NPOTA – W0PIR Activating Minuteman Missile Nat’l Historic Monument (NS53)

logoThe Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be activating the Minuteman Missile National Historic  Monument (NS53) in South Dakota this weekend.

APPROVED: Pierre Amateur Radio Club has asked permission to activate this site in June. We will be using a couple of rigs and operating 6, 17, 20 and 40 meter bands, conditions allowing, SSB and PSK31. Please look for us on the cluster. It’s going to be 101F so we may end early Saturday.

TIMES: 14:30 to 20:30 UTC Saturday, June 11, 2016.

GRID: DN93bu

COUNTY: Jackson

Hidden in Plain Sight

During the Cold War, a vast arsenal of nuclear missiles were placed in the Great Plains. Hidden in plain sight, for thirty years 1,000 missiles were kept on constant alert; hundreds remain today. The Minuteman Missile remains an iconic weapon in the American nuclear arsenal. It holds the power to destroy civilization, but is meant as a nuclear deterrent to maintain peace and prevent war. – National Park Service.

PARC Meeting Thursday

This is just a friendly reminder that the PARC monthly meeting will be held this Thursday night at fire station #4 in Pierre.

We will be discussing the NPOTA event this weekend! (Still haven’t received approval yet)

PARC Club Meetings: The Pierre Amateur Radio Club meets every month. The regular PARC monthly business meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, the 2nd Thursday of every month at fire station #4 unless posted otherwise. Anyone is welcome to attend.

 

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