The W9YT callsign, now held by the Badger Amateur Radio Society, has been in use at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1930. Yes, W9YT has quite a long history.
Be sure to read about the "Second Coming"of W9YT in 1957.
More history of W9YT written by W6FQX.
We also have some reports/news letters and pictures from the early 1960s
Meet the BARS officers.
W9YT operates a repeater at 146.685 MHz with a pl of 123. The location of this repeater is atop Van Hise hall, the tallest building in Madison. The repeater is a GE Master II that was donated to the club. Here is a link to a view off the roof of Van Hise.
The shack is in the penthouse on top of the Engineering Research Building. This puts the antennas up about 240 feet.
By sending an e-mail to senior treasurer WO9U email@example.com