February 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order at 19:00
  • Introductions of members; 36 present
  • Approve order of agenda

These minutes have been converted to a mobile friendly format; some light editing for clarity and consistency was performed. The Secretary’s original minutes document may be found in the “Committee Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware Server.

Items marked with 🆕 have been added, or corrected, pending acceptance by the Secretary

Secretary’s report

  • Motion to accept as written by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by W0CZ
  • Motion passed

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept as written by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by KC0DCF
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • Nothing new

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J
  • Met with FM Ambulance on Febrary 20th. Grant money for ARDEN is “in the works”
  • Fargo SKYWARN [class] will be held at the Fargo Public Works building from 1830 to 2100 on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Airport excercises will happen at some point; the date is to be announced


  • Bob G
  • Check the website for information about the March 12 SKYWARN class [in Sabin]
  • ARES contact list is available for review and information update. Check with KA0Q if you want to be included on, or removed from, the list
  • KA0Q is stepping down as Clay County Emergency Coordinator; KC0ODE will take his place
  • Highlights of KA0Q’s tenure as Clay County EC:
    • Presented to NDSU and Emergency groups
    • Booth at the Hawley Breakfast On The Farm
    • Built relationships with other clubs
    • Presentations to other clubs
    • Radios and antennas on the Clay County (???)
    • Assisted at the LDS Preparedness Fair


  • Bob K
  • Grandin repeater is not working properly yet
  • Everything else is fine


  • Bob K
  • Extra class will finish a week early.
  • March 28 Technician class at the West Fargo Library. 6 week class every Wednesday
  • New format of the classes will come soon


  • Bob K.
  • Will start soon to meet about the 2018 hamfest
  • 2017 amounts
    • $3000 gross
    • $1700 net



  • Steve K.
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  • 🆕 If you have questions about the website or other online media please contact K0STK at a meeting or email webmaster@rrra.org

Old Business

AREDN (Amateur Radio Digital Emergency Digital Network)

  • Working on a grant from Clay County Electric

The Tube

  • Presented to KE0LDS by W0JPJ; congratulations Brad!

New Business

New Training Model for Class

  • Presentation by W0HNV
  • Training on the new model was very informative and it is a much easier way to learn the material
  • Contact W0HNV if you have any questions

MS Walk

  • KA0ZLG
  • MS Walk is on April 28, 2018. Based out of the Veteran’s Arena
  • We need a person to take charge of this event
    • Please consider taking on this role *You would be the liaison between the hams and the walk co-ordinator.

Bismarck Hamfest

  • KA0LDG
  • Saturday February 24, 2018. Please attend
  • 🆕 Information about this hamfest is on our website

Meeting room conflict in July

  • Motion to adjust the July meeting to accommodate our host’s schedule by KC0SHM
  • Seconded by KC0HIG
  • Motion passed


  • Facilitated by KC0SHM
  • Motion to close nominations by KA0LDG
  • Seconded by KC0HIG
  • Motion passed
  • Results
    • President: KC0ODE
    • Vice President: W0JPJ
    • Treasurer: KC0GQE
    • Secretary: KE0BXS
    • Member at Large: K0RQ