President’s report 10-25-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Royce for taking the net.

As many of you may have heard our Holiday party has been changed to Saturday Dec 5th. In light of the change I sent out an email to see if we had enough interest to go forward and I believe we do.

Reminder Nov 7th is the club breakfast in Olathe; followed by impromptu tail gate we are calling “Junk in the Trunk” in the parking lot at the Community Center. The DMR workshop will start approx. 9:30 ish in the community center. Be sure to RSVP so Dick has enough cds to send home with you.

Speaking of email you can receive emails from the club by entering your email address via this link. http://eepurl.com/gKMxpj  An email was sent out with specs for the upcoming DMR workshop.

Due to the change in the holiday party we will reschedule the next “Junk in the Trunk” and Antenna Range testing to sometime in 2021. More info to follow

We will still have Dec 5th breakfast at Starvin Arvin’s for those that want to get together that morning as well.

Check out the club events/calendar page for info on up coming activities.

Have a great week!

73s,
Kathy

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President’s report 10-18-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Lew for taking the net.

Friday was the club meeting. We had 17 in attendance in person and 4 via zoom. Thanks Bill for the yummy goodies and thanks Dave/Loretta for the updated club cards.

The program was on testing coax. Since it didn’t play well for those on zoom, and for anyone that maybe interested, I sent out the link via email, and here’s a couple links to the charts.
https://www.w4rp.com/ref/coax.html
https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/cable/coaxperf.html

Speaking of email you can receive emails from the club by entering your email address via this link. http://eepurl.com/gKMxpj I will be sending out email regarding the upcoming DMR workshop.

Our next event is Breakfast Nov 7th. Afterwards we will have a “Junk in the Trunk” Impromptu tail gate in the parking lot of the Olathe Community Center prior to our DMR workshop which will be held at the Olathe Community Center. Approx 9:30is to ?

Also after the Dec 5th breakfast at Starvin Arvins in Delta we can do the “Junk in the Trunk” again if there is enough interest prior to our Antenna testing that will be at Confluence park by the lake. More info to follow

Have a great week!

Kathy

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Cedaredge Repeater 118.8

The repeater now needs a 118.8 tone.

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President’s report 10-11-20

Good evening, thanks Dick for taking the net and everyone for overcoming and switching to the raspberry repeater.  Cedaredge repeater is currently down. 

This Friday the 16th is our club meeting. We will have a board call tomorrow. I sent out the zoom info.

Our next breakfast will be Nov 7th in Olathe. We will have the DMR workshop afterwards at the Olathe Community Center. More details to follow.

A survey was sent out, I have received 17 responses back. Please take a look at your spam folder in case you didn’t get it.

Kathy

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President’s report 10-4-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Steve for taking the net.

Saturday was the club breakfast. We had 8 in attendance at Starvin Arvin’s.

Afterwards we had the SET exercise. Thank you to all that participated and I will let Steve/Bill provide the stats.

I contacted Dick regarding the DMR workshop in November. We have selected two dates and John is checking with the Olathe community center or availability. I will be sending out a survey once we have the date.

Club meeting is Oct 16th and next month breakfast will be in Olathe on Nov 7th.

Have a great week.

Kathy

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Reminder tomorrow is the club breakfast and SET exercise

Tomorrow is the club breakfast at Starvin Arvin’s at 8am in Delta.

SET exercise is from 9-12pm.

Hope to talk to you then!

73s

Kathy

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Communication plan for Oct 3rd SET exercise

ICS 205 Comm plan b

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President’s report 9-20-20

Good evening to everyone on the net. Thanks Steve for taking the net.

Friday was the club meeting we had 13 in person and 9 on Zoom. Including Tom and Kate from SC, Mark from TX. Thanks Stan W0LQ for providing snack. Steve KI0KY and Bill KC0QXX did a great program on the upcoming SET exercise and VARA software.

Next month’s breakfast will be Oct 3rd at 8 am at Starvin Arvins in Delta. The SET exercise will commence immediately following from 9-12pm. We encourage everyone to participate. Below is a sample of what information we would like to collect on the ICS 213.

Have a great week and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Kathy

Sample ICS-213 b

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Reminder: club meeting tonight 7 pm

Join us at the Olathe community center or via Zoom.

Zoom info was sent out Tuesday via email.
If you don’t have it let me know and I will forward to you.

73s
Kathy

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Interoperability Channel Info

5-MHz Interoperability Channels Designated for Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Response

09/15/2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that two 60-meter channels have been made available, as necessary, for interoperability between US Government stations and US amateur radio stations involved in emergency communications related to the wildland firefighting response in California, Oregon, and Washington, and to Hurricane Sally. These interoperability channels will remain active until the need for these channels no longer exists:

Channel 1 — primary voice traffic 5332 kHz channel center, 5330.5 kHz USB voice

Channel 2 — digital traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz USB with 1.5-kHz offset to center of digital waveform.

Frequencies may be modified or added to by FEMA Region 10 for their area or operations due to existing 5-MHz/60-meter interoperability plans for their region.

Amateur radio is secondary on the 5-MHz band and should yield to operational traffic related to wildland firefighting and hurricane response. Although the intended use for these channels is interoperability between federal government stations and licensed US amateur radio stations, federal government stations are primary users and amateurs are secondary users.

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) is following FEMA’s lead on the interoperability channel designations for the wildfire and hurricane response. Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, says he has alerted all MARS members of the FEMA channel designations and MARS members are prepared to support response efforts as needed.

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