April 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order by President Eli K0PPE at 19:00, April 19, 2022
  • 20 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 (2022-04 Minutes.docx) may be found in the “Committee and Officers Reports | Secretary Reports” folder on the RRRA Groupware System.

Secretary’s Report / Treasurer’s Report / Librarian’s Report

  • Motion to approve by Steve K0OP
  • Seconded by Seth KC0ODE
  • Motion carried unanimously

Regular Agenda

Standing Committee Reports


Seth KC0ODE reported there will be Skywarn Training on Monday 4/25 from 6:30p-9p at the Sabin Fire Hall, Thursday 5/12 from 6:30p-9p at the Fargo Public Safety Building, and Tuesday 5/24 from 6:30p-9p at the Red River Regional Marksmanship Center 6:30p-9p. There will also be training on Monday 5/9 at the Moorhead Law Enforcement Center from 2p-4p. Training is also available virtually every Friday through the end of May from 2p-3:30p. Virtual Training does require registration through the National Weather Service. Seth plans to break into Sunday Night Net for simulated emergency simplex net at some point to practice passing messages and signal reports. That will be conducted on 147.520 MHz.


Kirk W0HNV reported the repeater equipment is starting to age quite badly and needs work. Controllers are obsolete and suggested to upgrade the system. He would like to have the same equipment at all locations for consistency and so the club can have spares. The VXR7000 has been discontinued, but the club can get other repeaters. He noted all the repeaters don’t necessarily need to be replaced at once. Jake K0RQ suggested the club move on this before the repeater system falls into further disrepair. Eli K0PPE appointed a committee of Kirk W0HNV, Jake K0RQ, Andy KD0IOE, Jarod W0JPJ, and Mark KC0SHM to look at options. Mark suggested we look at finances before proceeding with anything.


Kirk W0HNV reported there are no classes scheduled and no candidates are asking for classes. Maple Grove Radio Club is doing classes on Zoom as well.


Anton KC0PFS is now the committee chair. First meeting will be May 10th at 7pm on Zoom. This is the last year contracted for the Red River Valley Fairground, but the club is penciled in for 2023. Lori KC0GQE added that payment has been made for this year. Rent for 2023 goes to $1400 and $200 for the extra room. Seth KC0ODE moved to do a three contract for hamfest. Pete WC0G seconded. Motion carried unanimously.


Pete WC0G reported there is not a lot of interest in VE Testing. There was one request, but it was short notice. ARRL is also working on a program to get new hams under 18, mainly to subsidize their fees.


Steve K0STK’s report is available on the cloud website. Any questions about the website or listserver please contact webmaster@rrra.org.

Old Business

New Meeting Format

Tabled pending the outcome of the bylaw change.

Bylaw Laywer Fees

Seth KC0ODE reported the lawyer has looked at the proposed changes but has not replied with input.

Hamfest Committee Chair

Anton KC0PFS is the new chair.

New Business

Insurance Renewal

Lori received a bill for $453.49 for insurance.

  • Motion to approve this expense by Mark KC0SHM
  • Seconded by Dave N0WQZ
  • Motion carried unanimously

Weathertap Renewal

Lori notes renewal is $158.79 for the year, but the club gets reimbursed from the county.

  • Motion to approve by Seth KC0ODE
  • Seconded by Jim N0TSZ
  • Motion carried unanimously

Good of the Order

Headwaters Rally Race

May 6th — Some club members have helped with the Ojibwe Forests Rally in the past, this is similar. Eli K0PPE will have more information to distribute later.

Fargo Marathon

May 21st — using the same course from the fall with minor edits. 18-20 operators will be needed for the aid stations. Anyone interested in helping please contact Andy KD0IOE.

Grand Forks Hamfest

April 30th — details on RRRA website.


  • Motion to adjourn by Jim N0TSZ
  • Seconded by Seth KC0ODE

Meeting adjourned at 19:31.