RARC’s Field Day Script
Responding to a Caller.
“Alpha nine Delta Foxtrot standing by!”
We only say “Whisky Zero Romeo Romeo Charlie!” until they acknowledge us.
IF they have a partial of our call then you say “Negative Negative” and repeat our call once or many times until they have it.
When they confirmed our call they will give us their “Class and Section.” We will log that with their call.
Make sure that we have it correct or ask to “Repeat Repeat!” or “Again Again!” until you have it right!
Then give our class and section. “Please Copy… 3 Alpha… Mike November!” again confirm that they got it.
IF wrong repeat our Class and/or Section only as needed!
If all is right then say “QSL” or “Good luck!”
Then move on to the next Caller.
A number given for how many transmitters is running at one time
A letter is given to indicate type of station and can only be… A, B, C, D, E, F.
LAX(Los Angeles), STX(South Texas), SNJ(South New Jersey), NFL(Northern Florida), MN(Minnesota), MI(Michigan), SD(South Dakota), BC(British Columbia), & NT(Northern Territories).
AGAIN… OUR INFORMATION IS… (CALL) WØRRC (CLASS) 3A (SECTION) MN
We Call for others…
Always verify the frequency is clear before calling!
“CQ CQ CQ, This is Whisky Zero Romeo Romeo Charlie, CQ CQ CQ This is Whisky Zero Romeo Romeo Charlie and standing by!”
Keep calling with with 1 to 2 second pauses
If you hear someone Repeat their Call to confirm it
If confirmed then give our Class & Section “Please Copy 3 Alpha Mike November QSL”
Confirm their Class & Section by “We Copy” & repeat their Class & Section
If wrong.. Have them repeat it until right!
If Signal fades out… Say their Call and “Please try us later!”
End by saying “QSL” or “Good luck!”
Always let others know when you have cleared the frequency!
Finally always use proper phonetics with our information!
We need all members help before the next meeting’s elections…
I need any verify your call sign and personal information.
If you became a ham or changed your call since you joined.
If you gave us an old email.
If you are an ARRL member or not please make sure we have it right.
If you know anyone else’s info that might need corrections.
If you any status changes to membership RARC.
If you didn’t get an email from us on 1-2-18 or 1-3-18.
If you are not on this list and want to be.
Club Elections and Common Connections Identification Presentation… by Don KC0TJ
(7000 Nicollet Ave.)
Current nominees & Remember…
Tom KE0KTD Pres
Mike KE0GZT VP
Jeff KG7ONF Sec
Only a current member with a Call letter can run for any office and/or vote.
How to Nominate or Vote!
All remaining nets will need to ask for Nominations until the next meeting. Net times are at 6:30pm on Thursdays…
24/7 is: 612-643-1777 must be done before the club meeting please give call and name.
Proxy votes will be accepted.
Voting on the radio during the beginning of our club meeting is accepted.
As always you should try to come to the meeting on Jan 17th at 7pm (7000 Nicollet Ave.)
The Official All Call list 1-3-18
On Thursday 12-29-16 we did an “All Call Drill.” I We had 9 check-ins including me as net control. I will give thanks to AE0RF for helping me when it became alphabet soup. I kept saying Zulu instead of Zero, so Justin came to my aide. N0TNL was ready to relieve AE0RF. So I also want to give Matt a big thanks. This was our 2nd attempt of an “ALL CALL! or CLUB ROLE CALL!” on a net night. Our 1st attempt yield a little more results, but we did use 145.390 and 444.475 repeaters simultaneously and gave everyone a longer warning of the drill. I again I thank all that participated. I will also would like to add that I did get some additional emails of members that was not in range of the repeater. This drill or club exercise will be coming again in the new year with little to no warning in prep for a real call out of ham radio operator’s to be use as an immediate support group. If you want to be the net controller or roundtable person please let me know, and I still need a person for next week (1-5-16). Procedures are on this website.
Remember our Nets/Roundtables are always on 8pm CT every Thursday on 444.475 (+) Tone 118.8Hz. All CLUB NEWS and UPDATES will be at this time. (If You need help please contact us!)
ALL CLUB MEMBERS SHOULD ALWAYS MONITOR OUR REPEATERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!!!
Another fun thing is Mnwis having a World Wide 24 hour New Year’s Party this Starts 4am local today (12-31-16) on 145.390 (-) Fusion Mode. (Note: If you busy light goes on with no sound you are not in Fusion mode.)
*** If you don’t have Fusion Mode go to 145.230 (-) Tone 114.8 to join in the New Year’s Party***
REMINDER… Our next meeting Jan 18 starting at 7pm.Richfield’s Community Center (7000 Nicollet Ave.) Elections and WFD Prep
In closing this is Your Club and Everyone has Equal Input and Rights. Ham Radio is bigger than anyone person to know it all, so don’t feel uncomfortable to ask for help. I have been around radio for 40+ years and I am still asking questions that was on my 1st test. (Example: I never done an “All Call” with 60+ people and started to stumble but as I stated above other members jumped in to help.)
DE KCØTj 73