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.
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Just a reminder that this Wednesday is our monthly club meeting. We will be going over upcoming events that we want to do for the year. If you can make it to the meeting it will be appreciated.
Thank you for everyone who was able to attend the January meeting.
Don (no call sign yet)
We elected our officers Tom KE0KTD as president, Mike KE0GZT as vice president, and Jeff KG7ONF as Secretary.
Went over old minutes,
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.
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!
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
Flyer by SouL R,
GOTA event is…
Get hands using the radios
To encourage good radio values
Learn more about HF
Meeting with others
Ask others for help
Encourage to get a new ham license and upgrades
(no alcohol allowed!)
Please email for more information Tom at: KE0KTD@gmail.com
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://126.96.36.199/~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