TCRC -- Twin Cities Repeater Club
[ Home - Links ] Wednesday, Nov 22 2017  


Main Menu
 
Home Page
What Is the TCRC?
Club Contacts
Current Calendar
Upcoming Hamfests (Opens new Browser Tab)
VE Exams (Opens new Browser Tab)
Repeater Info
FAQ
Membership    Application
PIN Information
Web Links
Net Sked (28MHz and up)
Dues Payment
Update Your Info
TCRC History
Skywarn Thank You
TCRC Facebook Page
Club Documents  and Files
NEW Club Documents




Welcome to TCRC.org
 
TCRC Logo

147.210 is the primary
repeater for South Metro
Skywarn!



 



Topics > Club Activities
 




TCRC Summer Meeting
Posted by n0bak on: Tuesday 07 June @ 20:43:45
 
Club Activities Join Us For Our TCRC Summer Meeting

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30pm
Burnsville City Hall
100 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN 55337
Basement meeting room

Agenda:
President’s Remarks
Field Day Plans and Sign-Up
Tech Talk

  Printable Version 




VARC VE TESTING WEDNESDAY FEB 10
Posted by n0bak on: Wednesday 03 February @ 19:46:24
 
Club Activities Please be aware that for some unknown reason, from time to time, the listing for our VE session on the ARRL web page disappears! We ALWAYS have a session on the second Wednesday of each month no matter if it is listed on the ARRL web page or not. In case of any doubt, please contact Jim Rice, NØOA, for up to date information via e-mail jrice@danpatch.org or call Jim at: 612-384-7709



Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Annual Election Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Wednesday 04 November @ 21:04:28
 
Club Activities Join Us for Our TCRC Annual 2017 Election Meeting
Tuesday, November 14

Lakeville Perkins
17387 Kenyon Ave
County Rd 5 and I-35
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Meeting 7:30 - 8:30
Agenda:
President’s Remarks
Repeater Update
Election of new officers for 2018
Drawings for Perkins Gift Cards

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/kf5GsZteLgr

  Printable Version 




TCRC 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting
Posted by KE0NA on: Sunday 01 June @ 21:13:45
 
Club Activities Come join us for the 2nd Quarter General Membership Meeting.

Tuesday Night, June 3rd at 7:30 PM at Partners in Excellence 14301 Ewing Avenue Burnsville.

Repeater Upgrades and Field Day will be the main topics on the Agenda



  Printable Version 




TCRC 2014 ANTENNA BUILDING EVENT
Posted by ke0na on: Sunday 30 March @ 00:21:17
 
Club Activities SATURDAY APRIL 26th
9 AM to Noon
Location: Partners In Excellence Bldg
14301 Ewing Ave S, Burnsville Mn 55306

The TCRC and DRC are collaborating to host an Antenna Building Event

Featuring an opportunity to finish that antenna project lying around in your garage or basement.

Just bring all of the parts and whatever instructions that you have. Elmer's will be available to assist you with building and testing of your antenna. Tools and testing equipment will be provided. There is no cost for this activity. Keep in mind this is an indoor event.

Also featuring a quarter wave ground plane class taught by the DRC instructors. All parts provided. Cost is $10.00.

You must RSVP to tcrc147.21@gmail.com to attend this class.

ELMER'S, come join the fun and share your knowledge.

This event is intended to generate interest in amateur radio and to get us fired up for Field Day 2014. Participants of all ages and experience are welcome

  Printable Version 


n0bak

Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by ke0na on: Monday 24 February @ 13:19:06
 
Club Activitiesn0bak writes"Join us for our Quarterly General Membership Meeting. It is our first general meeting at our new location and we will be discussing many new exciting club plans and activities for this year.

Food, snacks and beverages will be provided.

Day: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Location:
Partners in Excellence
14301 Ewing Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55306
"


Read More... |  Printable Version 


ke0na

New 2 meter Repeater Installed
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 02 October @ 11:33:07
 
Club Activitieske0na writes"The old 2-Meter system (SVEN and OLE) were shut down on Saturday, September 28 and replaced with a commercial repeater

There are a few changes you will notice right away. There are no more voice ID's, no more time and temperature or "Top-of-the-Hour" announcements, or "special" modes (net, weather, hamfest, or other modes). The new repeater is a Yaesu VXR-9000 and only repeats. All ID's are CW (WØBU/R). Tweaks will be needed, but for now we anticipate a more reliable repeater. The need for a 100Hz CTCSS tone (PL for the Motorola fans) is still present.

