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The Rochester Amateur Radio Club, Incorporated (RARC) is an ARRL affiliated club located in Rochester, Minnesota. The purpose of the radio club is to: advance general interest and knowledge of amateur radio, promote cooperation and exchange of information between members, conduct club programs, and to 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 operates and maintains: 1) two VHF repeaters 2) a UHF D-Star repeater, and 3) APRS digipeaters. The club meets at the second Tuesday of each month at time and place announced below.   Visitors are welcome to attend.

RARC Monthly Meeting -next-  May 13, 2014 
The next Rochester Amateur Radio Club (RARC) monthly meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on the above date,  in or near Room HA-111, at the RCTC Heintz Center Building A, 1926 Collegeview Drive SE (map) , in Rochester.  

Latest RARC Meeting Minutes -   March 2014

If you were unable to attend any previous RARC monthly meeting, you can find the RARC Meeting Minutes on the RARC Club Meetings page.

Olmsted EOC
Olmsted County EOC Tour  (click photo for larger image)
 Neil, W0VLZ, plans a special event station  for the Mayo Clinic Sesquicentennial.  He is granted the call KØM and created a QSL card (click on image for larger version).  The event will be the 2nd weekend of August (9th & 10th) at the KOA campgrounds.  Neil is working with Mayo Press Office and  local press for publicity. Additional infomation can be found at: K9M QSL Card
Monthy Informal Social Event 

Family, guests, and visitors are welcome to attend!

RARC Public Service: 2014
The 2014 Public Service season is upon us!  Currently there are 11 events available, though not all have set their dates yet. This is an excellent way for new hams to get involved and gain valuable on-the-air experience.  You can visit the event's web site and/or sign up at:
public service
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RARC Mail Group
RARC now has a mailing list on Yahoo!. This is a great way to stay in contact with the club.

Field Day 2014 - June 28-29

This year's Field Day will return to Pat Cahill's, WØBM, at 69520 270th Avenue, Kasson, MN 55944 (map).  Talk-in will be on the 146.82 (T 100.0) repeater.

More details are on the ARRL page,,.

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2013 QSL Cards

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Field Day 2013
2013 K1KD

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Last update: April 9, 2014
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