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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 31, 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 December 216 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.  Thanks Diane and Jeff for the hard work and dedication in doing this for 10 years.  Please  welcome Diane KDSL as the new newsletter editor.  Thank you Diane for accepting the job.


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


Our December 8, 216 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 6: pm.   This is the night of our annual Christmas party and election of officers for 217.  Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. sharp.  We will also have the world famous magical team of ABYS and KDUYN in attendance.  The choir from Denfeld High School will serenade us with their fantastic music and songs.   A light buffet will be provided and attendance prizes will be drawn. Please come and join us as we celebrate another awesome year of ham radio in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.


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: 







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: 217


 Winter Field Day                       Jan    28                           

 Ice Station ZZL                         Feb    12                      

 Wolf Track Sled Dog                 Feb    26                       

 ARAC Ham Fest                       May   06                                                                   

 Grandmas Marathon               June  17                             

 Field Day                                  June  24-25                            

 Water Safety Expo                    July   27                                                                

 Voyager Trail Ultra                   July   29                                                      

 ARAC Picnic                            Aug.  06                                                                           

 Superior Man Triathlon            Aug.  27                                         

 Superior Fall Trail                     Sept  08-09                                     

 Minnesota Mile                         Sept  10                                      

 NS Inline Marathon                  Sept  16                         

 Wild Duluth Race                      Oct   14                                                     

 Edmund Fitz Memorial  Gales of November     

 SRD                                           Dec   03, 2016           



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.






Nominations were opened and closed for club officers for the year 217.  Those nominated were:


    President:          Gene Ellesen      NVRM

    Vice President: Mike Lovold       NPDG

    Secretary:          Robin Davis

    Treasurer:         Phoenix Walker KDZRN

    1st year board:  Gary Minter       KD9ABS


Nominations were closed and this white ballot will be approved at the  December 216 meeting.  Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for offering to serve. 





Have a blessed holiday season.


      Field 216 Results  Arrowhead radio Amateur Club WGKP place 4th in the Dakota Division in 2A and 8th overall in the whole division.  Nice work to all that operated.  WooHoo!


                   #               Call        Score       Cat 
                   1              N0AT        8,656       2A
                   2              W0OJY    7,926        3A
                   3              W0MR      6,914        2A
                   4              K7Z          4,788        2A
                   5              N0UW      4,388        6A
                   6              K0AJW     4,270       1A
                   7              KE0TT      4,160       1B,1B 
 8              W0GKP    3,576       2A
                   9              W0G         3,384       1A
                 10              W0WTN    3,170       3A