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


First Light Hospital: 

Highway 23/65 in Mora.

MORA 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. The Cookoff 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.


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 2018 - Updated November 12th 2018

MORA participated in ARRL Field Day 2018, operating at the Kanabec County Fairgrounds in Mora on Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th. 

MORA finished with a total of 1894 points, our second highest total since records have been kept.

The final official results are published on Page 76 in the December 2018 edition of QST.



MORA Field Day Results.pdf
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Check out our 2016 Field Day pics herePhotos courtesy of Tom Rieff, KØYR


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.


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 [or near] 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 the ones down on the HF bands! There is no net control, and anyone can start the session. Just simply announce your call sign on the air and listen for an answer.

For the time being, Sideband On Two Evening Roundtable sessions have been scheduled only on the second Tuesday Evening of the month immediately following EMESNET. Depending on how this experiment goes we could schedule more sessions, or perhaps add CW practice at some point!


EMESNET - 147.240 MHz & 146.565 MHz

For information about our Tuesday Evening Repeater & Simplex Nets, click here.


Kanabec Area Skywarn Net - 147.240 MHz

For information about our Skywarn Net, go to the Kanabec County Skywarn page.



Local Repeaters

On-Air Status

KDØCI - Ogilvie 147.240 MHz



KEØACL - Duxbury 146.910 MHz



NØGOI - Foreston 146.745 MHz

Off The Air


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Mora Ham Radio Webpage Hotlinks & Page Contents

The Home Page

Website Updated - Date/Time [UTC]

Hotlink to Kanabec County Skywarn 

MORActivities - Coming Up Next

2018 MORA Schedule

MORA Bulletin Board

Amateur Radio Licensing

Hamfest Calendar

Alternate MORA Websites  


Meet Our Team

MORA Membership Roster

MORA Committee Roster

MORA Silent Key Memorial

About MORA

MORA History



Donating To MORA

Contact Us


MORA Meetings

MORA Meeting Locations

MORA Chili Cookoff

MORA On The Air

News & Information

MORAnnouncer Supplement

KDØCI Repeater

The MORAmarket

Kanabec Area Skywarn

Webpage Updated - Date/Time [UTC]

Advisories and Alerts

Spotter Activation Statement

General Weather Synopsis

National Weather Service Information

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Mora & Vicinity - 7 Day Forecast

NWS Minneapolis Weather Story

Minneapolis Radar Loop

NWS Duluth Weather Story

Upper Midwest Radar Loop

National Travel Information

Minnesota Road Conditions

Wisconsin Road Conditions

Latest News

Kanabec County Skywarn Net

NWS Skywarn Seminar Schedule

About Kanabec County Skywarn

Our Slogan - Aware, Alert, Available

Kanabec County Skywarn History

Weather Links

Tuesday Evening Net


Net Control Roster


Legend of the Tanglefoot Kid

Net Summaries




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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
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