RARC Monthly Meeting – October 8, 2019 @ 6:30PM

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.

Feel free to join us for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North, voted best bar in Minnesota!

Contact Bob, K0SIR@ARRL.NET with meeting ideas or suggestions for future meetings!

Fall Technician License Class – Starts October 19 @ 10:00AM

Our next Technician Class starts October 19th. The class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.

The class is $25, and students need to obtain the ARRL License Manual, Fourth Edition, and start reading Chapters 1-4. We will cover most of the information in these chapters on the first day. We’ve been doing very well this year. I had a very full class in the spring, and three in my summer class. However, for each class, I have had many people discussed that never made it to the class. If your friends weren’t able to attend, here’s another try!

RARC Monthly Meeting – September 10, 2019 @ 6:30PM

This month’s program will be about contesting from VP5 by Fred Regennitter K4IU.

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.

Feel free to join us for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North, voted best bar in Minnesota!

Contact Bob, K0SIR@ARRL.NET with meeting ideas or suggestions for future meetings!

Scheels Healthy Human Race – August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 AM

The 35th annual Healthy Human race is a half-marathon event held on on August 24, 2019 starting at Soldiers Field in downtown Rochester, MN.

There are 7 aid stations on the course serving up water and Gatorade.  These are located at miles 1.7, 3.5, 5.2, 6.3, 7.6, 9.5, and 11.3 .  Port-a-johns are located at the Start and Finish and adjacent to every aid station. Medical support is available along the course and at the finish line.

John mentioned we have only a few people signed up and we need more help!

RARC Monthly Meeting – August 13, 2019 @ 6:30PM

RARC Monthly Meeting – August 13, 2019 @ 6:30 PM – Yaesu Rep

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.

Feel free to join us for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North, voted best bar in Minnesota!

Contact Bob, K0SIR@ARRL.NET with meeting ideas or suggestions for future meetings!

Mayo Clinic Bounce Day – October 6 2019

Bounce Day is an emergency simulation event designed to test “can YOU be the help until help arrives.” This year’s event will be held at Gamehaven Scout Reservation.

Our club is involved as part of the NIMS protocol as logistics communicators. Please Sign up on both our list and the Bounce Day website linked below. The Bounce Day registration IS REQUIRED in order to participate and has a special “ticket type” for Ham Radio, lets fill up their request as best we can! They list up to 19 hams still needed as I post this!

ARES Net Notes 6/30/2019

  • 10 meter net is canceled this week
  • There’s a Tech Committee meeting on Tuesday
  • W0STV
    • We’ll try frequency counting our radios at the picnic
    • Need weather spotters on standby for the 4th of July to give heads up if the celebrations are evacuated
    • APRS monitoring next Sunday, send a ping and get recorded!
    • Down by the Riverside concerts – July 14 is the first one, please contact N0KZO to sign up!
    • KC0NPF – The club meeting this month is the Picnic at KOA camp ground
  • AA0CN – There will be swap meet activity at the picnic, bring your buy/sell gear or some $$

ARES Net notes 6/23/2019

  • AA0CN: A black backpack was found at the SSB station, if it belongs to you contact K0VH
  • W0TMP: asked if the Winlink gateway is defined on the Winlink system (does it appear on the Winlink site map?) Has anyone connected? W0STV replied software-wise the node is having issues and may not be responding correctly at this time.
  • W0STV: Saturday is the Rochesterfest Parade at/near Soldiers Field. We have 9 operators signed up. Operators please be on-site by 1:30PM using 147.255 repeater (as .625 is in need of repair).
  • W0STV: Thursday is the RARC Social at Wildwood, please RSVP to W0STV so we can be sure we have enough seats.
  • KC0P: Field day was pretty good time from the VHF/UHF perspective. Equipment was working and we successfully completed a Satellite contact (possibly the first in the last 15 years). Worked 40 contacts on 6m using FT8.
  • AA0CN: Field Day was better than expected from weather and atmospheric conditions. Thanks to all who helped, especially with cleanup!