Seven Three Newsletter

Amateur Radio Newsletter For September 2017

Welcome to the first ever Seven Three Newsletter! The intentions of this newsletter is to provide amateur radio news and information to hams in Minnesota and Wisconsin with the possibility of branching out from there. My name is Mike Shelby (K9MLS) and I have been in the hobby for a few years now. I used to receive the Feedline Newsletter from Kenny Broshofske (KJ9W) and really enjoyed it but Kenny no longer has the time to keep it going. I reached out to Kenny and let him know I was interested in picking it up and with his blessings here we are today.

I did some thinking about what I would do with it and talked to a few people about newsletters. Paul Brooten (KB9TYC) and I decided to start getting something going. Paul has been a ham for a long time and has been a huge help to the community here in Barron County. To make a long story here we are today producing our first ever newsletter. I would like to note that I am not a writer and I am going to lean on Paul and others to proof these newsletters before they go out.

This newsletter will still come out via and email with the addition of utilizing the Barron County Amateur Radio Association website. If enough people request it we will provide a PDF as well.

Also, we are going to have an open platform meaning if you want to submit relevant information we’d be glad to publish it to the newsletter. The idea being the community drives the direction of the newsletter. An example would be say someones experiences with an event, radio reviews, your club information, and anything else you can think of that is related to the hobby that would be newsletter worthy. I have a few people in mind that I would like to write a regular column so we will see if they are up for it. If you are interested writing articles or helping in any way with this newsletter it would be great to have the help. The idea being is that not just one person do the bulk of the work. So, if your interested send us an email at seventhree @ bcham.org.

There is a lot of information that we can be sharing and talking about and this platform should be a decent place for that. I hope to also incorporate our Facebook group page as well for further discussions on these newsletters.

 

News From Our Region & Elsewhere

Florida Repeater Council
The Florida repeater council update over on http://forums.qrz.com is a very interesting read, it’s not local but it’s something worth keeping and eye on down there. It seems that these types of situations aren’t isolated to just Florida so it’s good to learn about it. If you use repeaters you should know what is going on behind the scenes with some of these organizations. I hope to have some updates from the Minnesota Repeater Council and the Wisconsin Association of Repeaters in the future.

Wisconsin Association of Repeaters (WAR)
Membership Meeting – August 26, 2017 meeting minutes [PDF]

Ham Nation 315: Ham Radio and Hurricane Harvey
Gordo catches the eclipse in Idaho, India gets more radio operators, Amanda interviews South Texas Section Emergency Coordinator, Jeff Walter, KE5FGA about how to help with hurricane Harvey, rescuing dogs left behind in Texas, and more!

Arrowhead Radio Amateur Club
The latest Newsletter The Discharge [PDF] from the Arrowhead Radio Amateur Club in Duluth Minnesota. The Arrohead Club is very active and has a lot of information in their newsletter.

Regional Ham Radio Events

BOONDOCKING For HAMS
What is boondocking? Boondocking is free camping, generally out in the boondocks. Some of us are planning to camp at my vacant lot in south western Chippewa county Wisconsin on the second weekend of September. (8-9-10 and the lot should be ready by noon Friday) All I have to offer is a place to park with camp fire areas, a picnic area with fire pit and fire wood that needs to go. The site has trees and three small towers to tie antennas to. The address is 3583 County highway N, Colfax, WI 54730. 44.946079, -91.598928 The 146.610 Menomonie repeater (tone 110.9) is about 2 miles from the site. I’ll get the AC0GV APRS system up for the weekend. More information can be found here: https://www.qrz.com/db/?callsign=AC0GV

ECMARC Radio Rendezvous
HAMFEST/CONVENTION
Start Date: 09/09/2017
End Date: 09/09/2017
Location: Rush City High School
51001 Fairfield Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069
Website: http://www.qrz.com/db/k0ecm
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
Phone: 320-358-4205
Email: lj@ecenet.com

