SMARTSFEST 2015

SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team
Proudly present
SMARTSFEST 2015
Saturday Sept. 19th

 

The SMARTS Radio Club along with the Sibley Emergency Radio Team will be holding SMARTSFEST 2015 on Saturday September 19th in Henderson, MN at the Henderson RoadHaus and Community Center located at 514 Main Street, Henderson, MN 56044.

Talk In will be on the WB0ERN repeater on a frequency of 146.610- with a tone of 136.5.

Doors Open at 8:00 AM
Breakfast Buffet Available 6 am – 11 am
VE Testing at City Hall Office 8 am – 10 am
Walk-Ins are welcome

ADMISSION – $5 Adults – Children 16-Under Free
**Tables – $10 each and does not include admission**

 

SmartsFest 2015

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CVARC Hamfest 2015

CVARC Hamfest 2015

Sunday : August 2nd, 2015 From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hosted by the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (or CVARC)

Teamsters Hall
5000 J Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Tickets at door $7.00. Parking is free.

More info at http://cvarc.rf.org/

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Radio Service/Repair Information

Repair Service Gary Grivna K0GX

Electronix Servicing
Amateur Radio Repair all Brands
6028 Candlewood Drive
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443-2019

Contact: Gary Grivna K0GX
Phone: 763-561-2836
Email: grivn001@umn.edu

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Upcoming events 2015

SUN – JULY 19th – ANNANDALE HOLT TRIATHLON – Bicycle Course Support – 07:30 AM STAGING/MEET – OPERATIONS 08:00 – 11:00 AM.  Operating around Lake Clearwater on county blacktops.   If you help out – Please seek Lee Lorentz/WB0TRA – Email:  WB0TRA@Gmail.com
SAT – JULY 25th – CHASKA RIVER CITY DAYS – 5K RUN – 07:30 AM STAGING/MEET – OPERATION from 08:00 AM thru 10:30 AM.   KC0QNA will be running lead on this — If you can help out – Email:  kc0qna@yahoo.com  or call:  612-578-7561.

SUN – AUG 23rd  – WASECA TRIATHLON – 1/3 IRON SPRINT – 07:00 AM STAGING in City Park, then OPERATIONS from 08:00 AM til 12-NOON.  Staffing looking 15 – 20 Operators, if you are free to help, please reach out to Jon – WB0ZFH via email:   WB0ZFH@hotmail.com .
SAT – AUG 8th – GAYLORD Eggstravaganza – GAYLORD WEEKEND Festival –
5K Race – 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Need 10 Operators
PARADE – 1:00 – 2:30 – 100+ Floats – Staging 12:00-NOON til 1 PM  – Needing 20+ Operators

FIRWORKS – PARK SECURITY for PD and Fireworks Staging area – 10 PM LAUNCH – Patrol from 7/8 PM til 11 PM and some parking relief for the PD.  Need 10 – 20 Operators here.   We will have the COUNTY EOC Trailer for BREAKS and Cool Down periods and I encourage operators to think of bringing their family as there will be a lot of fun things to do.   If you can FOCUS on our 3 events while their there on the grounds of the park.   If you can help – Please reach out to me – DON BURGESS – Email:  kc0qna@yahoo.com or Call me:  612-578-7561.

SUN – OCT 4th – TWIN CITIES MARATHON – MPLS Side – Setup 06:30 – 07:30 AM – OPERATIONS from 08:00 AM TIL 12-Noon.  If you are interested in Helping — Please e-mail:  Mike-K0BUD at:  N0OEL@aol.com   or Daveej@gmail.com

SUN – OCT 10th – Belle Plaine, MN – SCENIC BYWAY HALF MARATHON -Staging 07:00 AM – RACE 08:00 AM til 11:30 AM.   If you are interested, please reach out to DON-KC0QNA at:  kc0qna@yahoo.com or call:  612-578-7561.   MN ARES Repeater will be used again for this special event this year.
SUN – OCT 18th – MANKATO MARATHON – Staging 07:00 AM – RACE BEGINS at 08:00 AM.  If you can help the Mankato Amateur Radio Club, please contact:  Paul-KD0KRX at:  Prospivy@yahoo.com

SAT – DEC 5th – ARLINGTON ARLIDAZZLE – ARLINGTON, MN
STREETS CLOSED – 12:00 PM til 7 PM – Closure handled by ARLINGTON PD & HAM RADIO OPERATORS
5K RUN Race 1:00 PM  & PARADE 5:30 PM

FREE SUPPER FOR OPERATORS

If you are interested in supporting this special event, Please reach out to Don-KC0QNA at:  kc0qna@yahoo.com   or call:  612-578-7561.

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ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking at SMARTSFEST 2015

ARRL Awards QSL Card Checking at SMARTSFEST 2015

The ARRL field checking program provides League members the opportunity to have QSL cards for all ARRL awards checked locally without having to mail their cards to League headquarters in Newington.  Mike Cizek, WØVTT, of St Charles MN is a DXCC Card Checker and is eligible to check cards for all ARRL awards; DXCC, VUCC, WAC and WAS.  Mike will be at the Henderson Smartsfest on 19 September at the ARRL table.

Complete information on the ARRL awards and Card Checking programs are on the League web site:

* For DXCC: http://www.arrl.org/dxcc

* For VUCC: http://www.arrl.org/vucc

* For WAC: http://www.arrl.org/wac

* For WAS: http://www.arrl.org/was

For further information on any ARRL awards and the application process, please contact Mike at mgcizek@hbci.com  His complete contact info can be found on the ARRL web site here:  http://www.arrl.org/dxcc-card-checker-master-list

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Pavek Museum of Broadcasting

Here are a few pictures from our tour of the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting. There’s so much to see (and do) that the pictures alone are not enough to show it all.

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Pavek Museum Tour

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the Pavek Museum Tour.

Date: Saturday, March 21st at 1:00 PM.

We will meet at the museum shortly before the tour to allow everyone a chance to arrive.

Admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students.

Everyone is invited to attend, bring the kids.  It should be a fun event that everyone will enjoy.

Hope to see all of you there!

http://www.pavekmuseum.org/

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The Amazing Wonders of Nature & Amateur Radio

The Amazing Wonders of Nature & Amateur Radio
Presented by Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert will be talking about his favorite hobbies:
– Observations of the natural cycles of our environment
– And the use of “QRP” radios for communications in the wilderness.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Dr. 55318
Community Meeting Room

Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Presentation from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Jim Gilbert

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New Club Logo

Our new and improved SMARTS club logo.

 

SMARTS Logo

SMARTS Logo

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Raspberry Pi

A big thanks to Chad KD0UWZ for his Raspberry Pi demonstration.

 

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