EC Report for November 2018

Hello,

The schedule for the month of November 2018: 4 Monday Night Nets, 1 Message handling Exercise, and 1 EmComm & Coffee. There was no EmComm Meeting for this month due to Thanksgiving.

ARES Looses a Friend and Ally

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of a great friend and ally. November 13, 2018 Ron Hunt became a silent key; he died at about 02:00 Tuesday morning from a sudden illness. Ron was a board member for both FARC and CARP, and was an active member of both clubs for years. He also was known for his work as a SAG driver for many of the Cycling Events we help with. Owing his own repeater, he operated the W6FSC repeater system and assisted with the upkeep of many more.

ARES Traffic Exercise

Fresno ARES/RACES will be conducting an on-the-air exercise Friday, 23 November at 1930L. This will be a message traffic type exercise. Directions specific to this exercise will be given at the beginning. All licensed amateurs are welcome, everyone is encouraged to participate. The exercise will be conducted on the N6HEW repeater, 147.150 with a positive offset and a tone of 141.3.

//K6OGR – Brian

(The results of the exercise will be posted in next month’s publication.)

FC EmComm Website Report

Brian Ogram (K6OGR) our Web Master has sent in a report of the activity on the site for the last 30 days:

178 visits
455 page views
- 27 redirects from successful search returns
- 3 redirects from social media
- 2 redirect from qsl.net
- 1 redirect from w6to.com
- 1 redirect from arrl.org
- 1 redirect from arrl-nevada.org

Top 5 most visited pages:
Home
Training Links
ARES Training
Start Here
Contact Us

Showed up in 287 google searches for emcomm, ares/races and ares races (top 3).

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Facebook page:

3 Page previews
19 People reached
72 Post engagements

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//K6OGR - Brian

FC EmComm FB Page
We have a Fresno County EmComm presence on Facebook. There you can find posts related to local events and emergencies. To access it, search for @fcemcomm.org in Facebook, or you can click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the web site at https://fcemcomm.org. It is just a page so there is no membership to join. To keep up to date you just need to like and follow it.

ARES Connect San Joaquin Valley!

Please view and sign up for available opportunities below. When you volunteer with ARRL, you help: educate the public about the Amateur Radio Service, welcome newcomers, encourage self-training and skill advancement and bolster a nationwide emergency communications network.

The new ARES Connect volunteer management system provides many valuable features that will truly enhance the experience of emergency communication volunteers. Those features include: a robust event management feature that allows you to create events, register users, log hours; a more automated reporting system based on user input, so that, instead of filing reports, you will be able to generate reports based on the events users register and log hours for; enhanced roster management capabilities; and embedded communications tools that will allow you to send email and text messages to volunteers.

Information for registering as an ARES Member will be coming in the near future. This is an exciting new tool for all of us. Please consider registering for in the near future it will be the only way to report our training and public service hours to the national. You can go to our website and find the link and sign up. When you do, please remember to use your call sigh as USER NAME.

Upcoming Emcomm Service Events

We are waiting for CARP to announce the new calendar of the 2019 events that we will be assisting them with. As soon as it is published I will pass it on and uploaded it onto the website.

EmComm Website

We are now posting events and meetings on the calendar as well as posting articles on the home page. There is a lot of new information and links added to the site as well thanks to our Webmaster Brian (K6OGR)

Check us out at fcemcomm.org.

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 g_greenberg@att.net

Our Calendar

Don’t forget the Monday Night EmComm Net at 19:30 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. Our next meeting will be December 13 , 2018 at 1900 hr. at the Hinds Hospice Building, 2490 W. Shaw Fresno.