As of 11/16/13 configuration is as follows:

  • A 100 Hz CTCSS tone is both encoded and decoded
  • The Time Out Timer (TOT) is 3 minutes
  • The time out penalty is 21 seconds (amount of time repeater is non-responsive after TOT limit reached)
  • Repeat Hold Time (tail) is 1.5 seconds (time from input carrier loss to repeater carrier down)
  • The repeater output power (exciter for PA) is 25 watts, so output from PA is 80 watts
  • The courtesy tone occurs at the end of the Repeat Hold Time
  • The TOT is reset by repeater carrier down (not the courtesy tone)
  • Squelch Hysteresis is 25
  • The tone of the CWID is 400 hz
  • CWID is now encoded with CTCSS tone (100 hz)
  • CWID Modulation Delay is 1 second (To allow for CTCSS Decode on listener's radios)
  • A 25 dB pre-amp has been added to the receiver with a 6 dB attenuator to protect the receiver front end
  • A 70 Amp/Hr wet cell backup battery was added to the system - The repeater will automatically fail-over if AC power is lost
  • A Breakout box was added to the 25 pin Aux connector
  • Power for preamp is being supplied at the backup battery terminal.

Current issues being worked:

  • Noise during repeat and hang time
  • Receive sensitivity

Please send comments and reports to Dave at ke0na@tcrc.org

NOTE: The Repeater Info and Status Links have been updated.

Click here to see a report on the status of ALL the repeaters"


  Printable Version 




TCRC Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 18 August @ 14:31:50
 
Club Activities A quartly meeting of the membership of the TCRC will be held on August 27, at 7:30PM, right after a short net, in the basement meeting room of Burnsville City Hall. All members and anyone interested in amateur radio are encouraged to attend.

  Printable Version 




TCRC Club Picnic
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 18 August @ 14:18:36
 
Club Activities The third annual TCRC club picnic will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Casperson Park in Lakeville, Minnesota. Download a FLYER for all the details.

  Printable Version 




Technician Class Available
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 28 May @ 17:23:17
 
Club Activities Starting June 7, 2013 there will be a class leading to the technician class amateur radio license. It will be held in the Haeg Conference Room at Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 Old Shakopee Road. The class consists of 6 sessions on June 7,8,14,15,28,29 and will cost $60. That includes class instruction, textbook, refreshments, and the examination fee.

For further information or to register for the class click here

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Boston Marathon Bombing
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 18 April @ 19:26:48
 
Club Activities The ARRL has posted a story regarding the role of amateur radio in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-provide-communication-support-in-boston-marathon-bombings-updated

Read More... |  Printable Version 


ke0na

The Summer 2014 Newsletter is here!
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 28 May @ 15:58:55
 
Club Activitieske0na writes"The Summer 2014 Newsletter is here! You can read or download it by clicking on this link: Summer Newsletter. "

Read More... |  Printable Version 


ke0na

The Summer Edition of the Newsletter is Here !!
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 25 November @ 21:51:11
 
Club Activitieske0na writes"The summer edition (2nd Quarter) of the Repeater Newsletter is here. To read or download, click on "TCRC Newsletters", click on the following link."

Read More... |  Printable Version 


ke0na

TCRC Annual Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 16 November @ 21:28:08
 
Club Activitieske0na writes"Put Tuesday, December 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM on your calendar! It is the TCRC annual membership meeting. It will be held at Burnsville City Hall in the big meeting room in the lower level.

The major item of busness will be election of officers for the 2014 year. There will also be a presentation of the "TCRC events of 2013 and a "show and tell" table with project demos."

Snacks and beverages will be provided and door prizes will be awarded. All members are encouraged to attend."


Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Annual Picnic, Swapmeet, and Operating Event
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 12 September @ 14:24:47
 
Club Activities Come one, come all to the Second Annual Twin Cities Picnic, Swapmeet and Operating Event on Saturday September 22, 2012. From 11AM until 2PM.

Download a flyer with a map and all the details by clicking here.

  Printable Version 




Newsletter is Here
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 15 March @ 15:10:01
 
Club Activities The Spring copy of the TCRC newsletter is now available for download. Go to the main menu (left) and click on "TCRC Newsletters" (4th one up from the bottom). The most recent newsletter, V35_N1, is available for anyone to download.

