Ham Radio Club
The Ankeny Amateur Radio Club consists of students, staff, and community members who want to learn more about wireless communication. Members may use club equipment located at CHS as long as a staff member is present. Our amateur radio station is equipped to transmit and receive from 3.4 MHz to 30 MHz with voice, Morse code, and a computer interface for other digital signals. Our FCC call sign is AC0HS and the faculty sponsor is Mike Miller (AC0BD).
The club focuses on two main activities during the school year: the fall and spring School Club Roundup (SCR). The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors the SCR. School clubs from across the country compete against one another to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible. In addition to the SCR, students are encouraged to experiment with different radio communication modes- Morse code, digital computer signals, voice, and others. Future activities include a high altittude balloon launch in which we'll launch a balloon with a payload (GPS, radio transceiver, temperature sensor) to over 80,000 feet and recover it!
Please contact the faculty sponsor Mike Miller at Michael.Miller@AnkenySchools.org for more information.