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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 September 3, 217 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 October 217 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.     Thank you Diane for your hard work.


Note that the October 3,  217 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.


Our October 12, 217 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 7: pm.   The program will follow and be presented by Jeff Nast KCMKS on APRS.  The meeting will be held in the church chapel upstairs due to the roast beef dinner in our normal meeting room.  Have some roast beef and then attend the meeting.


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 Information

 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 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: 





Thanks to all that came and join us at Field Day 217. 

First Field Day report:  CW RULES! 


The 217 Carlton County Fallfest will be on Saturday September 3, 217.  Click here (FLYER) for the flyer info.


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


Sign my Guestbook!

Read my Guestbook!


Events:     217


Winter Field Day                                Jan    28-29             Done

Minnesota QSO Party                        Feb    4                  Done

Ice Station ZZL                                  Feb    12                  Done

Birkebeiner                                         Feb    23-25             Done

Wisconsin QSO Party                         Mar   11                  Done

Skywarn Training (Douglas Cnty)      Apr    3                  Done

Skywarn Training (ARAC meeting)    Apr    13                  Done

ARAC Ham Fest                                 May   6                 Done

Grandmas Marathon                         June  17                  Done        

Field Day                                            June  24-25              Done

Gene Curnow 1\2 Voyager Run          July   15                   Done

Water Safety Expo                              July   2                 Done       

Voyager Trail Ultra                            July   29                   Done

ARAC Picnic                                      Aug.  6                  Done

Superior Man Triathlon                     Aug.  27                   Done

Minnesota Mile                                  Sept 7                    Done

Superior Fall Trail                              Sept  8-9             Done

NS Inline Marathon                            Sept  16                   Done

Wild Duluth Race                               Oct    21

Edmund Fitz Memorial                       Oct.   ????

SRD                                                    Dec.   2         



The former Duluth Children's Museum Radio Active Club is becoming the new HARBOR CITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL RADIO CLUB!


             Watch for changes to the DCM radio club. 

                 No current meetings scheduled.





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.


Club officers for 217 are:


    President:          Gene Ellesen        NVRM

    Vice President: Mike Lovold         NPDG

    Secretary:          Robin Davis

    Treasurer:         Phoenix Walker   KDZRN

    1st   year board:  Gary Minter       KD9ABS



Due to her exhausting work schedule Phoenix KDZRN has resigned as club treasurer.  If you are willing to take this board position contact any of the other board members.  We really need someone to step up and volunteer.






If you missed the presentation by the East High School robotics team will be the program for the July 13, 217 meeting you missed a fantastic presentation! Click here:            Robotics

for some pics and videos.







Field Day 217 Pics are here for viewing.


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