Lake Elmo Tailgate Swapfest
HAMFEST/CONVENTION
Start Date: 09/16/2017
End Date: 09/16/2017
Location: Bob’s, K0IKV
8247 27th Street North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Website: http://www.stpaulradioclub.org/
Sponsor: St. Paul Radio Club (SPRC)
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.25/85
Public Contact: John Faughn , KD0CAC
PO Box 14182 St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-402-6482
Email: johnfaughn@gmail.com

SMARTSFEST
HAMFEST/CONVENTION
Start Date: 09/23/2017
End Date: 09/23/2017
Location: Cologne Community Center
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN 55322
Website: http://www.smartsonline.org/category/smartsfest
Sponsor: SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.165
Public Contact: Monte Casebier , AD0DB
620 North Linden Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011
Phone: 952-873-3390
Email: ContactUs@SmartsOnline.org

Brand New Hams

Let us know about new hams: seventhree @ bcham.org

Silent Key Report

No Silent Key’s reported.

Northeastern Minnesota

ANOKA COUNTY RADIO CLUB – www.anokaradio.org
ARROWHEAD RADIO AMATEURS CLUB – www.thearac.org
BAKKEN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY – http://www.w0mdt.com
BEARGREASE AMATEUR RADIO COALITION – www.beargreasearc.com
BOUNDARY WATERS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.boreal.org/bwarc
BRAINERD AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.brainerdham.org
COURAGE CENTER HANDI-HAMS – www.handiham.org
EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.ecmarc.org
ISANTI COUNTY ARES – www.isantiares.org
ISANTI COUNTY SKYWARN – www.isantiskywarn.com
LAKE COUNTY RACES/ARES – www.n0lcr.org
LAKE SUPERIOR AMATEUR COALITION – www.lsacrepeaters.org
MAGIC REPEATER GROUP – www.magicrepeater.net
MAPLE GROVE RADIO CLUB – www.k0ltc.org
MINNESOTA ARES – www.minnesotaares.org
MORA OPEN REPEATER ASSOCIATION – www.morahamradio.com
NORTHERN LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.northernlakesamateurradioclub.org
SHERBURNE COUNTY ARES – www.shercoares.org
ST CLOUD AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.w0sv.org
STILLWATER AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION – www.radioham.org
ST PAUL RADIO CLUB – www.stpaulradioclub.org
TWIN CITY FM CLUB – www.tcfmc.org

Northwestern Wisconsin

BARRON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION – http://www.bcham.org
TRI COUNTY REPEATER ASSOCIATION – http://tcra.org
BURNETT WASHBURN RADIO ASSOCIATION – http://www.bwra.org
DUNN COUNTY RADIO AMATEURS – http://dunncohams.wix.com/dunn-co-hams
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION – www.n9xh.org
ST CROIX VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.scvhamradio.com
ST CROIX VALLEY RADIO AMATEURS – sites.google.com/site/stcroixvalleyhamradio/home
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN/SUPERIOR AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – www.uwsuper.edu
WISCONSIN ARES/RACES – www.wi-aresraces.org/

