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                    WELCOME TO THE  ARROWHEAD RADIO AMATEURS CLUB HOME PAGE  WGKP

 

 

OUR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS GROUP WAS FOUNDED OVER 85 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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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 January  31, 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 December newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.  Thanks Diane and Jeff for the hard work.

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

Our February 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 http://www.arrldakota.org/.  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.  www.thearac.org/contest.htm

Interested in DX countries on the HF frequencies?  Then go to www.thearac.org/DX 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.

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Saturday April 11, 215  Schulze Hall, University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis ______________________________________________________

 

AuxComm HF NET Exercise Announcement

 

On Sunday, 25 January 2015, at 3pm (Eastern Time) the AUXCOMM Network will be conducting another volunteer HF emergency communications training net for all AuxComm personnel within the United States.  The primary purpose of this net is to allow all amateur radio operators and opportunity to test out their equipment and get signal reports from three net control stations (NCSs) which will be spread out between Florida and Illinois.  Operating on both the 20 and 40 meter bands, this one hour test will allow all amateur radio operators the opportunity to contact all three net controls on all both bands which are typically used for emergency communications.  The following matrix should be used when participating:  (all times are Eastern)

        Station                       3pm_______ __3:15pm                3:30pm                 3:45pm                     4pm Finish

WA3GIN

(Washington, DC)            7.186                  14.282                7.186                     14.282                                  Finish

KB9APW

(Chicago, IL)                       14.322                7.236                14.322                   7.236                         Finish

 K4LAK

(Orlando, FL)                    7.263                  14.228              7.263                      14.228                        Finish

Frequencys maybe +/- 5 kHz depending on QRM/QRN.  Try to hit all three net control stations using all six frequencies.  Net Controls will be logging your call signs, locations and signal reports.

This training net is coordinated by volunteer amateur radio operators.  It has nothing to do with any government entity and is not intended to replace any of the great HF nets that various EMCOMM organizations currently have on the air.   This training net is for all amateur radio operators.  Especially those who provide public safety with emergency backup communications.  Should you have any questions regarding this AuxComm training net, please feel free to send your inquiries to:  aecspidernetwork@gmail.com

 

    

      

 

                    Gene NVRM and Doug AAAW at the operating station.

 

 

Warm as can be in the radio shed! 

 

 

Gary NUW and Al K9KDK  putting another one in the log.

 

 

Ever wonder why guys contest?  Most don't do any?

 

 

Joe WLWU's dog Maverick checking out the crew.

 

 

Top to Bottom:  Denny WDIO and Bill KCZZL contesting hard after eating lunch.

 

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: 215

 

  Winter Field Day                      Jan 24-25        done

  Ice Station ZZL                        Feb 15

  Wolf Track Race                       Feb 22                  

  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

positions.

 

 

WINTER FIELD DAY 215 (thanks to Joe WLWU)

 

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

 

 

The Al K9KDK and Gary NUW SSB team

 

 

Another angle on the team.

 

 

Al K9KDK at the mic again.

 

 

Ever wonder why they get the script correct every time?

 

 

All the fish that was left after Denny WDIO ate!

 

 

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Another view of Denny grazing again.

 

 

Doug AAAW and Derek WDNF dreaming of a shack like Joe WLWU has.