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August 26, 2016

For the September 12th club meeting we will gather outside the Musser Public Library at 5:30pm, and plan to leave town at 6:00pm to venture to Bill's.

Before moving to Riverside, Iowa, Bill Hartley, K3JNZ, was living in a New York City apartment. Being an enthusiastic contester, he noted how his coverage was meager at best. However, something in him always caused him to be on the look out for a place that would make a great amateur radio station. He did this for years.

Then one day, he found a house for sale in an ad on ARRL.org.  It was a house that was also a VHF contest station!  And this contest station had a write-up in a VHF magazine (CQ VHF). The reason for this was that it included a 42-ft dish capable of doing EME on 144 MHz, 220 MHz, 432 MHz and 1296 MHz.  Not too many houses had a feature like that!  Bill's comment: "Who wouldn't want a place like this?" Others had looked at the place but they hesitated.  Bill didn't hesitate and ended up scoring this dream station....

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Club Meetings

We meet the second Monday evening of each month at 7:00 pm.

Our meetings are held at:

Musser Public Library,

600 E. 2nd Street

Muscatine, IA 52761


All are invited to attend.

Club Repeater - KCØAQS

The KCØAQS/R 146.31/91 repeater located at the Muscatine Community College campus.

The repeater is an open access machine for the use of all licensed amateurs.

The repeater requires 192.8 Hz CTCSS for access.
Weekly net every Sunday at 8:30 pm Local Time. Please check in and meet the local hams.

This machine can also be accessed via Echolink on the KCØAQS-R Echolink repeater

Weekly Club Net

Weekly net every Sunday at 8:30 pm Local Time. Please check in and meet the local hams.

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