ARRL Sections - North Dakota

North Dakota

North Dakota

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North Dakota
Lynn Nelson - W0ND
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Welcome to the North Dakota ARRL Section News for the 1st Quarter of 2016

Spring is here with Summer beginning very soon.  The weather is starting to get warm with thunderstorms showing up across the state.

Our North Dakota Frequency Coordinator is N7IV, Joe Ferrara from Minot, ND and he has been working very hard to get the ND frequency list up to date.  If you have any changes or additions, please email Joe at and he will help you out.

The "National Parks on the Air"  has been very active in 2016.  Hams from across the country have been activating "field day like" activities to 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 National Park Service Administrative Units (408 officially-listed National Park Service administrative units and the 25 recognized Affiliated Areas are possible. 

**** Upcoming Events ***

THe Peace Garden Hamfest on July 9th will be the next Hamfest and Campout for our state amateurs to attend.  There are plans to have an ARRL Forum during the Saturday activities along with a lot of eyeball QSO's.  Talk is that the Minot Club (SVARC) will be operating the call (N0D) during the Peace Garden Hamfest for NPOTA.  Also, If your interested in using that call you may request the call through the ARRL Website.


**** 1st Quarter 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 - January 2016
WX Net - 30 sessions, 830 check-ins, 5 messages passed
DATA Net - 30 sessions, 1216 check-ins, 7 messages passed

NCS for the month: N0LG, W0TF, N0RF, WA0CSL, KD0UNI, K0UB, KF0HR, ND0CW, K0LTW, W0HS, KR0W, W0KZU.


Net Report - February 2016
WX Net - 29 sessions, 793 check-ins, 10 messages passed
DATA Net - 98 sessions, 1052 check-ins, 3 messages passed

NCS for the month: ND0CW, W0TF, KD0UNI, N0LG, N0RF, WA0CSL, W0HS, KF0HR, K0TLW, W0TF, KR0W, W0KZU.


Net Report - March 2016
WX Net - 26 sessions, 670 check-ins, 13 messages passed
DATA Net - 29 sessions, 1028 check-ins, 6 messages passed

NCS for the month: N0LG, N0RF, W0TF, KD0UNI, WA0CSL, KF0HR, K0UB, K0TLW, and ND0CW, W0KZU, KR0W.

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MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE NORTH DAKOTA SECTION NEWS FOR THE LATEST NORTH DAKOTA ACTIVITES AT  If you have any special announcements, feel free to email me Check for the latest list of ND stations, activities. 

Until 2nd Quarter Report for 2016 - 73's Lynn - W0ND

North Dakota Officials