Our January meeting is our annual dinner meeting. Instead of a pot luck, we’re going to try out the Maple Grove Golden Corral. We eat at 6pm, and a short business meeting at 7pm. If you don’t want to eat you can still attend the business meeting and you won’t have to pay.
We finished moving out of the fire station on Dec 13th, so that chapter of our life is finished. It’s a sad day, but now we can start looking forward to our next adventure, whatever that is. I didn’t get an exact count, but there were at least 10 people helping, and we made quick work of it.
Thanks to Mobile Radio in Golden Valley for providing a place to store our stuff. And thank you to Matthew Magdefrau (N2PSR) for taking pictures.
On December 7th-8th we helped with Skywarn Recognition Day. We set up an HF station at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen and made 32 contacts with hams at other weather service. We made a total of 270 contacts in 44 states. Pat Gearty (W0YES) brought his camper so we could use the antenna on it, that made setup easier than in previous years.
Our next volunteer opportunity is with the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in the Arrowhead. Amateur Radio is very useful for this because much of the route is in areas with no or spotty cell phone coverage. This is January 26th to 28th. The greatest need is for operators on the first day, so if you can only help 1 day plan on being there Sunday. More information will be emailed in the next few days.
Starting in February we’ll be meeting at the Life Assembly Church at the NE corner of Bass Lake & W. Fish Lake Roads. We’re also holding our Tech Class there, starting Mondays Feb 10th. More details of both on our web site.