Welcome to the Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

HappeningThe Remote Hosts

While W7RN can be found on the air during select contests, we have three remote hosts operational that you can hear as AA6AA, W1YL, K5VWW, K6NV K5XI and K6DGW. They definitely keep DM09, Storey County and NV active on all bands and popular modes.

The Remote Hosts

 

W1YL keeps the 0800Z time period alive working her many friends around the world from her retirement home in Florida

 

K5XI is very active on 6M FT8 and EME from his home in Scottsdale, AZ.

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ON-SITE Contesting

W7RN is still prolific in our chosen single-op contests.

W9KKN in ARRL SS CW

 

WX5S in ARRL SS Phone

 

WK6I in most RTTY and Digital Contests

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Still Committed to Furthering the Art of RadioSport

Midge, K7AFO and Tom, K5RC, Trustees of the Comstock Memorial Station

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The History

In the late 1970’s, Tom Taormina, K5RC and Grady Ferguson, NA5R, set out to build a world class contest station. Radio Manvel was to be a no-compromise multiop station in DX and domestic contests. It was located 30 miles south of Houston, TX.

In 1983, Hurricane Alicia took down a total of 13 towers at NA5R and the original K5RC station. We rebuilt, but business and family issues caused the station to be dismantled in 1986.

We got back together in 2007 and The Comstock Memorial Station is the realization of the original Radio Manvel design. This time located at 6,500′ in the mountains of Northern Nevada.

We hope you enjoy the content of the web site and the many photo albums covering 63 years of ham radio history.

FIRST K5RC
Grady and Tom at the birth of Radio Manvel, Circa 1980

 

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Grady (W5FU-SK) and Tom (K5RC) designing the W7RN station, Circa 2014

 

W5FU (SK) getting a feel for the station in 2018.

Grady passed from COVID 19 July, 2020