Due to scheduling conflicts with the The Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive
The Davenport Radio Amateur Club has elected to move its club meetings to the FIRST Monday of each month.
Beginning in February, meetings will still start promptly @ 7:ØØ P.M.
W1HAM - Kelly Lovely & WAØYSO - Dave Treimer are the 2Ø15 D.R.A.C. Hamfest Co Chairmen. The date of November 1st
has been secured for the hamfest to be held same location as last year, Clarion Hotel 5202 Brady Street Davenport, IA.
The 146.88Ø Repeater access tone has been changed. It is now 77 hertz. For a limited period of time the old tone 192.8 hertz will still allow access,
however if your radio is set to still decode 192.8, you will not hear anything as the repeater is transmitting the 77 hertz tone.
The repeater will be off the air for a couple of days in the next few weeks as the Eldridge Coop does power-washing at the
grain elevator. Power will be shut off during that time. The club voted to purchase a new antenna, emergency power battery,
and needed antenna adapter.
Welcome to the Davenport Radio Amateur Club
With over 1ØØ members, the Davenport Radio Amateur Club is dedicated to public
service, emergency communications, and the advancement of amateur radio through
education and technical excellence.
DRAC Club Officers
VEC Form NCVEC
Licensing System Registration
The Davenport Radio Amateur Club invites anyone with an interest in
amateur radio or public service to join our club. Dues are $1Ø.ØØ a year.
You can join the club at any of our monthly meetings, or by contacting Treasurer Mike Smith,
WMØD or at
A Tour of Echolink
D.R.A.C. VE Exam Schedule
St. Ambrose University Area Map
The D.R.A.C. actively participates in the Federal Communications Commission
Volunteer Examiner Program (VEC) for amateur licensing.
A.R.R.L. V.E. Exams are conducted on the 4th Sunday of the odd-numbered months (January, March etc) at
1 P.M. in McMullen Hall at St. Ambrose University, 518 West Locust Street in Davenport, IA. Pre registration is
required. To register contact Roger Franke, K9AYK
prior to the exam date to make a reservation, or at 563.355.5517.
The Davenport Radio Amateur Club supports voice repeaters
in Southeastern Iowa. The club's VHF/UHF Committee, lead by Terry Nixon WBØVQP D.R.A.C. Trustee,
is responsible for installation, maintenance, and operation of
the system. The D.R.A.C. Voice Repeaters are open to any properly licensed
amateur radio operator.
These are the primary D.R.A.C. voice repeaters currently in operation:
146.34/94 MHz - (WØBXR)
146.28/88 MHz - (WØBXR)
146.04/64 MHz - (WØBXR)
146.10/70 MHz - (WØBXR)
Since 1995, the Davenport Radio Amateur Club has supported scholarship
endowments for worthy students currently licensed and club members.
Public Service Activities
The D.R.A.C. actively supports the Scott County Division of Disaster Services,
and The National Weather Service, also
providing communications and logistics support for
a number of events throughout the year, including the Fourth of July Fire Cracker
Foot Race, the The Bix at Six Training Runs
, the The Bix Seven Road Race, and numerous
other events. If you're interested in providing communications assistance for
any of these and many other activities, contact any club officer.
Amateur Radio Links of Interest
- American Radio Relay League (ARRL) HomePage
- Ham Wave - Your World Your Way
- WM7D.net Amateur Radio Links
- Open Amateur Repeaters
- ARRL DX Bulletins
- Amateur Satellite
- AMSAT HomePage
- AMSAT Satellite
- Hamfests of
- Repeater Councils & Associations
- Iowa Repeater
- Indiana Repeater Council
- Illinois Repeater
- Southern Iowa Repeater Assoc
Association of Repeaters
- CallBook Search Engines
- WM7D's Callsign
- Buckmaster Publishing
Callsign Server & HomePage
- Federal, State, & Local Agencies
- Federal Communications Commision WWW Server
- Davenport, Ia Police Department
- State of Iowa
- State of Illinois
- Iowa State Patrol
- Illinois State Police
- Local and Area Amateur Radio Clubs
Collins Amateur Radio Club
Iowa City Amateur Radio Club
Muscatine Amateur Radio Club
Cedar Rapids Microwave Society
Fort Madison Amateur Radio Club
Starved Rock Radio ClubW9MKS
RF Farmers NØMA Radio Farm & Events
Washington, IA Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Great River Amateur Radio Club Dubuque, Iowa
Green River Valley Amateur Radio Society K9WM
Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Cedar Rapids, Iowa
- Area Weather Sources & Information
- Iowa ARES Emergency
- Special Iowa Wx
- Quad Cities IA WX Radar
Links To Amateur Television Web
The list of web pages
describing ATV communications continues to grow as repeater
groups take to the Internet to share and exchange technical
information about their systems:
- ATV and Related Communications Equipment
Antenna Systems, Inc.
Digital Communications Inc.
Davenport Radio Amateur