The Great River Amateur Radio Club is renewing it’s commitment to the Emergency Responders of Dubuque County, and we are announcing the first session of the G.R.A.R.C. ARES net. Anyone interested in ARES is welcome to participate. The net will take place on the club’s 2 meter repeater.

Please join us on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30P.M.


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April’s Club Meeting

April’s club meeting will be held on Monday, April 13th at the:
Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility
14928 Public Safety Way,
Dubuque, IA 52002


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GRARC Applies For Special Project Grant!


To find out more, click the banner above, or click here.

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20 Trivia Questions

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.

03. ‘Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.’

04. ‘The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _____ _ _____.’

05. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____ ____ ____ ____.’

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the ‘_____.’

07. Nestle’s makes the very best…. _________.’

08. Satchmo was America ‘s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was ______ ___________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______.

10. Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named ______ ___ ________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good Night, and ‘________ ________ ‘

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their ______ _______.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ___ & _______.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, ‘the day the music died.’ This was a tribute to _______ ____________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called __________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ______ _____ .

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It’s _____ ______ _____!

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The _____ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60’s that was “a grave yard smash”. It’s name was the ______ ______!

20. Alka Seltzer used a “boy with a tablet on his head” as it’s Logo/Representative. What was the boy’s name? ________

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01.The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.
02. The Ed Sullivan Show
03. On Route 66
04. To protect the innocent.
05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
06. The limbo
07. Chocolate
08. Louis Armstrong
09. The Timex watch
10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’
11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)
12. Beetle or Bug
13. Buddy Holly
14. Sputnik
15. Hula-hoop
16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco
17. Howdy Doody Time
18. Shadow
19. Monster Mash
20. Speedy

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Spotter Training – Dubuque, IA

Spotter Training – Dubuque, IA

Where Dubuque County Fire Fighters Association Regional Emergency Responder Training Facility – 14928 Public Safety Way, Dubuque, IA 52002
When Tue, March 24, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Description Pre-registration is NOT required. When you arrive, there will be a sign-in sheet at the class. This class is free, will last about 2 hours, and is open to the public. Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes. This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns.
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Homebrew Buddipole

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Club Meeting February 9 – Guest Speaker

Donnie Miller, N0RWR will be our speaker at the February 9th club meeting. He will be discussing the correct ins and outs of tower climbing, erecting an antenna, using a gin pole, safety precautions and selecting the best antenna for one’s needs and conditions.

Over the years Donnie has been an Elmer to many new and old hams, always ready to help when needed. He will be ready to answer questions and share the tips he has learned in over sixteen years in the hobby, going back even farther to when he began in CB.  Donnie’s mobile radio installations have always been considered masterpieces of perfection!

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Club Meeting New Location For February 9th!

Club meeting will be here for February 9th:
Dubuque County Emergency Responder Training Facility
14928 Public Safety Way,
Dubuque, IA 52002


Go past the fair grounds and take a right on Seippel Rd. Then take the next right on Public Safety Way.

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Happy New Year 2015 greeting card vector illustration

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Merry Christmas from our club to you.


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Sky is Clear
humidity: 61%
wind: 6mph SSE
H 31 • L 31

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

February 14

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August 8

October 10