Author Archives: Secretary RARC

Slides from the Ed Fong presentation

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.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1U2ZS-fwmW6Ay6W2_pBv7ju0kpS9rFBxA?usp=sharing

The web address is:

https://edsantennas.weebly.com/

We will invite Ed to make another presentation in the future.

73

Paul KE0QXV

RARC Secretary

RARC Wednesday, March 17th 2021 meeting

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.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3k8x1lomjlq9xa3/AACvok_Wj6syXIo_Cc1hDCnVa?dl=0

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83799510808?pwd=YWd2TUNXa240RlBHekpqZDM4M1ZsQT09

73

Paul KE0QXV

RARC December meeting to be held on Zoom

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: w0rrc.rarc@gmail.com

Paul KE0QXV

RARC Secretary

RARC Wednesday, November 18th meeting will be held on Zoom.

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.

Regards

Paul KE0QXV

RARC Secretary

RARC Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 Meeting

The RARC August meeting will be held in person this Wednesday at 7:00 pm on the lower patio on the south side of the Richfield Community Center. Please apply all of the new precautions of distancing and masks.

In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held on air, 444.475 +5 tone 118.8, and an Email will be sent to members by 3 pm, and this space will also have a notice.

Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Avenue South, 55423

Talk in on 444.475 +5 tone 118.8.

See you on Wednesday.

Paul KE0QXV

RARC Secretary.

Wednesday, July 15th 2020 RARC meeting will be in person!

RARC will meet on the lower level patio on the south side of the Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave, 55423. This will be outdoors at 7:00 p.m. Bring a chair and the personal protective equipment we are all accustomed to now. The weather looks promising at this point, but if it turns inclement, an email will be sent out and a notice on this website will be made regarding holding the meeting on the air at 444.475 UHF repeater.

Regards

Paul KE0QXV

RARC Secretary.

Field Day 2020 will not be held in person.

Due to concerns for the health of the members of the Richfield Amateur Radio Club and the Bloomington Amateur Radio Association, field day 2020 will be different. We can operate as independant stations and count contacts as a club. Please follow this link for the rule from the ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter?issue=2020-05-28 We will use N1MMlogger software, as we have in the past.

Regards

Paul KE0QXV

RARC secretary