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Ham Night before Christmas, Tracker and Santa Net

Merry Christmas Fellow Hams!!! Santa Tracker: For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey! noradsanta.org Santa Net: Every year on 3916, we … Continue reading

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People don’t do the things they need to

Taking a time out for a quick life hack. I wrote this article for my work and thought you might benefit from it. People don’t do the things they need to. You ask your child to take out the trash … Continue reading

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Aviation Maintenance Squawks

Taken from here. After every flight, pilots fill out a form, called a gripe sheet which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe … Continue reading

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GENERAL AVIATION RULES OF THUMB

Combing the internet and this fell out:.. trust but verify, folks. GENERAL AVIATION RULES OF THUMB Standard Pressure, Temperature, and Lapse Rate Sea level standard pressure = 29.92″ hg Standard lapse rate = -1″ hg. for each 1000′ increase in … Continue reading

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When can I fly…

When can I fly? Is this an easy question or a difficult one? The answer is both. If you suspect you are creating a risk by flying then choose your alternative… Don’t fly. The rules state to follow guidelines, but … Continue reading

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Rod Machado is coming to Eden Prairie

Many of us have used the Rod Machado authored books in our aviation career. I personally have used the “How to fly an airplane” and “Private Pilot Handbook” by this comedic author. If you know who I am talking about … Continue reading

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Wings of the North Museum at KFCM Grand Opening on May 7th from 8-2pm

  Wings of the North (WOTN) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Wings of the North Air Museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. This celebration will take place on Saturday, May 7, from 8AM … Continue reading

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Getting a free Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign

I have been getting a few questions about Vanity Call Signs. This should be a fairly complete doc on how to obtain your Vanity Call Sign. Please note you will have to already have a license and hence already have … Continue reading

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How to find VE Testing Sessions

Ready to schedule that Ham radio license test? The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) publishes test session dates and times for test sessions held across the United States.  To find all the latest test sessions for your area … ARRL Test … Continue reading

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Our Ham Radio Net and how we run ours

Extending an open invite for the EPRC net on Sundays…. Listen to our  repeater via BroadCastify Online radio feed in a new tab. On The Air: Local: 146.880 RX ,146.280 TX, No Tone EchoLink: Node# 325732 – KD0ZIM-R Club Net: Central Time … Continue reading

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