The IBM Radio Club - Rochester was formed to promote interest in radio
communication at IBM Rochester. It is open to any IBM Club member with
radio communication interests (eg, SWL) but is primarily focused on "ham"
or amateur radio. The club has participated in several public service events
including handling traffic for Desert Storm and the California earthquake.
The club station, W0IBM, serves as the local packet BBS for the Rochester
and SE Minnesota community. It also runs an APRS internet gateway serving local APRS users.
The club "shack" is located on the IBM - Rochester site in the basement of Building 006. At the bottom of the stairs by Security is a door marked "Restricted Quarters". Behind it is the hall leading to the shack. Down the hall on the right is the entry to the shack.
Antennas are on the roof and in the courtyard.
Meetings are held at noon on the third Tuesday of each month, generally in 006-2 A101. Many times over the noon hour a group can be found in the shack discussing ham radio.
Membership is open to any IBM Club member but an amateur radio license is required to use the club station. Amateur Radio license classes are available through the Rochester Amateur Radio Club and Community Education.
Subscribe to the IBMHAM discussion group by sending email to Bill, N7DZ, and requesting to be added to the email reflector
Links of interest:
e-mail Dave Naatz, K0VH
e-mail Niel Wiegand, W0VLZ
Coordinates: 44° 3 6 N, 92° 29 45 W
County: Olmsted County