W5YM Centennial Special Event Update

The W5YM Centennial Special Event on August 27th, 2016 was a great success! We logged a total of 155 QSOs, mainly PHONE, but some PSK31 and CW contacts were in there, too. Considering there were about 5 other contests and/or on-the-air events going on that weekend, we...

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ARRL Field Day 2016

Join the Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas as we participate in ARRL Field Day 2016. It will be held at the Fayetteville Botanical Gardens on Hwy 265 (we will be setup south of the main entrance (on the other side of the creek). There is free parking in...

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W5YM donates telegraph key to FIFI

ARCUA recently donated an authentic J-37 telegraph key to the radio installation on "FIFI", the last flying B-29 Bomber. The plaque on the donated key reads: Donated to "FIFI" by W5YM Commemorating 100 Years 1916-2016 As noted in the inscription, this donation...

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New W5YM Repeater Online

ARCUA is proud to announce that our new Yaesu DR-1X Fusion repeater is now installed and in-service on the University of Arkansas campus. This unit replaces the older ICOM unit that has been in operation for many years and deserves retirement to backup status. The new...

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November Sweeps 2014 Plaque Arrives

This past week W5YM received our official plaque for the 2014 November Sweepstakes. A few days later, we received the official certificate as well. We were the Delta Division Winner for School Clubs in 2014! Also, we ranked in 8th place nationwide for School Clubs! As...

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November Sweepstakes 2015

Hey, all... it's that time again... time for the yearly ARRL November Sweepstakes! The contest starts at 3pm local time. We'll be meeting in the W5YM shack (SCEN-736) at 2pm on Saturday (Nov 21) to review a few things before the contest gets underway. Can't make it at...

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First Meeting of Fall 2015

The first ARCUA meeting of the Fall 2015 semester will be conducted in the club Shack (Science Engineering room 736, SCEN-736) on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 @6:30pm. Everyone (members, friends, alumni, faculty, staff) are welcome to attend. Hope to see you...

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Field Day 2015

Field Day 2015 is now over and done, but a great time was had by all! A full gallery of event pictures can be found at the end of this post... We operated Field Day once again as K5GOE and finished the event with 223 QSOs, including 22 digital contacts. We've had...

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It’s Almost Here: Field Day 2015

ARCUA will be participating in Field Day again this year at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville (the same place as the past few years). We will be running on solar charged batteries only again this year. We have plans to operate using both phone and digital modes....

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Visit by LA1PCA

Kristian Bognaes LA1PCA, past president of ARCUA (1990-1991), recently returned to Arkansas with his XYL for a visit with her family.  Kristian and Dan K5FXB enjoyed lunch at a local Mexican restaurant (Kristian's choice) and toured the W5YM shack afterward.

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