  Printable Version 




Pet Project Day
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 15 March @ 15:05:27
 
Club Activities On March 24, 2012, carry, push or hoist your project to Craig’ home (KCØDMF) at 8149 Curtis Lane, Eden Prairie, MN. Please, BYOT (bring your own tools). Your fellow club members will be there from noon until four p.m. Snacks will be provided.

If you have questions or would like directions please contact Craig at (952) 373-1454.

  Printable Version 




Build a Ham Radio Antenna
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 27 September @ 18:37:45
 
Club Activities Wanna build an antenna? It's FREE !! (Can't beat that with a stick)
When? October 8, 9AM-12 Noon
Where? Bloomington Civic Plaza, Logan and 98th street, Bloomington
BYOP (Bring Your Own Parts)
Contact: Sharron Morgan, ACØGH, 952-224-2040

  Printable Version 




Newsletter In The Mail !!
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 05 December @ 12:58:22
 
Club Activities The much delayed newsletter was placed in the mail Saturday, December 4, at 3:00PM. It should arrive at your address Monday or Tuesday.

Be sure to come to the annual meeting where we will hold elections for officers for the year 2011. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Burnsville City Hall, in the basement meeting room, at 7:30PM right after a short net.

  Printable Version 




Annual TCRC Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 17 November @ 18:52:28
 
Club Activities The annual TCRC membership meeting will occur in the basement meeting room of Burnsville City Hall at 7:30PM on Tuesday December 7, 2010 after a short net.

Elections for officers will be held. The Arnie Pung award winner for 2010 will also be selected.

Members must be in good standing (dues paid) in order to vote.

Dave Ventura, KEØNA, will give a short presentation and demonstration of WSPR.

  Printable Version 




Find The TCRC On Facebook
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 30 August @ 23:58:52
 
Club Activities Dave, KEØNA, has created a Facebook page for the TCRC. It may be reached by clicking on "TCRC Facebook Page" on the bottom of the main menu on the left or by using the Facebook button below "Today's Events" on the right.

Great job, Dave.

  Printable Version 




Help Needed for Mpls Aquatennial
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 09 July @ 22:24:27
 
Club Activities It's time for the Minneapolis Aquatennial! This city-wide event is celebrating its 70th year. Come join us for Minnesota's largest parade Wednesday evening, July 21st. Again this year we will be using amateur radio operators along the parade route for coordination.

When: Wednesday Evening July 21st (6:30 PM to 11:00 PM) We have a short meeting at 6:30 and get assignments, meet the parade marshalls, and generally hang out. Parade starts at 8:30 but there is a "K" race before at 7:30. You'll have time to grab something along the route to eat if you like.(Usually there are drinks and some food for the volunteers, especially around that 5:30 time.)

Where: We will meet at Dunwoody volunteer tent. (Dunwoody Blvd & Aldrich) Park behind Dunwoody off of Aldrich. You can enter and park at the north cul-de-sac from Aldrich. Dunwoody is on the west end of downtown Minneapolis by the I-394 and I-94 junction.

Due to the noise level we would recommend strongly you have speaker mikes, ear buds, or headsets. This year we will have lots of noise on the route as there are a large number of bands. The parade route goes from Dunwoody down Hennepin towards Washington and disperses at 4th by the light rail.

If you have a particular intersection area along the route you would like to cover please let me know and I will try and accomodate you.

I do need to know if I can have your help. Please leave me a message at 763-420-4951. RSVP is needed. There are special VIP incentives (Fireworks VIP area the 24th and a party for volunteers Jul 26th)
this year for us so I will have to coordinate names for the freebies and arrange for the T-shirts. (Size ?)

Also if you know a radio operator who might be interested in helping, please have them contact me.

Thanks, I'd appreciate your help and ...

73's
Paul Tommerdahl, KB0TYS
*******************************************
Maple Grove, Minnesota USA
KB0TYS@thatec.com or paul@thatec.com
http://www.thatec.com


Read More... |  Printable Version 




State EC to meet with Hams
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 29 September @ 20:23:45
 
Club Activities On Sat Oct 17 @ 3:30 PM Dan Anderson, the new State E C will meet with Hams in the ramsey Co Public Works Facility on Hwy 96 and Hamline Ave in Arden Hills.(just north of Roseville)
Attendees must park in the west lot.
Thanks,
Paul Oby
KC0ESE

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Emergency Communications
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 13 August @ 14:36:48
 
Club Activities Attention all Hams involved in Emergency Communications, including the 100+ Hams serving the Twin Cities Marathon. The Association of Emergency Radio Organizations (AERO) is sponsoring two classes in Bloomington on Saturday, September 19. It's not often that an AERO class is available in the South Metro, so please take advantage of this opportunity.

