Special Event Station for Wendell Museum

Amateur Radio, Special Event

Wendell, NC The Five County Ham Radio Enthusiasts will be operating an  amateur radio during opening weekend of June 17 -19 at the Wendell Museum.  The radio club received a special event call sign W4L for the amateur radio station.  Amateur radio operators all over the world will be able to talk to the station. Mark Gibson said.  Mark is a resident of Wendell and the founder of the radio club.  On Saturday June 18 the station will participate in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)  Kids Day. Kids will be allowed to speak to other kids participating in the event on the amateur radio station.

The first documented amateur radio operator in Wendell, NC was in 1930.  W4AVT G.H. Wright, Jr.  He happened to be the post master of Wendell.

Amateur radio is a fun family activity.  Ready gov suggest that you have alternate forms of communication available.  During an emergency is not the time to learn how to use your communication.

No charge Amateur radio exams are offered throughout the year and are published at https://fivecountyhre.org/  and https://www.laurelvec.com/

The Federal Communication Commission charges a  $35.00 fee for new amateur radio license. The fee is paid directly to the FCC and is not collected by the volunteers administering the exam.

The kitchen is just inside the back door so we should have plenty of traffic. Photo Credit :KE4VNC

Photo Credit:KE4VNC

Photo Credit:KE4VNC

QSL Card designed by Tyler Church