Club Resources

The Club makes a number of resources freely available to its members at our facility at Building 11 in the NIH campus in Bethesda. It must be noted that NIHRAC operates a volunteer emergency communications (EMCOMM) capability for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and some of our resources are aimed, although not exclusively, to provide that service to our community (see our Membership or About Us pages for more details).
The Club capabilities include:
  • Rooms for meetings, presentations, and radio operating/experimenting
  • Electronics workbench, test equipment, and tools
  • Two High Frequency (HF) radio stations
  • Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) stations
  • Voice over IP to radio gateway (EchoLink)
  • Portable and fixed Winlink 2000 radio stations for email over radio
  • Personal computers to support digital communications via radio
  • A wide variety of antennas to support almost any operation
  • Radio equipment available for check out by club members
  • VHF repeater (a UHF repeater was recently retired, although it's still available for emergencies and experimentation)
  • Varied radio amateur parts and supplies for experimentation and DIY projects

NIHRAC hands-on antenna assembly at our Club

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