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Does your school have and use an HF or VHF Station

Does your school have and use an HF or VHF Station
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Feb 9th 2012, 22:45

K9CPO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I am curious about how "radio active' your school is and the type of equipment you have.

If you don't and would like to have an HF or VHF station at your school I urge you to apply for an ARRL ETP School Station Grant. Go to this link:

http://www.arrl.org/etp-grants

In no time you will be have your own school station up and running.

73,

Nathan McCray K9CPO
ARRL ETP Instructor
Mar 15th 2012, 19:49

W4DIH

Joined: Jun 19th 2008, 11:49
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We are in the process of having our own station. For the present I bring in a rig and set up a portable antenna.We did participate in Kids School
club roundup
Mar 18th 2012, 03:45

AD6QF

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Hi Nathan,

Good to find you here. You might remember me from the first TI-2 workshop.

This is the first school year that I started with kids who were licensed. I have brought my FT-890 to school and we made a few contacts during the School Contest Roundup. We are still trying to figure out how to deal with the S9 noise levels that are present at my school. I should have a few more kids licensed next month and at that point we will start looking to build a school station. I am also thinking that a weather station linked to APRS would be nice for our earth science students to use. When we get a little further along in the planning process we will probably apply for an ETP school station grant.

73,

Bob AD6QF
Mar 20th 2012, 15:48

WD5AGO

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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At Tulsa Community College, we use my call as we never have gotten around to get a ARC call. Students are free to use their calls and during contest. Our station set up is
HF: FT450, SDR-IQ, AL811, Antennas: 3 ele Tri Jr., 40m sloper, 40-160m L-wire, and 6 band CC Vert.
VHF/UHF: Transverters 432 MHz and 1296 MHz, Antennas 16 * 10 ele yagi array (70cm EME) and a 8 ft long Horn (HB) for 23cm can see on QRZ.
The frequency we do antenna contest on is 432 MHz. All students are required to design and build and antenna for the contest.

73
Tommy WD5AGO

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