GHRC, Membership & Info
P.O. Box 4381,
Bozeman, Montana 59772

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December, 1999 Edition
Laura Marino Lubner, KJ7UN ~ Editor

(Meeting location: RETURN TO: SACAJAWEA Middle School!)
Thursday, December 2, 1999 at Sacajawea Middle School on South 3rd at 7 pm.

1999 Club Officers

President N7LT Lyndel Thiesen
Vice President N7GS Mal Goosey
Secretary KC7PFG Kurt Borge
Treasurer N7ZHN Kay Newman

December 11th 6:30 pm
at the Korner Kafe (at Four Corners)
choice of beef or chicken, baked potato, vegetable and salad bar
Cost is $12/person 

Please RSVP (remember to include your choice of dinner) to Doug Peterson, 587-9593 ASAP!  If anyone has questions, please feel free to call Doug at the number listed. 

Now is the time to renew your GHRC membership and Eaglehead Repeater Association donation for 2000. The December meeting is a great place to get caught up on your dues and be sure you continue to receive the GHRC Newsletter, support the club and continue to support and fund Eaglehead to be able to use and maintain our local repeaters. GHRC dues ($20) may be mailed to the address at the top of the newsletter and ERA dues ($30) may be sent to Bob Leo (W7LR), 6790 South 3rd, Bozeman, Montana 59715.


December, 1999
ARRL 160-Meter Contest 2200Z, Dec 3 - 1600Z, Dec 5
TARA RTTY Sprint 1800Z, Dec 4 - 0200Z, Dec 5
ARRL 10-Meter Contest 0000Z, Dec 11 - 2400Z, Dec 12
OK DX RTTY Contest 0000Z - 2400Z, Dec 11
RAC Canada Winter Contest 0000Z - 2359Z, Dec 19
Croatian CW Contest 1400Z, Dec 18 - 1400Z, Dec 19
Stew Perry Topband Challenge 1500Z, Dec 18 - 1500Z, Dec 19
Internet CW Sprint 2300Z, Dec 31 - 0100Z, Jan 1
January, 2000
Millenium PSK31 Contest 1200Z, Jan 1 - 1200Z, Jan 2
Kid's Day Contest 1800Z - 2400Z, Jan 1
Japan Int. DX Contest, 160-40m 2200Z, Jan 7 - 2200Z, Jan 9
Midwinter Contest, CW 1400Z - 2000Z, Jan 8
Midwinter Contest, Phone 0800Z - 1400Z, Jan 9
ARRL RTTY Roundup 1800Z, Jan 8 - 2400Z, Jan 9
North American QSO Party, CW 1800Z, Jan 8 - 0600Z, Jan 9
Hunting Lions in the Air Contest 0000Z, Jan 15 - 2400Z, Jan 16
LZ Open Contest, CW 1200Z - 2000Z, Jan 15
North American QSO Party, SSB 1800Z, Jan 15 - 0600Z, Jan 16
ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes 1900Z, Jan 22 - 0400Z, Jan 24
CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW 2200Z, Jan 28 - 1600Z, Jan 30
REF Contest, CW 0600Z, Jan 29 - 1800Z, Jan 30
UBA Contest, Phone 1300Z, Jan 29 - 1300Z, Jan 30


