Welcome!

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (RARC) is an ARRL affiliated and located in Rochester, Minnesota. The Club's mission is to: advance general interest and knowledge of amateur radio, promote cooperation and exchange information between members, conduct club programs, and provide public service support for community activities. The Club is a Minnesota non-profit corporation and has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.

 

RARC Monthly Meeting - March 13th, 2018

The next Rochester Amateur Radio Club (RARC) monthly meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, in the EOC (Basement) of Rochester Fire Station No. 2, southwest of the intersection of Viola Road NE and East Circle Drive [Cty 22] NE, in Rochester.
Feel free to join us for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North, voted best bar in Minnesota!

Reminder to Pay Dues!

Annual Dues may be paid to the Treasuer, or through the other options  (including online!) as described on the Membership page!

Dues for Individual Members are $30 annually, and Family Memberships are $40 annually.

RARC Builder's Day - March 17th, 2018

RARC hosts a Builder's Day from 9am to 11am on the Saturday following the normal club meeting each month. The purpose of the Builder's Day is for any club members to bring in and work on projects such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or any other projects that members are interested in working on. The Builder's Day will be located in the same location as the monthly meeting - at the new Rochester Fire Station No. 2, southwest of the intersection of Viola Road NE and East Circle Drive [Cty 22] NE, in Rochester. 

2018 Sunday Night ARES Net Rotation

The Sunday Night ARES net will start a weekly repeater rotation in 2018 starting in February, as follows for each Sunday in a month:

First Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz
Second Sunday @ 9pm  146.625- P.L. 100Hz
Third Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz
Fourth Sunday @ 9pm  146.820- P.L. 100Hz
Fifth Sunday @ 9pm  147.255+ P.L. 100Hz

The purpose is to monthly test each repeaters operation during a net from around the county for quality control, and to test our radio(s) on each VHF repeater.

 

RARC Social Evening - Last Thursday of each month

The RARC holds a social event the last Thursday of each month at Wildwood. Plenty of parking and the food is great. We average around 7 to 10 people, and we have had as many as 13. We meet around 5:30 pm. We have been leaving around 7:30. We discuss anything and everything. It is very informal. Hams that you have not seen at meetings or public service events have shown up. Come and join us bring the family have some drink some eats and have a good time.