The Maple Grove Radio Club will be presenting the Midwinter Madness
Hamfest again this year. There are some changes in the
works, but it should be similar to last year. Here’s a
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Hobby Electronics show
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:00AM – 1:00PM
Buffalo Civic Center
1306 County Road 134
Buffalo, MN 55313
Talk-in on 147.000 +
Web site http://www.k0ltc.org
MAPLE GROVE RADIO CLUB
PO Box 22613
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Hams in South Dakota will be participating in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party during the 3rd week in May. If you’re a Ham in South Dakota and would like to participate, please use the contact form on this website.
Operating schedule is located here.
What is the Centennial QSO Party?
The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world.The Centennial QSO Party is made-up of two main activities: 1 W1AW operating portable in each state and most territories; and 2 The Centennial Points Challenge which is the accumulation of points from qualifying contacts made throughout 2014. To have a score listed online in the Points Challenge competition, logs must be submitted through the Logbook of the World LoTW system.W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.
via Centennial QSO Party.
The results of the 2013 ARRL Field Day have been posted. Less-than-ideal conditions this past June likely accounted for a slight drop in participation from 2012. Nonetheless, there were more than 2500 entries, and more than 35,500 people participated.
Read more via 2013 ARRL Field Day Results Posted!.
I saw this youtube video and thought it might be interesting to show on our website.
He sticks to VHF/UHF, but I couldn’t find a review of the IC-7000 on HF. The filters used on HF are fantastic and fun to play with.
Icom IC-7000: I got this radio in January of this year and still haven’t figured out all of the features. So far I like it pretty much. It’s compact, got a fine receiver and the display is easy to read, even mobile.
There are lots of other features that I like, but I’ll let the video do the talking.
Officials in the Philippines are still assessing the extent of damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (locally called “Yolanda”), which hit the central Philippines November 8. The death toll is at least 100, with many others injured and some 500,000 people left homeless. The typhoon (hurricane), with sustained winds approaching 150 MPH with gusts to 170 MPH, swept away homes and buildings, blocked roads with fallen trees and debris, and disrupted electrical power and communication facilities. Ham Emergency Radio Operator (HERO) Thelma Pascua, DU1IVT, said hams were handling essential traffic, as the rescue and relief effort continues.
“We have established a good HF communication link with Tacloban City,” she said. “Exchanges on air are for emergency, priority or welfare traffic to and from Leyte Province. This may take days while other means of communications are yet to be restored.” DX5RAN (RADNET or District 5 Radio Amateur Network) is operating at the Tacloban City Hall powered by a generator and using a wire antenna. Tacloban City is on Leyte, the hardest-hit island and one of six islands that the typhoon slammed into on Friday.
Read more via Amateur Radio Aids Post-Typhoon Rescue and Recovery Effort.
A hiker in distress in Nevada is thankful that he had his hand-held transceiver along when he found himself stranded in the hills near Henderson. Western Intertie Network (WIN http://www.winsystem.org/) System member Jim Frederick, KF6QBW, in Arizona reports he was monitoring the system November 3 around midday when he heard, “Mayday, Mayday. Hiker in distress!” from his WIN System repeater.
via Linked Ham Radio Repeater System Instrumental in Hiker Rescue:.
Forget the obvious reference to Star Trek’s M-class planets, solar flares just got real. Late last week, two huge solar flares erupted off the surface of the sun on Friday morning.
via Massive solar flare detected | National Monitor.
By Kristen Beckman, Assistant Editor
Public-safety communications networks in Colorado suffered minimal damage and outages during historic flooding in early September, and amateur radio operators made considerable contributions to the disaster’s communications efforts.
Read More at: Radio Resource Magazine: OnlyOnline.
Here’s a special event you might be interested in. I just got this in an e-mail this morning:
Just wanted to send you a note about our ‘Special Event’ this weekend. If you have the time, please try to get in touch with us for the: ‘Little Town on the Prairie’ radio event. I will be out ON the Laura Ingalls Farm with the Huron Amateur Radio Assoc. Group, ‘tending’ a station!
Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant – Special Event Station at De Smet, South Dakota — June 29 & 30, 2013. W0NOZ – June 29, 2013 Start at 1600 utc and run until June 30, 2013 2359 utc. Operating frequencies- 14.265 Mhz and 7.265 Mhz and 18.155 Mhz.
We will provide you with mailing envelope, mailing label, postage, certificate and Qsl when you send $2.00 to: Huron ARA,Inc., PO Box 205, Huron, SD 57350.
AMSAT Argentina is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1400 GMT, weather permitting, it is planned to launch an amateur radio high altitude balloon FM repeater ‘Betty II’ from Victorica, La Pampa, 665 km. west of Buenos Aires, it is expected to travel east. – LU7AA, AMSAT-LU
Read more: AMSAT-LU Ham Radio High-Altitude Balloon to fly FM Repeater and SSTV | AMSAT-UK.