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SPRC Annual Banquet

SPRC Banquet 2014
Just a reminder that the 2014 SPRC
Banquet will be held Saturday, April
26th, in the Rogge-Leyden Room of
the Anderson Student Center on the
UST campus. Doors will open at 5:00
and dinner will start at 6:00 PM.
Reservation forms will be in next
month’s Ground Wave, or online.
Payments must be received by April 11, 2014
Banquet information

Thanks to all who participated!
The CW TEST operation was a success
and is being considered as an
annual event!

Update for new FCC morse code requirement effective
on April 1, 2014.

An option has been considered to meet the new
code requirements for currently licensed Amateur's that have
never passed the code test. The FCC is allowing waiving the 
code element  requirement to all Amateur Radio operators
that submit confirmation of not less than 1 CW contact
at any speed which takes place between the hours of
0000 and 0100 UTC April 1st, 2014
on 7.110 MHz +/- 5 KHz. The information exchanged must
include operators name and the following code string:
.- .--. .-. .. .-.. ..-. --- --- .-.. ...
Send your contact log to jim.shorts@fcc.gov 

Get on the air and help out your fellow
Ham operators meet this requirement!
See the April 2014 issue of the
SPRC Ground Wave for more info.

Circuit Builders Update

The next tentative project is an End Fed
Half-wave wire antenna
with Matchbox.
We are looking for anyone interested in taking part
with this project!

Field Day 2013 photos 

New to Ham RADIO and looking for help or information
on Ham related topics?

We have an "Elmer" to help. You do not need to
be a club member or even a licensed Ham to
use this service. Interested in getting a license?
Have a license and want to get on the air?
On the air but having technical difficulties?
Interested in trying a new mode? Looking to improve
your skills? We have an "Elmer" (volunteer Ham
radio operators that mentor new hams) that will
try to answeryour questions, and try to help you out.
Contact  us for more information! 

Ham Radio in Hollywood: Amateur Radio Makes Its
Debut on Last Man Standing television series.

Check out the current St. Paul Radio Club Events Planning Calendar

Weekly 2 Meter Net
Check in to the SPRC 2 Meter Net each Wednesday
at 7:00 p.m. CST on 145.31 MHz. This net is conducted on
the K0AGF repeater located at the University of St. Thomas,
and will be over by the time the weekly 10 Meter net starts.

Weekly 10 Meter Net
Check in to the "Friendly Net" each Wednesday
at 8:00 p.m. CST on 28.310 MHz. Pre-Net check-in
starts at 7:45 p.m. Hamfest and contest announcements
keep you informed of upcoming events in the
Minneapolis and St. Paul areas of Minnesota.

ARRL Contest Calendar for March 2014 

Monthly Membership Meeting 
April 4, 2014
7:00 PM Socializing
7:30 PM Meeting
  April Program 

HF Receivers
Uses and Technology 1930-2000

John Crabtree, KCØG

You can’t work ‘em if you can’t hear ‘em.

For more information see the April Groundwave

The November 2010 meeting featured a presentation on 
LTspice circuit simulation software. You can download the free
software using the following link:
Download LTspice here.

Please send in the annual SPRC membership form for the 2013-2014 club year. Help support the club and Amateur Radio.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Whether you are a seasoned Amateur Radio operator, a newly licensed operator, interested in becoming a "HAM" or just want to find out more about "Ham Radio" you are welcome to attend the meeting and have the opportunity to support the SPRC by becoming a member . The St. Paul Radio Club serves the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Radio Amateur enthusiasts and their friends are encouraged to attend our monthly meetings and other events. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Please follow the parking rules noted below. Violators may be ticketed!

Socializing and mini hamfest begins at 7:00 P.M. Meeting starts at 7:30 P.M.
Directions to Meeting:  Pay attention to restricted/enforced parking spots. Tickets will be issued to violators. STU parking rules are not enforced after 1800 with the exception of marked slots and parking meters which are enforced 24/7 and on street parking rules enforced by the City of St. Paul, so the early birds get the best spots.

The OWS building is located on the University of St. Thomas (UST) South Campus. From I-94, take Cretin Ave south about a mile to Grand Ave. Turn right into the UST South Campus. Park in the ramp on your left or the surface lot ahead to the right. In general, on-campus parking restrictions are not enforced after 6:00 PM on Fridays, but do not park in spots with parking meters unless paying or displaying a handicapped placard. Enter either of the buildings north of the parking ramp and take the elevator or stairs to the lower level. OWS LL-54 is at the South end of the main hallway. For detailed maps, see www.stthomas.edu/campusmaps .

OWS: Owens Science Hall


St. Paul Radio Club April Breakfast! 

Join us for the monthly breakfast on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Perkins on the Midway South side of University Ave., east of Snelling Ave. St. Paul. Everyone is welcome! 

St. Paul Radio Club Circuit Builders

Please watch for update messages about the Circuit Builders meetings.

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