Suwannee Amateur Radio club, N4SVC
President: Ron Austin, KK4HGY
We are proud to be Affiliated with the American Radio Relay League
The Suwannee Amateur Radio Club was created on July 6, 2010, when Joe Kelman, KI4TTR, called a group of local hams together to discuss forming a club. Some of the others in attendance were Joe Bushel, W2DWR, Jack Hutchinson, KJ4NXD,Ben Andrews, KJ4UOR, Dan Gleason, W1QBI, Eric Black, KD4FLM, Jon Beaver, KD4AMP, Rocky Mansfield, KI4KLD and Tom Burnett, WA4ET.
The club house now sits on 90 acres of rustic north Florida woodlands just outside of Live Oak, Florida. Why all the land? For antennas of course!
So far the club has a Rohn-25 108 foot tower with a10 meter vertical and a 10 meter Yagi, a 65 foot Rohn25 tower with our shotgun 145.410 repeater and our Sedan antenna, a 30 foot mast with a 6 meter Yagi, a 30 foot mast with a multi-band (10-12-15-17-20) vertical and a 56 foot tower with a Mosely Jr tri-band antenna. We also have an 80 meter off center fed dipole and a 160 meter dipole. In addition, one of our members, Dan Gleason W1QBI has the 145.270 repeater on a 100 foot tower in the nearby town of Wellborn.
For radios we have the FT-2000, FT-950 and FT-840 by Yaseu, an Icom 746 Pro and a Ten-Tec VI. A Quadra VL1000 is available in case we need some extra punch.
In the works is another 108 foot tower, a 100 foot Rohn-20 tower that will have two sets of 6 guy wires which will be used as six 40 meter slopers and six 80 meter slopers. In addition we will have a 100 foot Rohn-55 tower for a full sized tri-bander and we will also have several loop antennas.
On the left is the N4SVCradio room. It was quiet when this picture was taken, but when a contest is on it will be jumping.
On the right is Steve Kostro, N2CEI adusting the rotor turning the Mosely tri-bander antenna. In the background you can see the repeater antenna and behind that the 108 foot tower with 10 meter Yagi and vertical is visable.
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