Strange Activity on Echolink

On ‎Tuesday, ‎July ‎15, ‎2014, around ‏‎2:37 PM I recorded some activity on our repeater through Echolink.  I taped the conversation and have included the .wav file below.  Please listen to it and post a comment.  Thanks, KJ4HYJ

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July – August Newsletter

click here  to be directed to the latest Newsletter.


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Antenna is up!


Thanks to AD0FS, Chris and WB0WSE, Bob for their help installing the new antenna.  Here is the link to our Facebook page for photos.


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Repeater Recieve VHF Antenna down


Some time during the storm this week the antenna on N. Cascade took a dive.  It broke in two and is not working at full capacity.

We are in the process of replacing and you can let us know if you would like to help here.  Just make a comment.

If we are not able to fix the net will be meeting on W0OIC’s repeater 146.790/146.190 – No PL tone.



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Tribute to Loren, N0YHZ

My chair is sitting empty.
My call no longer heard
My radio rests quietly
from it comes no words.
On my shack door is a message
that reads “From Me to Thee”.
My frequency’s much higher now.
I have become a Silent Key.
By Judy Hudson KC9CCJ

Please post a memory or a story about Loren in the comment section.

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Presidents Report

By David – KJ4HYJ

I want to welcome all the new members to the Great River Amateur Radio Club and say thanks for all the member support!

Our membership has steadily been increasing and appreciate the activity of our new members! For example, one of our newest members, John, KD9ASC, has been helping members with their radio programming and is in the process of organizing a fox hunt. Chris, AD0FS has been offering his services as a lineman and demonstrating his DXing skills to other members. Thank you guys for your help!

The level of support Robert, KCØCJS has given toward this website endeavor is just unprecedented. Robert is an extraordinary website designer and has built an updated site for our club that allows for future expansion and interactivity. Member participation is welcomed by making comments to posts. If you would like to make a post let us know.

Many thanks goes to Fred, KB9JTD for being part of the Boy Scouts summer retreat program. Fred and I met with several Boy Scout leaders and provided information regarding our club, Field Day and Jamboree-on-the-Air events! The leaders showed much interest, including Sunday night net member Paul, KCØBGM who will act as our liaison between our club and the Boy Scouts.

Field Day is coming up and Chairman/Treasurer Loren, KA9IVP has been working diligently to make this event a success. Many thanks to Ed, WØOIC for providing his RV on the Red Cross site and will solidify our presence for the entire event! – for more info click here.

Bob, WBØWSE has been at it as usual. Working as Chairman of the Volunteer Examining Committee along with being Vice President and Secretary! I can’t say enough about his support for the club. Let him know how much we appreciate all he has done.

Lastly, I would like to recognize our Newsletter editor, Mike, NSØU. His contribution over the years has not gone unnoticed and our club appreciates all he has done. We will be presenting him with the prestigious Elmer Award during our Field Day event!

Be reminded we would like to have a new Editor, Secretary and Emergency Coordinator. If you are interested – notify me.

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May/June 2014 Newsletter

The latest and greatest G.R.A.R.C. newsletter has been published! Thanks again to Mike (NS0U) for another great addition to the club’s newsletters. Check it out here: GRARC-Vol-7-I3.5.pdf.

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New 2014 Directory Give Away

If you comment to this post your name will be put in a drawing for this directory during the meeting!


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Check out the official Field Day Packet from ARRL


KJ4HYJ here, just uploaded the Field Day page in the Activities portion of the website with the official Field Day Packet.

Its a 44 page. pdf file.  Check it out below!

Field Day Packet 2014 v2

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Free Intro to Linux Course

LFS101x  | Introduction to Linux

edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard & MIT, and The Linux Foundation have teamed up to offer the LFS101x : Introduction to Linux course for free. This course is normally offered at $2,400. This course is also great way to prepare for the LPI Linux Essentials exam. Sign up now before the course starts on August 1, 2014.

For more information please visit

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Solar Activity

G.R.A.R.C VEC Testing Dates

August 9

October 10