Fox Hunt, Sunday, Dec 6

The Story County Amateur Radio Club is hosting another Foxhunt, or hidden transmitter hunt, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 6th in Ames, Iowa. We request all interested hunters assemble in the parking lot west of Ames City Hall (behind the Ames Veteran’s Memorial, Grand Avenue and 5th Street) to register with the hunt leader and receive the rules briefing. Hunters may be individuals or teams and the fox will be hidden somewhere within the Ames city limits on publicly accessible property. Everyone is welcome, even if you do not have an amateur radio license (hunting is a receive-only activity). If you have never hunted before, come to the assembly area and ride along with one of the more experienced hunters. For an introduction to Foxhunting, see: The automated fox will transmit a series of Morse code tones on 146.430 MHz FM simplex for two hours (2:10 to 4:10 pm), with assistance provided to any requesting hunter on the fox frequency in the final hour (after 3:10 pm). For more information contact Clint Miller at

December 2015 SCARC meeting

The next meeting of the Story County Amateur Radio Club will be Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be in the Bessie Meyers Auditorium on the first floor of Mary Greeley Medical Center (MGMC). The program will be presented by WA0ROI and the subject will be nets and net operation. Chuck will discuss NCS (net control station) responsibilities, especially related to HF networks along with the development, care and feeding of a national HF network.

The closest parking is in the lot north of the ER and ambulance garage. Enter through the North Door where MGMC meets McFarland Clinic.

November 2015 SCARC meeting---note special time and place

On Thursday November 5, 2015, SCARC presents: “An Evening With Glenn Johnson, WØGJ”. Glenn is one of the top DXpeditioners in the world today. He has been part of some of the most difficult and rarest amateur radio expeditions of the past 15 years! Most recently, Glenn was the Co-Team Leader of the highly successful and #1 Most-Wanted, K1N Navassa Island expedition, which occurred this past February. WØGJ's presentations will begin at 7:00.

• "2015 K1N Navassa DXpedition” Many years of planning were required to bring this world class event and contacts to amateur radio operators around the world.

• “Is 3db worth a divorce?” Improving station performance without breaking the bank.

Glenn is an Iowa State University Alum (Forestry/Ecology) and has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon for over 35 years. He works for the Mayo Clinic specializing in adult reconstruction.
Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear one of the most legendary contest and DX ham radio operators of our times.

PowerFilm Solar will host the event. A brief walking tour of the factory will begin at 6:30pm for anyone interested in seeing the facility. Glenn’s presentations will begin at 7pm sharp.


PowerFilm Solar
1287 XE Place