Martin County, FL 

April ARES Meeting Summary

10 Apr 2014 6:30 PM | Anonymous
Following the pledge of allegiance, WW4RX Steve asked for a moment of silence in memory of KD4PQQ Ron's  father who passed away April 7th. Our treasurer, N4BG Ben reported that we cleared over $300 at the club table during the Stuart Hamfest.

WW4RX Steve announced the following upcoming events:

April12th - EMCOMM Symposium In Boca Raton
April15th - National Hurricane Conference in Orlando
July 12th - Skywarn Training at the Martin County EOC

Steve mentioned that topics to be discussed at the NHC will  include EMCOMM in Orlando, ham radio coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the Hurricane Watch Net

KI4OXP Joe reminded everyone about the upcoming MCARA Meeting on April 24th as well as the March Of Domes Walk For Babies on April 26th. MCARA has been asked to provide spotters along the route for this event. Participants will meet in Memorial Park in Stuart at 7 AM with handheld radios to provide coverage of the route.

N4BG gave us a demonstration of the Packet system we have installed at several of our permanent operating stations. Using a portable system set up in the classroom, he showed us how to exchange text messages from keyboard to keyboard as well as sending them to a mailbox at any of the stations. A list of our Packet stations with call signs and the frequencies of the repeaters was distributed. This is an important tool for use during an activation to exchange info when using voice is inappropriate.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM.

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