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OUR AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS GROUP WAS FOUNDED OVER 84 YEARS AGO TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH AND ENJOYMENT OF HAM RADIO IN THE NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN AREA.

 

 

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a long time ARAC member and valued voice of our local amateur radio community.  Wally Bartholomew N9ZCO is now a silent key.  Rest in peace Wally and thank you for your years of QSO's.  You will be missed.  73/88

 

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.

ARAC HAM BREAKFAST is on Saturday July 26, 214 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 July newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.  Thanks Diane and Jeff for the hard work.

Note that the August 5, 214 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.

Our August 14, 214 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start meeting at 7: pm.   The program is to be announced.  See you there.

When a new August testing opportunity has been scheduled.  Go to the drop down menu and look under testing for what is happening.

The Dakota Division of the ARRL American Radio Relay League has it's own webpage.  The URL is http://www.arrldakota.org/.  A lot of good 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.  www.thearac.org/contest.htm

Interested in DX countries on the HF frequencies?  Then go to www.thearac.org/DX 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.

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   Go to http://roadtreking.com/north-shore-lake-superior/ for a story by Mike Wendland K8ZRH.   Mike visited our Field Day site and took some nice video and a great interview with our Field Day chair-person Denny WDIO.

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        Time to eat at the SSB station.

The SSB station tower and antenna.

Tower for the SSB station Compliments of St. Louis County Emergency Management

Assembling the 3 element triband beam for the SSB station.

 

The CW station setup in the Lake County trailer.

L-R: Doug AAAW and Joe KC9WYV.  Joe is 11 years old and can contest at 20+ words a minute in CW!

Board member Gene NVRM doing an interview with WDIO TV explaining who, what and why we do what we do.

 

 

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.

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  Events: 214

  ARAC Ham Fest                       May 03                     Done

  Grandmas Marathon               June 21                     Done

  Field Day                                  June 28-29               Done

  Water Safety Expo                    July 17                     Done

  Voyager Trail Ultra                  July 26

  ARAC Picnic                            Aug. 03

  Superior Man Triathlon           Aug. 24

  Superior Fall Trail                    Sept 05-06

  NS Inline Marathon                  Sept 13

  Wild Duluth Race                     Oct   18

 

 

 

Field Day pictures compliments of Rex NKXT, Gene NVRM and Tim AKTF

 

 

 

ARRL FIELD DAY 214

 

Saturday June 28-Sunday June 29, 214

 

 

Every good ham radio FIELD DAY needs a capable leader.  This year we had one of the best!  Denny WDIO took on the challenge and as you can see he was in total control.

 

 

L-R:  Nick KDYQA, Joe KDQAU, Gary NUW, Tim AKTF, Randy KCRTX

"hamming" it up at the SSB station.  CW station is in the back ground.

 

 

 

SSB station

 

  The CW stations tower and antennas in the fog

 

 

The GOTA station compliments of Carlton County Emergency Management.