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Events of the Hellgate Amateur Radio Club
Date Event Contact
Daily Montana Traffic Net 3.910 MHz 00:30 UTC  
Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m. Breakfast at Paradise Falls  
Sundays @ 8:00 a.m. ARRL Montana Section HF Information Net 3.880 mhz  
2nd Monday of Month @ 7:00 p.m. Club Meeting K7MSO
Wednesdays 9:00 p.m. HARC VHF Net 147.04  
23 April 2017 Grizzly Triathlon K7MSO
29 April 2017 Riverbank Run N7GE
24-25 June 2017 Field Day K7MSO
4 July 2017 W7PX Special Events Station K7MSO
9 July 2017 Missoula Marathon N7GE
9 September 2017 Ride for the Symphony W7XT
?? October 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air NZ7S
?? Dec 2017 Sky Warn Recognition Day N7GE
11 December 2017 Christmas Dinner K7MSO


HARC Meeting Calendar 2016
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
9 13 13 10 8 12 10 14 11 9 13 11

Monthly Club Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at the Missoula Fire House #4 at 3011 Latimer Street (near Murdoch's - the old Quality Supply) at 7 p.m. Testing starts at 5:30 p.m. The December meeting is a Christmas dinner at the Eagles Lodge on South Avenue.

 





Saturday Breakfast

Saturday morning finds area hams jawing over coffee, eggs, pancakes and toast at the a local Restaurant. We will now meet at Paradise Falls at 7:00 a.m., 3621 Brooks Street in Missoula.





HAMFESTS

Pacific NW Hamfest Calandar
ARRL Sponsored Hamfests
Glacier/Waterton
Argus Hamfest

The Grizzly Triathlon

Hellgate ARC members provide for public service and emergency radio communications for hundreds of runners, bikers and swimmers. Some members even compete in this event.

Club members will be located at strategic locations along the route. It is usually finished by early afternoon and then we normally get together at Tower Pizza or the MO Club for burgers at club expense. Those helping can give the HARC event coordinator their choice for the after-event get together. A good activity to get involved with if you haven't participated in any of these events in the past. More Grizzly Triathlon information...

The Riverbank Run

Hellgate ARC members provide for public service and emergency radio communications for hundreds of runners. Some members even compete in this event.

Club members will be located at strategic locations along the route. It is usually finished by early afternoon and then we normally get together at Tower Pizza or the MO Club for burgers at club expense. Those helping can give their choice for the after-event get together. A good activity to get involved with if you haven't participated in any of these events in the past. More Riverbank Run information...

Tour of the Swan River Valley (TOSRV)

Members of the Hellgate Amateur Radio Club provide safety and emergency communications as a public service for this annual 200 mile bike ride. Over 200 riders traditionally peddle their way up the Blackfoot River, through Seeley Lake and onto Big Fork for the night. Most riders are back in Missoula by Sunday afternoon. More information ...

Field Day

Field Day usually kicks off Saturday morning at 7:00 AM at the Paradise Falls Restaurant, then move to the “old chapel” (next to the new building) at Fort Missoula by 9:00 AM to begin setup. We plan to start transmitting at noon and we want to man the radios the full 24 hours until noon Sunday when we plan to tear down (need help).

In the past we have had hoagies for Saturday lunch and a Pot Luck Dinner at 6:00 PM Saturday evening for those members who participate in field day. 

For more information click here.

July 4 at the Fort - W7PX Special Event

HARC will again be operating a special event station at Fort Missoula on July 4.    This is an opportunity to show off ham radio to the public on a very special day in our country’s history.   Our HF station is advertised in July QST, and many hams will be looking for us on that date.   We need help, but more importantly it is a fun time on a fun day with many festivities at Fort Missoula.  

Missoula Marathon July

An extremely fun event for club members that participate! We need 12+ HARC members that we can post throughout the valley to help support this event. Click here for more information.

Scouts Jamboree On The Air

JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years. More information...   Past events...

SKYWARN Recognition Day

A 24 hour (0000-2400 UTC, 5PM-5PM MST) demonstration of amateur radio capability and National Weather Service cooperation. Join Hellgate ARC members and other participants operating radio equipment from the National Weather Service office, just west of the Missoula Airport Terminal off Broadway. We begin to set up on Friday, 3 PM and finish near 5PM, Saturday. Please help out and have fun operating. For more information click here.

Christmas Party

12 December 2016.