History and Past events

HISTORY

K4FAU is the amateur radio club call for Florida Atlantic University. The club call was first assigned to FAU by the FCC in 1964 with Charles D. Ritchie (W4BUG) SK as the first trustee. The present trustee and advisor of the club is Henry (Hank) B. Vansant (N3HV), laboratory manager for the department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering.
The trusteeship has been passed down from other faculty/staff members through the years. After some years of dormancy, the club was reborn in 1991 by the gift of radio equipment and the interest of Shirley M. Ritchie (N4JKI), trustee at the time, and Hank Vansant. Members are welcome to operate the K4FAU amateur radio club stations at any time as long as they operate within their own FCC license. Operators of the club station use their own call as well as the club call when operating the stations. Both stations are equipped with all modes of amateur radio communication. Station #1 is located on the third floor of the science/engineering building and station #2 is located at T6 in the K4FAU club room. This
station was donated by one of the club members.

Past events:

2006 Pigeon Key DX-Pedition - October 6-8
2006 Field Day - June 23-24
2006 March of Dimes - April 22
2006 FAU Wellness Triathlon - April 9
Hurricane Katrina Amateur Radio volunteer information.
2005 K4FAU & BRARA Pigeon Key DX-Pedition K4P
2005 K4U Field Day
2005 March Of Dimes - April 16
2005 FAU Wellness Triathlon - April 10
New Years Antenna Party - January 01, 2005
Woz at the Shore - November 14, 2004
Field Day 2004 - June 26 & 27, 2004
2004 March Of Dimes - April 17
2004 FAU Wellness Triathlon - April 4
2003 ARRL 10M Contest - December 13-15
2003 CQ World Wide CW Contest - November 29-30
2003 ARRL November Sweep Stakes - November 15-16
2003 March of dimes - April 26 (Caution! page is big!)
2002 K4FAU Jamboree On The Air - October 18 & 19
Field Day 2002 - 2 Days of Fun. June 22 & 23
2001 Picnic - @ Spanish River Park
2001 Antenna Party - @ The Richie's House
Field Day 2001 - 2 Days of Fun. June 23 & 24
2001 March of Dimes - Breakfast. April 28
July 2000 Antenna Parties - Updating our Club Antennas.