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Lynn Nelson - W0ND
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Welcome to the North Dakota ARRL Section News for the 1st Quarter of 2017

We are now in a new year with the challenge of the sunspot cycle for working DX and changes in the HF band skip conditions.  The upcoming months will probably be a little more difficult to get those rare stations but with patience we can achieve our goals in working those rare ones!

The 2016 "National Parks on the Air"  is completed with over a million contacts being made last year.  There was 408 officially-listed National Park Service administrative units and the 25 recognized Affiliated Areas.

**** Upcoming Events ***

The North QSO Party has been scheduled for April 15th &16th, 2017.  Go to for details on the upcoming ND contest

The 54th Annual International Hamfest at the Peace Gardens in Dunseith, ND on July 8th, 2017.  More details will be emailed out when they are available.  

The 2017 RRRA Fargo Hamfest & ND State Convention will be on September 30, 2017 in West Fargo.  Mark your calendars for this hamfest with an ARRL Forum to be schedule at the hamfest.


**** 4th Quarter 2016 Net Reports ****

The ND WX & Road Information Net is on 75 Meters- 3.859 Mhz at 8:30 AM CDST, seven (7) days of the week.  The ND Amateur Traffic Net is on 75 Meters- 3.860 MHz, 6:30 PM CDST, seven (7) days per week. 

Net Report - October 2016
WX Net - 24 sessions, 700 check-ins, 5 messages passed
TrafficNet - 31 sessions, 871 check-ins, 11 messages passed

Net Report - November 2016
WX Net - 31 sessions, 830 check-ins, 7 messages passed
Traffic Net - 29 sessions, 939 check-ins, 3 messages passed

Net Report -December 2016
WX Net - 31 sessions, 965 check-ins, 9 messages passed
TrafficNet - 27 sessions, 804 check-ins, 1 message passed


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73's until the next Quarterly Report for 2017 -  Lynn - W0ND

North Dakota Officials