EC Report for January 2016
This month’s schedule was a rather relaxing one in a hectic season: 4 Monday Night EmComm Nets, 1 EmComm l meeting, 1 EmComm and Coffee, and a public service event.
We are still holding Radio Workshops to assist our members and nonmembers alike solve problems and get assistance with anything Amateur Radio related.
Our next workshop will be Saturday February 06, 2016 at 10:00 AM
We are now posting events and meetings on the calendar as well as posting articles on the home page. Check us out at fcemcomm.org.
Public Service Calendar 2015
Most of you know we help CARP doing Public Service events. We use them for training; they help keep us sharp handling traffic and working under a net condition. I am including the calendar of events as it is now.
2016 Public Service Events:
- February 20 – The Rotary Chocolate Run
- March 5 – Blossom Trail 10K
- April 2 – Cal. Classic Ride
- April 9 – March of Dimes
- April 30 – Shinzen Run/Walk
- May 7 – Kirch Flat Ride
- September ? – (date TBD)
- If interested in volunteering at any of the above events, contact Rob Mavis
Newbee Net or IntroNet
Lew Roberts (KI6YWX) has launched the new net Tuesday, January 05, 2016, the time 19:30 and the frequency will be 147.15 MHZ with a PL of 141.3. The net be held every Tuesday unless otherwise noted. This is designed for the new Ham. He will call it The IntroNet. The response has been good; he has had some interesting subject matter as well as some good questions from the audience. Let’s keep supporting Lew and the new hams by checking in and commenting on the questions brought up by the new hams.
“Easy Digi Kit” interface project that Lew Roberts (KI6YWX) will be conducting has now closed registration. We now have 26 interested and parts are on order. Lew will get the kits together and at that point will set a project building date. Thanks for your interest.
Net Control Staff Needed
We are looking for volunteers to take a turn as net control on Monday nights. This is not a difficult task. We will provide the preamble and net roster. This is a great way to enhance your skills running a net for emergency situations. If you are interested, please contact Gary (KI6OYW) at 559-269-1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salvation Army – Changes in Command
As most of you know we are very lucky to have the support of The Salvation Amy here in Fresno. For the last seven or eight years the Fresno County EmComm Group has enjoyed the support of The Salvation Army and use of the Citadel. Some of our members have joined SATERN and partake in their activities supporting The Salvation Army in the time of disasters.
Captain Dwaine Breazeale (KG6SYA) and Captain Debbie Breazeale have been the leaders of the Fresno Citadel for the past 9 years and have become family to a lot of us. They have given us a place to meet and even fed us multiple times. Their generosity has not gone without notice. Unfortunately they have been transferred up to Modesto to help that Citadel grow and prosper. Captain Dwaine will be setting up a new SATERN Group up there and we will be working with them. It is with great sorrow that we see them off, but we do wish them the best of luck will be looking forward to working with and keeping in touch over the ham bands.
Captain we wish you and your family the best in your new endeavor and you have our love and gratitude.
Honoring Our Benifactor
Barbara Spenser, (KI6JDC) has been a great friend to Fresno EmComm and The Salvation Army for many years. She has the welfare of SATERN and emergency communications in the forfront of her mind at all times. She has contributed more radio equipment and supplies for the SATERN station then you could imagine. She is always looking for things that she thinks we can use to serve the Army and its constituents and ultimately serve the Lord.
To show our appreciation we had a plaque made for her as well as a plaque for the operating station she donated to SATERN.
Barbara Thank you for all that you do for Fresno EmComm.
Don’t forget the Monday Night EmComm Net and the Tuesday Intro Net at 1930 hr. on the 147.15 MHz Pl 141.3. We have some good information and camaraderie. On the third Friday of the month there is the EmComm Coffee at YFC on Cedar south of Ashlan in Granite Park at 07:00hr. And last but not least the EmComm Meetings are held on the Fourth Thursday of month. The next meeting will be held February 25th at 1900 hr. at the Salvation Army Citadel at 1854 Fulton St., Fresno.
Best of 73’s
GLEN CAINE (N6HEW)
Fresno County RACES Officer
Fresno County ARES EC