AERO I (Basic) is from 9 am - 3 pm with one hour lunch break (on your own), followed by an on-air net.
Min requirement to register is FEMA IS100, which is an internet-based self study class.
We need to have a min of 24 students in order to offer this class.

AERO II (Net Control), a brand new class, is Noon - 3 pM, including an on-air net.
Min requirement to register is completion of AERO I.

Both classes are at the Bloomington Civic Center on Saturday, September 19.

Register with Dan N0PIY@arrl.net


Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 20 July @ 15:15:19
 
Club Activities On Tuesday, September 15,2009 in conference room E, in the basement of Burnsville City Hall, at 7:30 PM after a short net, the TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting will occur. All TCRC members and anyone with an interest in amateur radio or in the TCRC are encouraged to attend.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




100th Anniversary of the First Wireless Rescue at Sea
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 23 January @ 16:29:15
 
Club Activities CQD, Jack Binns and the FIRST WIRELESS RESCUE AT SEA in 1909
Special Event 100th Anniversary Jan 22-24, 2009

See this web page http://www.jackbinns.org/commemoration_news
The week-end of January 23rd 2009 and the summer of 2009 promise to be
filled with events commemorating the first large scale rescue in open sea
coordinated by wireless.


The Marconi Radio Club W1AA of Massachusetts USA will take part in the Jack Binns special event with two stations by representing SS Republic (Callsign MKC) as W1AA/MKC and SS Baltic (Call sign BC) as W1AA/BC. The two stations plan to be on the amateur bands on Jan 23 from 0001Z to 0400Z and on Jan 24th from 1200Z to 2000Z. . Both SSB and CW modes will be used. Watch the DX Summit
http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx?count=50&range=2 for W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC spots. Special one of a kind photo QSL cards have been created for each call for the event.

QSL card information for stateside is via W1AA on QRZ.COM with an S.A.S.E. Business sized envelope is OK for QSL cards. DX QSLs are via the W1 bureau.

A certificate is available. Mixed modes are OK. If stateside stations work both the W1AA/MKC and W1AA/BC stations and wish a certificate please send a large 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope with $1.50 in stamps on the envelope for stateside return only. Certificates for DX stations via W1AA DIRECT via QRZ.COM address with a large envelope 8 1/2 x 11 inch envelope and sufficient USA postage for 2 oz of mail to return to their country.

This will be a great event.

Please take the time to tune the bands and work us.

Operators will be Henry K1WCC and Whitey K1VV.

Bob "Whitey" Doherty K1VV
Marconi Radio Club W1AA
Email: k1vv@comcast.net



  Printable Version 




Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 17 September @ 17:20:17
 
Club Activities Jamboree On The Air will occur for 48 hours starting at 00:00 October 18 and continue until 23:59 October 19. For more information and frequencies see the ARRL Web Page.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Saturday 16 August @ 13:31:37
 
Club Activities The TCRC will hold a quarterly membership meeting at 7:30PM, right after a short net, in the basement community room at Burnsville City Hall on September 30, 2008. Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is invited to attend.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Technician License Class
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 16 April @ 11:17:42
 
Club Activities An intensive class leading to the Technician license will be given at the VA Hospital in South Minneapolis on Friday June 13, Saturday June 14, and Sunday June 15. The schedule is:
6-9PM Friday
8-5 Saturday
8-5 Sunday

There will be an FCC exam for the Technician license given as part of this class on Sunday afternoon. Full details, including a class outline, are available by email from D Adriansen.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 22 February @ 13:56:21
 
Club Activities The TCRC will hold a quarterly membership meeting at 7:30PM, right after a short net, in the basement community room at Burnsville City Hall on March 11, 2008. Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is invited to attend.

  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 18 September @ 18:28:31
 
Club Activities There will be a membership meeting of the TCRC on
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 7:30 PM. Come early for cookies and coffee. Everyone with an interest in amateur radio is encouraged to attend.

