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!

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 – September 26, 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!