CCAR Net Check-ins for 8/13/2009

Net Control: W3HOA

Checkins: K3WIL, WA3BXE, KE3HG, WB3GCK, N4SEN, W3AHR, KB3IGL, KB3CVC, W3XE, W3BMA, KB3RBU, N3GXH and W3QA.

Drill message transmitted by W3XE

Digital Check-ins

Radio Email:
WB3GCK, WA3NOA

APRS:
WA3NOA

CCAR Net Check-ins for 8/06/2009

KB3TQS Tom (NCS)
KB3JCS Jim, N3XRV Chris, KB3NCK Jim, W3AHR Al, KB3IGL Ray, KB3PCY Martin, W3XE George, K5HAL Cullen, N4SEN Kevin, KB3FCJ Tim, W3BMA Dick, W3BIG Robert, WN3A Paul, N3DJH Ed, KB3CVC Dick, K3FYU Barry, W3XI Lou

Digital check-ins

Radio Email:
WB3GCK Craig, WA3NOA Jim, KE3HG Rich

APRS:
WA3NOA Jim

Interest in Ham Radio Trends Downwards

If traffic on the search terms "amateur radio" and "ham radio" is any indication, interest in our pastime is down 150% since January 2004, both in the USA and worldwide. See the data at

http://www.google.com/trends?q=amateur+radio%2C+ham+radio&ctab=0&geo=all...

No wonder recruitment is hard.

VOAD Pandemic Influenza Workshop

Dear Agency Contacts,

Please join us for an informative pandemic influenza workshop where you can learn more about what to expect this flu season regarding the H1N1 virus and how to prepare your family and your organization for pandemic flu. Participants will receive a free pandemic flu preparedness gift for attending. For more details please read the attached invitation. If you are not able to attend, please send a representative from your organization as important materials will be distributed that will be useful to your organization. Be ready this flu season!

Limerick Training News

We are still short several positions for the Limerick Exercise in November and the preparation training events. The attached spreadsheet shows team assignments. Voice operators are needed for E. Pikeland, Schuylkill, Uwchlan, and W. Vincent township EOCs. And we need a data operator for W. Pikeland township EOC. I'm hoping John Scoggin's crew will also come through with a team to handle the Spring City EOC and the needed data relay to there.

Please sign up for one of these spots if you haven't already. Go to http://www.w3eoc.org and click the link to the signup form.

The spreadsheet also includes all the planned training dates. Please add them to your calendar now!

We are ready for the special Tech Rally this Saturday at 8:30 AM (RACES Room 026 at the GSC). We will cover high speed data using the ID-1, which I hope most teams will be able to use this year (equipment should be available). We will use the Pocopson DD repeater and gateway along with the new County-owned portable stations for the hands-on exercises. Pre-testing shows that the network is working well after some needed configuration changes. Looking forward, we will be working around more changes that are planned at Bucktown (new hardware installations), but we plan to have everything stable for training there before fall is too far along.

If you have signed up, we need your attendance at this special Tech Rally. There will be a reprise of the meeting (or extension if needed) on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM, same place. Let's make the most of our limited training time and please try to attend BOTH meetings!

Once teams feel confident in using the high-speed network and exchanging messages, additional dates will have us solving problems in propagation and special field station issues. It's all hands-on, and it's all fun. This should be a fun learning experience for all. (And it's a heck of a lot easier than packet radio!)

See you Saturday morning, rain or shine!

73,
Lor W3QA

CCAR Weekly Drill Message for 8/13/2009

A copy of this week's drill message available here for download (you must log in then click on the "attachment" link below the message). All members checking into the CCAR Weekly Information Net, should download a copy of the weekly drill message in advance and be prepared to transmit the message, if called upon by the Net Control Station. A "scripted" version of the message is included for your reference. The handling of formal message traffic is a basic skill we all need to have as emergency communicators.

CCAR Weekly Drill Message for 8/06/2009

A copy of this week's drill message available here for download (you must log in then click on the "attachment" link below the message). All members checking into the CCAR Weekly Information Net, should download a copy of the weekly drill message in advance and be prepared to transmit the message, if called upon by the Net Control Station. A "scripted" version of the message is included for your reference. The handling of formal message traffic is a basic skill we all need to have as emergency communicators. Your participation in this weekly

CCAR Net Check-ins for 7/30/2009

Voice:
WB3GCK (NCS), K3FYV, W3QA, KB3IGL, WA3NOA, KB3CVC, KB3TQS, KB3PCY,
W3XE, N4SEN, KB3FCJ, W3BIG, K5HAL, W3BMA

Radio Email:
WA3NOA, WB3GCK, KB3TQS, KB3PCY, W3BIG

APRS:
WA3NOA

CCAR Weekly Drill Message for 7/30/2009

A copy of this week's drill message available here for download (you must log in then click on the "attachment" link below the message). All members checking into the CCAR Weekly Information Net, should download a copy of the weekly drill message in advance and be prepared to transmit the message, if called upon by the Net Control Station. A "scripted" version of the message is included for your reference. The handling of formal message traffic is a basic skill we all need to have as emergency communicators. Your participation in this weekly

CCAR Weekly Drill Message for 7/23/2009

A copy of this week's drill message available here for download (you must log in then click on the "attachment" link below the message). All members checking into the CCAR Weekly Information Net, should download a copy of the weekly drill message in advance and be prepared to transmit the message, if called upon by the Net Control Station. A "scripted" version of the message is included for your reference. The handling of formal message traffic is a basic skill we all need to have as emergency communicators.

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