RRRA 2016 Christmas Party

The RRRA Christmas Party will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at Pizza Ranch, Fargo starting at 5pm.

We have reserved the back two rooms for our party.

The Ham of the Year will be announced, and The Tube will be presented, during dinner.

Please bring a donation of non-perishible food, or cash, for the Dorothy Day Food Pantry. Our annual contribution to the food pantry is greatly appreciated by the Dorothy Day House.

Your family is invited to join in celebrating the season with your Amateur Radio family.

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. No logs are available for the HF portion of the SET. However, according to a statement by KC0DCF at the October 2016 RRRA business meeting, HF operations were not conducted at NDSU as planned due to equipment issues. Mark KK0V operated HF from home and logged 5 contacts.