2022-04-17 Weekly Ham Radio Activities

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Recap ๐Ÿ”

  • 04/16 Sat 11:00 HF/UHF/VHF Operations and Training (3rd Saturday)
    • KC6FLG, KJ7OX, KB6HD
    • VHF packet / winlink workshop
      • KF7HVM, KD7UQR, WA7RPM, K7WCT, K7RAI
      • Successfully sent and received P2P messages between Winlink Express (Windows) and pat (Linux)

Yikes โ€“ Snow Damage โ„๏ธ

Unexpected weather for April left many in the area without power and some with damaged antennas!

From Rick WA7RPM who drove out to bring Skip WB4DAD a generator and help clear his driveway.

From Butch AE7KJ, limb snagged his dipole

Please feel free to send pictures and news of interest to kf7hvm@0x26.net for inclusion in the newsletter!

Upcoming Events ๐Ÿ—“

Later This Month

  • 04/30 Sat 08:00 - 13:00 5th Saturday Comm Exercise
    • This will be a primarily digital / packet exercise. Stations will be expected to receive orders via APRS and submit reports via Winlink (or voice to net control, then Winlink).
    • Reply to be added to the participant list for more details by email.

Emergency Training

Cowlitz County Emergency Management (DEM) is offering 3 levels of intructor-led ICS courses at multiple times throughout the year. Contact Larry Hembree or Ernie Schnabler at Cowlitz County Emergency Management: 360.577.3130; hembreeL@co.cowlitz.wa.us or dem@co.cowlitz.wa.us

The next ICS Basic course is being offered April 20th from 0900 - 1700. Pre-registration is required!

After taking the class, enrollees must complete the online exam to earn their certification. Course material is also available online, with the exception of ICS-400 (Advanced) which is only offered as an instructor led course

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FCC Licensing Changes โœ…

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