CorTek Radio Association was founded in 2003 by a
group of local amateur radio operators interested in DX ing and
contesting. The original club callsign KC9DET was replaced with W9CA
Primarily, the club participates in ARRL Field Day, setting record after
record every year but also takes part in other contests, helping new
operators get on the air. W9CAs club station is open to all members and
Club station includes two FT1000Ds, one FT1000MP, an Ameritron AL1200
with a Heathkit SB220 backup, a single band 6m (modified SB220)
amplifier with an Icom IC-746 exciter.
Antennas: 2 Bencher Skyhawk tribanders, a Hygain TH6, two Cushcraft 2el
40m beams, a Cushcraft D3W WARC dipole, homebrew slopers for 80 and 160,
two homebrew 5el 6m beams (designed by N9CO) on 16 boom, couple
homebrew 40m verticals and a homebrew 44 center loaded 80m vertical.
Towers include a 40 rooftop for the club permanent antennas, two 50
military crankup and few 40 towers used for FD effort.
The club members elmer new operators to achieve good operating skills
and be active in amateur radio.