2022 Field Day Sign-Up

Dave and Drew on the radio at Field Day in 2021.

Field Day is coming up on June 25th and 26th this year. Like last year, the Rochester Amateur Radio Club is holding the event at W0BM’s farm and running as a Class 2A club. If you are unable to make it out there, you can still participate from home and submit your points with the Club.

There is a sign-up sheet on Google Docs (https://tinyurl.com/39cbjsxm) for time slots on the different stations. There are also sign-up spots for setup, tear down and dinner (help gage the amount of food needed) on that document.

More information can be found on June’s edition of the RARC Hamster (page 4) and on the RARCHams Groups.IO.

Thank you to Taylor (WB0RSJ) for putting this year’s Field Day together for the RARC! We look forward to seeing you out there!

[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.

[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.