VHF/UHF NETS

BARRON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION NET
Thursday Evening @ 7 PM – 146.715 MHz, PL 110.9 [KD9EJA Repeater – Barron, WI]
BAKKEN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY MINWIS NET
Monday Evening @ 7:30 PM – 444.525 MHz FUSION [WØMDT Repeater – Anoka, MN]
BRAINERD AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB REPEATER NET
Sunday Evening @ 8 PM – 147.225 MHz [WØUJ Repeater – Brainerd, MN]
BURNETT WASHBURN RADIO ASSOCIATION [FORMERLY NORWESCO ARES/RACES] NET
Every Wednesday @ 8:00 PM – 146.625 MHz, PL 110.9 [N9PHS Repeater – Siren, WI]
CENTRAL MINNESOTA REGION EMERGENCY HOSPITAL NET
First Wednesday of every month @ 1 PM – 147.015 MHz, PL 100.0 [WØSV Repeater – St Cloud, MN]
COOK COUNTY ARES RESPONSE TEAM NET
Every Sunday @ 7:00 PM – 146.655 MHz, PL 151.4 [WØBBN Repeater – Grand Marias, and BWARC Repeaters]
DUNN COUNTY ARES/RACES NET
First Thursday @ 7:00 PM – 146.685 MHz, PL 110.9 [N9QKK Repeater – Menomonie, WI]
EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NET
Every Monday Evening @ 8 PM – 145.330 MHz [KØECM Repeater – Rush City, MN]
EASTERN MINNESOTA EMERGENCY SERVICES NET [EMESNET]
Every Tuesday @ 7 PM – 147.240 MHz, PL 146.2 [KDØCI Repeater – Ogilvie]
ISANTI COUNTY SKYWARN NET
Every Tuesday @ 8:30 PM – 145.210 MHz, PL 114.8 [NØGEF Repeater – Crown]
MINNESOTA DISTRICT 6 ARES NET
First Thursday of every month @ 12:30 PM – 146.700 MHz, PL 127.3 [WCØHC Repeater – Minneapolis]
EMESNET SIMPLEX TEST
Every Fourth Tuesday immediately following regular EMESNET session – 146.565 MHz Simplex
POLK COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION NET
Monday @ 9 PM – 147.195 MHz [N9XH Repeater – Balsam Lake, WI]
SHERBURNE COUNTY ARES NET
Every Monday @ 7:30 PM – 146.970 MHz [KØCJD Repeater – Elk River, MN]
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA DIGITAL NET
Every Thursday @ 6:30 PM – 147.225 MHz, PL 100 [WØEAS Repeater – Rochester – Use MT63/2L Mode]
TRI COUNTY REPEATER ASSOCIATION NET
Every Thursday @ 8:00 PM – 145.470 MHz, PL 110.9 [N9LIE Repeater – Holcombe, WI]
TWIN CITY FM CLUB 76 SATURDAY SWAP SHOP NET
Every Saturday @ 9:30 AM – 146.760 MHz, PL 114.8 Hz [WØEF Repeater – St Louis Park, MN]
WECOMM ARES/RACES VHF NET
Last Thursday of the Month @ 7 PM – Multiple Linked Repeaters [WE9COM Repeater – Wisconsin]

HF NETS

BADGER WEATHER NET
Daily @ 5 AM – 3984 KHz LSB [Net Manager: W9IXG]
BADGER EMERGENCY NET
Daily @ Noon – 3985 KHz LSB [Net Manager: K9LGU]
MINNESOTA DIGITAL ARES NET
Thursday Evening @ 8:00 PM – 3583.5 KHz [via Olivia 8/500].
MINNESOTA SECTION [CW] NET
Twice Daily: @ 6:30 PM and 9:50 PM – 3568 KHz [Net Manager: KØWPK].
MINNESOTA SECTION PHONE NET
Twice Daily: @ 12 Noon [Net Manager: NØYR] and @ 5:30 PM – 3860 KHz LSB [Net Manager: WOØA].
PICONET ALL DAY WATCH
9 to 11 AM Monday thru Saturday and 4 to 5 PM Monday thru Friday – 3925 KHz LSB [Net Manager: KAØIZA]
WISCONSIN ARES/RACES NET
Sunday Morning @ 8:00 AM – 3967 KHz LSB [Net Manager: WB9WKO]
WISCONSIN SIDEBAND NET
Daily @ 5 PM – 3985 KHz LSB [Net Manager: KB9KEG]

 

About Seven Three Newsletter

The Seven Three Newsletter is a free, independent Amateur Radio information periodical covering a large portion of Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin. It is published and distributed exclusively to amateur radio operators and clubs, public service agencies and officials, and other interested parties.

The mission is to provide balanced coverage of radio related news and information within our coverage area as much as possible in order to keep interested parties throughout the region and elsewhere informed. The extent of coverage depends on input from individuals and clubs throughout the region.

Permission is granted to subscribers to reprint all or portions of this newsletter for distribution to others, and materials herein may be used as long as this newsletter is referenced as the source, or sources noted within the newsletter are credited.

 

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