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Are you interested in Dstar and it's possibilities?  You can get a hold of Rick (NBJN) at  He is the go to guy for getting setup on the Dstar network.   Send him an email and off  you will go.


The Edmund Fitzgerald commemorative event The Gales of November has been cancelled.  The USCG Cutter Sundew is unavailable.


The elections for 217 officers was missed at the October meeting.  If you are interested in serving in a board position contact one of the club executive board and nominate yourself.  If you know of someone you would like to serve come to the November meeting and nominate that person.  Nominations will close at the end of the November meeting so getting to the Meeting!  It is important.


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.


HAM BREAKFAST is on Saturday October 29, 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. 


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


Note that the November 1, 216 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.


Our November 1, 216 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 7: pm.   Program will be announced.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


ARRL Awards QSL Card Information

 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 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: 

       For VUCC:

       For WAC:

       For WAS:

 For further information on any ARRL awards and the application process, please contact Mike at His complete contact info can be found on the ARRL web site here: 


 You can reach Mike at .  Tell him of your need to have QSL's checked and he can set up an appointment.  

Mike will be visiting family in Duluth next weekend and he will be available for card checking Thursday through Saturday 20-22 Oct.  All ARRL awards, all bands.  Please call or email to make an appointment to meet.  507.421.5495 phone..... email is above.



Another long time ARAC member became a silent key on October 16. Willis (Bud) Krause NJXY has become a silent key. He was not active in recent years but for many years he was a regular check in to the 10 meter CW net as well as a participant at club meetings and events. Please keep his widow Virginia and family in your prayers and thoughts as they deal with their loss.   RIP Bud.


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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 Events: 216


 Winter Field Day                       Jan    30                        Done     

 Ice Station ZZL                         Feb    14                        Done

 Wolf Track Sled Dog                 Feb    28                        Done

 ARAC Ham Fest                       May   07                        Done                                            

 Grandmas Marathon               June  18                         Done         

 Field Day                                  June  25-26                    Done         

 Water Safety Expo                    July   28                         Done                                       

 Voyager Trail Ultra                   July   30                        Done                               

 ARAC Picnic                            Aug.  07                         Done                                                    

 Superior Man Triathlon            Aug.  28                         Done                

 Superior Fall Trail                     Sept  09-10                    Done                 

 Minnesota Mile                         Sept  11                         Done              

 NS Inline Marathon                  Sept  17                          Done

 Wild Duluth Race                      Oct    15                        Done                              

 Edmund Fitz Memorial  Gales of November    Oct.28-30                      Cancelled  

 SRD                                           Dec   03           



The former Duluth Children's Museum Radio Active Club is becoming the new HARBOR CITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL RADIO CLUB!


             Watch for changes to the DCM radio club. 

                 No current meetings scheduled.





New repeater on the air.

Carlton County ARES/RACES has installed a new repeater at the Cloquet hospital.  Frequency is 443.100 plus offset tone is 103.5 and the callsign is KBYHX.  It is an open repeater and also a Yaesu fusion digital repeater.





If you missed the Thursday October 13 program you missed a great one!  THHS STEM HAB was awesome.








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With great sadness we announce that Lyle KCMKM is a silent key.  Please keep his widow Louise and the family in your prayers and thoughts during this trying time.  RIP Lyle God Bless.