6-19-2019 Richfield Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting.
Called to order at 1910.
Don talked about logging software for Field Day 2019, N1MM+.
May meeting notes accepted at 1920.
Old business, 4th Wednesday informal gathering at Perkins on 494 and France Avenue. All are welcome, it is an informal gathering, we just ask you order a menu item.
If you are interested in running the Thursday night RARC net, please send an email to the club and we’ll connect you with the person in charge. It’s easy and fun. More information is on the website.
Prepper minute: Test your equipment monthly.
New business: Entering a vehicle in the 2019 City of Richfield Independence Day parade. The officers of the club will be unable to participate this year, but if anyone has the resources to enter a float in this years parade to publicize the club, let us know.
We are looking for interest in hands on soldering and kit assembly as club activity. If you would like more information, please send an email to the club.
Field Day Chairs. Jeff, activity director, Brian, refreshments.
The Monthly RARC meeting 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19th at 7000 Nicollet Avenue South, 55423. Agenda will include preparation for the 2019 Field Day. Louis will be taking orders for his BBQ dinners, $15 per person. Field Day will take place from noon Saturday, June 22nd through midday Sunday, June 23rd. Set up will begin at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to visit the lower level of the community center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. So invite your friends and family. Also, if time permits, we will discuss interest in hand soldering practice and projects, day and time that will work for everyone.
The May GOTA event will not be held this month so we can focus on preperation for the June 2019 field day, which will be held on June 22nd into June 23rd at the Richfield Community Center at 7000 Nicolette avenue south, Richfield, MN 55423. More details to follow. Instead, the Richfield Historical Society will be performing property improvements on Saturday, May 25th 2019, 9:00 a.m., at 6901 Lyndale avenue south, Richfield, MN 55423. Carpentry skills and tools will be useful to build a boardwalk on the property. www.richfieldhistory.org
We have an informal gathering at Perkins restaurant on 494 and France avenue south in Bloomington, MN at about 7 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to join us.
A weekly net is held on the W0RRC UHF repeater on every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. The repeater details are linked from the home page. All licensed radio operators are welcome to join in.
To all members: Please take time to take the radio club survey to help us serve the club better.
Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, Topics are “NET Training” This will have role playing examples of many variations of nets and being interactive. Our goal is to have fun and know the different types of nets (formal (closed, or All Calls), informal (Normal Nets, or Gaming Nets), & Round Tables (Tech Nets, informational, or Discussion Nets). We will cover terms, the how to’s, & Q&A’s. We hope everyone feels comfortable to help us with our weekly nets by the end.
2nd Part… Is a brief look at the Field Day event. We need a (Go To Person) or a (Go To Group). Field Day in briefest summary is… The biggest ham event that happens annually. This year is on June 22-23 weekend that is a Get-On-The-Air Event in a 24 hour period and is open to all. We only charge people if they want a rib dinner made by one of our members for his expenses. We do many side activities including non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks donated by members. Most of our event is already setup. *** WE ASK ALL HAMS TO JOIN A FD LOCATION! ***
12/97 members have finished our club’s survey This is not tracking any emails. We are trying to improve RARC by using this survey. We will be closing this survey Wednesday before the meeting. We are going to review the greatresponses at the meeting. CLICK HERE! May 22nd @ 7pm… 4th Wednesday is our Informal Gathering having 12 chairs set together at Perkins (494 & France Ave.) The 1st person arrives needs to make the setup. We ask everyone orders a menu item. Perkins doesn’t have any advance reservations, but will setup for 12 people anytime. Please use RARC “Rock!” when reserving a space so people can find us!Family’s are welcome, Next month we might change locations. May 25th… Get-On-The-Air needs a new location, or change to June 1st, but we will need someone to take lead.
Finally remember every club meeting we will try to revisita Basic Ham Radio related topic that we might have forgotten or was not in the test, Help with your Radio Programming Questions, and an Emergency Preparedness minute.
I will see you soon, Don Pres KC0TJ
Nets every Thurs @ 6:30pm 444.475+ PL Tone 118.8
Formal Meetings every 3rd Wed of the month from 7-9pm (7000 Nicollet Ave S)
Informal Gathering every 4th Wed starting at 7pm at a restaurant (Must buy a menu item.)
Our Bylaws & Constitution was passed and will be updated to the web soon.
Still need more people to take our surveynets dates might change based on 6 members responses.
Richfield Historical Society still needs help with spring clean-up & boardwalk building April 27 starting at 9am. (6901 Lyndale Ave.) Please call 612-968-8074. (The Historical Society hosts our 1st permanent club station.)
We will meet at Perkins (4201 W 78th St, Bloomington) April 24th 7pm for a very informal gathering for all. We will setup for 12 people to sit together. We ask people to order a food or a drink item, & RARC will not be paying for anyone’s orders. We have no advance reservations, but ask for “RARC (Rock)” when entering to find us.
MAY 15th next meeting… “Net Training and Pre-Field Day planning.” We need a Chairperson or Co-chairs for FD…
Next “Get On The Air Event” will be on May 25th 10am – 2pm…(Unknown Location)
New business, Present and discuss proposed changes to RARC constitution and bylaws. Will be voted on at the April RARC meeting. GOTA on March 30, 2019 at the outbuilding at the Richfield Historical Society, 6901 Lyndale Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. All are welcome, bring a chair and dress for the weather. 10 am to 2 pm.
Please join us for the weekly Thursday evening net on the W0RRC UHF repeater at 6:30 pm.
Presentation on basic hand soldering seemed to be well received and we plan to have a hands on session in the future.