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Meeting minutes

Thank you for everyone who attended our March meeting.

Tom KE0KTD

Vice President Mike KE0GZT

Secretary Jeff KG7ONF

Adviser Don KC0TJ

Adviser Matt N0TNL

Mike KD8JIR

Ruthann KA0EPZ

Mary (no call sign) Richfield Historical Society

Patrick

Herm W0HJS

Alan KE0TWZ

Paul W0HWY

Aaron WB9CFN

John KE0PMV

Unoffically by phone Brian KE0MCT

Minutes-

Planning for Field Day, Getting in touch with Bloomington Club, Equipment for Field Day,

Talking about upcoming events 4th of July, Penn Fest, marathons, etc.

Midwinter madness at the Buffalo civic center

Brainerd Hamfest on 7 April

Superior Hamfest

Old Business-None

New Business-

Richfield Historical Society was happy to receive a card from our club for the GOTA event and said we are allowed to use the building again for any upcoming events.

Lewis is planning on doing ribs again this year for Field Day, we are trying to get in contact with him to get the details sorted out.

Ruthann is going to try and get in touch with the local new media to cover the story

We are going coordinate with BARA about the radios and antennas that we want to bring to Field Day

Don went over the different Google Drive folders that he has been creating for the club and for Field Day

We talked about how Field Day works, how the points work, how we like to run Field Day to make it more enjoyable for everyone

After the meeting we had people go down and see the layout of the basement of the community center

It has been exciting to see that participation at our club meetings has been growing every month and we hope to continue to see that trend. We appreciate everyone that is able to come to the meetings and be a part of the planning of the upcoming activities . We are looking at an exciting year of activities that our club can participate in and we have a great opportunity to help make our club grow and be more involved in our city. We hope to see everyone who is able to attend our next meeting on April 18th.

 

 

Meeting this Wednesday

Just a reminder that we have our club meeting this Wednesday at the Richfield community center starting at 7 pm. We will be continuing to go over the details for field day and than have a game of  ham radio jeopardy. So come join us and have some fun.

January 17 meeting minutes

Thank you for everyone who was able to attend the January meeting.

Tom KE0KTD

Don (no call sign yet)

Jeff KG7ONF

Herman W0HJS

Erin WB9CFN

Lukas KD0KNV

Mike KE0GZT

Don KC0TJ

Mike KE0CZ

We elected our officers Tom KE0KTD as president, Mike KE0GZT as vice president, and Jeff KG7ONF as Secretary.

Old Business

Went over old minutes,

New Business,

Winter field day is cancelled, upcoming events include Bear Grease who could use help with radio operators, TC FM club has a meeting coming up if people want to go on 29 Jan at the West medicine lake community club starting at 7. Mid-winter madness is coming up at the Buffalo Civic Center on 24th of March. Don is going to the Orlando hamfest Feb. 7th.

Meeting was adjourned and Don did a presentation about connector and adaptors.

I hope to see everyone again next month.

RPG or Role Playing Games on the radio


Hi Everyone! 

 

Iam looking for some days & times we can get together to plan a ham radio RPG. I am looking at using the new Star Trek Adventures system for the game. A PDF copy of the game rules can be purchased at drivethrurpg.com or a hard copy can likely be found on Amazon.com. I would like to make up characters and discuss how this will work out. Thanks everyone for your attention!

Chris Haukoos
KEØCAL

Club Elections are coming!

Greetings members..

Dec meeting is the 3rd Wed of Dec. at Richfield community center 70th and nic. richfield Mn.

we have officers to get in the running for the Jan meeting voting.I would also make it a pot luck for the Dec meeting. We also have winter field day to talk about.  We have changed the Thurs round table net to 18:30 and need net control operators to sign up.would like to get the net covered for 2 months net control operators and keep it going from there. The Gota Event went well thank you to all who helped.

Yours In service

Tom KEØKTD

Officers needed

Field Day 2017

To All,

June 24th to 25th at 7000 Nicollet Ave S.

Starts at 9am on Saturday for setup & cleanup ends about 2pm on Sunday.

Talk-in Frequencies 145.390- DCS047N (Anolog / Fusion),  444.475+ Tone 118.8,  147.090+, & 146.520 simplex

Field Day is the biggest ham radio event of the year. We need more than people talking on the radio. We need people to log contacts and anyone can do that without getting stage fright. We have loads of activities that never requires a microphone. Today we have already 22 people coming.

Sign up here to join us we need RSVP 

Please remember no tobacco or alcohol on location.

If you only stop for 5 mins that would appreciated.

 

I wanted to answer some questions about Field Day.

Can I bring anything to help?

Yes, we will need refreshments and coolers (but no alcoholic drinks allowed at any time.) We prefer bottled drinks with lids, & not cans. Any snacks that you want to share or just for yourself. We don’t have any formal Saturday lunch or Sunday breakfast plans. If you want to bring your personal equipment RARC, BARA, and(OR) the City of Richfield is not responsible at any time. We may elect to use or not use your personal equipment if you plan to share it. Recovery or return of your equipment is not the responsibility of RARC, BARA, and(or) the City of Richfield.

Coffee and Tea?

We need someone to take charge on this. Please email me at

What is a Gamer in the FD survey?

We had last year invited a couple (board game meetup groups) that had help us get additional people during the thin hours. This was suggested by a couple of our members. The gamer’s knew that FD was the 1st priority, and they invited anyone to play with them.  We will continue to invite them to run in the background this year. I think we had 6 gamers last year. We will keep it to a small group of players.

How many stations will be there?

We will have 3 HF stations and 1 GOTA station. (See Bill’s presentation for the GOTA station)

What HF bands are we doing?

Station 1 will be doing 75 meters.

Station 2 will be doing 20 and 10 meters.

Station 3 will be doing 40 and 15 meters.

Why these bands?

  • 20m is the busiest HF band and is the most open.
  • 15m uses the same antenna as 40m with no tuning, and is the closest to 20m for being open
  • 40m is the best when 20m goes dead and the best after sunset and during the night.
  • 75m is for the regional areas of MN, IA, SD, ND, & WI this band can be noisy if storms are around during the night.
  • 10m we can work the whole USA and Canada when it opens. (Side Note… This band was open the last 2 days and I worked 25 stations in a couple hours)

What things are we doing besides talking on the radio? (Again I am not guaranteeing everything listed below but we will try!)

Please look at Bill’s presentation http://71.195.48.160/~bill/20170606_bara_presentation.pdf.

  • A lot of digital mode communications that requires no microphone
  • Meteor Scatter (This is one I am look forward for to seeing)
  • CW operation (Yes, this it is digital but I classify it differently than a PC mode)
  • Hidden transmitter finding or a fox hunting. (Every ham should learn how to do this!)
  • Satellite communication (We don’t know when this will happen)
  • Basic antenna building and tuning (through 2m)
  • Go Boxes show and tell
  • DMR Radio
  • Fusion Radio
  • D-Star Radio
  • Improving my handheld radio’s range
  • Help programing or figuring out how to use my radio
  • Ham radio study group
  • Playing board games

Again, all Field Day activities are kid & family friendly….

Sign up here to join us we need RSVP

Thanks,

Don