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20-Dec-2019
Lexington repeater is back online. Frequency is 147.075+ PL 107.2.
For other area repeaters and nets information, click here.

16-Sep-2019
VE test session. 3 candidates, 3 new Technicians. Click here for full test session report history.
2020 VE test sessions scheduled, click here for details.

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Mission Statement

The purpose and mission of the Decatur County Amateur Radio Club is to promote the hobby of amateur radio. The club accomplishes this by assisting those who are new to amateur radio, offering license testing, and promoting fellowship among amateur radio operators. The club supports the Amateur’s Code of 1928.

ARRL News Feed

New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

 

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...

 

Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...

 

The K7RA Solar Update
Posted on Friday January 17, 2020

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

Predi...