Content in the PUBLIC SERVICE category

Content (e.g. blog posts, information pages, and files/links) 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.

Sunday Night NCS Operators Needed For 2020

Net Control Station (NCS) Operators are needed for the 2020 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.

Serving as an NCS operator is a great way to overcome mic-fright, prepare for Public Service Communication events or deployments, and hone your skills as a radio operator. Your service will be acknowledged on the RRRA NCS Operator Leader Board.

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 FM Rotary Ride

Radio Operators are needed to support the FM Rotary Ride 2019 on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Please contact if you would like to volunteer for this Public Service event.

This event is an excellent introduction for Hams who have not previously participated in Public Service Communications.

Radio Operators needed for the 2019 Fargo Marathon

Spring will soon be here and so will the Fargo Marathon!

In partnership with local emergency responders, RRRA will once again be providing the communications backbone for the Marathon aid stations.

Please see the Fargo Marathon 2019 page for the event schedule, equipment list, etc.

RRRA communications support for the Fargo Marathon will be coordinated through the Marathon Mailing List. All operators who wish to volunteer for this event must subscribe to the Marathon Mailing List; even those who who sign up on paper at any club meeting.

Radio Operators needed for Walk MS: Fargo 2019

Ten amateur radio operators (hams) are needed to provide communications support for Walk MS: Fargo 2019 on April 27th, 2019 at Courts Plus Community Fitness, Fargo.

Radio operators interested in volunteering for this event should attend the March business meeting or contact for more information.