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.
Don Clay (KCØTJ)
Clay Bartholow (WØLED)
Mark Rowe (KEØBVZ)
To All members,
I would like to thank everyone that helped to build this club. I would like everyone to thank Mark for being the longest club officer as Secretary for 2 years or in simple terms since day one of Richfield Amateur Radio Club. Please give thanks to Clay for his term as VP. I have many more to thank and I will do that when we talk in person.
EX-President Don KC0TJ
Next our newest Club Officers are
Tom KD0DFG is the new President
Matt N0TNL is the new VP
Avery K0HLA is the New Secretary
Thank you to all that participated to night. We did call on the 444.475 rptr with no answer. We did proxy voting if anyone could not make it. We had everyone That was able to vote at the meeting voting. With that being said no officer ran unopposed.
73 DE KC0TJ CL
***In order to make sure every member has a voice we will be doing Proxy Voting. (Proxy Vote is: When a member uses another member to vote for them similar to a Absentee Ballot.) We will be opening the 444.475 repeater for voting during the meeting per our club has no Treasury or any financial gains.
On Thursday 12-29-16 we did an “All Call Drill.” I We had 9 check-ins including me as net control. I will give thanks to AE0RF for helping me when it became alphabet soup. I kept saying Zulu instead of Zero, so Justin came to my aide. N0TNL was ready to relieve AE0RF. So I also want to give Matt a big thanks. This was our 2nd attempt of an “ALL CALL! or CLUB ROLE CALL!” on a net night. Our 1st attempt yield a little more results, but we did use 145.390 and 444.475 repeaters simultaneously and gave everyone a longer warning of the drill. I again I thank all that participated. I will also would like to add that I did get some additional emails of members that was not in range of the repeater. This drill or club exercise will be coming again in the new year with little to no warning in prep for a real call out of ham radio operator’s to be use as an immediate support group. If you want to be the net controller or roundtable person please let me know, and I still need a person for next week (1-5-16). Procedures are on this website.
Remember our Nets/Roundtables are always on 8pm CT every Thursday on 444.475 (+) Tone 118.8Hz. All CLUB NEWS and UPDATES will be at this time. (If You need help please contact us!)
ALL CLUB MEMBERS SHOULD ALWAYS MONITOR OUR REPEATERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!!!
Another fun thing is Mnwis having a World Wide 24 hour New Year’s Party this Starts 4am local today (12-31-16) on 145.390 (-) Fusion Mode. (Note: If you busy light goes on with no sound you are not in Fusion mode.)
*** If you don’t have Fusion Mode go to 145.230 (-) Tone 114.8 to join in the New Year’s Party***
REMINDER… Our next meeting Jan 18 starting at 7pm.Richfield’s Community Center (7000 Nicollet Ave.) Elections and WFD Prep
In closing this is Your Club and Everyone has Equal Input and Rights. Ham Radio is bigger than anyone person to know it all, so don’t feel uncomfortable to ask for help. I have been around radio for 40+ years and I am still asking questions that was on my 1st test. (Example: I never done an “All Call” with 60+ people and started to stumble but as I stated above other members jumped in to help.)
DE KCØTj 73
I am sending everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
I will be doing a Rag chewing net for anyone that needs a break from the relatives. We will start taking check-ins on 444.475 at 7:30pm local and will be going till 8:15ish. If I am not on by 7:30 then start rag chewing with out me. I will go longer then if needed.
73 DE KCØTJ
What is WFD?
A 24hr emergency radio exercise to contact all of the USA and Canada.
To practice our skills, and play with the radios. To get out of the house, eat some food, and have a eyeball QSO with friends.
Who can operate? Anyone.
Do I need to get on-the-air to participate?
No. We need people to log contacts, make goodies ready to eat, visit with the public, keep us awake, & set-up the equipment.
7000 Nicollet Ave basement of the community center.
Can I bring my own equipment?
Yes, but it must be approved by Lucas KD∅KNU our event chairperson.
Please plan ahead for this event.