Special Events


2019


July-Harry S. Truman Dam and Reservoir

In honor of Truman Dam, which we use on our logo, we decided to make our inaugural special event one which commemorates the completion of this monumental landmark!

Truman Dam itself is located in Warsaw, Missouri, USA, which is the seat of Benton County. It is maintained by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the completion of Truman Dam. Truman Dam is a concrete gravity and earth embankment dam. Normal pool for the lake is 706′ above sea level, though 2019 brought record high levels. The dam also generates power using “six turbine generators and has a rated capacity of 160,000 kilowatts” ~USACE

Further information on Truman Dam is available here.

We were granted the use of the 1×1 call W0T for our special event!

Operators for the event:

  • Samantha Henley KE0LMY
  • Renee Cason KE0LMZ

Here is the certificate request information:

Send an email with your name, call sign, contact time/date/frequency, number given, and PDF certificate request to kd0wxt@gmail.com

AND/OR

to receive a full-color, printed certificate, submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address:

Roger Henley

C/O D.A.R.K. Dam Amateur Radio Klub

32018 Hwy 7

Edwards, MO 65326


November-Pomme de Terre Dam

The Pomme de Terre Dam is an earth and rockfill embankment, is 7,240 feet long and stands 155 feet above the streambed. The dam’s impervious core was made of heavily compacted clay and is virtually watertight. The outlet works, consisting of the control tower, tunnel and stilling basin. The control tower is equipped with two hydraulically operated gates which controlled release of water through the dam and reduces the force of the water flowing downstream. 

The phrase “Pomme de Terre” is French for “Apple of the Earth” or “potato”. The Pomme de Terre River was probably named after plants that resembled potatoes that grew on this banks. This plant was probably an Apios Americana or Potato Bean and was used for food by the Indians.

Further information can be found here: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Pomme de Terre Lake

Operators for the event:

  • Samantha Henley KE0LMY 20m, 40m, and 80m Phone
  • Renee Cason KE0LMZ 6m and 10m Phone
  • More to come!

Additional Activities:

We are very excited to announce that we will be operating AT Pomme de Terre Dam on both Saturdays for the event! We will be set up with various radios/antennas/power set ups, so feel free to join us on-site and get your picture in our online album! We will also have a cookout/barbecue on those Saturdays! More activities will be added as we confirm operators/participants!

Across the water, you can see where we will be operating in November!

2020


May-Stockton Dam


September-Bagnell Dam