GRARA Meeting, Friday, March 6
- All members in the general area of Grand Rapids and surrounding
communities are invited to the next meeting of the Grand Rapids Amateur
I will be giving a PowerPoint presentation "Contesting 101" at the meeting
This Friday, March 6, 2009
American Red Cross Building
1050 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Gathering Time: 6:30 PM
Meeting Time: 7:00 P.M
Driving direction may be found on the web at
Talk in on the W8DC repeater, 147.260 MHz +600 KHz, 94.8 PL
This presentation was originally developed and presented by Dave Pruett,
K8CC, for the ARRL State Convention in Kalamazoo last year. Dave is the
chairman of the Michigan QSO Party contest.
I've expanded the presentation with information on the ARRL DX Contest
(which starts at 7 p.m. Friday, concurrent with our meeting), and a few
We will adjourn afterwards to work the ARRL Phone DX Contest
from the W8DC Station. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
This is an excellent opportunity for hams, new and old, to participate
in an on the air activity, work a few foreign countries, and have a few
eyeball QSO's while waiting for you turn to try "CQ DX"ing.
NOTE: All hams and people interested in amateur radio are invited to
the meeting and to the after meeting contest - there will be several
control ops with Extra Class privileges, so you need not have a license
to partake of the on the air event.
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