Black Hills Amateur Radio Club

Event Reports

W0BLK
Black Hills Amateur Radio Club Black Hills Amateur Radio Club

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day this year was on January 27 & 28.  The club set up at the Rapid Valley VFD, a great facility with lots of room for antennas and radios.  We set up a total of 4 antennas over the weekend.  Noise on the bands created very difficult operating conditions, but great chili and donuts were a consolation.

Field Day

Field day this year was held at the Rapid Valley VFD.  Setup began Saturday morning with the erection of the club’s multiband yagi and a multiband dipole.  Brad, K0FB, and Bob, KF0AM, set up outside in the cargo trailer.  The ARES group ran a VHF exercise in the afternoon to test communications via repeaters and simplex to a number of other VFDs.  Rain started around 5pm and didn’t quit for about 24 hours.  The group called it quits in mid morning on Sunday because of the rain.

Annual Auction and Flea Market

The auction and flea market was a popular event again this year.  Besides the many treasures available for purchase or bid, there were great eats, from breakfast to lunch, and a bonus of Girl Scout cookies.  The auction was as entertaining as ever.  Gary explained the obscure details of many items, including that mysterious “wide/narrow” switch on a mic.  No, it has nothing to do with the size of your mouth!

Club house workday

Club members met on a beautiful October 20th morning for a general cleanup of the club house and antenna installation.  A bucket truck was used to attach the ends of two different dipoles.  Members moved a lot of old parts behind the building, both stacking them neatly and filling a trailer for recycling.

Simulated Emergency Test

The SET on October 6th was held at the clubhouse.  Not all of the objectives were met, but a good time was still had.  Michael, KD0ZIP, set up HF digital.  The group was also successful in making contacts via the state link system.

Event Reports

W0BLK
Black Hills Amateur         Radio Club Black Hills Amateur        Radio Club

Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day this year was on January 27 & 28.  The club set up at the Rapid Valley VFD, a great facility with lots of room for antennas and radios.  We set up a total of 4 antennas over the weekend.  Noise on the bands created very difficult operating conditions, but great chilli and donuts were a consolation.

Annual Auction and Flea Market

The auction and flea market was a popular event again this year.  Besides the many treasures available for purchase or bid, there were great eats, from breakfast to lunch, and a bonus of Girl Scout cookies.  The auction was as entertaining as ever.  Gary explained the obscure details of many items, including that mysterious “wide/narrow” switch on a mic.  No, it has nothing to do with the size of your mouth!

Field Day

Field day this year was held at the Rapid Valley VFD.  Setup began Saturday morning with the erection of the club’s multiband yagi and a multiband dipole.  Brad, K0FB, and Bob, KF0AM, set up outside in the cargo trailer.  The ARES group ran a VHF exercise in the afternoon to test communications via repeaters and simplex to a number of other VFDs.  Rain started around 5pm and didn’t quit for about 24 hours.  The group called it quits in mid morning on Sunday because of the rain.

Simulated Emergency Test

The SET on October 6th was held at the clubhouse.  Not all of the objectives were met, but a good time was still had.  Michael, KD0ZIP, set up HF digital.  The group was also successful in making contacts via the state link system.

Club house workday

Club members met on a beautiful October 20th morning for a general cleanup of the club house and antenna installation.  A bucket truck was used to attach the ends of two different dipoles.  Members moved a lot of old parts behind the building, both stacking them neatly and filling a trailer for recycling.