May 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

  • 19:07 Meeting called to order by KK0V
  • Introductions of members: 33 members present
  • Approve order of agenda

Secretary’s rport

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

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept by KC0DCF
  • Seconded by W0CZ
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J
  • The nodes are going up for the ARDEN Digital Mesh system. Once the system is up, we will get our donors and partners together to demonstrate the uses. We will need a person in charge of the scenario. We also need to incorporate it into a weekly use so that it is ready to go at a moment’s notice. W0JPJ (last month) and K0STK (this month) expressed concerned with these items. We have asked them to step forward to help make these items possible


  • Bob G
  • June 3 is Breakfast On The Farm
  • June 13 is breakfast with the emergency personal. This quarter, the topic is chemical warfare. Local NDSU police officer, Bret Mayo will be speaking. This event will be held at Moorhead state student union at 0730


  • Bob K
  • Still waiting to get the exciter in Grandin


  • Bob K
  • A few dedicated students have finished the Spring Tech class and will be testing tonight. Next class will start in August 23
  • QST has a great article on ARDEN Page 39 june 2017 issue


  • Bob K.
  • Starting to get organized


  • Pete
  • Test tonight
  • Next test will not be until Hamfest


  • Steve K.
  • Look at upcoming events at the top of the page
  • Visit often. The media changes every day, so come back
  • If you are not part club email or text messages, please talk to Steve.
  • Concerned about to alert list sign-up? There is a way to stop getting the alerts

Old Business

AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network)

  • Information Update
  • The system is up and running at MSUM
  • Essentia is in the works
  • The Dome has all but one signature complete
  • The ARDEN site permanent call sign is KE0LPA
  • We have a grant application into Crystal Sugar for $10,000 awarded in September
  • If you work in a tall building that could be used as a site, please contact Jim N0TSZ

Fargo Marathon

  • Information/Action - Mark J & Andy
  • This weekend. If you are signed up, you should be getting the emails about the event

New Business

Field Day

  • West Fargo site is new this year for Field Day
  • There will be one more meeting before field day in June

Stop The Bleeding

  • Will be offered in the fall
  • This trauma training can be the difference between life or death
  • We are usually the very first responders before the ambulance arrives, so taking this class teach you can save a life

Good of the Order


  • Motion by KA0ZLG
  • Seconded by KE0BXQ
  • Motion passed