Baylor Amateur Radio Club to Dedicate 'Radio Shack'

Aug. 30, 1996

The Baylor University Amateur Radio Club will dedicate its first building, dubbed the "Baylor Radio Shack," at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the facility located at 1514 South Fifth Street, behind the Baylor Literacy Missions Center.

The Baylor Radio Shack will house the club's equipment. The equipment includes a local range radio and a high frequency world-wide range radio.

The Baylor Amateur Radio Club is an organization of radio communicators that have Federal Communication Commission licensing. They use the radios for public service efforts, educational opportunities and social communication with other licensed radio communicators.

Club president Patrick Hynan, a Baylor senior, said the members have communicated with people on others continents with the radios. He also said the club has heard the communications of American astronauts on the U.S. Space Station and are making efforts to communicate with them.

The club previously met at various locations on the Baylor campus which would require hours and setting up and breaking down the radio equipment. With the building, setting up of equipment is not necessary, Hynan said.

"Now that we have a place, we have a chance to fulfill our goals as a club," he said.

The building was provided by a gift from Baylor alumna Dr. Kay Ransom, executive director of the Texoma Council for Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sherman, Texas, who will be present at the dedication service.

For more information, contact Hynan at 666-4873.

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