band mobile. An A3S Tri Band Yagi and a Double G5RV dipole. Plus all the bits and pieces that Hams always need in the field.
    There is also privately owned radio gear in use by members adding additional capabilities.

    I once worked Jim, VK9NS, on 10M SSB using the station loop antenna.
    Awesome station.
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