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 AE0RFfor 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 attemptyielda little more results, but we diduse 145.390 and 444.475 repeaterssimultaneouslyand gave everyone a longer warning ofthe drill. I again I thank all thatparticipated. I will alsowould like toadd that I did getsome 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 warningin prep for a real call out of ham radio operator’s to be use as an immediate support group. If youwant to bethe 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 beat this time.(If You need help please contact us!)
ALL CLUB MEMBERS SHOULD ALWAYS MONITOR OUR REPEATERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!!!
Another fun thing isMnwis having aWorld Wide24 hourNewYear’s Party this Starts4am localtoday (12-31-16)on 145.390 (-) FusionMode.(Note:If you busy light goes on with no sound you are not in Fusion mode.)
***If you don’t have FusionModego to145.230 (-) Tone 114.8 to join in the New Year’sParty***
REMINDER…Our next meetingJan 18 starting at 7pm.Richfield’s Community Center(7000 NicolletAve.) ElectionsandWFD Prep
In closing this isYour Club and Everyone has Equal Input and Rights. HamRadio is bigger than anyone person to know it all, so don’t feel uncomfortable to askforhelp. I have beenaround radio for40+ 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.)