Club Move

A WA3NAN facility history

The Goddard Amateur radio club has been around since 1968 and located somewhere on or near the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center facility.  In the beginning the club use to be setup at the location where the GSFC visitor center is now located.  This site use to be the WWV east tranmitter back in the 1960's.  It was shutdown and moved Fort Collins, Colorado in 1967. The club formed at this time and inherited the old WWV location.  Later in the 1970's, this space was converted to the current visitor center facility and the club was moved to over near where the current GSFC Auto-Pool is located.

In the summer of 2011 the Center managment decided they would like the space back and moved us to another location.  This time the move pushed us off the main center.  We are now located in GSFC Area 100, where the old antenna test range was.  This location is also home for other GSFC Employee clubs, and made logical sense for us to be moved there.  The following photos show the journey to the current club site location and the development of our facility there.

In the Begining

The new trailers arrive and are bare empty, ready for stuff!!

Putting in some poles for the antennas

  

The light at the end of the tunnel

After lots of work,we mange to get a enough stuff together to get on the air for field day in 2012. We operated as a class F as a backup EOC for the center.


Atten: WA3NAN
4603 Brandon Ln
Beltsville, MD 20705
Responsible NASA official: Peter Fetterer
kb3gtn(at)gmail.com