2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention, Rochester, MN.

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2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention, Rochester, MN.

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2008 ARRL Dakota Division Convention
The ARRL Dakota Division/ARES and Public Service Convention

will be held at the University Center in Rochester.

Dakota Division Town Hall Meeting and ARRL Update - Room TBA

Saturday August 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Update and Q&A: Jay Bellows, Dakota Division Director

Introduction of New Vice Director, Greg Widin, K0GW

Mn News: Skip Jackson, KS0J

North Dakota News: TBD

South Dakota News: Richard Beebe, N0PV

ARES Forum 9:30 - 12:00 - Room TBA

* Erik Westgaard - Using D-Star and other Digital tools with ARES activities
* Dennis Dura, ARRL Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Specialist - Professionalism in Ham Radio
* Dan Anderson, Emergency Manager for Nobles County and our District 5 (SW MN) - Planning and Organizing ARES Units in Rural Minnesota. Amateur Radio is the redundant communications modality of choice.
* Traffic Handling, An Update - Ben Ramler
The eldest is getting married Friday afternoon, but the plan at the moment is for me to head over to Rochester as soon as the 'I do's' are done and set up camp at the nearest KOA. Anyone else going to be there?
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