On Thursday 12-29-16 we did an “All Call Drill.” I We had 9 check-ins including me as net control. I will give thanks to AE0RF for helping me when it became alphabet soup. I kept saying Zulu instead of Zero, so Justin came to my aide. N0TNL was ready to relieve AE0RF. So I also want to give Matt a big thanks. This was our 2nd attempt of an “ALL CALL! or CLUB ROLE CALL!” on a net night. Our 1st attempt yield a little more results, but we did use 145.390 and 444.475 repeaters simultaneously and gave everyone a longer warning of the drill. I again I thank all that participated. I will also would like to add that I did get some additional emails of members that was not in range of the repeater. This drill or club exercise will be coming again in the new year with little to no warning in prep for a real call out of ham radio operator’s to be use as an immediate support group. If you want to be the net controller or roundtable person please let me know, and I still need a person for next week (1-5-16). Procedures are on this website.
Remember our Nets/Roundtables are always on 8pm CT every Thursday on 444.475 (+) Tone 118.8Hz. All CLUB NEWS and UPDATES will be at this time. (If You need help please contact us!)
ALL CLUB MEMBERS SHOULD ALWAYS MONITOR OUR REPEATERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!!!
Another fun thing is Mnwis having a World Wide 24 hour New Year’s Party this Starts 4am local today (12-31-16) on 145.390 (-) Fusion Mode. (Note: If you busy light goes on with no sound you are not in Fusion mode.)
*** If you don’t have Fusion Mode go to 145.230 (-) Tone 114.8 to join in the New Year’s Party***
REMINDER… Our next meeting Jan 18 starting at 7pm.Richfield’s Community Center (7000 Nicollet Ave.) Elections and WFD Prep
In closing this is Your Club and Everyone has Equal Input and Rights. Ham Radio is bigger than anyone person to know it all, so don’t feel uncomfortable to ask for help. I have been around radio for 40+ years and I am still asking questions that was on my 1st test. (Example: I never done an “All Call” with 60+ people and started to stumble but as I stated above other members jumped in to help.)
DE KCØTj 73
KEØGZT here with a tip for a good upcoming Nat Geo film… and a good Ham-related e-newsletter/blog.
The current issue of the e-newsletter Calling CQ is below.
–from Calling CQ:
‘…The National Geographic channel announced the release of the short film Before Mars the story of twin Korean American teenage girls who move to a new town with their military mom. Hana finds a ham radio and with the help of an Elmer, successfully makes contact with an astronaut on the International Space Station. In the story, that feat helps inspire the sisters to pursue careers in space exploration—one as an astronaut on the Mars mission, the other as an official at Mission Control.’
The Nat Geo film looks to be a great one. Check out the trailer in the above link.
The author of Calling CQ, is Jeff Davis and I’ve been following his blog (different from the e-newsletter) for about a month, plus lots of his previous posts. His blog can be found at Jeff Davis, KE9V.
See you at the RARC mtg. next week.
73, Mike, KEØGZT
Thanks Mike for this information. I will be watching this short film.
Link to this Blog if you love the Outdoors and Ham Radio fun. This is one of our members Blog. www.BackCountryJournal.net
- ARRL membership is encouraged
- Basic antenna building and basic testing
- Basic soldering skills
- Club members collaborating knowledge of ham radio
- Emergency preparedness ready
- Encourage members to upgrade their license class
- Encourage people to become a new ham radio operator
- Experiment with new ideas and reevaluate as needed
- Field Day is a club event for all. All members will try to participate even if not at RARC’s FD site
- Have many Get-on-air events for all
- Help and support good radio practices
- Help and welcome anyone new to the hobby
- Learning by Hands on experience whenever possible
- Maintain a low key and informal environment to all members
- Micro-Shack (local low powered backup communications at given key locations)
- Monitor and use the Richfield repeaters whenever possible
- On location survival ready
- Open to all and inviting to all
- Support & backup city’s MOC & EOC
- Support AERO Training Classes
- Support ARES & RACES groups
- Support BARA
- Support BCG
- Support CERT activities
- Support event communications
- Support Richfield City events and needs
- We encourage members to be involved with Metro Skywarn
- We encourage members to join other radio clubs
- We support all local and statewide emergency management
- We support the Yaesu’s Fusion System
- We will have open to all weekly nets or roundtables
We should always support our hobby and remember this is a hobby that can save lives.
Don Pres of RARC…
Thank you everyone that showed up to AERO 100 Class on 10-15-2016.