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BOONE, IOWA

BOONE COUNTY IOWA'S AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
WE WELCOME ALL VISITORS TO OUR MEETINGS AND NETS



WEEKLY ARES NETS:
SUNDAY NIGHT, 8:00 PM

MEETS AT 146.850/250 MHZ ON THE KBTLM 2 M REPEATER.

IF THE REPEATER IS OFF THE AIR, THE NET MEETS AT 146.550 MHZ simplex.

THE 2 M NET IS FOLLOWED BY A NET
AT 443.9+ MHZ ON THE KBTLM 440 MHZ REPEATER.

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

NET CONTROLS:
1st Sun. KNR - 2nd Sun. KBMPL - 3rd Sun. KDTZL
4th Sun. KBLPI - 5th Sun. KCY(?)

THE ARES NET PREAMBLE


BIMONTHLY TESTING:
SECOND SATURDAY OF EVEN NUMBERED MONTHS
AND AT HAMBOREE IN MAY

NEXT TEST SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed), Check In: 8:30 AM
Contact: STEVEN C HUFFMAN (515) 432-4006
Email: NNEU@ARRL.NET
VEC: ARRL/VEC

Location: BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL
in the conference room behind the cafeteria
1015 Union St., Boone, Iowa 50036

In August, there were four examinees - all of whom passed their exams. Congratulations to all, including KDTZL, who passed his general test.




MONTHLY MEETING:
usually SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH,

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON September 11, 2018

Tuesday, the 11th, our meeting topic will be ARDEN. N0ISU has a video podcast to play that explains what ARDEN is and how ARDEN can be used in emergency situations. ARDEN is high speed data transfer on ham allocated frequencies. Also we will discus the Iowa QSO party that takes place on 9-15 this year. Do we want to do the QSO Party as another club activity? Any feed back ahead of time would be greatly appreciated as to be a bonus station we need to be registered by 9-6-18. Contact Mitch, NISU (MITCH CARROLL).

WE normally MEET AT THE BOONE COUNTY HOSPITAL - 1015 UNION STREET, BOONE - IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM BEHIND THE CAFETERIA.


WE WELCOME VISITORS


CLUB OFFICERS (contact us for information):

As of the May 2018 meeting, our officers continue as

PRESIDENT: WFS (CLAY CONARD)

VICE-PRESIDENT: NISU (MITCH CARROLL)

TREASURER/SECRETARY: KBLPI (ERIC SLOAN)

Congratulations to the three of you.


FIELD DAY: June 23 & 24, 2018

Field Day was held at Cap Erbe Park, per usual. We had 130 phone contacts (including the GOTA station) and 6 digital contacts. We should receive 456 bonus points, including 56 for the GOTA station. We should have 284 QSO points, for a total of 740 points. The field day entry was sent in on the 20th of July.

RESULTS FROM 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017

LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:

STORY COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: www.wyl.com

FORT DODGE CLUB: fdara.home.mchsi.com

HIAWATHA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (DALLAS COUNTY): www.qsl.net/kdneb

DES MOINES RADIO AMATEURS' ASSOCIATION: www.dmraa.com

HAMITON COUNTY NET: kkwo.wordpress.com

ARRL: www.arrl.org

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.




CLUB NEWS:

2017

Congratulations are due to Nicklas Standfest for passing his technician license exam. He is 9 years old. His call is KEMRM.

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, WFS.

2016

It is with sadness that I report that KDGFN, Karen Huffman, Steve's (NNEU) wife, passed away this summer.

2015

Sadly, WANOV, Jim Gates, Jr. passed away this year. It has been a rough few years for the Gates family.

2013

Congratulations to KCY, 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, WTYY, 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, KANII, Ed George, passed away on July 6th. Our sympathies go to the family.

KGVN 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.


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