W4WBY

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Amateur Radio Club – W4WBY webpage!

 

Webpage Address = http://ccstn.net/domain/86

& the new addition of the ……….

Cannon County High School Weather Station

 

 

Pictured are CCHS ARC Members at W4WBY

 

CANNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – W4WBY

CANNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

1 LION DRIVE

WOODBURY, TN 37190

 

The CCHS Amateur Radio Club was started in August 2011.  We first started off with a Yaesu 2 meter Radio donated by the Short Mountain Repeater Club and a loaned power supply from the DeKalb/Cannon Amateur Radio Club.  We used the club sponsor’s callsign, KC4GUG, in the early days and applied for a Club Call and received KK4DTO issued on August 22, 2011.  We then received a very generous donation from an Anonymous Amateur Radio Operator, a Kenwood TS-870S, Kenwood Matching Speaker, and  MFJ-941E Antenna Tuner. The Cannon County Board of Education Technology Department has placed a computer at the station for student use also.  Two power supplies were borrowed from the DeKalb/Cannon Amateur Radio Club.  The Club applied for and received a grant from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas of $500.00.  We purchased two MFJ Power supplies and a MFJ-1279 Sound Card Interface for use with HF digital modes with these funds.

 

Our current antennas consist of a 2 meter MFJ 146/440 mobile antenna, and for HF we are using  a donated 80-10 meter off-center fed dipole antenna from David Brown – KJ4VXG (now W4ODB). Coax for this antenna was donated to the Club by John Lester – KJ4GCT.  This antenna has proved an excellent performer for only a 30 foot height, and we have worked the world on 10 and 15 meters!  Mr. Jerry Elkins – N4LZY, Club Trustee has been invaluable in his assistance and numerous donations (ground rod, misc. hardware, etc.).  The club has also received a very generous donation of a Rohn 45 40 ft. Antenna Tower and Cushcraft A3S Tri-band Antenna from Bill Wilson – WD4IWW of Smyrna, Tennessee.  A 2 meter Diamond antenna has been donated by Eric Mooneyham – K4IDE for this tower project too.  The  Cannon County Board of Education granted permission to construct this tower/antenna project, and we completed tower construction in Spring of 2012 and installed the Cushcraft A3S Tribander just before school began in August 2012. 

 

In early August 2012, we applied for the vanity call W4WBY – in honor of our hometown – Woodbury, Tennessee.  The CCHS Amateur Radio Club was granted the call on August 24th, 2012 and began using W4WBY on that date.

 

We “thank” each and every person who has donated equipment to our club!!

 

Best of 73,

Wm. Freddy Curtis, KC4GUG

Club Sponsor

 
CANNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – W4WBY
CANNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1 LION DRIVE
WOODBURY, TN 37190
 

Cannon County High School Amateur Radio Club

Honors Supporters

 

The Cannon County High School Amateur Radio Club met on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 to honor special donors and supporters of the club.  A special presentation ceremony was held in Mr. William F. Curtis’s classroom at the Club Radio Station W4WBY.  Afterward, refreshments were served and a tour of the W4WBY Club Station equipment and radio antenna installation was conducted.

Among those honored were:  Mr. Don Dick – KJ3G of Murfreesboro, TN; Mr. William (Bill) Wilson – WD4IWW of Smyrna, TN; Mr. Jerry Elkins – N4LZY of Woodbury, TN; Mr. David Brown – W4ODB of Christiana, TN; Mr. John Lester – KG4IKT of Smithville, TN; William (Bill) Northcutt – KF5CM of Smithville, TN; Mr. Mike Corley of Middle Tennessee Natural Gas; Mr. Eric Mooneyham – K4IDE of Crossville, TN; Mr. David Sarti – WC2V of Tucker’s Crossroads, TN;  MFJ Enterprises of Starkville, MS; The Wireman of Landrum, SC; Mr. Tim Knox – CCHS Principal; and the Cannon County Board of Education.

Also attending this presentation were CCHS Amateur Radio Club Members: James Young, Ryan Fletcher, Michael Inge, and Ricky Carr.

The Cannon County High School Amateur Radio Club would like to thank each one for their generous donations of equipment and accessories for the use of CCHS Students.  The club meets during the CCHS PAWS (Lunch) time each day when practical for students.  Many of the members are currently studying for the FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class examination.

 

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