- Checking: $11.91
- Savings: $2,668.75
Last month’s minutes read and approved.
- The AAARC 2 meter repeater is up and running but only at 20 watts.
- The club is working to install a pre-amplifier on the 2 meter repeater and that is why the power amplifier hasn’t been switched on.
- We learned that ARES members need FEMA courses IS-100. -200, -700, and -800. Hams without these courses could be banned from helping on an emergency. These courses are free and available on line.
- Hams completing these courses can email the certificates to Lee Farquharson, KD8ZWG, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get copies to the section emergency coordinator and to the section manager.
- As of April 11, 2017, only 3 people in Ashland have the 4 courses.
- Richland County ARES invited us to participate in their field day at South Park in Mansfield.
June 2017 Ashland County – Holmes County Drill
- The Ashland County – Holmes County emergency drill will be on June 7th at 6:00pm. We will meet at the Universities Hospitals facility (old Kettering hospital) in Loudonville Ohio.
- The Red Cross will be operating a shelter for the drill so we will need at least 1 person at the shelter.
- We will need 2 people at the Ashland Universities Hospital (Samaritan Hospital)
- Jeff Hardman is researching amplifiers for the DMR repeater.
- Chuck Hensel is working on installing a pre-amp on the 2 meters
- Several of us are planning to go to Loudonville to check on several sites for installing a 2 meter repeater in Loudonville.
- We’re going to try to set up a meet and greet between ARES members and Ashland Samaritan Hospital before the June drill so hospital staff know what is going on.
- Here is a link to the 2017 ARES conference session videos (2017 ARES Session Videos).