145.3900-, DCS 047
444.4750+, Tone 118.8
145.3900-, DCS 047
444.4750+, Tone 118.8
The promotion and encouragement of amateur radio in the City of Richfield and surrounding communities. Especially the advancement of education of amateur radio and its use in public service via the development of a viable communications network.
Club President: Herman Saul (WØHJS), Club Vice-President: Doug Nicholson (AEØBO), Club Secretary: Paul Curtiss (KEØQXV)
We’re going to be having Mr. Yaesu Fusion Guy come to visit us. Please watch his current video https://youtu.be/JPhY5YY8-dQ
RARC asks all to keep posted on this website before visiting our next meeting for all updates.
Oct 9th at the Richfield Community Center we are talking on Yeasu’s Fusion WiRES-X Rooms. Setup starts at 6pm and ends at 9pm in the Ruth Johnson Room. This is to Talk on the Richfield’s Repeater 145.390 and talk around the world using the WiRES-X Rooms to link along the way. Some rooms are The DARC (28439) Room, MnWis (21493), America’s Link (21080), Texas Nexus (21636) and many more.
How to connect to Rooms using a FTM-7250/3200DR
How to connect to Rooms using a FT-70DR
How to connect to Rooms using a FTM-100DR
How to connect to Rooms using FTM-400DR & FT-1/2/3DR
Finding a room number HamOperator.com
A presentation by Erik NY9D regarding the digital communication systems used for the Twin Cities Marathon. Info at www.14567.org.
Volunteers are needed for this event in October, 2019.
Discuss Burnsville fire muster, September 2019, volunteers needed.
Banner design was discussed, a design was approved.
Solder session update.
Discuss preparations for Pennfest 2019.
There will be an all call on the UHF repeater net on Thursday, September 19th. All club members and friends please make an effort to join us.
______________________________________________ Approved Design _____________________________________________________
______________________________________________ Not approved Design ________________________________________________
Pennfest is coming.
We need to have people on the air and on location. We are going to be sharing our location with Richfield CERT van again, and we will need supplies please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help.
Chairman is Matt N0TNL.
With a stretch of nice weather in the forecast, it’s time to dust off the transmitter hunting gear! This Thursday (8/29/19), the Bloomington Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a transmitter hunt, beginning at 6:30 PM at Bloomington Civic Plaza from the parking lot on the west side of the building (near the southwest entrance).
The field of play will be the City of Bloomington, bounded on the west by US HWY 169, to the north by I-494, and to the south and east by the Minnesota River.
Format: Two hidden transmitters; one 500 mW to 1 W, the other 10-20 mW and in the general vicinity of the stronger transmitter. The transmitters will be on alternate 1-minute transmit windows.
Accessibility: A vehicle will be required for finding the transmitters, but at-home operators (in Bloomington and possibly surrounding municipalities) with omnidirectional or directional antennas can still contribute with coordinated hunting (see Resources below for tips from WB4APR). On-foot hunting is expected to take up to a mile of walking on sidewalks, dirt/grass paths, or over cut grass.
Difficulty: This is intended to be a beginner-friendly event, and those without directional antennas are encouraged to take part in a coordinated hunt (see Resources below). With sunset at 7:56 PM, the event will be complete around 8:00–8:15 PM.
Two hidden transmitters: 146.565 MHz FM
Safety and administrative: 147.090 MHz, +600 kHz, no tone, analog FM (KD0CL VHF repeater)
Coordinated hunting: 444.375 MHz, +5 MHz, DCS 047 (TX and RX), analog FM (KD0CL UHF repeater; repeater is Yaesu C4FM capable, but please use analog for this event)
Homing In, and specifically this page on first-time hunting techniques and equipment.
Bob Bruninga’s (WB4APR) Direction Finding Tips for those with Omnidirectional Antennas.Further updates will be appended to the event posting on the Bloomington Amateur Radio Association website, https://mnhamradio.com/hidden-transmitter-hunt-thursday-8-29/
I have tried to copy Twin Cities area radio club leadership on this email; please pass this along to any people or clubs that may be interested (and please make sure your information on the ARRL Affiliated Club site is current!).
Regards, Bill Mitchell
Our transportation committee is always looking for new drivers to help other members get two meetings and activities.
Net Community is also looking for new net controllers it is fun, easy, and scripts are available.
Looking for a members to help set-up our October Get On The Air Event.
We always appreciate members using, and listening to our repeaters daily. Our goal have someone always ready to answer the call. We have a great radio system free to all and needs to be used.
Anyone wants to get there license or an upgrade let’s help everyone everytime.
