CCAR Net Check-ins for 4/09/2009

04/09/2009 CCAR Thursday Night Net Total: 18

Net Control: W3AHR Al

Drill Traffic: K3WIL Will

Mobiles: K3YK Dave, W3QA Lor, KB3RBU Scott

Traffic: WB3GCK Craig

Region 1:
Region 2: KB3NCK Jim, KA3QKZ Don, K3JSE Andy
Region 3: KB3IGL Ray
Region 4: W3XE George, KB3OLG John
Region 5: K5HAL Cullen, N4SEN Kevin, N3ESS Ray, K3CIM Alex

Out Of County: W3BMA Dick Philadelphia
Out Of State:
Anywhere: WA3BXE Gary

Digital
Winlink - WM3L Bill, WB3GCK Craig, KB3PCY Martin

Northbrook Canoe Challenge for Cerebral Palsy - May 3

As time is getting near to this event, we still need at least one more operator. Please consider volunteering to come out for this fun and relaxing Spring event. FYI, background information on the Northbrook Canoe Challenge (for participants) is at http://www.ccdisability.org/nb2009.cfm.

This event is a FM simplex exercise in tough terrain, and we use the UHF FM system as a backup. We might be using CCAR's new 2M portable repeater if it's ready in time. The best equipment to use is a 20+ watt 2M FM or dual-band rig and a roll-up j-pole antenna with coax and carpenter's nylon line to reach 20+ feet into a nearby tree or use a portable mast. It needs to have sufficient 12V power for use over about four+ hours. We also may coordinate cross-band repeaters in parked vehicles for use with HTs. Operators will be at stations along the 9.5-mile river course to provide safety and communications for canoe mishaps (and they do happen!)

Participating so far are: KB3FCJ, W3XE, K3JSE, KB3PCY, KB3MJD, W3AHR, W3HOA, WB3GCK, W3QA, KB3OGL and KB3TQS. Any volunteers? There is no better way to soak in the May air than to help out the Cerebral Palsy Association of Chester County and exercise your emergency radio abilities! Please reply if you can spend this afternoon with us on the River.

Thanks and 73,

Lor W3QA

CCAR Members Earn ARECC Certificates

Last Saturday's Level I Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course review session and exam session was a success for all who attended! Not one attendee walked away from the room without having achieved at least one ARECC certificate.

Congratulations to Chris Cartwright N3XRV, and Jon Blatman N3VZG, who passed both Level I and Level II examinations! And congratulations to Jon Anderson KB3OLG, Alex Bodnar K3CIM, Scott Pilotti KB3RBU, Paul Dugan KB3MIN and Al McCrae KA3ODI for earning their Level I certificates.

Watch this space for an announcement of the next scheduled test session, anticipated for late summer/early fall. Meanwhile, the ARRL online course is another great way to earn your certificate. See http://www.arrl.org/cep/ for more information.

Complete information on CCAR training is at http://www.w3eoc.org/training.

CCAR Net Check-ins 4/2/2009

Voice:
NCS: WB3GCK Craig

W3XE George, KB3IGL Ray, W3QA Lor, N3MXB Guy, KB3MIN Paul, K3JSE Andy, KA3QKZ Don, W3HOA Al, KB3CVC Dick, KB3PCY Martin, KB3OLG John, KB3FCJ Tim, K5HAL Cullen, W3BMA Dick, WN3A Jeff, KB3MGS Joe, KB3RBU Scott

Digital
Winlink: WA3NOA Jim, WB3GCK Craig, W3QA Lor, KB3PCY Martin, KE3HG Rich
APRS: WA3NOA Jim

CCAR Net Check-ins 3/26/2009

Net Check Ins March 26, 2009

KB3TQS NC; DT W3XE GEORGE; K3YK DAVE; K3WIL WIL; KB3PZY ???;ANNOUNCEMENTS; W3AHR AL; REGIONS; KA3QKZ DON; KB3IGL RAY; W3HOA AL; KB3RBU SCOTT;N3MXB GUY; KB3OLG JOHN; KB3FCJ TIM
KB3CVC DICK; KB3MPX BRYAN; KB3SEM CARL; KE3HG RICH

Announcements:W3AHR MARCH FOR BABIES APRIL 25, 0700 SATURDAY

Digital
Winlink: WB3GCK Craig, WA3NOA Jim, KE3HG Rich
APRS: WA3NOA Jim

Global Simulated Emergency Test Scheduled for April 18

CCAR will participate in this event. Operators are needed for W3EOC in the RACES room. Contact Lor Kutchins W3QA...

CCAR Net Check-ins 3/12/2009

Voice:
Net Control: W3HOA Al

Drill Message: WB3GCK Craig

Announcements: N3MXB Guy, W3XE George

K3WIL Will; KBEIGL Ray; KB3MPX Ryan; KE3HG Rich; KB3NCK Jim; WA3NOA Jim; KB3TQS Tom; W3QA Lor; N3TQP Jim; KB3RBU Scott; KB3PCY Martin; K5HAL Cullen; KB3JOS Chuck; N3ESS Ray;W3BMA Dick; K3ITG Mark; W3JBS Joe; K3YK Dave; KB3CVC Dick.

Digital
WInlink: KB3PCY Martin, WA3NOA Jim, WB3GCK Craig, WM3L Bill
APRS: WA3NOA Jim

W3EOC/R UHF System Back UP

Thanks to Jeff DePolo WN3A, working in the manual archives and offering his brain to pick via phone, we got the FM system back up again Saturday midday.

North/South control operators, please command the .175 and .875 back into linked mode. Thanks!

73,
Lor W3QA

CCAR Server Down for Work

5 MAR 2009 -- The server hosting the CCAR APRS gateway handling member-operated WX stations on 144.990 MHz and W3EOC-5 radio e-mail will be down for a short period. It is being moved from the GSC computer room to a more stable operating environment while work in the computer room proceeds.

All CCAR WX sysops are asked to retune their stations to 144.39 for the period. Email to w3eoc-5@winlink.org also will not be serviced. Direct all email as necessary to races1@chesco.org.

Thanks.

73,
Lor W3QA

Thanks for being part of CCAR and serving your community through amateur radio!

CPR/AED/First-Aid Training, Media, PA

You are invited to attend a CPR/AED and First Aid training in Media. This training is open to all SEPA VOAD Volunteers but there is limited space. To attend, please reserve a spot with Christie Eastburn at EASTBUC@redcross-philly.org. We would like to offer this training to as many people as we can so please do not reserve space unless you are sure that you can attend. All participants should bring a bagged lunch for the break between the trainings. Please only RSVP if you wish to attend both the CPR/AED and First Aid Classes.

Date: Saturday, 3/14/2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Reformation Lutheran Church
102 West Rose Tree Rd
Media, PA 19063

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