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2022 Midwest ARMS Annual Meeting

Greetings All! We now have tentative plans for our Annual ARMS Meeting to be held on September 10, 2022 in Oak Park Heights/Stillwater, MN.

Bruce K0GE and XYL Pamela are the hosts this year. Their address is 2977 Leyland Trl, Woodbury, MN 55125-3428 and contact information is; 651-578-0355. While in the area we can utilize the 147.120 repeater, + offset, no tone, to communicate with each other.

Tentative schedule is; anyone who is in the area Friday, the 9th, can gather at Bruce’s QTH in the afternoon for fellowship and maybe plan a supper outing for the evening.

Saturday, the 10th, everyone is welcome to come early to Bruce’s QTH where he will have snacks, bagels, and drinks available. Other short activities may be available if time allows and members are up to them. Around 11:30 we will leave to travel to Pizza Ranch for our meeting and lunch.

Pizza Ranch is located at 5785 Minnesota Ave N, Oak Park Heights, MN 55082. Some mapping programs call the location Stillwater, MN, but Pizza Ranch’s website lists it as Oak Park Heights. The plan is for the Annual Meeting to occur first, after everyone gathers there at 12:00 PM, and then eat.

After the meal Bruce has offered to take those interested down by the Waterfront in Stillwater. There are antique stores and malls, jewelry shops, and other sites there to partake of.

No hotels are reserved for us, so you are on your own. A google search turns up 8 hotels/motels with Woodbury addresses with many others nearby. AA0LF has reservations at a Choice Hotel in Oakdale, MN.

We look forward to seeing everyone there! If you need more information, contact Tom – AA0LF at: [email protected]


Upcoming 2022 Hamfests in Iowa to be attended by Midwest ARMS

October 15, 2022 the 3900 Club Hamboree in Boone, IA
Click here for webpage    Click here for Hamboree Brochure


2022 W0BXR Hamfest

Present at the 51st Annual Davenport, IA W0BXR Hamfest were ARMS members: Barb - KD0NEZ, Craig - KC0YHU, Cynthia - WB9UMG, John - WB9RXK, John - W0BIZ and Tom - AA0LF.

The weather was super and there were lots of tailgaters and inside tables. Unfortunately none of the ARMS members were door prize winners, HI HI.


2022 CVARC TechFest

ARMS members Tom - AA0LF and James - KC0ENR were able to attend the August Fifth Annual Midwest TechFest, Iowa State ARRL Convention in Central City, IA.

Tom said him and James had a great time at the hamfest. They were able speak with lots of folks and even do a little shopping.


2022 SWIARA Hamfest

ARMS members Tom - AA0LF, Barb - KD0NEZ and Craig - KC0YHU were able to attend the June SouthWest Iowa Amateur Radio Association hamfest in Creston Iowa.

Barb - KD0NEZ won a ARRL Gift Certificate for a door prize.


2022 DMRAA Hamfest

6 different ARMS members and family were able to attend this last April's DMRAA hamfest at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines Iowa. It was fun getting together with fellow members and shopping for much needed ham gear, HI HI.


2022 Mahaska Hamfest

ARMS members Roger - W0ZMU, Tom - AA0LF, Barb - KD0NEZ and Craig - KC0YHU were able to attend the March 19th Mahaska Hams 23rd Annual Swap Meet (hamfest) in Oskaloosa Iowa.

Barb - KD0NEZ won a ARRL License Plate & Bracket for a door prize.


2021 Northeast Nebraska Hamfest, Norfolk, NE

Tom - AA0LF attended the hamfest in Norfolk, NE on November 20th, 2021.

Tom stated it was a great time and he looks forward to attending the hamfest there in 2022.


2021 Midwest ARMS Annual Meeting

Midwest ARMS's Annual Meeting and get-together was held on 6/5/21. Message from our Midwest Director, Tom - AA0LF;
The Get-Together and Meeting in Mason City was wonderful. Sorry, some of you could not make it. We are planning next year's Get-Together and Meeting in Woodbury, Minnesota. It will be sometime in September. Details are coming.
Along with Pictures from this year's gathering.


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