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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 June 24, 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 June 217 newsletter is now on the web site.  Same place as always.     Thank you Diane for your hard work.


Note that the July 11,  217 board meeting will be at Sammy's Pizza in West Duluth.  Eats 6: pm meeting at 6:3-7: pm.


Our July 13, 217 meeting will be held at the Copper Top Church.  We will start the meeting at 7: pm.   The program will follow and be the robotics team from East High School.


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: 





Come and join us at Field Day 217.  Spirit Mountain in the first parking lot off of Skyline Boulevard.  Set up is at 10 a.m. and we will operate until 1800z Sunday June 25.  Lots of food and fun.


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    04                  Done

Ice Station ZZL                                  Feb    12                  Done

Birkebeiner                                         Feb    23-25             Done

Wisconsin QSO Party                         Mar   11                  Done

Skywarn Training (Douglas Cnty)      Apr    03                  Done

Skywarn Training (ARAC meeting)    Apr    13                  Done

ARAC Ham Fest                                 May   06                 Done

Grandmas Marathon                         June  17                  Done        

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                       Oct.   ????

SRD                                                    Dec.   02         



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



Also thank you to Diane KDSL for taking over the newsletter position. 






A presentation by the East High School robotics team will be the program for the July 13, 217 meeting.  See you there.






Sorry for the short notice on this; it was short notice for me, too :-)  We
are heading up to Duluth on Friday morning and will be there for the next
few days.  I plan to attend the Arrowhead RAC club breakfast on Saturday
morning, then play Field Day with them for a while.  Available for card
checking pretty much any time.  Call, text, or email me to make
arrangements.  All ARRL awards, all bands. Thanks.

Doug - can you please put this on the Arrowhead club reflector?

Mike Cizek W0VTT
507 421-5495