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South Dakota Contest Club

From Matt (K7BG) and Todd (WD0T), “We thought it might be fun to see if we could get interest in a statewide contest club. If nothing else, it would be fun to fill in the CLUB space with a common name in our logging software so we can compete on a club level with other contest clubs in the medium club category. While there are mileage limits in the ARRL club rules, those mileage limits are waved if we all live and operate within the same ARRL section. That means all operators who live and operate within the state can count their scores toward a common club total.

So, we are in the process of getting an ARRL affiliated club set up for this purpose and wondered who may be interested? We just thought it would be a little added fun in addition to our regular contesting activities. I was inspired by the SD license plate to use the name Great Places Contest Club. We thought this would have statewide appeal. The name could be changed if club members wanted another name.

No dues are anticipated unless members see the need to do so and this club would not compete with other local radio club activities since this club would be primarily designed around contesting.

More to come.

PARC Meeting Tonight

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

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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PARC Meeting

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

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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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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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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Jim Ward, KC0WVF – Silent Key

With great sadness, we report the passing of Jim Ward, KC0WVF, on May 9, 2015.

There will be a Memorial Visitation for him on Friday May 29, 2015 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre. It will be followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life on Friday May 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm, also at Feigum Funeral Home.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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