December Special Events Stations

Auckland, NZ: Special Awards Group Auckland, ZL1AC, to 2359Z Mar 1 (operation began September 30) to celebrate the America's Cup Yachting Regatta. 3.795 7.090 14.159 21.159. Certificate. SAGA, PO Box 15,122 Auckland, New Zealand 1007.
Annapolis, MD: W3ADO US Naval Academy, N5A, 1900Z Dec 3 to 0100Z Dec 4, for the 100th anniversary of the Army-Navy Game. 7.240 14.250 21.350 28.450. Certificate. Michael Waranis, 422 Halsey Rd, Annapolis, MD, 21401.
Arecibo, PR: Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club, KP4AO, 1600-2200Z Dec 4, operating from the Arecibo Radio Telescope during a maintenance shutdown. 28.385. Certificate. Arecibo Observatory ARC, HC-03 Box 53995, Arecibo, PR 00612.
Flamingo, FL: Everglades Amateur Radio Club, W4SVI, 1400Z Dec 4 to 2200Z Dec 5 for the anniversary of the dedication of Everglades National Park. 7.255, 14.255, 21.325, 28.345. Certificate. Everglades Amateur Radio Club, 31350 SW 192 Ave, Homestead, FL 33030.
Baltimore, MD: Historical Electronics Museum ARC, W2W, 1400Z Dec 4 to 2200Z Dec 5, commemorating Pearl Harbor. 7.115 7.245 14.045 14.245. Certificate. Historical Electronics Museum, W3GR, MS 4015, PO Box 746, Baltimore, MD, 21203.
Youngstown, OH: Mahoning Valley Amateur Radio Association, W8QLY, 0000Z Dec 5 to 0000Z Dec 11, celebrating the 80th anniversary of the MVARA. All bands all modes. QSL. Eugene Ruscello, KB8QXE, 182 Forest Garden Dr, Youngstown, OH, 44512.
Mesa, AZ: East Valley Amateur Radio Group, WA7USA, 1500-2400Z Dec 7, in memory of those who perished aboard the battleship USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. 14.240 21.340 28.340. Certificate. EVARG, 3264 E. Carol Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204-3245.
Bethlehem, IN: Clark County ARC, W9WWI, 1500Z Dec 10 to 2200Z Dec 11, celebrating the Christmas season. 75 40 20 meters. Certificate. CCARC, W9WWI, 1805 E. 8th St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Seneca, IL: Starved Rock Radio Club, W9MKS, 1400Z Dec 11 to 0400Z Dec 13, for the 57th anniversary of the launch of the first "landing ship tank" from the Seneca Prairie Shipyard. 3.557 7.257 14.257 21.357. Certificate. SRRC, PO Box 198, Leonore, IL 61332.
St. Johnsbury, VT: St. Johnsbury Academy Wireless Club, W1SJA, 1400-2000Z Dec 11, celebrating high school ham radio clubs. 3.940 7.275 14.250 28.350. Certificate. Bruce Burk, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Baltimore, MD: USS Torsk ARC & Baltimore Maritime Museum, NK3ST, 1600-2359 Dec 16 for the 55th anniversary of the commissioning of the submarine USS Torsk. 28.370 144.250. Certificate. David Kalb, 1209 Biddle Pl, Catonsville, MD, 21228.
Belen (Bethlehem), NM: Valencia County Amateur Radio Association, KC5OUR, 1400Z Dec 18 to 2300Z Dec 26, celebrating Christmas from Bethlehem. 7.270 14.270 21.370 28.370 QSL. VCARA, PO Box 1076, Peralta, NM 87042.
Marion, IN: Grant County ARC, WA9SPT, 1400-2100Z Dec 18, for the Christmas City Walkway of Lights. 7.235 14.300 28.410 146.790. Certificate. L.B. Nickerson, KA6NQW, 517 N. Hendricks Ave, Marion, IN, 46952.
Nazareth, PA: Christmas City ARC/Delaware-Lehigh ARC, WX3MAS, 1300Z Dec 18 to 0100Z Dec 20, with greetings from the Christmas cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. 7.270 14.265 21.365 28.465. Certificate. Christmas City ARC/DLARC, Greystone Building- Gracedale Complex, RR8, Nazareth, PA, 18064.
Piney Creek, NC: Tri-State ARC, W4W, 0000Z Dec 22 to 2359 Jan 4, celebrating the year 2000 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 3.978 7.278 14.278 21.378. QSL. W4UU, PO Box 4, Piney Creek, NC 28663.
Dallas, TX: Number One Christmas Carol, N1CC, 1400-2100Z Dec 24, Number One Christmas Carol 20th annual Christmas Event. 28.475. QSL. Jim La Porta, 112 Woodruff Court, Lexington, SC, 29072.
Edisto Island, SC: Aiken Contest Club, AC4WW, 2100Z Dec 26 to 0200Z Dec 28, celebrating the five-year reunion of "Islands on the Air" South Carolina style. 7.262 14.040 14.262 21.262. QSL. Doug Glass, 127 Trailwood Dr, Aiken, SC, 29803.
Rockford, IL: Rockford Amateur Radio Association, W1N, 1900-2300Z Dec 31, Rockford First Night New Year's Eve Celebration. 7.260 14.040 14.260 28.375. QSL. Jeffrey S. Anderson N9ZUT, 1014 Field Crest Dr, Rockford, IL, 61108.
Austin, TX: 3M Amateur Radio Club, W2T, 1100Z Dec 31 to 2400Z Jan 2, for Y2K readiness. 7.230 14.340 21.410 28.350. Certificate. 3M ARC - W3ARC, A147-5S-03, 6801 Riverplace Blvd, Austin, TX 78726-9000.
Wichita, KS: Wichita Amateur Radio Club, WSOE, 1800Z Dec 31 to 1000Z Jan 1, tracking the arrival of the New Year and Y2K. 7.275 14.255. QSL. Barbara Foster KBVHI, 1383 N. Park Place Rd, Milton, KS 67106-8011.
Anaconda, MT: Anaconda Amateur Radio Club, W7VNE, 2300Z Dec 31 to 0700Z Jan 1, celebrating the New Year. 3.875 7.235 14.250. Certificate. AARC, Phil Watt, 1112 Heather Dr, Anaconda, MT 59711.
Dallas, TX: Dallas Amateur Radio Club, K2M, 1800Z Dec 13 to 1800Z Jan 1, celebrating the year 2000. 3.885 7.225 14.225 21.325. Certificate. Dallas Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 744266, Dallas, TX, 75374.
Marion, IN: Grant County ARC, WA9SPT, 2300Z Dec 31 to 0700Z Jan 1, celebrating year 2000. 3.915 7.235 14.310 28.410. Certificate. L.B. Nickerson, KA6NQW, 517 N. Hendricks Ave, Marion, IN 46952.