Other events needing hams to help are Twin Cities Marathon, & Burnsville fire muster.
Please email: email@example.com for more information.
Again, this is our club and we can make a difference to all.
73 KC0TJ Don
The 2019 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is fast approaching, so mark your calendars for
* Sunday, October 6 (Marathon & Medtronic TC 10 Mile
If you wish to volunteer for the 2019 race medical team (Sunday), please register online by September 22. Early registration ensures you are on the team and have a secured position. We are staffing the marathon and the 10 mile as independent races to allow shorter shifts, but you can sign up for both races. We are using the RaceSafe platform for medical volunteer registration again this year so if you registered last year, you will just update changes in your status for this year. For those of you who are new, you will need to access the website and download the app to your phone as outlined below. The volunteer list will be available for other Twin Cities In Motion events so it will be easy for you to volunteer if you choose to do so. If you are not available for this year’s race, but wish to remain on the list for future years, please register and you will appear on our lists for future events.
We are still in the planning stages and always looking for suggestions to improve our medical team.
Race Day Logistics: The medical section coordinators will be setting up race day assignments by September 22, so please register as soon as possible. You will get an email with your assignment, report times, and a map of the location as soon as we make assignments. If you would like to remain in your previous post, please note where you have worked in past years and we will do our best to make this happen. If you have a medical license and you enter it in the registration process, you will automatically be in our medical liability plan.
To Register in RaceSafe please complete the following steps:
1. Create an account or Login by going to the event specific links below for Sunday (marathon & 10 mile) Sunday (marathon and ten mile)
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon & Medtronic TC 10 Mile
Please note there are 10 mile shifts and marathon shifts.
If you have an existing RaceSafe login, please click the link above to get to RaceSafe and then click the login link. Your login is your email. Hopefully, you remember your password.
If you are signing up for the first time, click on the link above and fill in the requested information. You will receive an authentication email at the email you provide with an activation link that you must click on to create an account.
2. Please go through the registration wizard and fill out all mandatory fields. If you are a provider without a license, please type in “unlicensed” or “none”. For those with existing accounts please update your profile in the dashboard if your information has changed since your last volunteer experience.
Select the event you are volunteering for from the dashboard and choose the correct volunteer position that applies to you. They have been divided up to make the check-in process on race day quicker and easier.
In the “Comment section”: If you have worked medical before, please enter your past medical assignments and your qualifications here. If you have foreign language skills, please include that here.
Complete the registration process by watching the videos. You will receive a confirmation email afterwards confirming your registration is complete.
Physical Therapists will receive final assignments from Kelly Roberts Lane.
3. Download RaceSafe on the Apple App Store or Google Play if you don’t have it already. If you do have it make sure you update the app (there have been some updates over the past year).
If you are registering for both days, please go back to your dashboard and add the second day to your events, repeating the same steps as before. You will not have to download the app a second time.
4. After “Account Creation” and “RaceSafe app download,” please go through all the training slides and click “I have completed the training.” This only takes around 10 minutes. Be sure to click “I have completed the training” on the last slide.
Success! Now, on race day you will be able to access the app from your Apple or Android phone/tablet to do your part in keeping participants safe.
If you have any problems signing up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use the following categories to make assignments. The sign-up includes locations like finish line or course; and “are you working with a group list”:
* National Ski Patrol OEC Course Teams
* Communications Teams
* Ramsey County/UMN Med Reserve Corps
* MATA ATC Finish Chute Triage Team
* National Mountain Bike Patrol Teams
* EMT Osseo/SLP Triage Teams
* EMT Independent
* IHCC (Inver Hills) Student Association Triage Team * Regions Critical Care and Arrest Teams * Red Cross EMT/First Responders * RaceGuards
During the sign up, please specify your role from the following categories (found under “background” in your user profile):
* MD/DO Staff
* MD/DO Fellow – licensed
* MD/DO Resident – licensed
* MD/DO Resident – non licensed
* Medical Student Year 1, 2
* Medical Student Year 3, 4
* RN licensed
* RN Student
* Physical Therapist – licensed
* Physical Therapy – student
* Nurse Practitioner – licensed
* Nurse Practitioner – student
* Physician Assistant – licensed
* Physician Assistant – student
* Athletic Trainer
* Athletic Trainer – student
* Pre-med student
* Communications Volunteer
* Adult Volunteer
* High School Volunteer
We have replaced the antenna on our VHF repeater AKA 5.39 we like people to give reports of it’s improvement. Email email@example.com. Please compare to our UHF repeater AKA .475. This testing should only be on FM mode and not on C4FM. Digital mode will give a false reading.
73 KC0TJ Don