April 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting took place on Zoom instead of in-person in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:00, April 20, 2021
  • 32 members in attendence

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 (2021-04 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee and Officers Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware System.

Secretary’s Report

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

Treasurer’s Report

Lori KC0GQE reported that the Treasurer’s Report is available on the cloud website. Unaninously.

Librarian’s Report

Lori KC0GQE had nothing to report.

Regular Agenda

Standing Committee Reports

Cass County ARES

Mark KK0V reported the link to the virtual Skywarn training is on the club website. There is a Great Lakes Area Winlink net and is open to all licensed operators. The net is on Wednesdays. Anyone with questions regarding ARES ID badges reach out to Mark. It does appear the FCC has left a portion of the 3.5 GHz band for amateur use, which should help AREDN. The goal is to complete some AREDN upgrades this summer while the weather is nice.


Seth KC0ODE was not present. Jarod W0JPJ reported that Cass and Clay Counties are testing upgrades for Cass-Clay Alerts. There were also some pager outages that have been fixed.


Kirk W0HNV reported the Grandin repeater has failed on the bench again. It might be a compatibility issue with the repeater and the controller. Jake K0RQ brought up getting a Yaesu repeater since they are currently on discount from Yaesu. Jarod W0JPJ advised against it as he has had trouble with his, and suggested we get something commercial grade. Ken W0CZ moved to relocate the old Wheatland repeater and retune it to the Grandin frequency. Don KC0DCF seconded. Motion carried. Brian K0EED confirmed the Barnesville repeater is still hotlinked to Fisher and can still reach the Grand Forks National Weather Service office for Skywarn. Jarod W0JPJ is still looking into the old Clay County Landfill site for a potential repeater.


Kirk W0HNV reported there are no classes scheduled for the immediate future. Classes will start back up when deemed safe. Jay WS0Y added that there are still lots of new licenses being issued despite no in-person classes or testing.


Pete WC0G reported there was a meeting last week. They are still in the early planning stages. Anyone wanting to volunteer please contact Pete. The Hamfest is still scheduled for September. Kent KA0LDG encouraged everyone think of door prizes to give out at the hamfest.


Pete WC0G reported the last test session had five candidates. A test session is being planned for next month, date TBD. If there is not an RRRA session scheduled or our date does not work, the Maple Grove Club is welcoming RRRA members that would like to test.


Steve K0STK’s report is available on the cloud website. Meeting minutes are always uploaded in plain text to the website and in word processor form on the cloud website. Any questions about the website or listserver please contact webmaster@rrra.org.

Old Business

KC0KAE Trustee

Anton KC0PFS got the paperwork submitted. KC0PFS is now the trustee of KC0KAE.

New Business

No new business.

Good of the Order

  • Ted K8AQM joined to present about the NDExpedition as part of SKCC. They will be at Sheyenne Oaks in Leonard on May 20th

  • Frank K0JQZ joined to present about MARS


  • Motion to adjourn by Anton KC0PFS
  • Seconded by Steve K0STK

Meeting adjourned at 20:06