GHRC MINUTES - November Meeting - submitted by KC7PFG, Kurt - November's meeting was held at Bozeman High School.

Previous minutes and the Treasurer's Report were approved.  Thanks to Kay, N7ZHN for an excellent Treasure's report, breaking down the Hamfest '99 expenses and incomes.
Don KC7EWZ reported on the trip to Bridger Ridge with 1500 lbs. of equipment, carried by chopper.  A new communications shack is being built by the Bridger Ridge Radio Users Group.  In addition, the .88 antenna was given some maintenance.  Scheduled to get some hard line next summer.  Lyndel N7LT put a new controller in his site.
Don also reported on the Hamfest 99, which was great success!  An estimated 165 hams and hamlettes attended.  The raffle was very popular.  All aspects of the event were discussed from times and date to admission fee (NOT!).  The programs had excellent attendance and we were complemented by our Northwest ARRL Director, Greg Milnes W7OZ, for our participation in his discussion.
Twenty exams were given during the event with 10 passing.
With all the excellent help received in putting on the event, Don has volunteered to head up Hamfest 2000.  Yea, Don! And congratulations on a job well done for the GHRC and the community!  Emphasis for next year was to get more school involvement, including grade schools.

Glenn KD7AZT (586-8372 or KD7AZT@ARRL.NET) is starting a general ham education / training.  The meeting time and place for the weekly sessions will be announced--possibly Room H5 of the Bozeman High School.  Contact him for information or to volunteer.  Middle school students are welcome to attend, but will need parental consent.

The next exam session will be held in Cobleigh Hall 632, 9:00 am Saturday 12-4-99.
Harley KI7XF is looking into another class for no-code tech or general or both.  Possibly use the Museum of the Rockies.  "Feelers" to be sent out via email.

Will be held at the Korner Kitchen Restaurant in 4-Corners this year! December 11, 1999, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.



ARRL 10 Meter Contest
This December 11th starting at 0000Z (Friday, December 10th at 5pm local time) to December 12th at 2400Z (Sunday, December 11th at 5pm local time) the Gallatin Ham Radio Club will once again be activating W7ED at the MSU Campus. As we did last year, we are inviting ALL hams and non hams to participate in the contest. This is a fun contest which is 48 hrs total and we hope to once again win our category in Montana. You are invited to watch, operate voice or CW, log or just chat with who is hanging out in the hall. It's a great time and the contest is growing each year with new GHRC members trying their hand at contesting PLUS, the 10 meter band is now supporting world wide contacts for about 20 hours a day so the number of countries and our points could be really high this year. The contest will be held on the sixth floor of Coblie hall. Talk in on 146.52 or 146.88 so someone is at the door downstairs to let you in the building. We'll be looking forward to seeing you at the contest!

