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PARC Meeting November 10

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

Elections  for our officers and discussion of the Christmas party potluck.

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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SDLINK Gear

SDARC APPAREL (tee shirts, sweat shirts, hooded sweat shirts, coats, jackets and caps)

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The South Dakota Amateur Radio Council has SDARC apparel in stock as gifts for donations to SDARC for the SD-Link. Donation gift selection sheets are available at www.sdlink.org or on the SDARC Yahoo site under files or can be gotten from W0SD as an e-mail attachment.

Get more information: http://sdlink.org/sdlink-gear/

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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Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect | Fox News

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Seeking reliable backup communication in a crisis, emergency managers are finding new solutions in an old technology: ham radio.

“It’s just another avenue, another opportunity for us to be able to communicate,” said Herb Schraufnagel, public safety captain with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Emory HealthCare is among a growing number of hospital systems to adopt ham radio. Hospital administrators and government officials took a lesson from Hurricane Katrina, which left some Gulf Coast medical centers isolated from the outside world, as landlines and cell towers failed.

Read more at: Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect | Fox News.

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.

Amateur Radio Aids Post-Typhoon Rescue and Recovery Effort

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.