- Meeting took place on the W0ILO Repeater system instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:00
- 18 stations checked in
R. Jay Goos, WD0EGC—one of the instructors in RRRA’s Education program—is profiled in two recent Agweek articles focusing on his 40 year career at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and upcoming retirement:
Goos’ distinguished career at NDSU started in 1980 after he completed his doctorate at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. “Until 2005, Goos was primarily in research but taught one course in soil fertility. When three professors retired suddenly, Goos took over the Introduction to Soil Science class. Goos is the only professor in the NDSU College of Agriculture to win the Senior Career Teaching Award twice—20 years apart.” 1
These events have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 situation:
April ARES Meeting moved to W0ILO Repeaters
A decision was made by —during the Wednesday Afternoon ARES Net on April 15, 2020—to hold a 30 minute on-the-air ARES meeting on the W0ILO Repeaters at 6:30pm (local time) on April 21, 2020.
April RRRA Business Meeting moved to W0ILO Repeaters
Current SKYWARN® Weather Spotters, and those interested in joining the programme, may wish to take advantage of the on-line resources available through the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office Grand Forks, ND SKYWARN page.
These resources are especially valuable during a time when Social Distancing guidelines prevent the presentation of in-person classes.
In this episode of ARRL’s biweekly Eclectic Tech podcast: “a new distance record on 122 GHz; digital meteor scatter with MSK144; the promises – and potential problems – of Wireless Power Transfer technology.”1