K8DAR Boys and Girls Club Station
The K8DAR station is located at the Menominee Boys and Girls Club... the only one in the country with a ham radio station and is open to youth members. Ed KG8CX is the station trustee and net control.
It was organized in Jan. of 2006 by members of the M&M ARC. Since it opened, 17 youngsters have received ham radio licenses. We have made over a 1000 contacts throughout the U.S. and the world. The D.A.R. station laid the groundwork for the eventual origin of YACHT.
They are HF and echolink capable using a Kenwood TS480HX unit with 200 watts on tap. A Kenwood TS570 is also available as is a Yaesu 7800 dual band.
The station can be reached on Tue. and Thurs. 3-5:30pm CST on both HF and echolink (W8PIF-R node #481872)
Our kids love to make contacts so contact us on echolink or listen for us on 20 meters.