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South Dakota QSO Party This Weekend!

From the KB0WSW website:

October 17th 1800Z to October 18th 1800Z

OBJECT: Stations outside South Dakota work as many South Dakota stations and counties as possible. Stations inside
South Dakota work everyone.

EXCHANGE: Stations outside South Dakota send signal report and state, province or DXCC country. So
uth Dakota stations send signal report and county.

Get more information here!

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Pierre Amateur Radio Club Demonstrating Ham Radio

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In the Pierre area, the Pierre Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating  Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 N. of Pierre, June 28-29. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how  to get their own FCC radio license. Contact info: Richard Donahue 605-220-1179 or K0PIR at sdhams.com.

Dayton Hamvention 2014 – Makers… The Future of Ham Radio

Dayton Hamvention® 2014
Makers… The Future of Ham Radio

May 16-18 2014
Online Ordering Now Open!

Ticket orders will be sent out through May 5, after which orders may be picked up at will call at the HARA Complex.

Online ordering will close May 14.

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Read more at: Dayton Hamvention 2014 – Makers… The Future of Ham Radio.

 

Sources: Dayton Hamvention 2014 – Makers… The Future of Ham Radio

Midwinter Madness

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
short summary:

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MIDWINTER MADNESS
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

SD Hams Will Participate in Centennial QSO Party

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.

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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.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant – Special Event Station

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.

Website:  http://www.huronarc.info/

Press Release | Field Day June 22-23 in Pierre, SD

PageLines- arrl-c_png.png“Who ya’ gonna call? Pierre Radio Hams!”

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 22-23 Pierre / Ft. Pierre,  SD June 22-23 – Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. These radio operators, often called “hams” provide backup communications for everything from the American Red Cross to FEMA and even for the International Space Station. Pierre / Ft. Pierre “hams” will join with thousands of other Amateur Radio operators showing their emergency capabilities this weekend.

Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications during unexpected emergencies in towns across America including the California wildfires, winter storms, tornadoes and other events world-wide. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications. On the weekend of June 22-23, the public will have a chance to meet and talk with Pierre / Ft. Pierre ham radio operators and see for themselves what the Amateur Radio Service is about as hams across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

This annual event, called “Field Day” is the climax of the week long “Amateur Radio Week” sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Their slogan, “When All Else Fails, Ham Radio Works” is more than just words to the hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s event. “The fastest way to turn a crisis into a total disaster is to lose communications,” said Allen Pitts of the ARRL. “From the earthquake and tsunami in Japan to tornadoes in Missouri, ham radio provided the most reliable communication networks in the first critical hours of the events. Because ham radios are not dependent on the Internet, cell towers or other infrastructure, they work when nothing else is available.

“We need nothing between us but air.”

In the Pierre / Ft. Pierre area, the Pierre Amateur Radio Club (PARC) will be demonstrating Amateur Radio at Capitol Heights Baptist Church on Hwy. 14 N. of Pierre, June 22-23. They invite the public to come and see ham radio’s new capabilities and learn how to get their own FCC radio license before the next disaster strikes.

Amateur Radio is growing in the US. There are now over 700,000 Amateur Radio licensees in the US, and more than 2.5 million around the world. Through the ARRL’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services program, ham volunteers provide both emergency communications for thousands of state and local emergency response agencies and non-emergency community services too, all for free.

To learn more about Amateur Radio, go to www.emergency-radio.org. The public is most cordially invited to come, meet and talk with the hams. See what modern Amateur Radio can do. They can even help you get on the air.

If you’re interested in helping out this weekend or finding out more about Amateur Radio, please leave your comments below and someone will get back to you.

Thank you!