145.670 Packet Node is active

FYI the Olmsted 145.670 packet node is operational on simplex 145.670, 1200 baud AFSK at 80 watts. The nodes ID is   “MNRST“. 


W0STV is working on an update on what other nodes it has heard and can connect to in the tri-state area. 
If you want to learn more about how to do keyboard to keyboard packet network communications  there are many youtube videos on the subject to get you up and running. When we had the system before you could contact Fargo, Duluth, and the Twin Cities,  

Red Cross Damage Assessment Training – SkyWarn Personnel – Sat Feb 15, 2020 @ 10:00am-3:00PM

When:
Saturday, 15 February 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

Where:
Rochester Firestation #2, City EOC

Organizer: Steve Wiebke

Details:
This is a damage assessment class for SkyWarn trained personnel to attend to learn how to report damage to local emergency organizations (Red Cross, County/City EOC, National Weather Service etc.).  This information will be effective accross county lines not just for Olmsted.

There will be lunch provided and anyone interested needs to contact Steve, WØSTV to RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount.  Non-club members can get prerequisite information from Steve upon request to make sure they are able to attend.

An RSVP is requested.

Winlink node – 145.010

The Winlink node operated by W0STV has changed frequency to 145.010 in order to make 145.670 available to the statewide packet network. This network is poised to return to Rochester, linking us keyboard-to-keyboard to stations in the Twin Cities area.

Please continue to test and pass e-mail traffic via this node! Jason, KM4ACK has some excellent tutorials on how to get up and running with very low cost portable hardware (including the computer!)

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.

Step 1: Fill out the online membership form

A sweet membership information form is supposed to go here, currently work-in-progress and KC0NPF will update this post as soon as its ready!

Step 2: Pay your dues

Membership
Call sign(s)

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

RARC Social at Wildwood – Last Thursday of each month

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

RARC Builder’s Day – February 15, 2019

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, 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)