DARC Newsletter

Hi Everyone, 12/29/14 22:42

DARC Meeting . . .

The next DARC meeting is set for Saturday 1/17/15 at 1:00 PM at St Mary’s
Church in Upsala. If you have an agenda item you wish to be included,
please let me know. Please see attached map & picture.

DARC Dues . . .

The 2015 DARC dues are due. Please send the attached DARC Application
2015 & your check to the DARC Treasurer Tom KDØMOM :

Tom Kilian KDØMOM
2933 20th AVE
Burtrum, MN 56318

If you belong to the St Cloud Radio Club & or the Brainerd Radio Club, those
dues are due as well. Most Clubs run their Memberships from January 1st
thru December 31st. I’ve attached both Club Applications for those who
belong to our neighboring Clubs.

D-Star News . . .

The D-Star Ragchew Session had 5 stations check in. We also helped our
newest D-Star user, Chad KCØEQF, program up his Icom 880H radio. The
D-Star Ragchew Session runs on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 6:00
PM on your local D-Star repeater on MN Reflector 53A. It’s just a very informal
roundtable for any & all D-Star users who wanna pull up a chair & shoot the breeze.
Please chime in whenever you can. Please attached see D-Star Ragchew Session

The Minnesota D-Star Net continues to grow with a great turn out of 20 check ins.
We had a brand new D-Star user, KDØRNP Ben in Davenport, Iowa check in
using his Quad Cities D-Star repeater. Ben is a senior in High School & came up
on D-Star last Saturday. Welcome Ben to D-Star. The MN D-Star Net is Sunday
nights at 7:30 PM on your local D-Star repeater on MN Reflector 53A. Please check
in whenever you can. Please see attached MN D-Star Net Check Ins 20141228.

The DARC Net & the Morrison County ARIES Net continues to grow. The last DARC
Net had a new record of 14 check ins. The DARC Net is Saturday nights at 7:00 PM.
The Morrison County ARIES Net is Saturday nights at 9:15 PM. Tom KDØMOM also
runs a simplex Net on 147.525 after he gets everybody checked in. Both Nets are on
the Avon 443.650 + , Little Falls 443.075 + , Litchfield 443.800 + & on the Echolink
on NØBJN-L Node 925804 or WUØS-L Node 211766. Please see attached DARC
Nets Check Ins List 20141227.

Erik NY9D in the Twin Cities has added a note to the MN D-Star News tab about our
St Cloud D-Star repeater on the MN D-Star site :

Emergency Minnesota 145.67 MHz Wide Area Amateur Packet Radio

Please leave longer pauses between transmissions so others can join your QSO’s.
We run across 13 D-Star repeaters across MN & others are having a hard time
getting in.

Ham Fests . . .

2/14/15 St Cloud Ham Fest at St Cloud Armory. Talk in 147.015 + tone 100.
3/28/15 Midwinter Madness in Buffalo at the Civic Center.
4/18/15 Brainerd Ham Fest in Brainerd, MN.

Other Events . . .

1/24/15 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake in Baxter near Brainerd.
2/14/15 Lakes Area Sled Dog Race (Bear Grease Sled Dog Race ?) north of Brainerd.

The Brainerd Radio Club is planning on having a Technician Class starting in February &
end with a VE Testing at the 4/18/15 Brainerd Ham Fest. If you know of someone
who wants to get into Ham Radio & take the weekly classes, please see :


And Finally . . .

As the old year comes to a close, Happy New Year & I hope the New Year brings
everything you wish.

President of the DARC (Digital Amateur Radio Club)
Club Call KDØYLG (please see NØBJN & KDØYLG on qrz.com)
MN D-Star Ambassador
ARRL affiliated Club & a nonprofit Corporation
NØBJN-L Echolink Node 925804 on the Paynesville 224.800 – FM repeater