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Are you interested in Dstar and it's possibilities?  You can get a hold of Rick (NBJN) at  He is the go to guy for getting setup on the Dstar network.   Send him an email and off  you will go.


The A.R.A.C. handbook has been added to the web page. Go to the Forms and Preambles menu for your copy.  The copy of the handbook with new by-laws will be added as soon as it is available.


We are starting a new idea here on our website.  Go to the current information page, in the drop down menu, for more information on our newest idea Dr. ARAC.


HAM BREAKFAST is on Saturday December 29, 218 at 7:30-8:  A.M. at Chalet Restaurant.   The Chalet is on Highway 53 just past the Menard's store.  See you there. 


The December 218 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.     Thank you Diane for your hard work.


Note that the January  1, 219 board meeting will be held one hour prior to the regular meeting at 6: pm meeting meeting is at the Copper Top Church.


Our December 13, 218 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 6: pm.   The program will be election of officers for 219 and annual Christmas party.  See you there and Merry Christmas.


If a new testing opportunity is scheduled, you can go to the drop down menu and look under testing for what is happening.  Go to testing for more info.


The Dakota Division of the ARRL American Radio Relay League has it's own webpage.  The information on all of the 3 Dakota Division Sections.  Check it out.


Check out the new Contest information in the drop down menu or just click on this link.


Interested in DX countries on the HF frequencies?  Then go to this week  for the latest DX information.


Watch for additions to the club history.  Kim KENQS has taken the club historian position and will be updating and compiling information.  Thank you Kim for volunteering.  Anyone with info contact Kim.


In February of 2015 the FCC went paperless to cut costs and trim overhead.  This means that licenses will "NOT" be sent by mail anymore for new licensees or renewals.  The ARRL has set up a nice URL with a great explanation of how to get a copy of your license.  Go to

for information on how to get a paper copy of your license.


ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking at Hamfest


The ARRL field checking program provides League members the opportunity to have QSL cards for all ARRL awards checked locally without having to mail their cards to League headquarters in Newington.  Mike Cizek, WVTT, of St Charles MN is a DXCC Card Checker and is eligible to check cards for all ARRL awards; DXCC, VUCC, WAC and WAS.  Mike will be at the Arrowhead RAC Hamfest in Superior WI on 5 May at the ARRL table. Mike also makes regular trips to visit family in Duluth and can be available to check cards on these trips.  Please contact him for more information.


Complete information on the ARRL awards and Card Checking programs are on the League web site:



For further information on any ARRL awards and the application process, please contact Mike at  His complete contact info can be found on the ARRL web site here:  






Arial Lift Bridge at the tip of Lake Superior


Do you want to listen to the Skywarn activations in our local area that provide

NWS Duluth with severe weather information.  Just click on one of the links below to listen. 

Thanks to Travus KB9JZF at discoverpc.NET for setting this up.

Listen to the 94 repeater-Download and Open


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Events:     218  


Winter Field Day                                 Jan 27-28               Done                       

Cabin Fever Hamfest                          Jan 27                    Done

Minnesota QSO Party                         Feb 03                    Done

Ice Station ZZL                                   Feb 11                    Done                

Birkebeiner                                          Feb 23-25               Done        

Wisconsin QSO Party                          Mar 11                   Done 

Skywarn Training (Douglas Cnty)       Apr  09                   Done                     

Skywarn Training (Duluth)                  Apr 12                   Done

ARAC Ham Fest                                  May 05                  Done   

Under One Roof                                  May 15-16              Done

Skywarn Training (House of Refuge)   May 22                   Done 

Grandmas Marathon                          June 16                  Done   

Field Day                                             June 23-24             Done     

Eugene Curnow Voyager Race         July 14                   Done   

Water Safety Expo                               July 19                   Done

Voyager Trail Ultra                              July 28                   Done

ARAC Picnic                                       Aug. 05                   Done   

Superior Man Triathlon                       Aug. 26                  Done

Minnesota Mile                                    Sept 07                   Done

Superior Fall Trail                                Sept 07-08              Done

NS Inline Marathon                             Sept 15                   Done

Wild Duluth Race                                 Oct  20                  Done

SRD                                                     Dec. 01                   Done







New repeater on the air.

Carlton County ARES/RACES has installed a new repeater at the Cloquet hospital.  Frequency is 443.100 plus offset tone is 103.5 and the callsign is KBYHX.  It is an open repeater and also a Yaesu fusion digital repeater.



Field Day 217 Pics are here for viewing.

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As we all know the Duluth/Superior amateur radio community lost a very valuable member when Shane Olson KSTO passed away.  You could always find Shane with his trusty camera helping with and recording many racing events.  A fund has been set up by the NMTC Northern Minnesota Track Club to finance a memorial bench on the hiking trail for all of us to remember Shane.  If you would like to help please contact Tina Nelson at 218-591-2861  and she can explain more about this fitting tribute to Shane.



Welcome these new and upgrade amateur radio operators from the 11-27-218 testing session.  If you hear them on the air welcome them.  If you see or know them invite them to a club function.  Congrats to all of you and welcome to the hobby!

KETUS            Clinton Stock                         Tech

KETUT            Alfred Skinny                         Tech
KETUU            Matt Pease                            Tech
KETUV            Mike Overas                           Tech
KETUW           George Andrews                    Tech
KETUX            Robert Hendrickson               General
KD9MCH            Seth Remington                     Tech
KD9KQY            Tim Jensen upgraded to         Extra
KENIT              Bruce Carlson upgraded to     Extra
NRMJ              Ryan Johnson upgraded to     General