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.

Olmsted County Skywarn Training – Mar 09, 2020 @ 06:30PM

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

Red Cross Damage Assessment Training – SkyWarn Personnel – Sat Feb 15, 2020 @ 10:00am-3:00PM

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 10:00am to 3:00pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

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.