Location is Burnsville City Hall, Lower level.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Saturday 02 June @ 22:14:37
 
Club Activities There will be a quarterly membership meeting of the TCRC on June 5, 2007 at 7:30PM in the basement small meeting room of Burnsville City Hall. The main subject of the meeting will be Field Day and our new Field Day location.

Come early, about 7:00PM and have some cookies and coffee.

Everyone with an interest in amateur radio or in the TCRC is welcome to attend.

  Printable Version 




New Tuesday Night Coffee Location
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 06 March @ 23:05:30
 
Club Activities There is a new location for the Tuesday night coffee after the net. It will be at Caribou Coffee, Burnsville starting March 6, 2007. It is located behind Walgreen's on the corner of Cliff Road and Hwy 13 in Burnsville.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 06 March @ 22:58:59
 
Club Activities The quarterly membership meeting for the TCRC will occur in the basement meeting room at Burnsville City Hall, on March 27 at 7:30PM after a short net on 147.21. Come early for cookies and coffee.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




No Code Is Here!! (February, 23)
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 24 January @ 08:48:27
 
Club Activities After literally years of diddling around the FCC has finally published the elimination of code for all classes of license effective February 23, 2007! See the Federal Register for details. Also consult the ARRL Web Page for more details regarding this order's effect on amateur radio operators.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Newsletter in the Mail!
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 21 November @ 18:50:32
 
Club Activities The TCRC Newsletter was mailed early on Tuesday, November 21, 2006. If you don't get yours soon, or if you just want to read it on line it is available on this web page now. Click on "TCRC Newsletters", third up from the bottom on the menu to your left, and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. The current newsletter is Vol 29, Number 3. It is available in two formats, Adobe Acrobat (pdf file) and MS Word (doc file).

Read More... |  Printable Version 




FCC Finally Acts
Posted by w0kf on: Saturday 18 November @ 23:10:54
 
Club Activities The FCC published R&O 04-140 in the Federal Register on November 15. Thus, the R&O will take effect at 12:01AM EST, Friday December 15, 2006. See the ARRL web page for all the details.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




AERO Training Class
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 22 September @ 18:51:21
 
Club Activities The next AERO class will be Sat Oct 14 in the
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Dr N E.
The hours will be from 8 AM to 3PM.

There is no cost for this class except
for lunch on your own.

Bring anyone you know who is a member of
an emergency response organization such as
Red Cross, Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, etc.
This will give them a chance to see what
Ham radio communications can do for their
organization.

You must pre-register with Dan Peitso,
n0piy@arrl.net or 763-755-3262 by Oct 7.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Picnic
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 11 September @ 16:12:49
 
Club Activities Come one, come all! To the TCRC Picnic.

When? September 23
11:00AM - 3:00PM

Where? It will be located at the Holland Lake picnic shelter at 1100 Cliff Road, Eagan MN. The park shelter is located less than a mile east of 35E on Cliff Road on the right side of the street. Grills and bathroom facilities are available and there is a dock for fishing and trails for hiking or bicycling. The TCRC will provide a beverage(not soda) and hotdogs; of course people may bring their own meat to grill their own beverage and a dish to share.


Read More... |  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 16 August @ 10:04:16
 
Club Activities There will be a quarterly membership meeting of the TCRC after a short net on Tuesday September 19, 2006. Come early (around 7:00PM or so) for cookies and coffee. All TCRC members, and anyone interested in amateur radio, are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be at Burnsville City Hall (small basement meeting room).

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 11 June @ 10:54:16
 
Club Activities There will be a quarterly membership meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 7:30PM, in one of the basement rooms at Burnsville City Hall. Come early, 7:00 or so, for coffee and cookies. The meeting will follow a short net at about 7:30PM.

This is the last meeting prior to Field Day. Come find out about the TCRC Field Day activities and other good stuff.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Scholarships Available
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 10 May @ 15:00:07
 
Club Activities There are some 25 scholorships for $1000.00 or greater that are available to students in colleges or universities. These scholarships are sponsored by various entities and are administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio. Five require the applicant to be a licensed amateur radio operator and five require study in engineering or physical sciences.

Applications must be submitted before June 1, 2006.

The application kit consisting of information, details on the scholarships, regulations, and the application itself may be obtained by contacting Jim Stodolka at 651-699-2494 or by mail at 2036 Bayard Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55116.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Friday 03 March @ 19:16:59
 
Club Activities The TCRC will hold it's quarterly membership meeting on Tuesday March 28, 2006 starting after a short net at 7:30PM.

