First Ward Community Center Ham Radio Station
Installation on July 21, 2007 at 9:00 AM

    (Map to Community Center)

Thanks to Bob (N8YXR) and Jennie (KC8RBV) for writing a grant and obtaining equipment for the First Ward Community Center Radio Station!  They have spent weeks doing ham radio training for community members there; and now as the students pass their license tests they will have a nice place to operate.

On July 21, 2007 from 9AM to 5PM Bob and Jennie, along with Dave (N8ERL), Jim (WA8GRI), John (KC8WZM), and Keith (N8XD) spent a beautiful Saturday installing and configuring the station.   The FT-897 and the FT-7800 installed in a secure room and coaxial cable was run 100 feet to the roof, where a 6-band HF vertical and a 2m/70cm VHF/UHF antenna were assembled and installed.  The work was hard,  the lunch provided was fantastic, and the station looks great.   An excellent job by all that participated!


First Ward Ham Radio Station Configuration
Radios Yaesu FT-7800 144/440MHz radio
  Yeasu FT-897 HF radio
Accessories Bencher RJ-1 straight key
  MFJ 941E Versa Tuner II
  MFJ 250 Versa Load
  ARRL World Map
  MFJ 108B dual timezone clock
Antennas Hustler G6-270R 144/440 MHz antenna
  Hustler Model 6-BTV HF antenna
Power Astron RS-50M DC power supply
  Tripplite Surge supressor
  RIGrunner RR/4010S/C 10 outlet, 40 amp panel
  Anderson Power Pole
Protection Polyphaser IS-50UX-CO lightening protection
  Harger GBIS18114AE Entrance ground bar

Grant Proposal and Radio Station Equipment List
Contact Bob Tuttle (N8YXR) at for more information.