Pierre Amateur Radio Club – WØPIR Agenda Thursday 9 July 2015, 7 p. m.

Pierre Amateur Radio Club – WØPIR


Thursday 9 July 2015, 7 p. m.

Pierre Fire Station 4

Call to Order – President Tam


Moment of Silence for Departed Hams


Introduction of members – each member


Secretary’s Report – Secretary John


Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Greg


Old Business

Report: Storage Trailer on Tower Road (Randy).


Field Day: This year’s field day was held June 27 – 28.  It was held at Capitol Heights Baptist Church, 1720 E. Highway 14 & 83 in Pierre. A testing session was held at Field Day. Fred Stenner, KD0SJI upgraded to General and Paula Witt received her Technician license.  Congratulations to both of them.

Special thanks to Bob Bogart and the Capitol Heights Baptist Church for providing a place for Field Day with both a large parking lot to handle the outside activities and access to the church for other necessary activities! We have been there several years and it has worked well for the club.



New Business


Future Presentations: Who would like to do a presentation for next month or later this year? Possible topics: Antennas (on any band), propagation and what it means; Solar Activity and what it means to amateur radio; contesting how and why; anything else ham related that you are interested in supporting. Email Tam to tell him which you would like to do.


WV0H to Visit: Myron Schaffer, WV0H, former member of the Pierre Amateur Radio Club, will be visiting Pierre on his way back home from vacation. Myron was first licensed in 1988 and is familiar to Pierre hams from then until he moved to Colorado for career purposes. We invite anyone who knows Myron to come to the ham meeting and stay for some fellowship. Come even if you don’t know him. His wife Sara, KC0TRJ, may also be in attendance.


Other New Business





  • PARC 2015 dues are due. They are STILL only $24 per year. Perhaps you’ve been wondering how to pay your dues. Well, either at the PARC meeting or you may mail them to:

Greg Bond, Treasurer

2829 Buhl Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501

·         07/11/2015 | MAGIC TAILGATER

Location: Roseville, MN
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: MAGIC Repeater Group
Website: http://www.magicrepeater.net/

  • June 13 – 15, June VHF Contest

The second full weekend in June. Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, runs through 0259 UTC Monday (June 13-15, 2015).

For amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in the US (and its possessions) and Canada.

Stations in KH0-9, KL7 & KP1-KP5, CY9 and CY0 count as W/VE stations and can be worked by DX stations for contest credit.

See http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf for details.

·         09/26/2015 | North Dakota State Convention (RRRA Hamfest)

Location: West Fargo, ND
Type: ARRL Convention pending Executive Committee approval
Sponsor: Red River Radio Amateurs
Website: http://www.rrra.org

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