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We have created a simple little survey that we would like for you to take.  Please take a moment and click on the URL below and answer the questions?  Thank you.


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.


Gary Minter KD9ABS and His wife Del KECLI are back in the Twin Ports after his recent heart transplant.   Keep Gary and Del in your thoughts and prayers as he continues his recovery.


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 March 26, 216 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 March 216 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.  Thanks Diane and Jeff for the hard work.


Note that the April 5, 216 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.


Our April 14, 216 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 6: pm.   The program will be our annual Skywarn training/refresher presentation by no other than Carol KCMAK at 6:30.  You do not want to miss her talk.  This is open to the public so people that have been involved before please sit towards the back of the room so the public can be closer to the front.  Thank you.


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.


Additions have been made to the club history.  Take time and see some of the beginnings of our group.


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 7 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 DXCC: 

       For VUCC:

       For WAC:

       For WAS:

 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: 



Gary NUW at Tower 6 dog finish

Wolf Track finish line helpers

    Road Crossing crew at Junction Road on the 6 dog race.  Far left is Rob KDHZO.  The crew was from vermillion community college Law Enforcement program. photo Mike NPDG.


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: 216


 Winter Field Day                       Jan    30                        Done     

 Ice Station ZZL                         Feb    14                        Done

 Wolf Track Sled Dog                 Feb    28                        Done

 ARAC Ham Fest                       May   07                                              

 Grandmas Marathon               June  18                                  

 Field Day                                  June  25-26                              

 Water Safety Expo                    July   16                         Done                         

 Voyager Trail Ultra                   July   30                                  

 ARAC Picnic                            Aug.  07                                                          

 Superior Man Triathlon            Aug.  28                      

 Superior Fall Trail                     Sept  09-10                  

 Minnesota Mile                         Sept  11                       

 NS Inline Marathon                  Sept  17                       

 Wild Duluth Race                      Oct    15                                  

 Edmund Fitz Memorial              Dec.30-31, Nov. 01        Done

 SRD                                           Dec   03           













Watch for changes to the DCM radio club. 

No current meetings scheduled.



























  Roy KANIK will be 100 years young on Friday April 1, 2016 and the family will be holding an open house on Saturday      April 2, 2016 at Edgewood Vista from 2:30 - 4:30. I was told that it is in the 2nd building/ADS Program Building in the ADS room.  Anyone that knows Roy and wants to come and enjoy his open house is encouraged to attend.


Wolf Track Sled Dog Classic Races 216












Finish line Tower 6 dog race











Finish line Tower 6 dog race