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Davenport Radio Amateur Club

"It is not the class of license the Amateur holds,
but the class of the Amateur that holds the license"

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Quad City International Airport
Quad City International Airport Flight Tracking

Davenport Radio Amateur Club's 44th Annual Hamfest/Computer Show November 1st, 2Ø15.

A History of Telecommunication

Letter From President Terry Nixon-WBØVQP

Visit Our Hamfest Page

GPS Coordinates N 41 34.413 W 90 34.197

Downloadable 44th Annual Hamfest Flyer - PDF Format

Download & Bring to Hamfest For $7.00 Admission w/Two Prize Stubs - PDF Format

Due to scheduling conflicts with the The Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf, IA.
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.

President's Corner

DRAC Club Officers

FCC Available Forms


FCC Universal 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 563.386.5424.

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.

Voice Repeaters

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

Davenport Radio Amateur Club

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