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The 2nd Saturday Breakfast is now being held at Denny’s.

Congrats to Mike Rose , who passed his Technician Exam on 1/28/2020. Look for KJ7MFV on the air! .

NO MEETING THIS MARCH due to CORVID-19 preventive measures at the LG Fire Station.

Covid-19 Virus update 3/18/2020 -KI7FXJ

Club Meetings: I wanted to give an update to everyone on the status of our club meetings. We have been contacted by the La Grande Fire Department, out of caution for any outside groups that use the classroom and for our first responders, all use of the classroom has been canceled for March and April. The fire chef will reevaluate the situation next month. To have a continuation of business, we will have a short meeting / net on our usual meeting nights. I will post more info in the next day or two on what repeater we will be on, but most likely it will be on the K7RPT repeater. This will be a directed net and we will take roll call. If you don’t have your 2 meter radio setup for that repeater, please let someone on the board or another member know so we can help you get it setup.

Club Breakfast: Our 2nd Saturday breakfasts are on hold till at least May. In Oregon, there are no locations that can legally host us. As of right now, Denny’s will not have their dinning area open till the end of April, but that is dependent on future State of Oregon / Federal Government Covid-19 containment protocols. Hopefully we can all meet again on May 9th.

The Grande Ronde Radio Amateur Association (GRRAA) is an organization for those interested in amateur radio. Amateur Radio Operators (also known as “hams”), are licensed by the FCC to operate amateur radio communications for personal enjoyment and for emergency communications. The GRRAA has been granted a call sign by the FCC of W7GRA. We use this call sign for official club functions like Field day or other amateur radio events.

The purposes of GRRAA:

  1. Prepare for emergency communications needs of our community.
  2. Provide interesting and meaningful programs and education to the organization members
  3. Promote the hobby and service that is amateur radio to our community

Where we live:

Most members of GRRAA reside in Oregon, specifically Union, Baker, and Wallowa County. However, we welcome all that have an interest in all aspects of amateur radio. So, if you are passing through on your way to another town, vacationing at one of our many destinations in Eastern Oregon, or just a neighbor, you are welcome.

Interested in learning more about the club or Amateur Radio?

Attend one of our monthly meetings, breakfast gatherings, contact us electronically or preferably OVER THE AIR! Please explore our website or visit us on Facebook, search for W7GRA. On this website, you will find our membership application, our club’s constitution, and other information that you may find interesting.  If you don’t have a FCC license yet, we can point you in the right direction for study materials and can also proctor the FCC Amateur Radio tests.

2nd Saturday Breakfast: New Location!!

We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month (excluding major holidays) for a no host gathering at the Denny’s in La Grande. This informal gathering starts at 9am and usually lasts just over an hour.

Monthly Business Meeting:

We conduct our monthly business meeting the 4th Tuesday of the month. This is open to the public and all are welcome. We hold our meetings at the La Grande Fire Station’s classroom, starting at 6pm.

edited KI7FXJ 2/16/2020