The end of the century
1999 has been a great year hasn't it? Our economy is booming, the band conditions are going up, everyone is Y2K prepared and the Gallatin Ham Radio Club is doing great!

I'd like to thank Mal, N7GS, for putting together such great programs throughout the year. Don, KC7EWZ for putting on the best hamfest yet and making the Tuesday evening nets great. Fred, KE7X for organizing and running a VERY successful Y2K preparedness program with Gallatin County. Martin, KC7VFW, for bringing us the newsletter for the second year in a row, Laura, KJ7UN, for picking up the newsletter and keeping it going better than ever. Kurt, KC7PFG, for keeping notes through all the mumbo-jumbo at the meetings. Jack, N7ODN and Mal, N7GS for putting on the test sessions and everyone else for getting involved with the club!

I've always wondered what it would be like to be president of something… I know. HI It's been a wonderful year of fun I'll never forget and thanks to all of you for making it an enjoyable learning experience.

The Gallatin Ham Radio Club is moving into a whole new century. One filled with communications possibilities that are endless! Lets all work together as a club of skilled Amateur radio operators to improve our hobby in every fun way possible. I look forward to our new adventures together in 2000.

73, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lyndel Thiesen, N7LT
1999 Gallatin Ham Radio President


Sunspot Cycle Prediction, from NASA

Predicting the behavior of a sunspot cycle is fairly reliable once the cycle is well underway (about 3 years after the minimum in sunspot number occurs [see Hathaway, Wilson, and Reichmann Solar Physics  151, 177 (1994)]). Prior to that time the predictions are less reliable but nonetheless equally as important. Planning for satellite orbits and space missions often require knowledge of solar activity levels years in advance.

A number of techniques are used to predict the amplitude of a cycle during the time near and before sunspot minimum. Relationships have been found between the size of the next cycle maximum and the length of the previous cycle, the level of activity at sunspot minimum, and the size of the previous cycle. Among the most reliable techniques are those that use the measurements of changes in the Earth's magnetic field at, and before, sunspot minimum. These changes in the Earth's magnetic field are known to be caused by solar storms but the precise connections between them and future solar activity levels is still uncertain. - MSFC SOLAR PHYSICS

~ Note from the ghrc newsletter editor: I am certainly happy to see the NASA prediction includes an UPWARD curve soon. Those of us, me included, first licensed around 1994 have never experienced high solar activity and its effect on radio propagation. Oh sure, I hear Mal, Fred and Mike talking about the "good old days" when a 10 meter signal would go on forever - but I've never experienced it! How do I know it really gets any better? I've been worried that we were in another 100 year minimum, with no upward curve of the graph in site. Mal keeps reassuring me that it will improve and this latest NASA prediction seems to agree with him. I hope they are both right. I'm looking forward to some radio-wave-enhancing solar-activity to boost our fun. Yes, I know that means the bands will be full and quiet spaces will be few and far between, but not having experienced that, outside the realm of contesting, I still want to know what it's like and watch my favorite band, 10 meters, open up like a can of pork and beans! So, this new prediction makes me feel better. Hopefully all you hams out there licensed with or after me are as excited as I am to see what happens! Catch you on the HF bands! 73 de KJ7UN, Laura

Here are the top 5 scores for 2A
low-power catagory in the
'99 field day. Tracy, AB7RS

K7EFA(+KC7QBY) Yellowstone Radio Club, MT 4,476
K0AB Mile-High DXA,WY 4,008
WB7S(+KC7EMT) WY 3,678
W7ED GHRC, MT 3,182
KE0A(+KB0YRK) ND 3,180

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MORSE CODE TIDBITS submitted by N7LT, Lyndel
Telegraphy operators developed a shorthand for commonly used phrases and words which have since become part of our language. Newspaper reporters still mark the end of their copy with 30, the morse code for "I have no more to send." Amateur Radio Operators send 73 -- the code for best wishes.

There is good reason to believe that O.K. was first used in telegraphy -- as early as the 1840s, it was listed in telegraphy manuals -- O.K. was "That is correct." The first Morse machines scribed the dots and dashes on a moving strip of paper. Operators of the day found that they could decode the sound of the scriber by ear, so the scribing machines were scrapped.

Several codes have been devised in the past, notably American or landline and International or Continental. American Morse was used by railroads, Western Union, and other utilities in North America. It was superceded by International Morse which was used in Europe for the trans-Atlantic cable. Because the British Marconi Company supplied most of the early shipboard operators, International Morse became the standard for radio telegraphy.

