Upcoming Events

Winter Extra Class Week 2
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
UHF/VHF Net 3
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
Cabin Fever Reliever
Sat, Jan 27, 2018
February ARES Meeting
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
February Club Meeting
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
March Testing Session
Tue, Mar 20, 2018
Fargo Marathon 2018
Sat, May 19, 2018
Field Day 2018
Sat, Jun 23, 2018
RRRA Hamfest
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Please see the Dates section of the side-bar (located at the bottom of the page on mobile devices) and the RRRA Calendar for more upcoming events.

2018 Membership Renewal

It is time for annual RRRA membership renewal. Club dues are unchanged from last year.

  • Individual membership: $25
  • Additional family members: $5 each

Please print out the membership application and bring it, along with your dues payment (cash, check or money order) to the next club meeting.

You may mail your membership application and dues payment if you are not able to attend a club meeting. Our mailing address is:

Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

Digital Signal Processing is central to the software-defined radios (SDR) and digital modes which are an increasingly important part of Amateur Radio.

Radio operators interested in beginning to learn about the mathematical underpinnings of the digital side of their hobby are encouraged to take advantage of the Introduction to Digital Signal Processing maintained by Tom O’Haver, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Maryland at College Park, as a retirement project and an international community service.

Dakota Division Director Requests Feedback About Board Meeting Motions

In Board Meeting Motions To Consider ARRL Dakota Division Director Matt Holden (K0BBC) writes:

On January first, I began serving as your Dakota Division Director. I want to thank Kent Olson KA0LDG for the serving as our Division Director, Vice Director and North Dakota Section Manager. He has been a great role model for me as I learned the ropes as your 2016-2017 Vice Director. The past eleven days have gone by quickly as 2018 Vice Director Lynn Nelson and me prepare for next week’s ARRL Board of Directors meeting in Connecticut. I have completed my review of the motions being proposed to date, which have been posted to the Division web site so you can form your own opinions. 1

Director Holden goes on to discuss his positions concerning the various motions and requests member feedback.

ARRL Dakota Divison members are encouraged review the following documents and contact Director Holden (K0BBC) before the January 19th board meeting about the various motions which will be presented.

Is it time for action?

ARRL leadership policy and governance actions taken over the last two years—along the actions planned to be formalized at the Board meeting in January 19, 2018, in Newington—have become a source of concern, among some members, about the future of the League. Enough concern was raised that, “in December 2017, a small group of passionate, long-time supporters of ARRL [including Life Members, Maxim Society Members, Legacy Circle Members, Past Vice-Directors, and Volunteer Counsel] … banded together as myARRLvoice to better understand the issues, to educate the community and to advocate for positive change.” 1

Subsequent to the formation of myARRLvoice a Facebook Group and Twitter Feed were established to provide venues for discussion about, and to raise awareness of, these issues.