RARC monthly Meeting – July 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM – Summer Picnic

This month’s meeting will be held at KOA Campground beginning at 5PM
Hosts: Roger and Barbara Philip – W0KOA & KB0KOA
5232 65th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Please consider bringing a dish to pass and bring your own beverages for this event! The RARC will be supplying pulled pork sandwiches from HyVee for dinner

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

RARC Social at Wildwood – June 27, 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

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 – KC0CJP 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!

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.

This post will be updated with photos and scores as they become available!

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!

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

BRAND NEW COURSE!!!

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

Rochester Skywarn Training – March 18, 2019 6:30 PM

This year’s Skywarn Training event for Rochester was held at the International Event Center on March 18th 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. The training is required every 2 years for Olmsted County weather spotters. The National Weather Service website has more information as well as additional times, dates, and locations available for training.

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RARC Monthly Meeting – April 9th, 2019 @ 6:30 PM – Timewave

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 15 minute club-business discussion, then a Rag-Chew time with treats, and finally a very interesting presentation of amateur radio interest.

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!

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!