Special Event at Field of Dreams July 22nd and 23rd, 2016

The Great River Amateur Radio Club is excited and proud to operate their 2016 special event station, the Field of Dreams from the actual site where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed near Dyersville, Iowa. The special event station will operate July 22nd and 23rd from 8 am to 10 pm on SSB 75, 40, 20, 17 meters and other bands as propagation permits.

Every year people gather at the site to remember the movie and to have a pick-up game of baseball. It’s always amazing how cars pull up, people old and young jump from their cars with their bats and balls, start hitting a few balls and suddenly there is a spontaneous game taking place. Certificates will be available by sending a QSL card to GRARC Field of Dreams Special Event Station, POB 1384, Dubuque, IA 52004. Information about the event will also be posted in the July issue of QST.

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March 14 Club Meeting Program – Ralph Presents Antenna Modeling

Come to the next GRARC meeting March 14, 2016 at the EOC.

Ralph Gable will present anntenna modeling.

 

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Calling All Members to Test Echolink

Calling all Great River Radio Amateur club members. The beast of replacing
the computer hardware running echolink on our repeater has proven to be no
match for Richard’s (K0PLX) tenacity. This, combined with some excellent
assistance from Fred (KB9JTD) and an occasional word from Brian (KE0HOZ) is
now not only running, but has come in way under budget.

We do need everyone to test the installation from any angle possible to
make sure everything in running satisfactorily. Let us know if anything is
missing or needs fine tuning.

Please remember to thank Richard and Fred when you see them for their
dedication and time

Sincerely,
Brian KE0HOZ

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Check GRARC Lunch Bunch Page for March and April

The Lunch Bunch page has been updated for March and April. Check it out and join us for lunch each Thursday at 11:30 am.

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Sunday Night Net 2016 Schedule – February – March

2016 Operator Call List – Anyone who cannot meet their schedule call Loran Schonhoff

The list is now available in the normal spot.

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Lunch Bunch – February – March, 2016

The list is now available in the normal spot.

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Field Day June 26, 2016 to be at Eagle Point Park

GRARC reserved a pavilion at Eagle Point Park for Field Day June 26, 2016. Stay posted for further details.

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Sam Fleege Presents Racom and Communications at 2/8 Meeting

Join the 7PM meeting February 8 at the EOC center to hear a presentation by Sam Fleege about Racom and its products – 2-way radio equipment for mission critical communications. The company operates throughout the mid west.

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January Show-n-Tell Attracts 11 Presenters

Eleven presenters showed off their original projects of home-brew antennas, 2m radios, tuners, and meters. 17 braved the wintry weather for an interesting night with many fine questions and answers. Many items were constructed of common items.
Join us for the next meeting February 8.

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One Day Technician License Course – April 16, 2016

Tim Busch will teach the technician license class April 16, from 8AM to 5PM, at the EMA/EOC center past the fair grounds. The test will be held immediately after the class. Pre-registration is required to receive materials and do the homework before the class. Cost is $105 and includes: class, all materials, lunch, radio, application and testing fee. Contact Colin Wheatley (W9UPK) at 563-451-4485 to register.

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Dubuque Forecast

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Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today. Cloudy with late day rain.
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Saturday 04/30 30%
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Chance of late night showers. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
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Sunday 05/01 90%
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Cloudy skies with periods of rain later in the day. High 51F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
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Monday 05/02 20%
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Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 62F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Tuesday 05/03 10%
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Partly to mostly cloudy. High 69F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
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Wednesday 05/04 20%
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Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 61F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.