Organization & Membership

Meet Our Team -                        The MORA Board of Directors

Ken Broshofske - KJ9W

Board Chairman

KJ9W has been directly involved with MORA since it reactivated in March 2008, and has served as Chairman of MORA's Board of Directors since the governing structure of the organization changed in 2014. 

A ham since 1980, Ken has been an Amateur Extra Class licensee since 2010, and has held the KJ9W call sign since 2013. His interests in Ham Radio are wide-ranging, but over the years he has been primarily involved in Public Service. 

Jerry Whitaker - WBØOFB

Vice-Chairman

WBØOFB brings a strong electronics background to MORA. He has been primarily responsible for the building, installation, and maintenance of the KDØCI Repeater.

A ham since 1974, Jerry holds an Amateur Extra Class license, and has been a member of MORA since 2008. He is a member of the Board of Directors and has been Vice-Director since 2014.

David Carter -        NØRTY

Secretary

NØRTY has served as MORA's Secretary since 2013. A member since 2012, he brings a high level of technical expertise in the computer and digital fields.

David was elected to the Board in 2014. He is an Amateur Extra Class licensee, and is the Team Leader of MORA's Volunteer Examiners.

Eugene Sheggrud - KDØBUO

Finance Officer

KDØBUO has been a member of MORA since reactivation in March 2008. He was elected Finance Officer at that time, which currently makes him the longest continuously serving elected officer. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2014.

Gene is a General Class licensee, and is active on HF and 2 meters.

Charles Turner - KAØEVR

Board Member At Large

KAØEVR is one of the few remaining members of the original MORA, and served as its President for a time. Because of that experience, he was elected President when MORA reactivated in 2008, and he served in that capacity until 2010.

Chuck was elected to the Board of Directors in 2014 as a Member at Large, and also serves as Assistant Finance Officer.

Chuck holds a General Class license.

Current Membership Roster - [As of January 20th 2018]:

Full [Voting]:

Pat Bliss - KEØMAI

Mary Broshofske - KAØAJF

Sara Broshofske - KCØYLF

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Dan Campbell - ADØQT

Mary Campbell - KEØMAL

David Carter - NØRTY

Dave Engberg - KAØEVQ

Tim Hagquist - KEØQ

Curt Hewitt - NØOK

Marc Johnson - KDØTCR

Vern Kaufert - WØFFX

Dave Lane - KBØRFY

Len Mattson - KDØBUS

Robert Pierson - KØSDK

Tom Rieff - KØYR

Gene Sheggrud - KDØBUO

Arnie Simcox - KCØFQU

Joe Showalter - NØJOL

Jim Slaikeu - KDØBUQ

Pat Story - WØMCQ

Chuck Turner - KAØEVR

Carolyn Turner - KAØEXL

Jerry Whitaker - WBØOFB

Associate:

Don Carlson - NDØM

Cheryl Simcox -

Honorary:

Father Jim Cashman - KCØEQE/SK

Joan Fluegge - KDØBUT/SK

Appointed & Voluntary Assignments:

Public Information Officer:

Mary Broshofske - KAØAJF

Carolyn Turner - KAØEXL [Alternate]

Repeater Engineer:

Jerry Whitaker - WBØOFB

Repeater Custodian:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Dan Campbell - ADØQT [Alternate]

Club Call Sign Trustee:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Kanabec County Skywarn Coordinator:
Marc Johnson - KDØTCR

Kanabec County Emergency Preparedness Action Committee Liaison:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Gene Sheggrud - KDØBUO [Alternate]

Registered Hospital Radio Operators:

Gene Sheggrud - KDØBUO
Dan Campbell - ADØQT
Mary Broshofske - KAØAJF
Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

ARRL Registered Classroom Instructors:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

ARRL Volunteer Examination Team:

David Carter - NØRTY [Team Manager & ARRL Liaison]

Curt Hewitt - NØOK

Dan Campbell - ADØQT

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Tim Hagquist - KEØQ

Refreshment Committee:

Carolyn Turner - KAØEXL [Team Leader]

Mary Broshofske - KAØAJF

Mary Campbell - KEØMAL

Field Day Committee:

Dan Campbell - ADØQT [Safety Officer]

David Carter - NØRTY

Curt Hewitt - NØOK

Tom Rieff - KØYR

Jerry Whitaker - WBØOFB

Tuesday Evening EMESNET Manager:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

Club Historian:

Vern Kaufert - WØFFX

Official Photographer:

David Carter - NØRTY

Mary Broshofske - KAØAJF [Alternate]

Workshop Coordinator:

Open [Any volunteers?]

Website Webmaster:

Kenny Broshofske - KJ9W

About MORA

The Mora Open Repeater Association Incorporated [aka: MORA], is a non-profit Amateur Radio organization based in Mora Minnesota.

