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.

RARC Bylaws Discussion – Nov 19th 6:30pm @ Rochester EOC (Open to all members)

This is a special-interest discussion for those who have interest in any amendments to the by-laws. There have been many suggestions, concerns, and proposals that should be taken into consideration. This will be an opportunity for those who have interests to discuss at length in an open forum without the time restraints of a usual meeting. As a result of this meeting (and any subsequent discussion), we hope to have a concrete set of amendments to the current by-laws to be reviewed and voted on by the club during the following monthly meetings. No official business or voting will be handled at this meeting, and all proposals will have to be voted on at official meetings per the current bylaw amendment process.
Suggestions may be submitted to the secretary in advance or if you are unable to attend (Collin, AA0CN@arrl.net)
We will begin with a review of the current bylaws, see https://www.rarchams.org/wp/operational-documents/

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!