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Welcome to the North Dakota ARRL Section News for the 3rd Quarter of 2015
Fall and soon winter will be upon us so now is the time to make sure your antennas are ready to take on the wintery cold weather. The Fargo and Garrison Hamfests were successful with many participants at both activities.
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 -- H.R.1301 letter writing campaign at the Fargo Hamfest gave the ARRL many new amateur signatures. Greg Widin, our ARRL Dakota Division director said "Thanks to All" who helped sign the letters.
"National Parks on the Air" - Throughout 2016, Amateur Radio will be helping the National Park Service celebrate their 100th anniversary. Hams from across the country will activate NPS units, promote the National Park Service and showcase Amateur Radio to the public. The ARRL National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) event runs in parallel with the National Park Service’s centennial. The program runs from 0000 UTC January 1, 2016 through 2359 UTC December 31, 2016. The goals will be to promote the capabilities of Amateur Radio to the general public through operations at eligible NPS Administrative Units, to promote the NPS Centennial and the heritage of the National Park System through Amateur Radio and encourage portable Amateur Radio operation from as many of the 408 officially-listed National Park Service administrative units and the 25 recognized Affiliated Areas as possible.
**** Upcoming Events ***
The 2016 CDARC Bismarck Hamfest is currently scheduled for February 27, 2016. More information will be forthcoming and this will be our first 2016 area hamfest in North Dakota. An ARRL Forum and the ND Net meeting will be held during this activity.
**** 3rd Quarter Net Reports ****
The ND WX & Road Information Net is on 75 Meters- 3.959 Mhz at 8:30 AM CST, Monday thru Saturday with an informal WX net on Sunday morning at the same time. The ND Dakota Amateur Traffic Net is on 75 Meters- 3.860 MHz, 6:30 PM CST, seven (7) days per week. The Goose River Net meets every Sunday at 8:30 AM on 160 meters.
Net Report - July 2015
WX Net - 27 sessions, 579 check-ins, 30 messages passed
DATA Net - 28 sessions, 544 check-ins, 11 messages passed Goose River Net - 4 Sessions, 14 check-ins, 0 messages passed
NCS for the month: N0DJJ, N0LG, W0TF, K0VF, N0RF, WA0CSL, KD0UNI, W0HS, K0UB, KF0HR, ND0CW, KD0SBW, WB0BIN, K9FQO
Net Report - August 2015
WX Net - 29 sessions, 553 check-ins, 13 messages passed
DATA Net - 31 sessions, 654 check-ins, 3 messages passed Goose River Net - 5 Sessions, 20 check-ins, 0 messages passed
NCS for the month: K9DIG, W0ND, K9FQO, ND0CW, W0TF, K0UB, KD0UNI, N0DJJ, N0LG, N0RF, WA0CSL, W0HS, KR0W, K0VF,WB0BIN, KF0HR, KD0SBW
Net Report - September 2015
WX Net - 27 sessions, 627 check-ins, 7 messages passed
DATA Net - 28 sessions, 752 check-ins, 7 messages passed
Goose River Net - No Report NCS for the month: W0HS, N0LG, N0RF, W0TF, KD0UNI, WA0CSL, KF0HR, K0UB, K0VF, and ND0CW.
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Until next Quarter - 73's Lynn - W0ND