North Carolina ARES Western Branch NEW News
Here is where I'll post any new news that might be of interest... after it is no longer new, it will be moved to a more appropriate section.
For inclusion in this section, either email me or use my "Contact KD4OZI" form and I'll be glad to post your news tidbit.
- Paul, KD4OZI
Here are a few thing for everyone to keep in mind.
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2. Hurricane Season is almost upon us (June 1st),
Weather Underground - https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane is what I use to track these. If the Hurricane is in the Atlantic Ocean I will track it daily until it not listed as a hurricane anymore.
3. EC's - you can have assistant E.C. (A.E.C.) all you have to do is talk with your Area District Coordinator and justify your need. If you forget to send in your monthly report here is your chance to assign an A.E.C. and other things you may need help with.
Oh, congratulations to one of the new A.E.C. for Iredell County.
My plan is to list one of the Monthly E.C. reports to show what is going on in that County, they may be doing something that your club is able to do.
Below is an announcement from Iredell County, followed by the Monthly Report for Area 14, Cherokee County, Kevin Heyboer (KD4UYR) E.C.
From: Dennis White
May 8 at 9:58 PM
I am pleased to announce the appointment of our newest AEC for Iredell ARES; Jimmy Levan. Jimmy has trained at the EOC, served as NCS and attended some meetings which I couldn't attend as well sending emails to different agencies on behalf of ARES. Jimmy has completed numerous certifications: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, ICS-800, ICS-300 and ICS-400.
We have a lot of work/projects coming up so please volunteer to assist.
Iredell County ARES staff:
Rick McClure KE4TEP AEC
Jimmy Levan N4SZF AEC
Howard Hecht W1HO
Dennis L White
Iredell County ARES Emergency Coordinator
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Jurisdiction: Cherokee County
Date: April, 2018
ARES Members: 39, Decrease by (2)
AUXComm Members: , Same by (number)
Net Name: Cherokee Co ARES Net, Net Sessions: 4, Net Liaison: NCEN
Number of Drills, Tests, Training Sessions: 5, Hours: 45.05
Number of public service events: 0, Hours: 0
Number of Emergency Operations: 0, Hours: 0
Total ARES Operations: 5, Hours: 45.05
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The month of April was calm in Cherokee County . At our monthly meeting, we discussed how to make inexpensive antennas from common objects which could be used in an emergency or to increase the range of an HT. We also began planning for Field Day.
Unfortunately, we lost Larry W. Shumway, N5DHY (SK), to his battle with esophageal cancer. His wife, Pat, N4NVO was also on our roster and she has asked to terminate her membership. She had gotten her license primarily to be able to communicate with her husband during a disaster if necessary.
At our upcoming May meeting, we will be finalizing plans to assist the Warriors Veterans Outreach with communications during their annual 22 mile march down US 19/74 to bring awareness to the 22 military veterans who take their own life every day. This will be our third year providing communications support to this operation as a public service.
Our partner group, the WCARS-Murphy Chapter, has received its club call sign of KN4LIG. We are now in the process of applying for a vanity call sign which represents the club. A final decision of which call signs to put on the request form will be made at the May meeting on May 8th. As the trustee of the call sign is an extra class operator, we can request a 2 X 2 call sign. The front runners which show available in the FCC database are WC4NC, NC4MU, and NC4MY.
Kevin Heyboer KD4UYR
Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM
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From: Ed Griffin
it's cheap and you'd get plenty of exercise.
I should have mentioned..
something like 73 magazine, you will get access to many issues
of that fun magazine. Lots of stuff on that site.
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