Our association is dedicated to the growth of Amateur Radio in Kanabec and surrounding counties of East Central Minnesota. We invite all interested radio hobbyists in the area to join us in that effort.

MORA is a public service oriented organization. We support our two meter repeater at Ogilvie, Kanabec County Skywarn, the Tuesday Evening Net [EMESNET], and the Central Minnesota Regional Hospital Net. We also support each other by sponsoring Amateur Radio Licensing Classes, VE Testing Sessions, and local Skywarn Training Seminars. We provide assistance to all Amateurs in our area that request or need help.

This website - and our official newsletter - The MORAnnouncer - keep radio hobbyists in our area in general, and MORA members in particular, informed on the latest radio related news and information.

Kanabec County Skywarn, an operational affiliate of MORA, provides information to the public during severe weather.
Yearly schedules are posted on the "Meeting & Events Info" page of our website every year in October. MORA activities include the MORA Chili Cookoff in January, ARRL Field Day in June, and the "Great KDØCI Cookout" in September! We occasionally have extra curricular activities such as workshops and exhibits. Our biggest social event of the year is the MORA Christmas Party & Awards Banquet in December.
Beginning in 2018, MORA adopted a policy of seperating the business meetings from social events. The Social & Training Events include several Saturday Morning Breakfasts which are held in the "Banquet Room" at Freddie's Restaurant, located at 810 South Highway 65 [next to the GM dealership] in Mora. Breakfasts start at 9 AM and are generally open to the public. Breakfast may be ordered from the menu. The Thursday Pot Luck Meetings are held at various locations in the Mora area and begin at 6 PM, and they include a training session.

Board of Directors Meetings are held regularly, including an annual Scheduling & Budget Review Meeting in September. Additional Board Meetings are held as required. MORA Board Meetings are open to all members and invited guests.

Above: A magnetic sign used by MORA identified vehicles involved in the Vasaloppet Cross-Country Ski Races. Note the old "19/79" frequency pair used back in those days.

History

MORA was originally formed from the East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club [ECMARC] sometime during the mid to late 1970's. Records of ECMARC meetings thru 1974 were obtained from MORA Historian Vern Kaufert, WØFFX, however no records regarding the formation of MORA have been found.

The main activities of the original MORA was to maintain their 146.790 repeater which was located in Mora, and to provide communications support for the annual Vasaloppet Cross Country Ski Race.

Over the next few years, older members either passed away, moved elsewhere, or became inactive. Eventually, the "79" repeater shut down, the repeater allocation was lost, and by the early 1990's MORA had become inactive.

Then in 2007, a new group of licensed hams emerged in the Mora area. Among them was Joan Fluegge, KDØBUT, who expressed an interest in forming an amateur radio club. Along with the few hams that remained from the original group, together they turned instead toward the idea of resurrecting MORA.

On the evening of Thursday March 13th 2008, the new group met at the old Bowe's Resort at Knife Lake north of Mora, and formally reactivated the association.

Today, MORA enjoys an active presence in Kanabec County and surrounding area.

Benchmarks:

Reactivated - March 13th 2008

Incorporated by the state of Minnesota - July 27th 2015

501(c)3 Tax Exempt - March 28th 2016 [retroactive to July 27th 2015]

ARRL Affiliated - January 25th 2016

 

Past MORA Presidents: [since reorganization in 2008]

Charles "Chuck" Turner - KAØEVR  [2008 to 2010]

Joe Heggernes - KDØHLL  [2010 to 2011]

Carolyn Turner - KAØEXL  [2011 to 2014]

Membership

Join Us:

Annual dues for full voting membership continue to be set at $20. Associate Dues are $10. 

Newly licensed hams are offered a free one year membership when they pass their Technician Exam with our VE Examiners.

For more information on how to join MORA, contact our Finance Officer Gene Sheggrud, KDØBUO, via email: kd0buo@gmail.com

Contact Us

Mora Open Repeater Association
719 Fair Oaks Drive
Mora, Minnesota 55051
E-mail:
info@morahamradio.com

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The MORAnnouncer

Download the latest issue of our official newsletter.
201801.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [794.7 KB]

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MORA's Mascot Roscoe says ......

"Christmas is over and my wardrobe is SO out of date. Why am I still wearing this stuff?"

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MORA Memos

MORA is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. If you'd like to donate to our General Fund, please contact our Treasurer, Eugene Sheggrud, KDØBUO kd0buo@gmail.com for details.

Your tax deductable donations support our repeater and other club services. We accept cash, checks, or money orders only. 

SORRY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.

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The Tuesday Evening

EMESNET Sponsored by MORA

KDØCI/R - Ogilvie 147.240 MHz - 7 PM

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