THE 2 M AND 440 MHZ REPEATERS ARE AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL.THERE IS THE IOWA 160 M ARES NET AT 9:30 PM AT 1.972.5 MHZ
1st Sun. KNØR - 2nd Sun. KBØMPL - 3rd Sun. KDØTZL
4th Sun. KBØLPI - 5th Sun. KØCY(?)
THE ARES NET PREAMBLE
In October, there were four examinees - three of whom passed at least one exam. We have one new tech, one upgrade to general, and one new general - who passed both the technician and general exams.
Field Day was held at Cap Erbe Park, per ususal. From WØFS:
We had 100 cw, 3 digital and 32 SSB contacts. Beside this were 21 SSB contacts on 20M that had no date or time logged so were not included.
Bonus points were 200 for 2 transmitters on emergency power (GOTA station does not qualify for this), 100 points each for media publicity, public place, W1AW Field Day message copy, natural power qso's, site visit by elected official and 20 points for GOTA bonus.
We had 476 QSO points, 720 bonus points for a total of 1196 points claimed. Not bad for a bunch of old burn-outs.
Other clubs than our's have monthly meetings and sponser weekly ARES nets. SEE THE STORY COUNTY, FORT DODGE, HIAWATHA, DES MOINES CLUB, and HAMILTON COUNTY SITES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR MEETINGS AND NETS.
Congratulations are due to Nicklas Standfest for passing his technician license exam. He is 9 years old. His call is KEØMRM.
Iowa Section of the ARRL Convention will be held at Hamboree on May 13 at the Boone County fairgrounds in Boone. The 3900 Club board will need help setting up and tearing down before and after Hamboree. If you want to help, contact Clay, WØFS.2016
It is with sadness that I report that KDØGFN, Karen Huffman, Steve's (NØNEU) wife, passed away this summer.2015
Sadly, WAØNOV, Jim Gates, Jr. passed away this year. It has been a rough few years for the Gates family.2013
Congratulations to KØCY, Bob McCaffrey. Bob became the new ARRL Iowa Section Manager on April 1, 2013.2012
On November 17th, we were sad to hear that long time Boone ham, WØTYY, Jim Gates, had passed away. Jim was Ed George's father-in-law and was known for the amplifiers that he built. Our sympathies go out to the Gates family for their losses.
We were also sorry to hear that long time BARK member, KAØNII, Ed George, passed away on July 6th. Our sympathies go to the family.
KØGVN and his wife were killed as the result of a car accident on Saturday, June 16th.
Our condolences go out to the family. We will miss him.