March 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting took place on the W0ILO Repeater system instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:00
  • 18 stations checked in

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 (2020-03 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee and Officers Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA File Server.


  • Skipped due to this being an on-air meeting

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports

Cass County RRRAES

Mark KK0V reports the flood outlook continues to look better. If weather continues we should get by very well. RRRA has not been contacted by Emergency Managers regarding COVID-19. No further rulings from the FCC regarding the 3.5GHz band.

Clay RRRAES

Jarrod W0JPJ reported that COVID-19 has taken precedence over flood prep. Luckily the flood situation has improved. Joe K0JTR, the main ARES coordinator Minnesota, is looking for a new District 3 Emergency Coordinator. Steve K0STK added that the forms to receive new ARES badges [are] online via the RRRA cloud site.

Technical

Bob W0HNV is waiting for weather to improve to get back up to Grandin to work on that site.

Education

Bob W0HNV reported the tech class is cancelled due to the West Fargo Library being closed due to COVID-19.

Hamfest

Pete WC0G reported the committee is just starting to ramp up to being preparations. Volunteers are needed. One seminar is booked, one more is needed. Contact WC0G if interested.

VEs

Pete WC0G reported the next testing session is in May (March’s was cancelled due to COVID-19). If there is interest in a special testing session an additional one may be scheduled.

Media

Steve K0STK has been doing some system maintenance during the downtime. Any questions please contact webmaster@rrra.org.

Old Business

Skywarn

These dates have changed due to COVID-19. Keep an eye on club website for new dates once they are made available.

New Business

Communications Trailer Donation

Jeff KK7IX has donated a trailer to the club. It is 4ft x 5ft x 5ft. It has solar panels, cable pass throughs. Once the land it is currently parked on dries up, he will give it to us. Jeff’s generosity is very much appreciated. A location to store it will need to be identified.

Fargo Marathon

Seth KD0IOE reported the marathon has been rescheduled (tentatively) to August 29th. Since it will be warmer out there may be a greater need for our services.

Good of the Order

Kent KA0LDG and Don KC0DCF both thanked the club’s efforts to still hold a meeting on air, despite the changing coronavirus situation.

Adjournment

  • Motion by Ken W0CZ
  • Seconded by Brad KE0LDS
  • Meeting adjourned at 19:27