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Calling all MakeHaven Hams


Tuesday Nights between 6:30-7:30 pm is KW1MH Radio Bench Badging Time.


If you are a MakeHaven Member and a FCC Licensed Ham Radio Operator make an appointment with Brenda Brown KW1YL.


On this website, go to or message Brenda Brown KW1YL on


You will receive personal, one on one, instruction on the use of the Radio Bench from Brenda KW1YL or Rich K1RSU.


When you are badged you will receive a Key that will allow you to power up the Radio Bench.


The Fact that you are a FCC licensed Radio Operator is most of the training you have already accomplished.


Initial Badging will include operating on the VHF and UHF Amateur Bands in FM simplex and via local FM repeaters, BASIC instruction on Powering and safe use of the VHF UHF Anytone 5888UV III Triband FM Tranceiver and Powering on The Bench Computers  and tuning the many World Wide Radio Receivers.


The HF Tranceiver is Not Yet ready for use at this time.


Your Name and Call Letters will be listed on the bench as authorized users.


If you wish to obtain an FCC Ham Radio License: Anyone interested in obtaining a FCC HAM Radio License / FCC Station License Make an Appointment with Brenda Brown KW1YL for an introduction and FCC exam preparation guidance. ( or message Brenda Brown KW1YL on


Requirements for Use
Required Badges: 


To get this badge, you must already have your FCC Radio License (Technician or higher). If you have this, you can take the quiz and schedule an appointment to get checked out to get access to the bench. Bring a copy of your FCC radio license to the appointment.

Pass Quiz
In person checkout required
Facilitator Checkout
Estimated Minutes for Checkout: 
60 Minutes

Check Out With Facilitator

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

Facilitator hours will be BY APPOINTMENT during their listed hours. To make an appointment, contact the facilitator directly via Slack. To prevent unnecessary space access during the pandemic, facilitators will not be in the space unless they have an appointment. Note that some facilitators are available only for online virtual appointments at this time. Any questions please email

Community Facilitators are volunteers who to advise MakeHaven members on projects and show members how to use the tools.

When Member Photo Name / Activity Area
Tuesday Jun 6, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Brenda Brown

Radio & Outreach

Mask preferred

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