An early telegraphic scheme before morse used 26 wires -- one for each letter of the alphabet!!! Originally, two wires were used for telegraphs, later when they found one tied to ground worked just as well -- only one wire was strung.

SOS was originally proposed as SOE by the Germans. A committee decided otherwise -- due to the possible loss of a single dit (E)

Early telegraphic CQ was a general call -- hey every one listen up type of thing.

Compiled from several sources including "Two Hundred Meters and Down"
by Clinton B. Desoto --- great reading.

FCC Amateur Radio Enforcement Log

AGOURA HILLS, CA: The FCC requested November 9, 1999, that Ted R. Sorensen III, KC6PQW, retake the Technician Plus class amateur examination elements under the supervision of FCC personnel in Hayward or Cerritos, California. Sorenson must appear for retesting by December 30, 1999, or his license will be canceled. Applicants appearing for re-examination are granted an Amateur Radio license consistent with the elements passed.

BETHPAGE, NY: The FCC notified Tech Plus licensee Douglas Richter, KB2SIE, on November 3, 1999, that it had received complaints that he or someone using his call sign had been operating on 146.445 MHz "deliberately interfering with the operations of an amateur repeater." FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth noted that such operation was prohibited and could jeopardize Richter's amateur license. He requested that Richter contact him to discuss the complaints.

BROOKLYN, NY [UPDATE]: The FCC notified Raphael Ayala on November 2, 1999, canceling his Amateur Extra class license, KC2ALT. On August 30, 1999, the FCC had requested that Ayala retake the Amateur Extra class amateur examination elements under the supervision of FCC personnel by October 15 or his license would be canceled. Ayala did not appear for re-examination, and the FCC canceled his license. The FCC warned Ayala that continued operation of radio transmitting equipment would be a violation of federal law and could lead to enforcement action.

CAPO BEACH, CA: The FCC requested November 3, 1999, that Dave L. Flanagan, WA6FCW, retake the Advanced class amateur examination elements under the supervision of FCC personnel in Cerritos or Hayward, California. Flanagan must appear for retesting by December 15, 1999, or his license will be canceled. Applicants appearing for re-examination are granted an Amateur Radio license consistent with the elements passed.

CAROL CITY, FL [UPDATE]: The FCC wrote Advanced licensee Alan E. Strauss, WA4JTK, on November 3, 1999, to further discuss complaints about the "14.247 DX Group," for which Strauss serves as net control. The FCC had written Strauss on August 4 regarding complaints that the 14.247 DX Group monopolized that frequency and interfered with ongoing amateur communications. In the November 3 letter, FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth included correspondence the FCC received on August 4 that conflicts with Strauss's explanation of interference alleged to have occurred to the net on July 27. Hollingsworth said the case will remain open, and the FCC will continue to monitor net operations. Hollingsworth used Strauss letter to issue some reminders regarding net operation. Noting that amateur frequencies are shared, he said that no net has a greater right than any other ham to a given frequency and cannot take over a frequency unless it is voluntarily relinquished. If it is not relinquished, Hollingsworth said, amateurs must exercise "good Amateur practice" in choosing another frequency that does not disrupt existing communications. "A net 'taking over' a frequency from existing legitimate communications or deliberately operating disruptively close to existing legitimate communications will be considered to be engaging in deliberate interference," he wrote. Hollingsworth also pointed out that the practice of "identifying only by the last two letters of an Amateur call sign is a violation of Part 97" of the FCC rules and that such practice "must not be condoned by your group." Hollingsworth followed up with a similar letter on November 16 that reiterated his stance on the two-letter ID issue.

COROZAL, PR: The FCC notified Richard W. Ruiz Vale on November 2, 1999, canceling his General class license, NP3YV. The FCC notified Ruiz Vale August 10, 1999, to retake the General class amateur examination elements under the supervision of FCC personnel by September 15 or his license would be canceled. Ruiz Vale did not appear for re-examination, and the FCC canceled his license. The FCC warned Ruiz Vale that continued operation of radio transmitting equipment would be a violation of federal law and could lead to enforcement action.

