public-service Archive

Blog posts about the activities of the RRRA ARES Committee and the “voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications” (“Amateur Radio Service.” 47 “CFR” 97.1(a). 2016.), provided to the public by Amateur Radio operators.

Save The Date For SKYWARN® Training

First Responders, Amateur Radio Operators, and members of the public interested in becoming SKYWARN® weather spotters; and current spotters who wish to refresh their skills; are encouraged to save the date for one of the two training opportunities offered in the Fargo/Moorhead area in March 2017.

Jingle Bell Run Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are still needed to provide communication support for the 2016 Jungle Bell Run on Saturday, December 3rd.

Volunteers will be stationed outside along the course and should meet at the Courts Plus fireplace at 8:15 AM to obtain their assignments. The race starts at 9:00 AM.

Please contact  if you would like to volunteer for, or have any questions about, this event.

Sunday Night NCS Operators Needed For 2017

Net Control Station (NCS) Operators are needed for the 2017 Sunday Night VHF/UHF nets.

NCS operators call the net to order at its designated start time, periodically call for participants to join, listen for check-ins, keep track of the roster of stations for that particular net session, and generally orchestrate the operation of the net. A Net Preamble (or script) is provided to aid NCSes in operating their nets.