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.

Rally Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are still needed in all specialties for the 2016 Headwaters Rally on May 21. They have a new venue this year, the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, MN. The stages will be run in the Paul Bunyan forest. The Headwaters Rally is a single-day event that runs in the afternoon. Volunteers may avoid a hotel stay by driving up in the early morning and driving home again that night. For those choosing to stay, the rally organizers have arranged have a great deal with the Northern Lights Casino for rooms at just $80 per night.

Fargo 2016 Skywarn Class

Red River Radio Amateurs will be sponsoring its 2016 Skywarn Class on Tuesday, March 29th . It will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Cass County Annex at 1010 2nd Ave. S, in Fargo, ND.

The Skywarn class will be presented by the National Weather Service for amateur radio operators and personnel from public safety agencies, and is open to the public, for anyone interested in being a storm spotter. It will cover all the basics of storm spotting and will also be a good refresher course for existing spotters.

Please contact for more information.

Sabin 2016 Skywarn Class

Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Rescue Squads, and Ham Radio Operators are invited to a Skywarn Refresher at Sabin Elmwood Fire District Headquarters, 120 Main Street Sabin, MN 56580, from 1830 to 2100 on Monday April 25, 2016

The class is presented by the National Weather Service and is sponsored by Clay County Emergency Services, Clay Co. Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CCARES), and the Sabin-Elmwood Fire District.

Please contact for more information.

January 2016 DHS AUXCOMM Class Photo

DHS AUXCOMM class photo
Back Row (L-R): Lori Kruft, KC0GQE; Carrie Scarr, KE0FZB; Nate Koppenhaver, KE0EXH; Gerry Phillips, NK0A; Bob Kirkeby, W0HNV; Nancy Yoshida, K9DIG; Joey Clements, DHS Presenter; Kevin Haney, KC0YKX; Bob Dablow, WB0BN; Brian Geffre, KE0BXS; James Anderson, KE0FZC; Jerry Ranum, K0JRQ; Jim Kruft, N0TSZ; Les Herbranson, W0LAH; Barb Herbranson, K0BAH. Front Row (L-R): Don Galitz, KC0DCF; Pete Pugliano, WC0G; Doug Maly, ND1D, Steve Kostecke, K0STK; Mark Jensen, KK0V; Adam Braaten, KE0BX