The featured speaker will be Bruce Richardson,W9FZ. A long time member of the Northern Lights ARC and current President of the Central States VHF Society, Bruce will present A Superior Microwave Adventure -- Good Doses of RF, Great Lakes, and The Northwoods.


Come early, around 7:00 or so, for cookies and coffee. Please note that the meeting is back at Burnsville City Hall and not at the Galaxie Library.


Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Antenna Party
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 08 November @ 22:56:09
 
Club Activities Want to learn about antennas? Come join us at an antenna party on Sunday November 13 at 1:00PM in Bloomington. Antenna expert or complete novice - makes no difference. All experience levels welcome.

In order to keep an accurate count of those attending please RSVP to Craig (KCDMF@tcrc.org). He will give you more details and directions to the secret location!!!

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Newsletters now on line
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 13 September @ 23:01:05
 
Club Activities Copies of The Repeater, the Newsletter of the TCRC, are now available on line courtesy of John, WJT. To access the newsletter in either MS Word (*.doc) or PDF (*.pdf) format, just click on "TCRC Newsletters" at the bottom of the Main Menu located to your left.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 07 September @ 10:45:25
 
Club Activities The next quarterly membership meeting of the TCRC will be at 7:30PM on September 13, 2005. Come early, around 6:45 or so, for coffee and cookies. The meeting will start after an abbreviated net at 7:30. Where?


Galaxie Branch
Dakota County Library
14995 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley

Galaxie Avenue runs parallel to Cedar, located two blocks East. The Library is just North of County Road 42 (150th). MAP

Read More... |  Printable Version 




FCC Kills Code!!!
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 27 July @ 23:49:16
 
Club Activities On July 19, 2005 the FCC in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) announced it's intention to eliminate any Morse Code requirement for all classes of amateur radio licenses. The complete ARRL story can be read at http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/07/20/100/?nc=1.

The complete 30 page pdf file can be downloaded by clicking on NPRM above. You are strongly encouraged to read the entire document as the FCC gives it's reasoning and thought process in the document.


Larry, KLEJ, has prepared a summary of the NPRM which can be seen by clicking on "read more" below...


Read More... |  Printable Version 




FCC wipes out code!!!
Posted by w0kf on: Thursday 21 July @ 22:48:02
 
Club Activities On July 19, 2005 the FCC in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) announced it's intention to eliminate any Morse Code requirement for all classes of amateur radio licenses. The complete ARRL story can be read at http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2005/07/20/100/?nc=1.

The complete 30 page pdf file can be downloaded by clicking on NPRM above. You are strongly encouraged to read the entire document as the FCC gives it's reasoning and thought process in the document.

Be sure to tune in to the Tuesday TCRC Information Exchange on the 147.21 repeater this Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 7:00PM for an interesting discussion of this proposal.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




One Day Ham License!!
Posted by w0kf on: Sunday 10 April @ 11:06:13
 
Club Activities Get your amateur radio operator's license
in one day! Starting at 9AM on May 28, 2005,
at the Elk River American Legion,
and continuing until 4PM will be an
intensive class directed at passing the
technician class amateur radio operator
(Ham) license.

Magically, at 4:00PM, the Elk River VE team
will appear and give the license exam.
No excuses! Do it all in one day!

For more information or to sign up
for the class contact Bob Mershon, WBFK,
(763)263-8080. Bob requests that everyone
register prior to May 15 so that he may
get the supplies.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Monday 14 March @ 00:32:29
 
Club Activities First quarterly membership meeting of 2005!
WHEN:Tuesday, March 29, 2005
WHERE:Galaxie Branch, Dakota County Library
14995 Galaxie Avenue
Apple Valley

Come early, around 6:30 for cookies and coffee.
Meeting starts after a short net at 7:30.

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




Craig Larsen, KCDMF, New Treasurer
Posted by w0kf on: Wednesday 23 February @ 11:11:01
 
Club Activities At the regular February meeting of the board of directors, the TCRC Board appointed Craig Larsen, KCDMF to to the post of TCRC Treasurer. This was necessary because of the resignation of Pat Cain, KPC, in January.

