Author Archives: Matt Holden (KØBBC)
8247 27th Street North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Sponsor: St. Paul Radio Club (SPRC)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Public Contact: John Faughn , KD0CAC
PO Box 14182 St. Paul, MN 55114
Starts Saturday September 9th at 1 P.M. CDT and runs until Sunday September 10th at 10 P.M. CDT
Consider entering in the FM only category if you want to try contesting.
Location: Rush City High School
51001 Fairfield Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
Sponsor: East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club (ECMARC)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.330 -600 (PL 146.2)
Public Contact: Larry Jilek , KA0MEN
51835 Belle Isle Drive Rush City, MN 55069
Concrete arrows used to guide airmail planes to their destination. We have a little bit of that history still pointing the way in Minnesota. You can click here to read about it and work the special event station on September 9th.
09/09/2017 | Air Mail Marker Memorial
Sep 9, 1400Z-2000Z, K0A, St. Paul, MN. South East Metro Amateur Radio Club. 14.265 7.265. Certificate. Dick Roberts, 1655 68th St W, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077. www.semarc.org
The fourth annual Civilian Conservation Corps On-The-Air weekend will be held the second full weekend in August, 12 and 13, 2017. The event will start Saturday at 14:00z (10:00am EDT) and run until Sunday 21:00z (5:00 pm EDT). The Civilian Conservation Corps came into being in the spring of 1933. Its goal was twofold: to provide needed economic relief to families suffering from the effects of the Great Depression and to protect and develop the natural resources of the United States. As radio played a big part in how the camps communicated with each other, we want to honor the contribution that “The Boys” of the corps made to our country by putting the sites of the CCC camps back on the air. We would encourage you to activate the actual location of one of the camps however, if it is no longer accessible or you cannot get permission to set up on the site, you may operate from one of the project sites the camp worked on. Many state and local parks have buildings that were constructed by the “CCC Boys” and would make a suitable place to not only honor them but also promote amateur radio at the same time. For more information see our website www.qsl.net/ccc or contact KG8JK via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Field Day 2017 was a great success. Those who missed it should plan to be attend in 2018. Those who were there are already making plans to make next year an even bigger event. Andrew Wig, of the Sun Current, wrote a fine article on our activation at the Richfield Community Center.