Field Day 2016

Field Day is an annual Amateur Radio exercise, dating back to 1933, which is an educational event, an operating event, and a public relations event. This event is held on the 4th weekend in June; in 2016 that is June 25th and 26th.

Field Day gives Amateur Radio (AKA Ham Radio) operators an opportunity to learn about communicating in abnormal situations under less than optimal conditions. Hams practice these these communication skills by setting up temporary stations, often in public locations, and attempt to contact as many other Amateur Radio stations as possible. These temporary stations frequently utilize field expdient antennas and off-the-grid power such as solar or generators.

June Business Meeting

The June 2016 RRRA Business meeting will be held at the Fargo Police Community Picnic on Tuesday, June 21st, near the Island Park Pool.

May Testing Results

Congratulations to former students and newly licensed, or upgraded, hams who tested at the May 17th RRRA testing session.

New hams

  • John KE0JHB
  • Krista KE0JGZ
  • Pam KE0JHH
  • Tom B. (1) KE0JHA
  • Tom B. (2) KE0JGX
  • Dan KE0JHJ
  • Kara KE0JGV
  • James S. KE0JHG
  • Adam KE0JHF

Upgrades

  • JAMES A. KE0FZC
  • CARRIE KE0FZB

Thanks to our instructors and VEs.

Hamfest Committee Members Needed

It’s time to start planning for the 2016 ARRL Dakota Division Convention and RRRA Hamfest. This is the largest Hamfest in North Dakota drawing attendees from 3 states and 1 Canadian province. Committee members are needed to plan and run this major fund raising activity for our club. Lots of volunteers will make the work easy for everyone. Planning meetings will begin June 19th.

The Hamfest Committee will use a mailing list for coordination and to assist the planning process. A shared folder is available to committee members at the RRRA ownCloud for document sharing and archiving.

Hamfest Committee volunteers are asked to subscribe to the hamfest mailing list so that they can stay informed and be a part of the conversation.