RARC Monthly Meeting – June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM – Contesting Software and Field Day

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club (RARC) monthly meeting is at 6:30 p.m on the second Tuesday of every month, at the Rochester City Emergency Operations Center located in the lower level of the 2185 Wheelock Drive Rochester Fire Station No. 2 building.

Meetings start with a brief club-business discussion, then a Rag-Chew time with treats, and finally a very semi interesting presentation of amateur radio interest.

This month’s program – KC0NPF presents Logging Software and Field Day

We’ll be focusing on the N1MM logging software with specific focus on the “nuts and bolts” of how to use the software to its full potential during Field Day. We want all operators making contacts, not fighting with the tools! There will be an attempt at a live demo including rig communication/rig control.

Contact BJ, KC0NPF@gmail with your club meeting ideas and suggestions for future meetings!
Feel free to join us for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North, voted best bar in Minnesota!

Field Day 2019 – June 21-23, 2019

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club hosted a Field Day event at Schaeffer Academy June 22-23rd, open to the public from Noon to 9PM on Saturday, and from 9AM to Noon Sunday.

Field Day is ham radio’s open house! Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Members of the public are welcome to come and learn about Ham Radio with voice, digital, morse/cw, and mobile stations being operated, and even try it out as guest radio operators under expert guidance at our “Get On The Air” station during this free event!

NEEDED: 24+ foot Trailer for hauling antenna elements! Contact Collin AA0CN

Med City Marathon – May 26, 2019 7:00AM-1:00PM


Since 1996, Med City Marathon has been providing a high quality, fun and energetic marathon in Rochester. The event starts at the Rochester International Event Center and runs around Rochester ending at the Civic Center. With this new course we will need more volunteers to cover the water stops. This also means that you will have a different location than last year. If you need an earlier or later position, please post that when signing up

RARC Monthly Meeting – May 14,2019 @ 6:30 PM – Contesting and DX

This month’s presentation will be DXing and Contesting by Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, the 2019 ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager. Bart’s career in Amateur Radio dates back to 1985 when he joined the ARRL as editor of the Repeater Directory. He’s held positions including Awards manager and manager of the VEC program. Bart has also worked in the private sector in Emergency Medical Services and IT.

Bart will be presenting via Teleconference, don’t miss the May 14th meeting as we build our contesting knowledge with an eye towards Field Day!

RARC Builder’s Day – May 18th, 2019 – Go kits show and tell

This months’ subject is go-kits, bring in your “Every Day Carry Bag, Go-Kit, Get-home kit, Bug-out vehicle what ever you have and we’ll compare notes and ideas!

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 Rochester EOC, located in the lower level of the 2185 Wheelock Drive Building (Also Rochester Fire Station No. 2)

RARC Social at Wildwood – May 30, 2019

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.

PLEASE RSVP by 12:00 NOON on Thursday

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.

Dues for Individual Members are $30 annually, and Family Memberships are $40 annually.
Applications for membership shall be submitted to the secretary of the club either in person at the RARC Club Meetings or mailed with a Check to:

P.O. Box 1
Rochester, MN 5590

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