Author Archives: President RARC

RARC’s Top Frequencies

I have added frequencies that should be used for Go Boxes or Micro-Shacks. Please note the right side is showing non Ham Radio services like Marine, Multi Use Radio Service, FRS, GMRS, & CB bands  and should be for rx only. I also have added Chirp CVS formatted File type that is Excel friendly. One version is everything, and the other version skips CB bands 27MHz & 49MHZ. I have grouped them by categories and added a 6 digit memory tag of everything. 

Read your radio manual for the Frequency Range most ChiCom Radios covers only 136-174 & 400-500… 

Click here to download  everything including CB Bands… gobox-chirp-with-cb

Click  here for VHF & UHF Bands only, and no CB Bands gobox-chirp

 

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RARC & Author is not responsible for any radio damages or activities over the air. This is suggestions based on location of RARC’s Repeaters. RARC & Author only supports this as a resource for a baseline knowledge for it’s members.

 

Meeting News & December’s meeting date changed!

November’s meeting is Nov 16th…

GoBoxes and MircoShacks. We will be building the City’s GoBox also (If want to bring your GoBox please do.)  Meeting will start at 7pm (Richfield Community 7000 Nicollet Ave)

December 6th  Pavek Museum 6pm-7:30pm

We will touring the Pavek Museum. Cost is $50 minimum or $7 per person whichever is greater. So if you are planning to come please call Chris KE∅CAL at (612) 281-3453  Leave Message.

we will meet at the…

(Richfield Historical Society 6901 Lyndale Ave)

Plan to leave at 5:15pm and to car pool. otherwise let Matt or Chris know.

DECEMBER MAIN MEET HAS MOVED TO 14TH

Our 2nd Xmas party will start at 7pm. Bring something to share for 10 people. last year we had about 7 people present. I hope we have more.

In Closing…

Elections are done for the USA, but our club elections will be in January. Please plan to nominate our club members for President, VP, & Sec in December and January.

A good upcoming Nat Geo film

Hi guys,

KEØGZT here with a tip for a good upcoming Nat Geo film… and a good Ham-related e-newsletter/blog.

The current issue of the e-newsletter Calling CQ is below.
–from Calling CQ:
‘…The National Geographic channel announced the release of the short film Before Mars the story of twin Korean American teenage girls who move to a new town with their military mom. Hana finds a ham radio and with the help of an Elmer, successfully makes contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. In the story, that feat helps inspire the sisters to pursue careers in space exploration—one as an astronaut on the Mars mission, the other as an official at Mission Control.’

The Nat Geo film looks to be a great one. Check out the trailer in the above link.

The author of Calling CQ, is Jeff Davis and I’ve been following his blog (different from the e-newsletter) for about a month, plus lots of his previous posts. His blog can be found at Jeff Davis, KE9V.

See you at the RARC mtg. next week.

73, Mike, KEØGZT

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Thanks Mike for this information. I will be watching this short film.
before-mars
Don,
DE KC0TJ

We need Net or Roundtable controllers always!

A Basic Club Net (A scheduled over-the-air meeting.)

  1. Secure the frequency using your call and club call.
  2. Everyone checks in with the net controller only.
  3. Controller gets any & all announcements & share it.
  4. Controller calls & takes all check-ins.
  5. The controller repeats any relevant information as necessary.
  6. Controller give thanks to City of Richfield public safety & RARC near the end.
  7. Controller gives our club’s website for more information just before ending.
  8. The controller clears with both the club’s call & their call to return the frequency to normal use.

A Closed Net (This is very similar above, but access is restricted.)

  1. Secure frequency or Frequencies with your call, name, and the club call.
  2. Give net rules & procedures to the closed net.
  3. Start taking check-ins by one of these possible methods. (Always answer emergency check-ins)
    1. Off a list of a call signs only.
    2. Ask for check-ins with only reportable conditions. 
    3. Ask for check-ins only related to the net.
    4. Ask for check-ins related to the event only.
  4. Break periodically to get people to respond.
  5. Repeatedly state the net rules & procedures and identify that you are doing a closed net and remind all others to stand by until the net is complete please.
  6. Give updates and all relevant information as needed.
  7. Give your ID, name & the club’s ID often.
  8. Give thanks to RARC and the Richfield City Public Safety for the use of it’s repeaters.
  9. When done remind the people that the repeater is open now to regular amatuer use and clear using WØRRC call and your Call.

A Roundtable (A group of 3 or more operators talking about any topics.)

  1. Secure frequency using your call.
  2. Have a topic or topics to talk about.
  3. Invite others to join in.
  4. operators can come or go at anytime.
  5. operators should rotate with others giving everyone a chance to comment.
  6. We ask to share any club information.
  7. The roundtable ends when any of the last three operators remaining clear.

Our nets and Roundtables are open to all. They start at 8pm every Thursday on our UHF repeater 444.475 with a tone of 118.8

If special events are going on we will make additional changes as needed. 

Anyone can do roundtable at anytime because all it takes 3 or more people talking together. (aka a partyline over the radio.)

 

I double dog dare you! To make the biggest ham radio roundtable.

If you want to volunteer email me at… kb0dgd@gmail.com

Some of RARC’s core values

  1. ARRL membership is encouraged
  2. Basic antenna building and basic testing
  3. Basic soldering skills
  4. Club members collaborating knowledge of ham radio
  5. Emergency preparedness ready
  6. Encourage members to upgrade their license class
  7. Encourage people to become a new ham radio operator
  8. Experiment with new ideas and reevaluate as needed
  9. Field Day is a club event for all. All members will try to participate even if not at RARC’s FD site
  10. Have many Get-on-air events for all
  11. Help and support good radio practices
  12. Help and welcome anyone new to the hobby
  13. Learning by Hands on experience whenever possible
  14. Maintain a low key and informal environment to all members
  15. Micro-Shack (local low powered backup communications at given key locations)
  16. Monitor and use the Richfield repeaters whenever possible
  17. On location survival ready
  18. Open to all and inviting to all
  19. Support & backup city’s MOC & EOC
  20. Support AERO Training Classes
  21. Support ARES & RACES groups
  22. Support BARA
  23. Support BCG
  24. Support CERT activities
  25. Support event communications
  26. Support Richfield City events and needs
  27. We encourage members to be involved with Metro Skywarn
  28. We encourage members to join other radio clubs
  29. We support all local and statewide emergency management
  30. We support the Yaesu’s Fusion System
  31. We will have open to all weekly nets or roundtables

We should always support our hobby and remember this is a hobby that can save lives.

Don Pres of RARC…