May 2018 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order at 19:03
  • Introductions of members—32 members 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

  • Corrections:
    • 🆕 Essentia Building is the old Innovis Building on 32nd Ave
    • N0IPC is the corrected license
  • Motion to accept with corrections by KC0SHM
  • Seconded by KE0BXS
  • Motion passed

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept by 🆕 N0IPC
  • Seconded by KC0PFS
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • No report

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J
  • New Badges require people to be vetted. 🆕 A permission slip may be available on-line. You do not need a vetted badge to participate in emergency communication, but you may not get choice positions in sensitive areas
  • AREDN Nodes are in place at 🆕 Essentia and Nelson hall and NDSU; West Fargo and Fargo Dome are near complete. Grant defense comes up in July
  • The Airport Exercises do not have a place for us
    • Motion by KK0V that KC0ODE be or Official Observer to the airport exercise in June 2018 should the Director give permission
    • Seconded by KC0DCF
    • Motion passed


  • Seth
  • Breakfast on the farm June 2, 0800-1300. If you want to volunteer to sit at Ham radio table, come on out to the Herbranson farm
  • Clay county is moving the EOC to the family center across the street from the current location


  • Bob K
  • Interference has not be rectified but is not objectionable to anyone anymore
  • Wheatland repeater needed some help a few weeks ago. Thanks to KC0SHM and crew went out the repeater, reset the power, and now it has worked fine
  • The Grandin Repeater seems to have heat issues, but seems to be working now. The intermittent problems have disappeared over the winter, but now that summer is upon us, the problems may return
  • The VHF .350 repeater in Moorhead is having issues. It may need to be removed and analyzed. The UHF is very solid


  • Bob K
  • One student took the class. He is excited


  • Bob K.
  • Committee meetings starting in June. Notice will be sent on list serve


  • Pete
  • 🆕 Testing tonight after the meeting. Will not occur again until the Hamfest


  • Steve K.
  • 🆕 If you have any questions please see K0STK after the meeting or contact

Old Business

MS Walk

  • Follow-up
  • 7 volunteered, no problems. 1 volunteer in SAG wagon
  • 🆕 SAG vehicle donated by Gateway Chevrolet


  • No longer short operators
  • 🆕 Use UHF; it is working the best on the repeater
  • Number of operators is around 20
  • 🆕 Marathon information is on the Groupware Server

New Callsign Trustees

  • KC0PFS and KA0LDG have volunteered to be the new trustees
  • More on this next month

Fargo Police Picnic

  • June 26,the week after our typical meeting time
    • Motion by KC0HIG to allocate $25 for candy
    • Seconded by KC0PFS
    • Motion passed—no objections

Field Day

  • Personal connection has been made with the Cass County personnel for permission
  • June 23-24
  • Check out the website for more information

New Business

July Meeting Cancellation

  • Motion by WC0G
  • Seconded by K0CRF
  • Motion passed with one nay vote

Good of the Order

  • Digital channel will go live May 16, 2018—VHF 145.15, negative, analog DPL/DCS code 125