January 2019 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order at 19:02
  • 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 (2019-01 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware Server.

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

Secretary’s report

  • Motion to accept by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by KC0PFS
  • Motion passed

Treasurer’s report

  • Motion to accept by KC0HIG
  • Seconded by W0HNV
  • Motion passed

Librarian’s report

  • 🆕 Bag of old Radio Flyer magazines donated to the library

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports


  • Don G/Mark J (neither were present)
  • Don was recovering from surgery
  • Mark was out of town


  • Seth
  • Quiet December
  • 🆕 Clay County has new Emergency Manager: Gabe Tweten


  • Bob K
  • Wheatland Repeater is dismantled and the hardware is in Bob’s possession. Antennas and feedline were abandoned as they were more expensive to recover than to purchase new
  • Discussion regarding the Wheatland situation with KC0SHM explaining the reason for the quick retrieval of the equipment
  • Proposed creating a committee later in the meeting to address all of the repeaters.


  • Bob K
  • The Extra license class is in week 3 with 6 students expected to complete
  • 🆕 Current General license class question pool expires June 30, 2019


  • Pete
  • Testing tonight, sufficient VEs present


  • Steve K.
  • 🆕 Website, mailing lists, and groupware server moved to DigitalOcean VPS; hosting cost $5 / month. There should be no noticable difference for users
  • Motion to establish an ongoing payment of $5 / month by KC0SHM
    • Tabled by KC0ODE to determine best way to transfer funds to DigitalOcean. K0STK to report back on payment options
  • 🆕 If you have any questions please see K0STK after the meeting or contact webmaster@rrra.org

Old Business

Jingle Bell Run

Christmas Party

  • Good turnout
  • Club received a thank you from the Dorthy Day House. $70 was donated
  • Dorthy Day & Churches United are merging
  • WD0EGC won the Tube

Ham of the Year Presentation

  • K0STK was presented with the award by KC0SHM

New Facility Manager at MSUM Repeater Site

  • W0HNV reported the MSUM repeater site in Moorhead has a new facility manager. He is going to establish a relationship with them
  • W0HNV recommended that formal Memorandums of Understanding be established for all of our repeater equipment sites

New Business


  • KC0ODE asked for a volunteer election coordinator
  • KC0SHM chose to oversee elections this year
  • 🆕 Members were reminded that dues must be current in order to vote in elections
  • KC0SHM asked the present officers if they will be seeking an additional term
    • All present agreed
    • KE0BXS was not present and it was indicated he may not want to seek an additional term as secretary
    • KC0SHM and KC0PFS were seeking a term as member-at-large

Repeater Committee

  • KC0ODE asked for a motion to establish a Repeater Committee consisting of himself, KC0SHM, K0RQ, and W0HNV
    • Motion by KC0HIG
    • Seconded by KC0PFS
    • Motion passed

Request for additional new business

  • by KC0ODE

General Discussion

  • Paperwork for the FCC trustee change on the club callsigns had not yet been submitted
  • 🆕 New hamfest coordinator needed. Rental payment for the space is normally paid in February
  • Bismark Hamfest is Feb 23rd
  • St. Cloud Hamfest is Feb 9th


  • Motion by N0TSZ
  • Seconded by N0IPC
  • Motion passed at 19:39