Link to RARC April 2020 Newsletter
Just a quick announcement to keep an eye on the RARC Public Service page for updates, postponements, and cancellations of events. As you can imagine these schedules will be very fluid throughout the year. IF you had signed up for any of the postponed events, please contact the RARC event coordinator listed on said page with updates to your availability as things start moving again.
The 2020 Med-City Marathon is being moved to September 5th and 6th.
The RARC will meet virtually on the 147.255 repeater for the month of April since we are unable to meet in person. Our normal meeting place is:
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.
Our next Technician Class was scheduled to start April 18. The class runs three consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Bill and the RARC are exploring options to do the class online rather than in person. More information will be posted here as it becomes available!
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.
Description:Tuesday March 9th at 6:30PM will be the Olmsted County Skywarn training for Spring 2020. Other training opportunities are available if you can’t make this one. W0STV will have some sweet looking Skywarn shirts available for purchase at this event if you’d like one, they run $20.
Mar 09, 2020 06:30PM – Mar 09, 2020 08:30PM Rochester International Event Center
On March 5th at 6:30 PM the Tech Committee will be meeting. The primary subject will be to finalize plans for the upgrade of the 146.820 repeater.
Mar 05, 2020 06:30PM – Mar 05, 2020 07:30PM Rochester EOC
Saturday, 15 February 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Rochester Firestation #2, City EOC
Organizer: Steve Wiebke
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.
The proposed location for our holiday party is Five West. Please sign up as in order to enjoy this venue we need to meet the food/drink minimum. The minimum in order to make Five West cost effective will be 25, we will choose an alternate site if we get less than 25 signed up to keep costs manageable. Please sign up by December 30!!
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/