Station

Current Station

The club’s current station resides in the Science and Engineering on the UA campus, room 736 (SCEN 736) and is equipped for operation on all HF bands (80m – 10m including WARC) as well as the VHF/UHF (2m and 70cm) bands. We are equipped for voice, telegraphy, packet (data), radioteletype (RTTY), and other digital modes. W5YM is also equipped for automated tracking of Amateur Radio Satellites.

Equipment:

Satellite

  • Kenwood TS790A
  • KLM 40CX/22C 2m/70cm array on top of shack
  • Yaesu G5400B rotators pointed by a variation of the WA8SME tracker

VHF/UHF

  • Kenwood TM7800
  • PacComm Tiny II TNC
  • 2m Ringo Ranger
  • 70cm Ringo Ranger

HF

  • Kenwood TS-450S for 60 meter operation
  • Icom IC-756 Pro III for digital operations
  • Yaesu FT-1000MP for primary phone operations
  • Kenwood TS-940S for backup
  • TH6DXX tribander (10-15-20m) on ~50′ Rohn 45G (from estate of Alan Glass N5HG [EE ’34?]). The TH6DXX was donated by W5XH.
  • Trap WARC Dipole (30-17-12m)
  • 90′ Broadband Folded Dipole
  • Drake L4-B
  • Kenwood TS-430 – Field Day / back up radio
  • Kenwood TS-440S for backup

Both the FT-1000MP and the TS-940S are feeding Kenwood TL-922 amplifiers; the IC-756 Pro III is feeding the Drake L4-B amplifier.