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Free Ham Radio Software!

This is not an event but it is something that you might be able to use. 

If you are looking for a way to track Worked All States, Worked All Counties, Grid Squares, Worked All Continents, even a
ham radio logbook, I have some spreadsheets I have developed that will allow you to track your contacts. These are spreadsheets
that are used in Libre Office and Open Office. Libre Office and OpenOffice are free. All these spreadsheets are FREE. I would just like
to see them get used. If you are looking for this stuff, check out the download page on our club web site...


All are free to download and use...no trials...no try before you buy. Just use them and have fun.


Kelly K7SU

Digital Radio Summer Gathering - 2019

Hosted by WA7VC - Valley Camp Amateur Radio Group
Always the weekend after Labor Day

With just 2 weeks to go this update will be short but very important.
So that we know how many will be attending, on which days, and how much food to purchase for the event we need your
response. If you are attending please respond to the reservation form below by Saturday August 31st.

First, the agenda as it is today can be found here,  

After reading the agenda and previous email newsletters please respond by filling out the reservation form by clicking
on the 
link here. The last day to sign up if you want meals will be Saturday August 31st.

If you can only attend for 1 day or part of a day please consider making a donation to the event to help cover the cost of
the entire facility for the weekend, snacks and coffee. Suggested donation amount is $25 per day.

If you plan to participate in the APRS Bunny hunt, and we hope you do, please bring a GPS enabled UHF handheld or
small mobile UHF radio to do the bunny hunt.  Besides the APRS Bunny Hunt, there will be a spot designated during
elmer session times to gather to ask questions and learn more about what is happening in the world of APRS. Look for
Tom, WA7TBP he plans on gathering under the awning of his RV.  Speaking of APRS, the DIGI and IGATE are back up
 and functioning at Valley Camp thanks to Josh, AI7JP.

Other Elmers for the other topics will be wearing special colored name tags and meeting in designated locations so
please seek them out with your questions or just join them and participate in their discussions.

Once again it is very important we hear from everyone that plans to attend and join us for meals, meal planning and
food purchasing will begin September 1st. Speaking of food, you will be happy to hear the BBQ grill smoke will no longer
be blowing into the presentation area. Thanks to donations from last years event we have solved this problem. That is all
we will say for now other than you will enjoy the major upgrade.

For those doing presentations a projector with HDMI input and a screen will be available as will the sound system.

Updates as of today:
All full hookup RV sites are reserved, as are the cabin and roundhouse but there is plenty of tent space available, dry
camping for RV's, and a few beds left in the lodge. (If you want one don't waste any time reserving your bunk) If you made a
reservation and need to cancel please let us know so that someone else can have your site or bunk.  Overnight
accommodation requests are handled by the Valley Camp Office, please email 
Teena soon.
Watch for next weeks update, it will be the last one before the event.
Hope to see you in a couple of weeks!

The WA7VC group and friends



HP Boise ARC Sponsoring Ham Radio on the Go Mini-conference  Sept. 14 2019

The HP Boise Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring a small conference about Ham Radio on the go. The conference will take place at the Idaho Statehouse. The date is Saturday, September 14. We have reserved two Senate hearing rooms for seminars, and the cafeteria area for displays and lunch. The conference will have two seminar sequences. One for fun operations like camping, SOTA, and other portable operations, and one for Emergency Communications. For details see the HP Boise Amateur Radio Club Facebook page.

For more information:   Tony Baca, WV7I  tony.baca@hp.com



Boise Area Swap Meet

RJM Computers and Electronics in Boise is sponsoring a Ham Radio, Electronics, Computer swap meet
Saturday, Sept. 7th, 2019.
From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free admision, free parking, free refreshments, door prizes and Digital Radio Demos.
4524 W. Overland Road in the Country Club Plaza Shipping Center, next to Reel Theater.


Swap Meet Scheduled for Rupert!

Mini-Cassia Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Serving the Rupert (Minidoka Co.) and Burley (Cassia Co) areas will be having a 
Tailgate Swap Meet 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, August 24, 2019
Bring your electronic -Amateur radio gear out to swap---trade---buy---sell---donate--give away. 
Come on out to network with hams around the Southern Idaho and other parts unknown. 
Enjoy a Saturday morning  and early afternoon.
This is the 10th year for this event.  Come and support your local hams. 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 Time 9 AM - 1 PM  at the Minidoka County Fairgrounds, Rupert, Idaho
085 Baseline Road  Highway 25  which in approximately .85 of a mile EAST of Rupert.



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