Thanks to everyone who was able to make it to the June meeting. We went over the final details for Field Day. Field Day was once again a big success. Ben from Radio city came by and took photos of our site and you can them at www.radioinc.com as well as other Field Day sites that he visited that day. Our next meeting is July 18 at 7 p.m. at the Richfield community center. I hope to see everyone there.
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I thank everyone who was able to come to this past month’s meeting.
Tom (president) KT0KTD
Matt (advisor) N0TNL
Mike (Vice President) KE0GZT
Don (adviser) KC0TJ
Old Minutes/Old business-went over the minutes of the last meeting. Finer Meats Moblie canteen will be setting up in our parking lot for field day for food for guests. Mike (KD8JIR) will bring his ham radio in his RV for field day for a demonstration for how to use Ham Radio for people who like to travel. Bill from BARA is looking to set up a 3A setup for Field Day. Bill might have side gigs for field day such as moon bounce and CW (Morse code), and Jeff will bring his homemade tape measure yagi antenna to for field day. Coffee will be provided by 5 watt.
New business-Luis will be taking money for ribs up until the meeting before field in Field Day in June. Anybody willing to help with anything for Field Day will be a big help, especially with making sure we have enough supplies for cleanup, setup and take down for field day. Don will be doing demonstrations for programming different radios throughout Field Day. VHF/UHF sprint contest on June 9/10. The model of our club is expanding. A club member who has moved to another state is asking for advice on how to get a club in his area started and model it after our club. Don has met with the President of the ARRL and the President was curious on how we have a growing membership in a hobby that isn’t as popular as it used to be. “Crazy ideas” such as games like Battle Ship on radio make it fun for people to get on the air and play. Check out This Week in Tech. (TWIT) they have a show called Ham Nation, an excellent show about Ham Radio. Celebrities such as Tim Allen have got their license and has made the hobby more popular. Project Intercept is taking youth and trying to give them skills to make them more employable. They want to help kids get their license and Tom has been approached to try and help make this possible. Matt (N0TNL) received the Robert Dunbar Award from the Civil Air Patrol for his work with the CAP in communications.
Our last meeting before Field Day is June 20th. I hope to see as many people as possible to go over any final details of field day. This is our chance to show everybody what our club is capable of doing and get more people involved in this exciting hobby.
Thank you for everyone who attended last month’s meeting.
Luis no call sign yet.
We went over old minutes
Went over any old business
We need to get a count of how many radio’s we have for field day
Lewis is coming again for field day and here is the menu
Ribs (3 bones and 3 sides)
Pulled pork sandwiches
Beans, Mac and cheese, corn bread,
$15 per plate.
We need to monitor our repeater. Tom checked in on a impromptu net on Easter and whoever was running it cut it off as soon as he checked in.There is nothing wrong with other people wanting to do nets on our repeater but our leadership would like to know and it’s a bit odd when people stop the net when someone from our club checks in.
We finally went over the logging software for field day.
Our next meeting is May 16, at 7 pm. at the Richfield community center. We plan on having sign ups for field day for different things that we need for field day. I hope to see a lot of people there to help us plan for field day.
Thank you for everyone who attended our March meeting.
Vice President Mike KE0GZT
Secretary Jeff KG7ONF
Adviser Don KC0TJ
Adviser Matt N0TNL
Mary (no call sign) Richfield Historical Society
Unoffically by phone Brian KE0MCT
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
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.
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.
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