Activities

MORA Meetings

Beginning in 2018, at the suggestion of our membership, our meetings were divided into two separate formats: Business & General.

Business Meetings: Conducted exclusively by MORA's Board of Directors.

General Meetings: Opportunites for the membership to engage in social, training, or other miscellaneous activities.

 

Schedule of Activities: Posted on the Home Page.

 

MORA Board Meetings: Business meetings open to all paid members.

Thursday Pot Luck Meetings: Open to all paid members and invited guests.

Saturday Breakfast Meetings: Open to the public.

Field Day & Special Event Activities: Open to the public.

MORA Meeting Locations

 

MORA Headquarters: 

719 Fair Oaks Drive, in Mora

 

Freddie's Restaurant: 

Highways 23 & 65, next to GM dealership, in Mora.

[Note - Breakfast Meetings are held in the "Banquet Room" and breakfast can be ordered from the menu].

 

Kanabec County Health & Human Services: 

905 Forest Avenue East [Highway 23 East], in Mora.

 

First Light Hospital: 

Highway 23/65 in Mora.

MORA's Annual Chili Cookoff

So you think you can cook up a mean pot of chili? Well, why not put your recipe to the test during MORA's Annual Chili Cookoff!

MORA's Annual Chili Cookoff takes place in January - right in the middle of winter when a good bowl of chili goes best - and pits MORA's best chili recipes against each other to see who can cook up the best batch. Each recipe is sampled, then voted on by those in attendance.

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MORA On The Air

ARRL Field Day

The Mora Open Repeater Association is a regular participant in Amateur Radio's biggest on-air operating event of the year - Field Day.

This event is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League and always takes place during the last full weekend in June.

While many Ham Radio clubs treat Field Day like a contest, MORA has always emphasized the public service and training aspects of this event, and by making this special weekend activity as enjoyable as possible is top priority.

Besides the all important Field Day on-air operations, we hold training seminars, tours for visitors, and we have a pot luck picnic on Saturday afternoon.

MORA's Field Day is always presented at an accessable public venue to allow visitors to see and learn first hand about Ham Radio field operations.

Field Day 2017 - Updated November 12th 2017

MORA participated in ARRL Field Day 2017, operating at the Kanabec County Fairgrounds in Mora on Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th. 

A record point total of 2176 points were tallied, beating our previous record by 368 points!

The final official results were published in the December 2017 edition of QST.

 

PAST FIELD DAY RESULTS:

MORA Field Day Results.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [307.8 KB]

Check out our 2016 Field Day pics here:

Photos courtesy of Tom Rieff, KØYR

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The Minnesota QSO Party

The Minnesota QSO Party is an annual on-air operating event sponsored by the Minnesota Wireless Association, and always takes place on the first Saturday in February.

The 20th Anniversary event took place on Saturday February 3rd 2018, during which four of MORA's members were on the air representing three area counties. KØYR operated with Special Call Sign KØY in Pine County, and NØOK operated with Special Call Sign NØK in Mille Lacs County. NØRTY and KJ9W operated in Kanabec County with their own call signs. 

A proposal will soon be presented to the membership to measure possible interest in participating in the QSO Party as a group during next year's event.

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Sideband On Two - 144.240 MHz

There is more to two meters than FM and repeaters, and the Mora Open Repeater Association is doing something about it by launching Two Meter Sideband Evening Roundtables on 144.240 MHz [USB]. That frequency should be easy to remember, since it is exactly three MHz down from our repeater frequency.

If you have a two meter radio with sideband capability, then join us for some good old fashioned relaxing roundtable style ragchewing, just like they do down on the HF bands! There is no net control, and anyone can start the session. Just put out your call sign and listen.

For now, the only scheduled Sideband On Two Evening Roundtable sessions are just on occasional Tuesday Evenings following EMESNET. Depending on how this experiment goes we will schedule more sessions, or perhaps include CW at some point!

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EMESNET - 147.240 MHz

For information about our Tuesday Evening EMESNET, go to the EMESNET page.

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EMESNET Simplex - 146.565 MHz

For information about EMESNET Simplex, go to the EMESNET page.

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Kanabec County Skywarn Net - 147.240 MHz

For information about our Skywarn Net, go to the Repeater & Skywarn page.

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The MORAnnouncer

Download the latest issue of the official MORA newsletter.
201802.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [759.7 KB]

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

"Hi! I'm Roscoe - how do you like me so far?"

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MORA Memo

The Mora Open Repeater Association [aka: MORA] is a registered 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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MORA's Favicon

Look for it on browser tabs, bookmarks, mobile apps, and on our Facebook page.

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Check out the new

MORAmarket

Scroll down on the 

News & Information

page to see the list of FOR SALE items.

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WHAT IS AMATEUR RADIO?
This article, written by MORA member KJ9W, provides a brief description in the simplest way possible what our hobby is all about. It first appeared on the old KDØCI.COM website.
What is Amateur Radio.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [286.7 KB]

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