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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.

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.

ARAC HAM BREAKFAST is on Saturday February 28, 215 at 7:30-8:  A.M. at Chalet Restaurant.   The Chalet is on Highway 53 just past the Menard's store.  See you there.

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

Note that the March 3, 215 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.

Our March 12, 215 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start meeting at 7: pm.  See you there.

If a new testing opportunity is scheduled (there is a new one), Go to the drop down menu and look under testing for what is happening.

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

Check out the new Contest information in the drop down menu or just click on this link.

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

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



Saturday April 11, 215  Schulze Hall, University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis Registration is now open. ______________________________________________________




  • John C. Anderson, 54, Superior, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Superior. He was born in Superior on Oct. 23, 1960, to Stanley A. and Donna Jean (Johnston) Anderson.
  • He graduated from Superior Senior High School and went on to graduate from WITC in 1981.
  • John was employed as an assistant manager for United Refrigeration in Duluth for over 25 years.
  • He was a Ham Radio operator and was a member of the Arrowhead Amateur Radio Association and his call sign was AF9T. He also enjoyed going to auctions, Geo Caching and dirt track racing.
  • John is survived by two brothers, Neil (Tami) Anderson, South Range, Wis., Ben (Petra) Anderson, Superior; three sisters, Jean (Merlyn) Leih, Merrill, Wis., Donna Armstrong of Jordan, Minn, Karen (Joe Eykholt) Solheim, San Jose, Calif. and many nieces and nephews.
  • He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Sam Anderson and a nephew, Chris Armstrong.
  • VISITATION: one hour prior the funeral service.
  • FUNERAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Alban the Martyr Episcopal Church, 1510 New York Ave., Superior, with Rev. Steven Burns, officiating.
  • Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
  • Pallbearers for the service will be his nieces and nephews, Tracy Elke, Malibu Springer, Jennifer Anderson, Brad Anderson, Rob Armstrong, Richard Leih and Jordan Anderson.


School Club Roundup NDCM radio club 215





                    Two of the operators from the club L-R: Ben KDYQB and               John KECXF



Operator shift John KECXF and Ben KDYQB switching chairs.



Another shift of operators in back Alex KEBNW and front John KECXF.



Our fearless leader AJ KDYPZ.




Second day of operating from the Weber QTH. L-R: AJ KDYPZ,                  Alex KEBNW, Ben KDYQB and Joe KC9WYV.



Still at the Weber's and Ben KDYQB at the mic.



Alex KEBNW waiting her turn at the mic.



Ben Keppers (studying for license) and doing the logging working with Doug AAAW.



Ben KDYQB and Ben Keppers working the bands.




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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Read my Guestbook!


  Events: 215


  Winter Field Day                      Jan 24-25        done

  Ice Station ZZL                        Feb 15             done

  Wolf Track Race                       Feb 22            done                

  ARAC Ham Fest                       May 02                   

  Grandmas Marathon               June 20                    

  Field Day                                  June 27-28              

  Water Safety Expo                                        

  Voyager Trail Ultra                   July 25                  

  ARAC Picnic                            Aug. 02                   

  Superior Man Triathlon            Aug. 23                                  

  Superior Fall Trail                     Sept 04-05                

  NS Inline Marathon                  Sept 12                         

  Wild Duluth Race                      Oct   17                         

   WI-Edmund Fitzgerald           Oct.-31/Nov 01           

   Skywarn Recognition Day         Dec. 05 0000z - 2359z





            Congratulations to our 215 ARAC Board

    President Grant          KCWUP

    V-President Gene        NVRM

  Secretary Robin                TBA

  Treasurer Joe           WLWU

1st Board Dave     KBVDK

2nd Board Tim         AKTF

3rd Board Wulf     WU1FGR

Thank you for running and accepting the




ICE STATION ZZL 215 (thanks to everyone there)    PICTURES by N1CJP NKXT and K9KDK


Fun, food, friends, food, radio, food and more food.



The infamous location off of the cabin of WDIO Denny


Brad WABC and Doug AAAW attending to a volunteer fish.



L-R:  Brad WABC, Jim KDDZX and Jack KDHRO



Another look at the Ice Station ZZL location



Inside the big blue food cooler!  Or is it a warming shack?






Now this is a picture of trouble with a capital "T".  Tim AKTF and Gary NUW.



The chili master Joe WLWU


The gang that was left for pictures L-R: AL K9KDK, Calvin, Doug AAAW, Gary NUW,      Derek WDNF,Tim AKTF, Jeff KDDHF, Gary KD9ABS, Denny WDIO Dave KBVDK, Joe WLWU, Del KECLI, Dick NIM, John KECXF, Gene NVRM, and Randy N1CJP.



Another shot of the gang.