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By W7YP - Posted on 16 November 2020

***** NOTICE *****
At 7PM MST on 11/17, Gary Roberts (KF7VQO) will be hosting an on-air club meeting on the Blacktail repeater (146.760). Please join him for some on-air comradery. ***** END OF SPECIAL NOTICE *****

As most of you probably know, COVID cases and hospitalizations locally are on the increase and only half of the increase in new cases can be attributed to increases in testing. Since I last communicated with you, I personally have become aware of more friends and family members who’ve recently contracted the virus. This is to be expected as we spend more time indoors, due to seasonal weather. Our local hospitals have limited ICU space for COVID patients and we certainly don’t want to overwhelm their capabilities.

We have a testing session just before the club’s regularly scheduled meeting time and that’s still going to be held.  However, we have a large number of people to test this time and that potentially significantly increases the airborne and surface born viral load at SAR’s building and just before club members would be arriving for the club meeting.
I’ve discussed our course of action with the club’s officers and trustees and we’ve universally agreed that we should cancel the November club meeting.

In December, we normally have a club Christmas dinner party with Famous Dave’s being the preferred venue for the past two years. Because of the continuing COVID risk, restaurants are not currently hosting dinner gatherings for parties our size; so, sadly, we also won’t be having our normal annual club Christmas dinner.

I wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season and hope to see you again early in the new year.

Rick, W7YP

Upcoming Amateur License Testing Sessions

By W7YP - Posted on 22 April 2019

Testing for all classes of amateur radio licenses will be held on September 15, 2020 and November 17, 2020 at 5:30 PM, just before our club meeting at 7:00 PM.

Location: Flathead Search and Rescue
525 Three Mile Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901

Walk-ins will be accepted if testing materials are available.
Reservations are recommended.

Contact Ed at W7EFL@arrl.net for further information.

Ham & Eggs

By Anonymous - Posted on 02 March 2010

Every Saturday morning at 9am at the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 2425 Us Highway 93 N, Kalispell.

This is an informal get-together for an "eyeball QSO".

EVERYONE is invited, especially NEW hams! This is an excellent forum for new hams to be able to sit down with seasoned hams and absorb the hobby! Come on down and enjoy some GREAT Amateur Radio talk over coffee, ham and eggs!


2425 Us Highway 93 N
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States
48° 14' 18.7692" N, 114° 19' 45.534" W

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