RARC August Meeting – Tuesday August 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

This year’s RARC Picnic will be held outdoors at the KOA Campgrounds (click for map). Thanks so much to Roger and Barb for inviting us out, it will be good to see everyone in person again!

This year due to COIVD restrictions please bring your own food, drink, and chair, there will be no formal potluck this year due to COVID.
We may have a short business meeting, there will be no presentation. Bring show and tell, tailgate swap items and your fox hunting equipment!

Weather looks to be good, this event will be held weather permitting. Announcements will be posted if something changes, also keep an ear on the 147.255 repeater!

KOA Camground website

Approximate picnic location

Field Day 2020

Thanks to everyone who participated in Field Day this year, either at the club site or individually!
We will be holding a Scoring net on the Rochester 147.255 repeater at 8PM on Monday June 29th. This would be a great place to ask questions or get clarifications on scoring or the log submission process!
Please remember to use our club “contest club” identifier for club/group name: “Rochester (MN) ARC

RARC’s Field Day 2020 Page

ARRL Log Submission Page

June RARC Meeting – Field Day – 6/9/2020 @ 6:30PM

This month’s meeting will take place via Zoom at the usual time. Club members will be sent a link to the meeting.

The Rochester Amateur Radio Club (RARC) monthly meeting is normally held 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, and finally a presentation  of amateur radio interest.

When the world restarts again we will also meet for an optional social dinner before at 5pm at Whistle Binkies North. Unfortunately that’s not likely to occur this month.

2020 Public Service Updates

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.

RARC Club Meeting ON AIR – Tuesday April 14th @ 6:30 PM

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.

On Hold: Spring Technician License Class – April 18, 25, May 2

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.