Arrowhead Radio Amateurs Club            

 

 

                              

                    WELCOME TO THE  ARROWHEAD RADIO AMATEURS CLUB HOME PAGE  WGKP

 

 

OUR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS GROUP WAS FOUNDED OVER 86 YEARS AGO (Dec. 3, 1929) TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH AND ENJOYMENT OF

HAM RADIO IN THE NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN AREA.

 

 

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Gary Minter KD9ABS has made great improvements since he had  ungone a heart transplant at the Mayo clinic in Rochester Mn.   His wife Del KECLI has set up a Caring Bridge link to keep us informed on his progress.  Connect to the www.caringbridge.org and follow the instructions.  The pass word for Gary's page is lifeisprecious .  A great way to keep track of our ARAC member as he recovers from his transplant.

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The A.R.A.C. handbook has been added to the web page. Go to the Forms and Preambles menu for your copy.  The copy of the handbook with new by-laws will be added as soon as it is available.

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We are starting a new idea here on our website.  Go to the current information page, in the drop down menu, for more information on our newest idea Dr. ARAC.

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HAM BREAKFAST is on Saturday February 27, 216 at 7:30-8:  A.M. at Chalet Restaurant.   The Chalet is on Highway 53 just past the Menard's store.  See you there.

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The January 216 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.  Thanks Diane and Jeff for the hard work.

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Note that the February 2, 216 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.

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Our February 11, 216 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start meeting at 7: pm.   The program will be a presentation by Denny Anderson WDIO on his trip to Canada.

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If a new testing opportunity is scheduled, you can go to the drop down menu and look under testing for what is happening.  Go to testing for more info.

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The Dakota Division of the ARRL American Radio Relay League has it's own webpage.  The information on all of the 3 Dakota Division Sections.  Check it out.

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Check out the new Contest information in the drop down menu or just click on this link.  www.thearac.org/contest.htm

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Interested in DX countries on the HF frequencies?  Then go to www.thearac.org/DX this week  for the latest DX information.

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Additions have been made to the club history.  Take time and see some of the beginnings of our group.

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In February of 2015 the FCC went paperless to cut costs and trim overhead.  This means that licenses will "NOT" be sent by mail anymore for new licensees or renewals.  The ARRL has set up a nice URL with a great explanation of how to get a copy of your license.  Go to

 http://www.arrl.org/obtain-license-copy

for information on how to get a paper copy of your license.

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ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking at Hamfest

 The ARRL field checking program provides League members the opportunity to have QSL cards for all ARRL awards checked locally without having to mail their cards to League headquarters in Newington.  Mike Cizek, WVTT, of St Charles MN is a DXCC Card Checker and is eligible to check cards for all ARRL awards; DXCC, VUCC, WAC and WAS.  Mike will be at the Arrowhead RAC Hamfest in Superior WI on 7 May at the ARRL table. Mike also makes regular trips to visit family in Duluth and can be available to check cards on these trips.  Please contact him for more information. 

Complete information on the ARRL awards and Card Checking programs are on the League web site:

       For DXCC:      http://www.arrl.org/dxcc 

       For VUCC:      http://www.arrl.org/vucc

       For WAC:        http://www.arrl.org/wac

       For WAS:        http://www.arrl.org/was

 For further information on any ARRL awards and the application process, please contact Mike at mgcizek@gmail.com.  His complete contact info can be found on the ARRL web site here:  http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-card-checker-master-list 

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Winter Field Day 216

Dave KEHHQ Nick KDYQA  Joe KDYQC and John KEEXF

Nick KDYQA  and Dave KEHHQ

Nick KDYQA  and Dave KEHHQ

Everyone that didn't operate except Gene NVRM

Joe KDYQC and John KEEXF

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John KEEXF and Joe KDYQC

 

Arial Lift Bridge at the tip of Lake Superior

 

Do you want to listen to the Skywarn activations in our local area that provide

NWS Duluth with severe weather information.  Just click on one of the links below to listen. 

Thanks to Travus KB9JZF at discoverpc.NET for setting this up.

Listen to the 94 repeater-Download and Open

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Sign my Guestbook!

Read my Guestbook!

 

 Events: 216

 

 Winter Field Day                       Jan    30                        

 Ice Station ZZL                         Feb    13                      

 Wolf Track Sled Dog                 Feb    28                      

 ARAC Ham Fest                       May   07                                              

 Grandmas Marathon               June  18                                  

 Field Day                                  June  25-26                              

 Water Safety Expo                    July   16                         Done                         

 Voyager Trail Ultra                   July   30                                  

 ARAC Picnic                            Aug.  07                                                          

 Superior Man Triathlon            Aug.  28                      

 Superior Fall Trail                     Sept  09-10                  

 Minnesota Mile                         Sept  11                       

 NS Inline Marathon                  Sept  17                       

 Wild Duluth Race                      Oct    15                                  

 Edmund Fitz Memorial              Dec.30-31, Nov. 01       Done

 SRD                                           Dec   03           

                    

 

Watch for changes to the DCM radio club.  No current meetings scheduled.

 

 

 

Winter Field Day 216

Nick KDYQA Joe KDYQC and John KEEXF

Jeff KDDHF and Al K9KDK with a donation to the fish fry.

Waiting for fish?

Denny WDIO and Mike NPDG

Our gracious host WLWU and KDYLN in the back ground.