May 2022 Business Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting called to order by President Eli K0PPE at 19:00, April 16, 2022
  • 30 members in attendence

These minutes have been converted to a mobile friendly format with some light editing for clarity and consistency. The Secretary’s original minutes document (2022-05 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 Kirk W0HNV
  • Seconded by Jim N0TSZ
  • Motion carried unanimously

Regular Agenda

Standing Committee Reports


Seth KC0ODE reported he received an email from Paul Mott KE5TWQ of REACT (Radio Emergency Associated Communication Team) who is starting up in Valley City/Jamestown and would like to enter the Fargo area. Seth is working on an MOU with them and Cass County Emergency Management.

Skywarn last Thursday was cancelled due to storms, it has not been rescheduled yet. Marathon is this Saturday.

Seth also attended the EMS Celebration at Rheault Farm yesterday. There was a good turnout and a fair amount of interest in Amateur Radio.

Seth is also looking into the Channel 3 project.


Kirk W0HNV reported the Repeater Committee met last week and went over quotes from various manufacturers. The committee narrowed it down to Arcom AR210 Controllers with Kenwood NXR700 series repeaters. Arcom offered a proposal for a repeater, controller, programing, etc. for $1950.00 each. Total to replace all four repeaters $8160.00.

Motion 1
  • Motion to accept the quote by Kirk W0HNV
  • Seconded by Anton KC0PFS
  • Motion carried unanimously
Motion 2
  • Motion to allocate the dedicated funds of $263.14, $5705.47, $160 and $50 (totaling $6178.61) for purchase of the new repeaters by Mark KC0SHM
  • Seconded by Jim N0TSZ
  • Motion carried unanimously
Motion 3
  • Motion to allocate $2321.39 from the general fund to cover the remainder of the repeater purchase by Seth KC0ODE
  • Seconded by Dave ND0WQZ
  • Motion carried unanimously
Motion 4
  • Motion to approve the purchase of the new repeaters with the now-allocated funds by Dave N0WQZ
  • Seconded by Seth KC0ODE
  • Motion carried unanimously


Kirk W0HNV had nothing to report.


Anton KC0PFS reported the President of the ARRL Rick Rodrick K5UR will appear in person at the hamfest for the ARRL forum.

There are a few volunteer roles that need filling, particularly with concessions.

KA0LDG will work on prizes.

Ticket pricing will remain the same. Tickets will go on sale in June.

Anyone wanting to present a seminar contact Anton.

Next meeting will be June 14th via Zoom.

Kirk W0HNV mentioned that consideration should be made for a larger room for the ARRL forum.


Pete WC0G was not present.


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

Old Business

New Meeting Format

Tabled pending the outcome of the bylaw change.

Bylaw Laywer Fees

Seth KC0ODE reported he talked with attorney Joe Truman. He did not write up a retainer as there is nothing he feels he needs to look at; corporate paperwork is separate from the bylaws. Mark KC0SHM suggested to proceed with the bylaw changes and save the allocated funds in case the club runs into an issue. Seth will present the first of three required readings of bylaw changes next month.

New Repeaters

Covered in Technical Committee report.

New Business

President Vacancy

Eli K0PPE has accepted a new job in South Dakota and must resign from his position as President. Section 7 of bylaws state that a special election must be conducted at the next meeting to fill the vacancy. Mark KC0SHM will oversee this special election.

Good of the Order

Fargo Marathon

May 21st. W0ILO repeater system will be in use on Saturday. One volunteer is still needed.


Gil Nordstrom K0TN became a silent key on May 14th. He was a long time ham in the Bismarck area and a regular participant in the North Dakota 80m Net.

Brian Geffre K0GEF

Brian Geffre K0GEF was accepted into the ARRL Wireless Technical session in Dayton which will take place later this summer.

Field Day

The club will once again be setup from the Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo using the trailer. Jim W0OS is heading this up. There will be pizza on Saturday at 6pm. All are welcome.


  • Motion to adjourn by Anton KC0PFS
  • Seconded by Steve K0OP

Meeting adjourned at 20:06.