RARC Meeting Minutes – April 2011




 Minutes for the RARC club meeting, 4/12-2011. Called to order by president BJ-KCØNPF, at 7:00 PM with 33 members present.


Bob-KCØGND presented treasurers report. Reports 86 paid members in the club.

Rochester Amateur Radio Club

Treasurer's Report: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Account Balances:
Checking: $2,242.86
Savings: $5,690.45
Cash: $20.00
Total: $7,953.31

Transactions this period:
Interest: +$0.02
2011 Dues: +$711.00
2012 Dues:
Qwest: -$16.88

IRS Form 990-N E-filing Receipt - IRS Status: Accepted on  4/12/11

Respectfully submitted,


RARC Treasurer

Membership status:  86 club members 


Secretary report for March meeting approved.


KØMD was unable to present his program tonight. KØRGR gave a power point presentation on NBEMS. (Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System) NBEMS nets held on 145.070 Thursdays at 9:00 PM.


The May program is field day 2011. We will be working on the new site set up. Equipment updates, the use of the towers, generators, staging of equipment, etc reviewed.


The June program: Rochester Fire Department is presenting hazardous material, what you need to know and do to be safe.


Tech Committee Rob-KCØFOW: Meeting with Mayo Clinic on the finalizing the 440 D-star repeater site. There are some concerns of the 146.820 repeater. Report to KCØFOW if noted. The IRLP link may be established on the 147.255 repeater, to link the SE MN counties together. Discussions with the county EOC on its operation are ongoing. The club generator needs to be repaired. Estimates are being looked into.


ARES Rob-KCØFOW: Reports the Red River flooding will not be major and outside ARES will not be needed. The sky-warn program will be rotating people in the field to allow everyone to participate. We have so many responders we want to allow everyone to be able to participate. We will be deploying spotters in the city of Rochester for each event. There is an advance spotter program at the Stewartville High School on April 19th presented by Todd Shea.


Public Service John-NØHZN: We will have a busy May. Event information is on the RARC web site. You can sign up electronically on the RARC web site too. See the public service link. On July 25th a five day MS bicycle event begins. The NCS will be at Iron Wood Springs Ranch. Twenty hams will be needed for each day. Bob ABØBW wants to test cross-band operating on the event route on April 30th. See Bob for information and to schedule times.


DX Steve-WØSTV. Rooky Round up on SSB happening on April 16th. This is for new contester only. Reminder of the 10 meter net every Tuesday on 28.325 at 8:00 PM except on club meeting Tuesdays.


Education Bill-KØRGR: He is teaching an entry level ham radio class for two Saturday in April. They will be able to test on May 12th at the Red Cross. See the RARC site for details.


Pat Cahill’s ladder from the 2010 field day event still is missing. Motion made and passed to pay him to replace the ladder.


There has been discussion of a medical drill with Mayo medical students in May. Monitor the public services site for details.

Submitted by Steve, WØSTV

Last update: May 5, 2011