  Printable Version 




Membership Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 07 September @ 00:18:46
 
Club Activities The membership meeting for all TCRC members, and prospective members, is scheduled for Tuesday September 21. Due to problems with room availability, this meeting will NOT be at City Hall. It will be at the Galaxie Branch, Dakota County Library, 14995 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley. Galaxie Avenue runs parallel to Cedar and is located two blocks East. The library is located just North of County Road 42 (150th) on the West side of Galaxie. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Come around 6:30PM for cookies and coffee. The meeting starts after an abreviated net at 7:00. The early start time is because the Library closes at 8:30PM. map to library

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




Newsletter Submission Deadline
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 24 August @ 00:27:14
 
Club Activities Reminder: The deadline for submission of articles for the upcomming newsletter is September 7, 2004. Please submit all articles to John Toscano, WJT, through his TCRC email alias.

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




Membership Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 25 May @ 22:14:59
 
Club Activities The TCRC will hold the June quarterly membership meeting June 15.

Please note it will NOT be held at the Burnsville City Hall!!

The location will be at the Church of the Risen Savior which is located at 1501 E. Co Rd 42 in Burnsville. The church is a large white building along the South side of 42 about a block East from the 42 and Co Rd 11 intersection. This change of location was due to the unavailability of meeting rooms at Burnsville City Hall.

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




Wild Adventure Race
Posted by Calendar on: Sunday 16 May @ 00:00:52
 
Club Activities The Dakota County Ares group is looking for a few radio operators to help with communication for the Wild Adventure Race to be conducted on June 12 at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan.

If you can help contact Orcena(Orcy) Lyle, WQT, at 612-827-2707.

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




Fox Hunt
Posted by Calendar on: Tuesday 13 April @ 13:45:11
 
Club Activities The Minnesota Hidden Transmitter Finders (MHTF), announces a Fox Hunt in Mcleod County on Saturday, April 17, 2004. Meet at Biscay Liquor on Hwy 22 between Hutchenson and Glenco at 12:45PM.

Talk-in 147.375, tone=146.2
Hunt will occur on 146.58 simplex

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




TCRC Board Names President
Posted by w0kf on: Monday 15 March @ 22:54:38
 
Club Activities At the Board of Directors meeting, on March 15, 2004, the Board of Directors of the TCRC, in accordance with Article III, Section 3 of the Bylaws of The Twin Cities Repeater Club, selected Phil Lefever, KBNES, to fill the vacant position of president. Steve Filek, NOWL, was selected to fill the position of vice president vacated by Phil.

Congratulations to our new President, Phil and to our new Vice President, Steve.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




TCRC Membership Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Wednesday 03 March @ 15:55:36
 
Club Activities The regular quarterly TCRC membership
meeting will occur on March 23 at 7:30PM
(right after the net). All members
(current and prospective) are encouraged
to attend. Come early (6:30) for
coffee and cookies, meeting begins at 7:30.

Click here for more information

Read More... |  Printable Version 




ARRL Proposes License Restructure
Posted by w0kf on: Tuesday 20 January @ 14:18:22
 
Club Activities The ARRL has announced a proprosed restructure of the ham bands and licensing requirements with a 3 class license scheme with no code requirement for the lower two classes, thus giving HF privileges without the need for a code test. The 5 wpm code requirement would be maintained for the extra license. Read the proposal on the ARRL webpage.

Read More... |  Printable Version 




Straight Key Night
Posted by Calendar on: Friday 26 December @ 00:58:51
 
Club Activities SKN is an ARRL contest starting at 0000UTC
and running through 2400UTC January 1,2004.
That means 6:00PM December 31,2003
until 6:00PM January 1,2004 local
time. It is a fun event where everyone
uses a straight key (no keyers, paddles,
bugs, keyboards, etc).

For details see the ARRL anouncement.



  Printable Version 




Quarterly Membership Meeting
Posted by Calendar on: Monday 01 September @ 01:06:15
 
Club Activities Show up early for refreshments.

Click here for more information

  Printable Version 




TCRC Club Asked to Contribute to the Emergency Packet Network
Posted by Anonymous on: Tuesday 14 January @ 20:14:53
 
Club Activities The TCRC was asked to make a contribution to the Emergency Minnesota 145.67 MHz Wide Area Amateur Packet Radio. The TCRC Board would like to find out how the Membership feels about making a donation.

Read More... |  Printable Version 


spacer middlespacer spacer

Search TCRC -- Twin Cities Repeater Club
Copyright © Twin Cities Repeater Club, Inc. 2015
All Rights Reserved.