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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

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Radios in the Park / Antenna Shootout in Oak Park Heights

We have Radios in the Park scheduled for August 16 at Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights.

The evening will feature Round 2 of the Antenna Shootout: Buddipole Showdown! Some issues came up that prevented a successful run using the Buddipole as a horizontal dipole on 40-meters during the Antenna Shootout on July 26th. Mike NØODK has spent the time to review the Buddipole instructions and practice setting it one up. Mike’s requested another go at the Antenna Shootout with the Buddipole. We going to do just that, with a twist. The Buddipole will be configured in vertical and horizontal configurations and run on both 40 meters and 30 meters using WSPR and WSPRnet to track the performance. In additional, Matt K0BBC heard about this round, and being proficient with the Buddipole (having participated in the Buddipole DXpedition to St Lucia Island in 2016 with the likes of W3FF himself) and will be bringing his Buddipole for a showdown. Matt will also share tips and tricks of using the Buddipole. This one will be fun! One thing we learned from the first round is that we need to provide realtime views of the reception reports for all to see. Plans are afoot to enable that this round, possibly with a projector onto the inside wall of the pavilion.

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest

Rush City Radio Rendezvous Hamfest

09/08/2018

Start Date: 09/08/2018
End Date: 09/08/2018
Location: Rush City High School
51001 Fairfield Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
Website: http://www.magicrepeater.net/ecmarc.htm
Sponsor: East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club (ECMARC)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.330 -600 (PL 146.2)
Public Contact: Larry Jilek , KAØMEN
51835 Belle Isle Drive Rush City, MN 55069
Phone: 320-358-4205
Email: lj@ecenet.com

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/rush-city-radio-rendezvous-2

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest

Brainerd Tailgate Hamfest

HAMFEST/CONVENTION

08/25/2018

Start Date: 08/25/2018
End Date: 08/25/2018
Location: Crow Wing County Fairgrounds
2000 13th Street SE
Brainerd, MN 56401
Website: http://brainerdham.org
Sponsor: Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.225
Public Contact: Lyle Amundson , KØLFV
12972 Morningside Drive Merrifield, MN 56465
Phone: 218-765-3100
Email: lmamundson@gmail.com

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/brainerd-tailgate-hamfest-3

ARRL Sanctioned Hamfest

Northern Plains Regional Radio Council Hamfest Brewster, MN

08/18/2018

Start Date: 08/18/2018
End Date: 08/18/2018
Location: American Legion Post 464
825 3rd Avenue
Brewster, MN 56119
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NPRRC/
Sponsor: Northern Plains Regional Radio Council
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.67- (PL 141.3)
Public Contact: Randy Donahue , WBØZSO
PO Box 336 Fulda, MN 56131
Phone: 507-360-2660
Email: wb0zso@arrl.net

http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/northern-plains-regional-radio-council-hamfest-2

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Radios in the Park: ANTENNA SHOOTOUT July 26!

SARA’s “Radios in the Park: The Antenna Shootout” is Thursday July 26 at Valley View Park in Oak Park Heights. Setup begins about 5:30 and we’ll get the first antenna up and on the air shortly after.

The Antenna Shootout will compare 4 to 6 different antennas for propagation over the 2 to 2-1/2 hour time span of our Radios in the Park gathering. The WSPR beacon mode of the WSJT-X program will be means of testing, with the results gathered in realtime via WSPRnet.org. The same radio, tuner, and computer will be used for each antenna. All test will be on 40 meters. The planned antenna line-up is as follows:
Home-brew Buddistick vertical (KC0OIO)
Buddipole, commercial version (club’s)
End-fed multiband HFedz (KC0OIO)
Center-fed Multiband Dipole (aka OXB special) (club’s)
Additional candidates include a loop antenna from N0BM, and a horse fence 40-meter dipole (just for the fun of it).
Come on out and enjoy the pleasant evening in the park!
73
Joe Heitzinger, KCØOIO
President
Stillwater Amateur Radio Association