Georgia Southbears Comm Unit 5C
N4GBC



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Comm Unit 5C Leader
Philip Loggins, K4PDL

The original Communications Unit 5 was built and operated by J.D. Goings, AA4P and Dale Culp, W1BPP Circa 1996. Both J.D. and Dale served as communicators with Unit 5 until the summer/fall of 2005. We are pulling information together on early 5C history. Please, if you have any information, forward it to the Webmaster

COMMUNICATIONS UNIT 5C GETS MAJOR FACE LIFT


October 2005, work began to refurbish unit 5C. Contents of the trailer were removed and a good cleaning of the exterior followed. The interior received thorough cleaning and a new coat of paint.


New tires were installed, 4 amateur radios, a business band radio and a citizen band radio were installed. Two gel cell batteries were added as backup for generated power.


Fixed antennas were mounted, message boards were affixed and other supplies were brought in. Our new Star Band satellite dish was set up and tested with the use of the units new laptop computer.


A new Honda Deluxe generator was donated and quickly found a home within the unit. Roof top racks were installed to house HF antenna mast.


Virtually everything was reconfigured and carefully laid out. Unit 5 carries many state of the art features.


As of 12-13-05, 5C is near re-commissioning and is poised to re-enter service within Disaster Relief. The refurbishment will be an asset to our mission and Unit 5's control operators.


Virtually everything was reconfigured and carefully laid out. Unit 5 carries many state of the art features.


Virtually everything was reconfigured and carefully laid out. Unit 5 carries many state of the art features.


The attention to detail can certainly be seen as you walk into the unit. We are very pleased with the outcome of this project.


Many people have contributed to the success of this effort. 5C was issued the official call sign of N4GBC on January 21, 2006 completing the commissioning process.


Work and/material were donated by W4TL Terry Jones, K4JLG Lamar Grier, W4DJG Doyle Gantt (previously KI4KLQ), KF4HPY Ed Cravey, WB4T Roger Gibson (previously W4RLG), K4PDL Phil Loggins, W4WLT Larry Tyson, K4GRM Gary Morgan, N8EKA Vester Scott and W4MDS Ed Lewis.

Special thanks to K4RHJ, Ruth Jones for providing lunch on our work days.

Updated 6-5-08