YOLO ARES MEETING
July 21, 2009
KG6FJL - Darrin
K6LAV – LaVonne
K6WLS – Ken
N6KIX – Rob
N6KLB – Rick
WA6TQJ – Gary
KI6RHE – Edgar
KF6AGM – Ken
The Yolo ARES meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Red Cross.
Darrin (KG6FJL) reported that ARES has received two repeaters (MSR2000) from the fire station. The plan is to set these up for portable use.
Gary (WA6TQJ) reported on the completion of three-phase testing (introductory class) at UC Davis. Sixteen people participated, most first timers. The program included three hours of drill. Ken (K6WLS) discussed connections, power supplies and message handling. Bill (K6KN) discussed base station and go kit equipment. Gary (WA6TQJ) will send a summary report, outline of the course, and participant list to Darrin (KG5FJL).
The Yolo ARES band plan is now complete. It has been posted on the ARES Web site. Of note, 146.9250 will be used for Davis at this time.
Rick (N6KLB), provided a report submitted by Bill (K5KN) describing the history, awards, and accomplishments of recently deceased Walter Cronkite “The Most Trusted Man In America.” The report included Mr. Cronkite’s many contributions to ham radio. “And That’s The Way It Is.”
The Western States Trail Tevis Cup will be held August 1, 2009. Voice and packet radio assistance is needed. Details are at http://www.teviscup.org/home_3.html
Rick (N6KLB) discussed packet radio and the equipment and software needed for packet radio.
Ken (K6WLS) is building a 40 watt amp for his K2.
The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
The next Yolo ARES meeting will be held August 18, 2009, at 1900 hours at the Yolo County Red Cross, 120 Court Street, Woodland, CA.