June 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
  • 20 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 (2020-06 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee and Officers Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware Server.

Secretary’s Report

Jake K0RQ reported that last month’s minutes are available on the club cloud website. No corrections reported.

Treasurer’s Report

Lori KC0GQE reported the Treasurer’s Report is available in the cloud.

Librarian’s Report

Lori KC0GQE had nothing to report.

Regular Agenda

Committee Reports

Cass County RRRAES

Mark KK0V reported that the in-person Skywarn classes were completely cancelled. Skywarn training is available online, links on the club website. No update on the new ID badges. No update on AREDN as well, we are waiting on the FCC to finalize their spectrum changes.


Seth KC0ODE was not in attendance but did provide a report to Jake K0RQ. Clay County has registered with the ARRL Volunteer Hub, Clay County ARES members are encouraged to register. With Storm season now here, anyone wanting to be added to the paging system contact Seth at kc0ode@kc0ode.com. Seth also reached out to Cass County regarding ID badges but has not heard back.


Bob W0HNV reported that he spoke to the manager at the Grandin site and we are able to get access to complete repairs. Bob will work on scheduling this out.


Bob W0HNV reported that all classes are still on hold until further notice.


Jarod W0JPJ brought up last month’s discussion as to whether or not we should have the hamfest this year with the COVID concerns. The club leadership has decided there will not be a hamfest this year, and all funds will be rolled over to next year. Pete WC0G added that leadership’s decision echoes what he and the committee felt was the best thing to do.


Pete WC0G reported he is trying to work on a special testing session for people who have been wanting to test but have not been able to. The venue would likely be outdoors and would be limited to one test per person. Social Distancing requirements will slow how fast tests can be corrected.


Steve K0STK reported he uploaded an audio recording of last month’s meeting for people to check their audio quality. Meeting minutes are also available on the website, logging into the cloud is not necessary. Any questions about the website or listserver please contact webmaster@rrra.org

Old Business

Harwood Repeater Site

Jim N0TSZ spoke with FM Ambulance, they are going to setup a time to go check it out. The site is essentially the club’s if we want it.

Communications Trailer Donation from Jeff KK7IX

No update.

New Business

Hamfest 2020

No further information.

Fargo Police Picnic

Jarod W0JPJ reported that it was previously postponed to August but has now been cancelled.

Sale of Donated Equipment

Bob W0HNV has been working on selling extra equipment that had been donated, with the proceeds to benefit the club. He is working on getting the funds transferred from his PayPal account to the club’s.


Kent KA0LDG hosted a Foxhunting workshop last Saturday in Sabin. He is working on scheduling another Foxhunt in a few weeks.

Good of the Order

  • Jarod W0JPJ received an email from someone who is studying for his license and is looking for a few people to meet or meetup for Field Day. Anyone wanting to connect with him reach out to Jarod.
  • Field Day: The Sabin group will be doing their Field Day as scheduled. The Fargo group will not be meeting as they have in the past. Pete WC0G mentioned that the ARRL changed the rules this year such that people could work Field Day individually but still credit their contacts towards the club.


Meeting adjourned by Jarod W0JPJ at 19:37