“Polar Express” Simulated Emergency Test Exercise QSO Example

Today was a statewide “Simulated Emergency Test” (SET) involving a number of hams from our club. Club member Jim Adams, AAØCW, captured this sample message transmission. The voice you hear belongs to Dick Schultz, KDØESZ, and he’s transmitting a weather report message from downtown Montrose to the Montrose Emergency Command Post.

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Skywarn Thank You

Following our recent Skywarn activation I received the following from Jim Pringle at the Weather Service:

—–Original Message—–
From: Jim Pringle

Sent: Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:18 pm

Subject: Skywarn Activation Today

Thanks to you and all of your folks who graciously helped us out today with activating for Skywarn activities. All of the reports we received were greatly appreciated, especially since this was done on such short notice.

Indeed we did experience some significant weather across our area of responsibility this afternoon:
1. Minor flooding and/or localized flash flooding: Grand County Utah, as well as portions of Delta County, Mesa County, and Archuleta County in western Colorado.

2. Tornado about 10 miles NW of Delta over open country.

3. Golf ball sized hail about 4 miles east of Pagosa Springs.

4. Numerous trees downed or snapped off (up to 3 feet in diameter at the trunk) in an 8 square mile area east of Pagosa Springs, due to either thunderstorm outflow winds or possibly a tornado.

Please forward this message of a gratitude to all of your Skywarn volunteers.

Jim

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MARC Meeting: September, 2014

Club member Jim Adams, AAØCW, sends this picture of Royce Seymour, AAØJD, giving a presentation about the Colorado QSO Party.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, gives a presentation at the September, 2014, MARC meeting on the Colorado QSO Party. Photo by Jim Adams, AAØCW.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, gives a presentation at the September, 2014, MARC meeting on the Colorado QSO Party. Photo by Jim Adams, AAØCW.

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Minutes from the August Meeting

Minutes from the August Meeting have been posted to the website.

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Imogene Run Upper Camp Bird Aid Station: Bear Photos

Bill Bear, KCØQXX, provides these photos of last Saturday’s Imogene Pass Run, taken at the Upper Camp Bird Aid Station.

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Imogene Run Summit Aid Station Photos: Goetsch Photos

Matt & Lisa Goetsch, KDØNUP & KDØNUO, provided these photos from Imogene Pass. They report they had to get up at 2:30 a.m. to be atop the pass by 6:00 a.m.
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Grand Mesa 100 Mesa-Top Aid Station: Goetsch Photos

Matt & Lisa Goetsch, KDØNUP & KDØNUO, submitted these photos of the aid station and the radio station at the Grand Mesa 100 run at the Mesa-Top Aid Station.

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Colorado QSO Party: Mobile Operation by KCØQXX, AAØJD, and KIØKY

The team of KCØQXX, KIØKY, and AAØJD operated mobile during the recent Colorado QSO Party. Shown is KIØKY's truck which includes his mobile station. Posing in front of the truck are (left) Royce Seymour, AAØJD,(right) Steve Schroder, KIØKY, .

The team of KCØQXX, KIØKY, and AAØJD operated mobile during the recent Colorado QSO Party. Shown is KIØKY’s truck which includes his mobile station. Posing in front of the truck are (left) Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and (right) Steve Schroder, KIØKY. Photo by Bill Bear.

AAØJD and KCØQXX pose in front of the truck with the mobile station.

Royce Seymour, AAØJD, and Bill Bear, KCØQXX, pose in front of the truck while tanking up for operation in more counties. Photo by Steve Schroder.

Steve Schroder, KIØKY, Bill Bear, KCØQXX, and Royce Seymore, AAØJD, all long time MARC members, operated mobile for the Colorado QSO Party, held on August 30th. This year they opted for mobile operation; they used Steve’s HF-equipped truck as their station. They successfully operated from Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hindsdale, Mineral, Archuleta, LaPlata, and Ouray counties. Bill reports they had lots of contacts and worked hard for them. Several stations they contacted wanted the different counties, and one station actually stayed with them for all eight counties!

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Grand Mesa 100 Flowing Park Station: Photos

Here are more Grand Mesa 100 photos. These are of the Flowing Park station and are provided by Steve Schroder, KIØKY.

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Flowing Park station

 
Flowing Park repeater

Flowing Park repeater

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Dinner Tonight

Dinner tonight will be at 5:30 pm in Olathe at the Busy Corner White Kitchen.  Reservations have been made.  Meeting will follow at 7:00 pm at the Olathe Community Center.

 

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