[Fixed] 147.255 Repeater Issues – New Primary/Secondary

[Updated 5/5/2022]
The Olmsted EOC has completed the service work on the 147.255 repeater and wants us to give it a good test run to verify it is working as it should. We will begin using it in the normal Sunday ARES net rotation, Echolink is back on that repeater and it is again the primary skywarn net repeater.
– W0STV / Steve Wiebke

Anyone who experiences any continued issues with the 147.255 repeater, please notify W0STV.


There have been some resent issues found on the 147.255 repeater. Olmsted County has been made aware of this so it can be fixed. In the meantime, please use the club’s repeaters for all activity:

[Primary] 146.82 PL 100Hz
[Secondary] 147.625 Analog FM PL 100Hz – this is a Yaesu System Fusion repeater, it does Analog and Digital. Turn on TSQL with a 100Hz tone to mute out any digital activity on a non-YSF capable radio. Please watch your s-meter or other busy indicators before transmitting to avoid doubling over a digital transmission.

Please watch Groups.io for further updates on the situation and notices to when the 255 repeater is fixed.

[Canceled] May 2022 ARES Meeting: What Is In Your Go Kit?

Go Kit Unassembled

[Update 5/10/2022] Due to unforeseen circumstances, the meeting on the 14th will be canceled. The topic “What Is In Your Go Kit” will be moved to be the topic for June’s (June 18th) meeting.


The May ARES Meeting will be held May 14th, 2022 starting at 9:00am at the Rochester Fire Station #2 (2185 Wheelock Dr NE). The program for this month’s meeting will be “What Is In Your Go Kit?” and you are asked to bring you go kit and communications equipment.

We will review the decisions to help you build, update and change your go kit as needed. You can bring anything from an HT, to a shack on your back, and/or your mobile set up. The program is to get you to think of what you should have and why your kit will be different then someone else.

The monthly ARES meetings are held monthly the Saturday after the RARC monthly Tuesday meeting. These meetings are currently replacing the BUG meetings previously held at this time.

RARC Builder’s group

RARC hosts a Builder’s Day monthly on the Saturday after the RARC Club Meeting. @ 10:00 AM 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, homebrew radios, 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 Rochester EOC, located in the lower level of the 2185 Wheelock Drive Building (Also Rochester Fire Station No. 2)


Tuesday Evening SE Minnesota 10 Meter Net 28.325Mhz USB – Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM


Organised by: Mark Kelm, K0GMK

WHEN:  Tuesday evenings EXCEPT club meeting nights
TIME:  7:00 PM DST (0000 ZULU)
WHERE:. 28.325 MHz USB

The net is open to all classes of amateur radio operators

If the net has started when you join just wait for the pause when we ask for additional check-ins and join in with your call sign.

Possible topics for discussion are:

  • New rigs, antennas, equipment and etc.
  • Technical Q&A

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a SkyWarn activation or lightning in the area the net is cancelled without notice.

RARC Social at Wildwood in Byron – Last Thursday of each month

This event is resuming with special conditions

The RARC holds a social event the last Thursday of each month at Wildwood In Byron (This location is new!). Plenty of parking and the food is great. Due to COVID restrictions, we’re restricted to 6 people per table. 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.

PLEASE RSVP by 12:00 NOON on Thursday

Skywarn APRS Spotter Info Form

Skywarn APRS Spotter info

Spotters that have the capability to use APRS need to provide their information so we can track them during activations. We and the Sherriff’s dept use this info to accurately track locations of storm reports.

Click on the link below and you will be taken to a form to provide your info. Any questions, contact John N0HZN @ jesott09@gmail.com

Skywarn Information form

Join or Renew your Membership

Membership is open to all licensed amateurs, and to all other persons interested in supporting the purposes and activities of the club. Our club functions on a minimal budget which is used to support our activities, including Field Day, the club picnic, Christmas party, and other various events. Additionally the equipment and repeaters we all use are supported by our dues. Thank you in advance for your contribution and involvement!

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

We are trying to keep our records up to date.

In order for us to keep the most up to date information in our member database, we ask that once a year you fill out STEP 1 below so we can keep our records current. Especially if are currently a member.

If you are joining the club, we ask that you Fill out STEP 1, and then proceed to STEP 2 to pay your dues. You can also pay by check and mail it in, just make sure to fill out STEP 1.

Step 1: Fill out the online membership form

Step 2: Pay your dues

Membership
Call sign(s)

Snail Mail method:

Fill out the Membership Application form and submit to the secretary of the club at the next RARC meeting, by e-mail, or by snail mail (with a check please) to:
RARC
P.O. Box 1
Rochester, MN 55903