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

Amateur Radio-Military Interoperability Exercise

An Amateur Radio-military interoperability exercise will take place October 31 and November 1. The event will begin at 1200 UTC on October 31 and continue through 2359 UTC on November 1 on 60 meter channels 1-4—5.3305 MHz, 5.3465 MHz, 5.357 MHz, and 5.3715 MHz, respectively.

During this exercise, military stations will attempt to make radio contact with stations in as many of the 3007 US counties as possible. Radio amateurs providing “county status” information will receive a US Department of Defense “interoperability QSL card.”

Contact the Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) for more information.

(From: ARRL: Amateur Radio-Military Interoperability Exercise Set for October 31-November 1)