W5YM Blog

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...

Dan, K5FXB (left) and Kristian, LA1PCA, in the W5YM shack. Kristian was President of ARCUA during the 1990-1991 school year.

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)...

November Sweeps 2014

November Sweeps 2014 at W5YM has come-and-gone, but a great time was had by all. We had a number of students actively participating, including Eli (KF5MYN), Matt (W5VO), Hannah (KD5WNF), Jon (KG5DVB), and Austin (W3SVN). Other faculty/alumni members...

The ARRL November Sweepstakes award plaque won by W5YM for 1st place in the School Club Phone category for Delta Division.

November Sweeps 2013 Plaque Arrives

This past week W5YM received our official plaque for the 2013 November Sweepstakes. We were the Delta Division Winner for School Clubs in 2013! Also, we ranked #8 nationwide for School Clubs! As always,...

The Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas Field Day 2014 site.

Field Day 2014

The Amateur Radio Club of the University of Arkansas (ARCUA) Field Day 2014 event took place at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 28-29, 2014. This was our third...

Fully assembled and ready to go

Parametric PowerPole Break-Out Boxes

Overview: This project started out with the goal of making a nice looking Anderson PowerPole break-out box. Break-out boxes let you take advantage of one large power supply at a nominal voltage (e.g. 12V)...

The 45A contacts can be just as inexpensive as the smaller 15A and 30A contacts. The only catch is that they must be individually separated from the reel they come on as seen above.

Buying Anderson PowerPoles

So you’re looking at outfitting your station with Anderson PowerPoles? Great! Now the next question is “Where do I buy them online?” Ultimately you can buy them either from a smaller vendor such as...

Georg, DK7LX, and Ron, K5XK, visited the ARCUA shack on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. ARCUA members present presented Georg with a signed QSL card as a souvenir of his trip to W5YM.

DK7LX visits W5YM

Georg Knoess, DK7LX, and Ron Evans, K5XK, stopped by to have lunch with ARCUA members on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Georg, who is from Frankfurt, Germany, was in town to give a presentation for the Ozark...

The plaque recognizing W5YM as November Sweepstakes Delta Division Winner for 2012.

November Sweeps 2012 Plaque Arrives

This week W5YM received our official plaque for the 2012 November Sweepstakes. We were the Delta Division Winner for School Clubs in 2012! Also, we ranked #4 nationwide for School Clubs! We had a...

AC0MX (left), AE5ZC (middle), and W3SVN (right)

November Sweeps 2013

November Sweeps 2013 was a tremendous event for W5YM! We had a number of students actively participating, including Jill (AC0MX), Matt (W5VO), Hannah (KD5WNF), and Austin (W3SVN). The W5YM final claimed score was 48,216....