RARC November 2009 Minutes
November 10, 2009
of Approval of October 2009 Minutes:
motion for honorary student membership
to remove “honorary membership” vote from October 2009 minutes due to approval
of a non-clarified RARC membership status and approve October minutes minus
“honorary membership” rule pending officer clarification. Passed
Amateur Radio Club
Treasurer's Report: Tuesday, Nov
Transactions this period:
Membership status: 103
open for 2010
to Rob KØRDA for information about this position
for cabinet to ’82 repeater
put in request for surplus cabinets.
cm repeater has scarce use.
-Minnesota City SET
Repeated from hill overlooking M.C.
Cross radio failed, EOC donated surplus radio
Day Club results 9th in the nation, 1st in the 0 class, 3rd
in the Dakota Division
7th in the nation, 1st in Dakota Division
to Grant K1KD for organization and layout
Contests going on in near future
to approve and passed $150.00 to spend on books to donate to the library.
Discussed the circulation of donated books at the Rochester Public library.
Criteria for selection, high circulation, recent circulation, valuable
information to all hams.
It was found that the following titles are the highest
The ARRL Operating Manual 7th Ed. 33 circulations (recommend update to
9th Edition $29.95)
The ARRL RFI book 1st Ed
23 circulations (recommend update to 2nd Edition $29.95)
The ARRL Antenna Handbook 19th Ed. 46 circulations
Ed. 62 circulations
16th Ed. 54 circulations (recommend update to 21st Edition $44.95)
The ARRL Extra Class Man. 8th Ed. 20 circulations (recommend update to 9th
The ARRL General Class 4th Ed (Recommend update this manual when
new edition comes out in 2011)
The ARRL Handbook for Radio 83rd, 84th, 86th ed. 11-13 ciculations each
(Recommend update to 2010 ed $49.95).
There were many other books with various rates of circulation.
The committee also suggest the following titles to be added to round out the
ARRL's Low Power Communication 3rd Ed $19.95
ON4UN's Low Band DXing $39.95
$239.65 (not including tax and shipping) add to it $24.95
(appropx.) for General Class updated Edition in 2011.
-Focus on establishing connections with local scouting troops in conjuction
with merit badges.
(I have a note here about Lou Behrensbut I cannot remember why?)
-Restablishing connections with local school clubs
some discussion that as kids are getting older (Jr. and Sr. High School
that many begin to lose interest or have interests elsewhere)
recommend having a rep. from RCTC and RPS on the eduction committee
Non-ham education and Ham continuing education
Need and cost for future hams classes. New manual paper vs. Online or
What should the focus of the class be "Take the Test" or
"Projects and hands-on opportunities for New Hams (Tech. Level)
What about General Level and Extra level??
Develop online coursework for hams or potential hams
-Some of this already exists.
Continuing Educational opportunities for licensed hams
- 4 hour exposure classes offered three times a year. Examples would be a
code class, digital class, antenna building class, etc etc.
- Each 4 hour class could be previewed in our presentation offerings at our
regular club meetings.
- Classes not to be an extensive immersion/proficiency but offer hands on
and basics that hams should know.
Pros: Increased profiency and knowledge base during drills and public
service events, broaden horizons of hams in all levels
Cons: Potential for lack of interest and attendance
for Secretary and Vice-President
to members of the nominating committee if interested (see October 2009
KØRDA will make reservation for Christmas party
Conference was a success.
Test this Thursday November 12th
is looking for River Level Observation Volunteers for Oxbow area.
for Winter Club Event: Mobile APRS Foxhunt .625 repeater
Peter Moxon Rectangle, Hexbeam, and SpiderBeam antennas
Submitted by Rodney, KDØEBT