CULVER CITY, CA [UPDATE]: The FCC sent a Warning Notice October 7, 1999, to Amateur Extra licensee Todd L. Young, W6TLY, citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously interfering with repeater operations" in his area. Young has told the ARRL that the allegations are "completely false" and that he has been in contact with FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth to discuss the matter. Hollingsworth says the FCC is reviewing the situation. The FCC identified the repeaters as the KJ6TQ Metropolitan Amateur Radio System repeater on 449.925 MHz and the WB6TZY Crescenta Valley Amateur Radio Club repeaters on 445.68 and 146.025 MHz.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN: The FCC sent a Warning Notice November 2, 1999, to General licensee Darrell E. Berg, N0KED, citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously interfering with the radio operations of other licensed Amateurs on 3.950 MHz." The alleged interference "has occurred at various times in the last several months and includes broadcasting and unidentified transmissions," said the letter from Special Counsel for Amateur Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth warned that continued operation of the type described could result in a fine or license revocation proceeding, and he requested that the licensee contact him to discuss the allegations.

GLENDALE, WV: The FCC sent a Warning Notice November 9, 1999, to General licensee Roger L. Wiseman, KC8JBO, citing evidence that the licensee had been "deliberately and maliciously interfering with the radio operations of other licensed amateurs" on 20 meters. "This interference has occurred at various times in the last several months and includes broadcasting music and other unidentified transmissions," said a letter from FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Radio Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth warned that continued operation of the type described could result in a fine or license revocation proceeding, and he requested that the licensee contact him to discuss the allegations.

HICKORY, NC [UPDATE]: The FCC wrote Amateur Extra licensee John A. Abernethy, K4OKA, on November 3, 1999, to reaffirm its earlier modification of Abernethy's license to prohibit operation below 30 MHz for 180 days. The FCC modification on July 27, 1999, was a result of FCC station inspections in January. Abernethy had disputed the authenticity of a tape recording the FCC sent to Abernethy that was alleged to be of K4OKA's transmissions on July 16. FCC Special Counsel for Amateur Enforcement Riley Hollingsworth said the FCC modification was based on findings made during the station inspection and not necessarily on the tape recording. He reiterated that the modification would expire at midnight January 22, 2000, and he cautioned Abernethy that violation of the modification order could lead to license revocation. (For additional details, see "FCC Reaffirms Order to Keep North Carolina Ham off HF" on The ARRLWeb Extra news page.)

HAM RELATED INTERNET SITES TO CHECK OUT! Lyndel's Beacon Site. With online log book entries and QSL cards, this site offers lots of great information and links to other beacon sites around the web!

THE DX ZONE Ham Radio - CB Radio - SWL - BCL Reference Guide
In case you haven't been there yet, visit the DX Zone on the web at: . There's a whole lot of great information on this site! It's one of the editor's favorites! Check it out! The Gallatin Ham Radio Club is listed in their club database - you can see the GHRC listing at: - be sure to RATE us a "10" in the survey! The GHRC web site. Designed to be informative and yet visually attractive, the GHRC website provides club information, meeting times/dates, upcoming events, test session information, hamfest information, area hams' email addresses, a silent keys tribute, our club newsletter, net control schedules, and our vast collection of Internet links. Check it out! Subscribe to the GHRC emailing list!


Upcoming Events:

Tune into the 146.88 Bridger RepeaterTuedsay Night Net for future events, and visit the Upcoming Events page on the GHRC website!

DECEMBER 11, 1999 6:30 pm at the Kountry Korner Kafe (RSVP to Doug - see info on page 1)

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Thank you for letting me be your newsletter editor for the last 6 months. I have enjoyed publishing the GHRC Newsletter for the club and want to thank all the people that supported me, helped me and contributed information and articles. Lyndel, N7LT, will be taking over as the GHRC Newsletter editor for 2000 - starting with the January issue. Let's support his efforts by sending him interesting stuff we run across and ORIGINAL articles of your own creation. We welcome articles from members and non-members alike. All contributions are welcome! Thank you again, and have a fabulous new year! 73 de KJ7UN - Laura

The GHRC appreciates comments, suggestions and contributions from our members. Contributions to the GHRC newsletter can be made by email to: and can be in almost any format. Some reformatting of your submission may occur. Your article may or may not be published in the current month's issue, depending on space. You may also submit articles and information by U.S. mail to the club address at the beginning of this newsletter. ~ editor