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


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 January 26, 2Ø19 at 7:30-8:ØØ  A.M. at Chalet Restaurant.   The Chalet is on Highway 53 just past the Menard's store.  See you there. 


The January 2Ø19 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.     Thank you Diane for your hard work.


Note that the January  1Ø, 2Ø19 board meeting will be held one hour prior to the regular meeting at 6:ØØ pm meeting meeting is at the Copper Top Church.  Program is Yaesu Fusion Systems.


Our January 1Ø, 2Ø19 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 7:ØØ pm.   The program will be on Yaesu Fusion systems.


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.


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.


Watch for additions to the club history.  Kim KEØNQS has taken the club historian position and will be updating and compiling information.  Thank you Kim for volunteering.  Anyone with info contact Kim.


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 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, WØVTT, 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 5 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 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:  


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:     2Ø19  

    Tentative Dates


Winter Field Day Jan 27-28
Minnesota QSO Party Feb 02
Cabin Fever Hamfest Feb 09
Ice Station ZZL Feb 17
Birkebeiner Feb 22-24
Wisconsin QSO Party Mar 10
Skywarn Training (Douglas Cnty) Apr 08
Skywarn Training (Duluth) Apr 11
ARAC Ham Fest May 04
Under One Roof May 14-15
Skywarn Training (House of Refuge) May 21
Grandma's Marathon June 22
Field Day June 22-23
Eugene Curnow ½ Voyager Race July 14
Water Safety Expo July 15
Voyager Trail Ultra July 27
ARAC Picnic Aug 04
Superior Man Triathlon Aug 25
Minnesota Mile Sept 06
Superior Fall Trail Sept 06-07
NS Inline Marathon Sept 14
Wild Duluth Race Oct 19
SRD Dec 07





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 KBØYHX.  It is an open repeater and also a Yaesu fusion digital repeater.

Field Day 2Ø17 Pics are here for viewing.

< fieldday2017.htm >


As we all know the Duluth/Superior amateur radio community lost a very valuable member when Shane Olson KØSTO passed away.  You could always find Shane with his trusty camera helping with and recording many racing events.  A fund has been set up by the NMTC Northern Minnesota Track Club to finance a memorial bench on the hiking trail for all of us to remember Shane.  If you would like to help please contact Tina Nelson at 218-591-2861  and she can explain more about this fitting tribute to Shane.


Welcome these new and upgrade amateur radio operators from the 11-27-2Ø18 testing session.  If you hear them on the air welcome them.  If you see or know them invite them to a club function.  Congrats to all of you and welcome to the hobby!

KEØTUS Clinton Stock Tech
KEØTUT Alfred Skinny Tech
KEØTUU Matt Pease Tech
KEØTUV Mike Overas Tech
KEØTUW George Andrews Tech
KEØTUX Robert Hendrickson General
KD9MCH Seth Remington Tech
KD9KQY Tim Jensen upgraded to Extra
KEØNIT Bruce Carlson upgraded to Extra
NØRMJ Ryan Johnson upgraded to General