Special Event at Effigy Mound State Park, WI over Memorial Day Weekend

Rural Iowa Amateur Radio Club in northeast Iowa is planning a National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event at Effigy Mounds National Monument near Marquette and Harpers Ferry in northeast Iowa.

We will be operating from the park over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28-Monday May 30, 10AM-4PM.

Due to space and other park restrictions, we think we will only be able to have 2 HF stations running at a given time.  We will have those setup, so you would only need to come and operate the radio.  I don’t have details on bands/frequencies we are going to operate at this time, I’m just gathering a list of those that want to come help operate during this period at this time.

Please contact n0zjt@yahoo.com if you are interested in participating and we can figure out a timeframe that will work for both of us.  You can operate the radio as much time as you want.  We also anticipate some interest from the public, so you can spend time talking with them and explaining amateur radio.  We will have handouts for the public.

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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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Dubuque Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Currently
Partly Cloudy
Today is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as yesterday. Scattered thunderstorms tonight.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 05/26 20%
Partly Cloudy
Some sun this morning with increasing clouds this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thunderstorm
Friday 05/27 80%
Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 78F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 05/28 50%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 05/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 05/30 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.