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Amateur Radio Club features DX Convention report

An illustrated report on a Seattle-to-Spokane trip to the 2013 Pacific Northwest DX Convention will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Conference Room D. Ames resident Skip Walter, an FCC-licensed amateur radio operator, and his brother Don drove a 1939 La Salle across Washington State, with stops at 55 mile-long Lake Chelan, ice-age remnant Dry Falls and the Grand Coulee Dam. Ham radio contacts were made from five counties along the way and from the Spokane Hotel.

The convention attracted more than 100 amateurs interested in long distance communication to countries around the world. Featured presentations reported on the sun spot cycle, radio license call signs, six-meter operation from Clipperton Island, amateur radio in Japan, Thailand and the Caribbean, and hints for making DX contacts.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Parking is available near the north entrance of the hospital and east of McFarland Clinic. Annual memberships in the Story County Amateur Radio Club are available for $10 per year.

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