Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The schedule for the month of December 2018 was 1 Monthly EmComm Meeting, 3 Monday Night Nets, and 1 EmComm & Coffee.
ARES Traffic Practice
Fresno ARES/RACES will be conducting an on-the-air Traffic Handling practice after our regular Monday night EmComm Nets starting in January. We will be doing both digital and analog modes, alternating each week. 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.
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 (15 Nov to 15 Dec):
293 page views
- 17 redirects from successful search returns
- 4 redirects from social media
- 1 redirect from qsl.net
- 1 redirect from gmail?
Top 5 most visited pages:
News and Information
FEMA Daily (glad people are looking at that)
3 Page previews
146 People reached
52 Post engagements
//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.
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.
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
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; it will be the only way to report our training and public service hours to the national. You can go to the Fresno County ARES website and find the link or https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/sjv/ create an account and sign up. When you do, please remember to use your call sigh as USER NAME.
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
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 January24 , 2019 at 1900 hr. at the Hinds Hospice Building, 2490 W. Shaw Fresno.
Best of 73’s
GLEN CAINE (N6HEW)
Fresno County ARES EC/ RACES Officer