April 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

  • 19:01 Meeting called to order
  • Introductions of members; 21 members present
  • Approve order of agenda

Secretary’s report

  • Motion to accept by N0TSZ
  • Seconded by KC0DCF
  • Motion passed

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept by N0TSZ
  • Seconded by AD0LO
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • No report necessary

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J
  • No emergencies
  • Working on the preparedness


  • Bob G
  • SKYWARN® Monday April 24, Moorhead Law Enforcement Center, 950 9th Ave N
  • Breakfast On The Farm
    • June 3
    • 3 Miles south of Hawley
    • 7–11 am
    • Good Results
  • MS TRAM coming up also. Information on the web page


  • Bob K
  • Waiting for a decent day to switch out the Grandin exciter. Noise problem has not been an issue


  • Bob K
  • 2 weeks into the tech class
  • Done in May
  • Test date in May


  • Bob K


  • Pete
  • Schedule for testing
  • Everyone that tested last week past or upgraded


  • Steve K
  • Alert list
  • Used to send SMS (text) messages for radio operator activations
  • Sign up process: text your call sign to alert@lists.rrra.org

Old Business

AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network)

  • Information update
  • Coming along—working against the bureaucracies for building support for putting up antennae
  • Looking for groups that offer grants. Applications for grants have been placed with some local companies like Crystal Sugar

Fargo Marathon

  • Mark J.
  • Marathon needs are about the same
  • Did change the location of the command center to the sheriff facility (old guard building)
  • FM Ambulance will have handhelds in their rigs

New Business

Fargo Police Picnic

  • Seth
  • Tuesday June 27th at Island Park
  • Hams welcome to come and set up

Night to Unite

  • West Fargo
  • August 1

Zombie Run

  • September 10
  • Will need workers
  • EMS of Cass and Clay
  • Sunday afternoon
  • More info to come

Brainard Hamfest

  • Saturday

LDS Preparedness Fest

  • Coming up in September

RRRA Training Survey

  • Handed out at meeting
  • Will be available on-line

Field Day

  • Coming up
  • County site west Main Ave.in city garage just to the east of the fair grounds
  • The lot is big
  • Can camp and set up

MS Walk

  • April 29
  • Help still needed
  • New people

Good of the Order

  • Buffalo state park?


  • Motion by K0CRF
  • Seconded by N0TSZ
  • Motion passed
  • Adjourned at 7:45