Glenn Hancock was with us Saturday and joined ARES. He took some great photos of the event. You can view the pictures he took at: http://gshutter.smugmug.com/gallery/8157622_d9Uad/1/532354846_SNE5K
Thanks Glenn –
Tech Day was pretty successful so I am going to try and make this a monthly event. The next Tech Day will most likely be June 13.
Tech Day will serve several purposes.
- Training for emergency operations.
- Experimenting with various modes of operation.
- Opportunity to get other hams to join the club.
- Opportunity to get non-hams interested in amateur radio.
- And the best purpose, have fun.
If you know some who would be interested in joining us at the next Tech Day, go ahead and ask them to come on out.
This is kind of last minute but some of us have put together a “Tech Day”. We will be experimenting with Cross band repeating, D-STAR, and D-RATS if you want to come have some fun and play around with something new then come on out.
Our cross band repeater will be on 146.530MHz and 446.250MHz simplex with no PL tone. If you can’t make it out then please try and contact us on one of the two simplex frequencies and give us your position. Your position report is import as we are trying to gauge what out coverage area is with this cross band setup.
This event will occur Saturday at 9:30AM in Heritage Park. The cross band repeater should be online by 10AM. If anyone needs directions just click the Google maps link and the bellow.
We will also be monitoring the KE4UAS and WA4DIW repeaters just in case anyone needs directions.
The National Weather Service has declared a tornado watch for our area until 7PM tonight. I have started an informal net and will be monitoring though out the day. A copy of the weather alert is displayed below.
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 254
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1030 AM EDT WED MAY 6 2009
TORNADO WATCH 254 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM EDT FOR THE
. GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BANKS BARROW BARTOW
BIBB BUTTS CARROLL
CATOOSA CHATTAHOOCHEE CHATTOOGA
CHEROKEE CLARKE CLAYTON
COBB COWETA CRAWFORD
DADE DAWSON DEKALB
DOUGLAS ELBERT FANNIN
FAYETTE FLOYD FORSYTH
FRANKLIN FULTON GILMER
GORDON GREENE GWINNETT
HABERSHAM HALL HARALSON