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)
Please join us for the monthly meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Details are in an Email sent out Sunday, and on the club’s calendar. We will be discussing Field Day 2021 on June 26th at the Richfield Community center. This will be an abbreviated event this year. Set up will begin at 9 am and tear down at dusk.
Please see the email for Zoom details. If you would like to become a member of RARC, send an Email to:
Bill AE0EE will make a presentation regarding Field Day 2021.
FREQUENCY CHANGED 5-14-2021
DMR UHF SIMPLEX EVENT
Thursday, May 20th 2021 at 7:30PM
On… 446.075 M h z (DPLX)
TalkGroup 99 TimeSlot 1 ColorCode 1
Moderators are… KCØBBK Galen, NØNWH Tom, & KCØTJ Don
Is a great mode however most have only a UHF DMR radio, and we wanted to help
you. This event is always open to anyone. No club affiliation is ever required for
this event. Galen, Tom, and Don will try to help everyone to get on. We will be
monitoring 444.475 analog Repeater for support during this event. Please test
your radio(s) anytime before this event on 446.075Mhz. The 446.075Mhz is a national simplex for DMR and is open to anyone anytime. This frequency should be in DMRPLX ZONE (National Simplex) on most CodePlugs already to make it easy.
Contact us @ https://meet.jit.si/MinnesotaDMR or W0RRC.RARC@Gmail.com 4 Q’s
Ed Fong made a presentation to RARC at the April meeting, and the feedback has been all positive. Follow the link below. The last slide has a discounted price list. Mention RARC when ordering. Students of DR. Fong’s RF classes fabricate the antennas as lab projects, and the proceeds go to supporting the students.
The web address is:
We will invite Ed to make another presentation in the future.
Fusion set to 147.525 in DN mode this seems to travel farther than VW.
DMR is already in Galen’s codeplug so it should be very easy. 145.790 Timeslot 2, Talkgroup 99, & ColorCode 1.
DSTAR 145.710 DR mode MYC: (is your licensed call) UR: (CQCQCQ) and don’t use! RPT1: RPT2:
DSTAR was the most challenging one to set up, and I spent hours to figure it out, and what frequency to use. The posted National Frequency is being used for other resources that I respect. According to Minnesota Repeater Council band information it stated the frequency I pick is the experimental part of the band.
Thanks, Don KC0TJ and Tom N0NWH
This month’s meeting will include a presentation on the US National Grid system by Ken K0SAR. The USNG is a mapping system that uses latitude/longitude and GPS coordinates, rather than address based mapping, which becomes useless when an area is disturbed by tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding. Below is a link to the drop box with compressed files for the mapping exercises and the Zoom application info.
Please join us on Wednesday at 7:00 pm for the monthly meeting either on Zoom or the W0RRC UHF repeater 444.475 PL tone 233.6 for casting votes for officer election. Look for an email for meeting details, check the calendar on this site.
The W0RRC repeater 444.475 +5, tone 233.6 is once again available. Thursday evening RARC nets will be held on this repeater at 6:30 pm.
To members and friends of the Richfield Amateur Radio Club; Please join us on Wednesday, December 16th on the Zoom application at 7 pm. Look for an email with the meeting particulars. We have had some members note that they are not receiving club emails, so check your spam/junk bucket.
Also, the January, 2021 meeting will have elections for President, Vice-president and Secretary. If you are interested in running for one of the offices, please email the club at: email@example.com
RARC members and friends, please check for an email with details on how to join the meeting on the Zoom application.
We will start taking nominations for club officers with the election taking place at the January 2021 meeting. It is a one year commitment.
There will be an update regarding the status of the 444.4745 repeater.
Paul KE0QXV will give a presentation about his experience installing antennas and masts at his QTH. Please see images below.