2016 SET Results

The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET), conducted on October 1st and 2nd, 2016, was a national emergency exercise “aimed at testing the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other organizations that are called into action in actual emergency situations.”[1]

During the 2016 SET the Red River Radio Amateurs (RRRA) conducted tests of HF and VHF coverage in the Red River Valley. The Net Control Stations periodically polled the W0ILO repeaters, the VHF National Calling Frequency, and 3.860MHz, logging the call-signs and locations of check-ins.

October 2016 Business Meeting Minutes

  • 19:17 Meeting called to order (secretary was late)
  • Moment of silence for Gene Wicklund—W0ZOK
    • Club sen[t] card with a donation to the Boy Scout troop 274 in his honor
  • Introductions of members
  • Approve order of agenda

Save The Date for the RRRA Christmas Party

The RRRA Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Pizza Ranch, Fargo.

Save the date for an evening of fun and fellowship with the members of the Red River Amateur Radio club and their families.

Stop The Bleeding Introductory Presentation

“All too often, victims of active shooter or mass-casualty incidents bleed to death waiting for medical treatment. … Most of these shooting events are over in 15 minutes and people can bleed to death within five minutes from these severe injuries.”[1]

Unfortunately it can take more than five minutes for professional first responders to arrive at an incident scene; this is where Immediate Responders, “civilian bystanders … who perform external bleeding control for victims at the point of wounding before the arrival of professional responders”[2], are critical for victim survival. As Amateur Radio Operators we are often present at incidents where Immediate Responders may be needed