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Centennial QSO Party Updated Schedule

We’ve updated the operating schedule and you can view it here. See what bands and times we’ll be on the air. Thank you for participating, it’s been great...

Pierre Amateur Radio Club Demonstrating Ham Radio

Field Day, Field Day! 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...

Ham radio: Old technology gets new respect | Fox N...

ATLANTA –  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...

Dayton Hamvention 2014 – Makers… The F...

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

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: -+- -+- -+- -+- -+- -+- -+- -+- 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 ...

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. 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...

2013 ARRL Field Day Results Posted!

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...

IC-7000 – A Brief Look – YouTube

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...