June 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order by President Jarod W0JPJ at 19:00, June 15, 2021
  • 29 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 (2021-06 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 reported.

  • Motion to approve by Jim N0TSZ
  • Seconded by Lance WA0LIA
  • Motion carried unanimously

Treasurer’s Report

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

  • Motion to approve by Brian K0GEF
  • Seconded by Ken W0CZ
  • Motion carried unanimously

Librarian’s Report

Lori KC0GQE reported that Dale WD0AKO is going to digitize the club’s old newsletters to put on the cloud server or website.

Regular Agenda

Standing Committee Reports

Cass County ARES

Mark KK0V was not present. Kent KA0LDG mentioned that he, Mark KK0V and Jim N0TSZ spoke with the Horace Fire Department, and they are interested in letting the club have repeater space in Horace. The club may be able to use some of the donated repeaters from Fergus Falls for this purpose. They are also working on a tower in Oxbow and expressed interest in hosting equipment for the club there as well. Mark KC0SHM suggested getting an MOU signed with Horace Fire Department for liability purposes.


Seth KC0ODE reported the trailer will be stored at the Cass County Sherriff’s Law Enforcement Center moving forward. This should provide a little more security. Seth has taken over as the NW Minnesota District EC. The Barnesville Repeater (147.060) has been taken down; the tower it was on was sold. Don KC0DCF brought up that Barnesville was the link to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. Seth added that NWS was not allowing hams in their office due to the pandemic, and instead wanted Skywarn to use NWS Chat.


Kirk W0HNV was not present.


Kirk W0HNV was not present. Jay WS0Y reported that Kirk has been working with the West Fargo Library to allow the club back for classes. Kirk and Jay are working on getting classes started back up. Brad KE0LDS is not planning on any classes as this time but that may change. Pete WC0G added that the club may be able to do testing with the classes since everything has gone digital.


Pete WC0G reported there was a planning meeting last Thursday. The original contract with the RRRV did not include the second room for seminars.

  • Motion to secure the second room for the hamfest by Pete WC0G
  • Seconded by Steve K0STK
  • Motion carried unanimously

Kent KA0LDG added that he is working on prizes and has so far secured $1400 worth of prizes. Kent encouraged members to reach out for more prizes for the Hamfest. Ticketing this year will be electronic with a new fee structure. Lots of volunteers will be need the day before and day of. The Hamfest is September 25th.


Pete WC0G reported the VE Testing at the Hamfest will be digital. Pre-registration will be required. FRNs are required for testing. The new $35 fees have not gone through, but they will be collected by the FCC.


Steve K0STK’s report is available on the cloud website. New members should reach out to Steve to get setup for the club’s online services. Members with email changes should update them themselves on the club’s online services. Any questions about the website or listserver please contact webmaster@rrra.org.

Old Business

Field Day

Seth KC0ODE will transport the trailer to the West Fargo Highway Department site, arriving by 9:30am. Steve K0OP added the site to the ARRL Field Day locator. Pete WC0G added there will be a second group doing Field Day from the park in Sabin.

New Business

Fargo Police Picnic

Seth KC0ODE was able to secure a spot for the club to setup. He will bring the trailer.

Insurance Request

Lori KC0GQE requested $450 for liability insurance.

  • Motion to disburse by Pete WC0G
  • Seconded by Tim K0CRF
  • Motion carried unanimously

Good of the Order

  • Tim K0CRF mentioned it was a good showing at Sheyenne Oaks for the SKCC ND Expedition event.

  • Brad KE0LDS mentioned the LDS Preparedness Fair on September 11th. The club trailer will be there with a setup inside.

  • Brad also received a phone call from Tony KD0SBW, his wife underwent a serious surgery at Mayo Clinic yesterday. Tony specifically asked the club be informed about it.

  • Don KC0DCF brought up the status of AREDN. Jarod W0JPJ mentioned the club has $5000 of dedicated funds that need to be used. This will need to be a separate discussion at a later date. Seth KC0ODE mentioned that Sheriff Jahner is very interested in our capabilities and what the club can do with AREDN. Jarod W0JPJ suggested a committee for AREDN. Jarod will form this committee.


  • Motion to adjourn by Jim N0TSZ
  • Seconded by James AB0W
  • Meeting adjourned at 20:27