FARA's club station, K1AIR, is located on Joint Base Cape Cod. The club station is a work in progress, with new antennas and additional equipment scheduled for installation in the future. There are two operating positions. One position is equipped with an Elecraft K3 and the other position is equipped with an ICOM IC-9100. Both stations are equipped with PC's for logging and working digital modes. The positions are equipped with WinKeyers and Bencher keys for CW op's. The station is equipped with a three element, tri-band 10/15/20 meter beam, a CushCraft R5 vertical covering 10-20 meters, and dipoles for 80 and 40 meters, as well as VHF antennas.
FARA members wishing to access the club station must complete an application process and obtain an ID issued by Joint Base Cape Cod. The application can be opened from this link to the PDF form, filled in on-line, printed, signed and dated, and sent to:
Charlie Bresnahan, K1CB
110 Tahanto Rd
Directions to the Club Station:
Bourne Gate - open 24x7x365:
The Bourne gate access road is Connery Avenue. Go through the gate and continue on Connery Avenue until you come to a rotary. Go around the rotary to Richardson Road. Continue on Richardson Road, passing helicopters on the left, followed by three low tan block buildings on the left. The club station is in the last of these buildings. FARA is on the sign and you can see the beam on the telephone pole. The club station is accessed via the door on the back side of the building with a push button numeric lock.
Falmouth Gate - open Monday - Friday, 0600-0800 and 1500-1700, Not Open on Weekends:
Access the Falmouth gate via Sandwich Road. Pass through the gate on South Outer Road. Take a right onto General's Blvd and continue on General's Blvd until it ends in a "T" intersection. Go right at the stop sign, onto Richardson Road. Pass some helicopters on the left followed by three low tan block buildings. The club station is in the last of these buildings. FARA is on the sign and you can see the beam on the telephone pole. The club station is accessed via the door on the back side of the building with a push button numeric lock.