Author Archives: Matt Holden (KØBBC)

UHF System Fusion Repeater On The Air

443.1750+ is an open repeater supporting analog FM and Digital C4FM modes.
You need to send DCS tone 047 when you transmit on FM mode.  Digital mode doesn’t require tones and CTCSS (PL) tones are not supported.
DCS 047 is sent, by the repeater, on the downlink to help keep interference out of your radio and squelch out digital transmissions if your radio doesn’t support them.

A big thank you to Randy “Max” Wendel and Andrew Laventure for their effort to return this repeater back on the air after 18 months of sitting in a closet.

Effective output is about 35W on an antenna 100 feet up the Logan Avenue tower.

Paul Bittner W0AIH

Paul Bittner WØAIH Stillwater Club Special Guest September 8th

Paul Bittner, WØAIH, will be the special guest of the Stillwater Amateur Radio Association on Saturday September 8th.

Paul has a massive multi radio multi operator contest station in Wisconsin.  He has built most of the antennas, towers and equipment to put it all together by himself.  He is master tinkerer and can fix just about anything.  He has amateur radio friends, around the world, and has had the opportunity to visit many of them in person.

He has an outgoing personality and tells great stories.  If you’re lucky, you might get invited to visit his “shack” East of Eau Claire, WI.

7:30 A.M. Breakfast at Perkins Restaurant 2050 W Frontage Rd Stillwater, MN 55082
9:00 A.M. Meeting at Boutwells Landing, Auditorium A, 5600 Norwich Pkwy, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082

stillwater amateur radio association

Radios in the Park September 6, 2018

As we head into fall, here’s an outdoor operating event that won’t require a winter parka…
We began the 2018 season of Radios in the Park back in May with the New Ham Night session. Tomorrow, we wrap up the scheduled sessions with another evening at Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights, beginning around 5:30 PM.

No special activities are planned for this session, just grab your gear, come on out, set-up your station and get on the air! Don’t have a portable station, no problem, come on out and gather ideas for that time when you decide to put one together.

Amateur Radio Extra Class License Study Class

Amateur Radio Extra Class License Study Class – September 2018
Want to increase your radio knowledge and bragging rights? Come join this study class using the Gordon West materials. This class is sponsored by the Maple Grove Radio Club – a service oriented club serving the Northwest suburbs.

When: Thursday’s starting September 20th. Class usually runs twelve weeks.
Class time 6:45 – 9:15 pm
Where: Maple Grove Fire Station #2 – Upper entrance
13450 Maple Knoll Way – Corner of Elm Creek Blvd and Maple Knoll Way
Cost: $10 registration fee due first night of class. You will also need to purchase the Gordon West text book for about $22.
Details will be emailed to you after you register for the class.

To Register or get answers to your questions: Email registration@mnyarc.org
Please include your name, Address, and phone contact information as well as your email address.

The Extra Class License exam will be offered on the last night of class for an additional $15 fee.

Please share this information with you fellow hams.

Gordy Hanson N0ZRD
Training Chair
Maple Grove Radio Club

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest

Last Chance Tailgate Swap Fest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

09/29/2018

Start Date: 09/29/2018
End Date: 09/29/2018
Location: West Medicine Lake Community Club
1705 Forestview Lane
Plymouth, MN
Website: http://tcfmc.org
Sponsor: Twin City FM Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.76 (PL 114.8)
Public Contact: Michael Miller , NØNY
9416 West 14th Street St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 612-718-4718
Email: trustee.tcfmc@gmail.com

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/last-chance-tailgate-swap-fest

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest

SMARTSFEST

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

09/22/2018

Start Date: 09/22/2018
End Date: 09/22/2018
Location: Cologne Community Center
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Website: http://smartsfest.org
Sponsor: SMARTS Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.165+ PL Open
Public Contact: Monte Casebier , ADØDB
620 North Linden Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: 952-873-3390
Email: ContactUs@SmartsFest.org

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/smartsfest-2