June 2017 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order at 19:07 by KC0ODE
  • Introductions of members
  • Approve order of agenda

Secretary’s rport

  • Motion to approve by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by N0TSZ
  • Motion passed

Treasurer’s report

  • Will be uploaded to the RRRA Groupware Server tonight
  • Described verbally
  • Motion to approve by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by KC0DCF
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • No report this month

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J
  • AREDN: two nodes are active forming the initial part of the backbone. They are located on Nelson Hall @ MSUM and Essentia Hospital. Dome node placement permission is in progress and is looking positive. West Fargo node placement is in the planning stages
  • ICS 300 and 400 training classes are being offered by Leon Schlaffman @ the Fargo Public Safety Building, September 18-20
  • Hector Airport Annual Table Top Exercise occurred earlier this month. It was attended by RRRA personnel. We are grouped with second responders. For such a mishap, we stage in the west side dome parking lot


  • Bob G
  • Breakfast on the Farm event was well attended. Weather was great. Many folks stopped at the ham radio tent. Several were inactive hams and were encouraged to re-activate on the air and with the club
  • Brett Mayo gave a Chemical Warfare briefing at the June First Responders Breakfast. It was an excellent overview of chemical terrorism/warfare
  • MS Bike event is coming in July in Minnesota. 800 riders are expected. Check the RRRA website for details to participate
  • Ojibway rally car race is coming August 25-27. Hams are especially needed for the Detroit Lakes leg of the race for safety communications. Eli will be one of the net control operators. Contact KA0Q


  • Bob K
  • Grandin repeater is on the bench and appears to be completely functional. It will be put back up next week


  • Bob K
  • Technician class starts August 2 @ West Fargo Library @ 7pm. It is free and anyone can show up. The class will be done to enable testing at the RRRA hamfest in September


  • Bob K.
  • First meeting went well. 12 people came and all are invited to the meetings
  • Meetings are @ Mom’s Kitchen, 3pm, Sundays: July 16, August 13, and September 17
  • Motion was made to approve HamFest door prizes of 1st: 150, 2nd: 100, 3rd: 50 dollars
    • By W0HNV
    • Seconded by KA0ZLG
    • Motion passed
  • W1RFI from ARRL is coming to be keynote speaker at the HamFest. He will be speaking on RFI issues. Tnx to KA0LDG to facilitate this speaker
  • HamFest is coming on September 30th


  • Pete
  • No report this month


  • Steve K.
  • There is now an ARRL Division link on the RRRA website. Check it out for the latest news in the Dakota Division
  • For RRRA activities and events, take pics and let K0STK know so he can post them
  • Facebook is current and up to date—K0RQ

Old Business

AREDN (Amateur Radio Digital Emergency Digital Network)

  • See RRRAES above

Fargo Community Police Picnic

  • Next Tuesday, June 27. Trailer and table set up @ 3pm and the event is 5–8pm
  • All are welcome to come help for whatever time you can provide

10M beacon

  • 4 recent reports of the RRRA beacon heard

Field Day

  • See RRRA website for all details including map to location at Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo
  • Set up @ 9:30am Saturday

Field Day—Sabin

  • Begins with lunch at the Sabin restaurant (great burgers) and will be located in the park as in the past
  • Come and participate under the callsign NK0A

New Business

Cancel the July Business meeting

  • Motion to cancel the July Business meeting and encourage everyone to instead get on the air by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by AI0Q
  • Motion passed

Christmas Party

  • Location discussed
  • General agreement to continue as in the past at the Pizza Ranch in south Fargo
  • KC0GQE will make the reservation

West Fargo Police Picnic

  • Will be again in August
  • More info later

Candy for West Fargo Police Picnic

  • Motion for 25 dollars for candy by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by N0WQZ
  • Motion passed

Candy for Fargo Police Picnic

  • Motion for 25 dollars for candy by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by N0TSZ
  • Motion passed

Good of the Order

  • No further issues raised


  • Motion by unknown
  • Seconded by unknown
  • Motion passed