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Red Cross Safety Tips for the Cold and Icy Weather

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Red Cross Safety Tips for the Cold and Icy Weather
American Red Cross
Release Date and Time: 12-10-2008 09:32:00 AM
 SEATTLE, December 10, 2008— Exposure to cold can cause injury or serious illness such as frostbite or hypothermia. The likelihood of injury or illness depends on factors such as physical activity, clothing, wind, humidity, working and living conditions, and a person's age and state of health. The American Red Cross offers these tips to stay safe in this weekend's cold weather:

  • Dress appropriately before going outdoors. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies such as hypothermia and frostbite. Wind speed can create dangerously cold conditions even when the temperature is not that low.

  • If possible, avoid being outside in the coldest part of the day, or for extended periods of time in extreme cold weather.

  • Dress in layers so you can adjust to changing conditions. Avoid overdressing or overexertion that can lead to illness.

  • Most of your body heat is lost through your head so wear a hat, preferably one that covers your ears.

  • Mittens provide more warmth to your hands than gloves.

  • Wear waterproof, insulated boots to help avoid hypothermia or frostbite by keeping your feet warm and dry and to maintain your footing in ice and snow.

  • Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated.

  • Get out of wet clothes immediately and warm the core body temperature with a blanket or warm fluids like hot cider or soup. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if you expect you or someone you are trying to help has hypothermia or frostbite.

  • Keep a winter storm survival kit in your car. This should include blankets, food, flares, chains, gloves and first aid supplies.

  • Prepare your vehicle. Winterize your car by taking it to a trusted mechanic, who will check things like the tires for appropriate pressure and tread, the cooling system, the battery, the wiper blades and washer fluid, etc.

  • During the winter months, make sure to keep your gas tank near full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines. Keep extra blankets in the trunk in the event that you are stranded and have to wait for help.   For more safety tips or to purchase a disaster kit for your home or vehicle, please visit www.seattleredcross.org or www.redcrosswashington.org.

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    The American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian agency dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world.  For more information, visit www.seattleredcross.org.


NO MEETING IN JANUARY

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

NO MEETING IN JANUARY

Just a reminder there will be not SnoVARC meeting in January.  You will still get an automated annoucenment through this site but please disregard this notice.  The next club meeting will be February 5th.

I would like to wish all of you and your families a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


A Fun Opportunity for All Hams, especially the new ones

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

A Fun Opportunity for All Hams, especially the new ones

A GREAT MESSAGE FROM WARD SILVER NOAX

Next weekend (Dec 13-14) brings an opportunity for Technician licensees to exercise their HF privileges and have fun at the same time. The ARRL's annual 10 Meter contest begins at 4 PM Friday, Dec 12 (0000 UTC, Saturday Dec 13) and runs until 3:59 PM on Sunday, Dec 14 (2359 UTC, Sunday Dec 14).

Anyone having tuned across 10 meters lately might think the band is uninhabited, but on Friday afternoon activity will increase dramatically.

We're at the bottom of the solar sunspot cycle, so the world-wide band openings of a few years ago won't be happening, but the 10 Meter Contest brings hundreds of stations to the band. This concentrates the activity so all sorts of interesting contacts take place; via local line-of-sight, sporadic-E to the south and southeast, all kinds of scatter modes - even meteor scatter! The announcement for the contest is in the November issue of QST and the rules are on the ARRL Web site at http://www.arrl.org/contests/.

If you would like to try your hand at HF operating, you'll need a radio that can operate SSB (and CW if you know Morse code) from 28.0 to about 28.5 MHz - that's where most of the contest activity takes place. (You can also listen to beacon stations between 28.2 and 28.3 MHz to check for band

openings.) You can use a full-size CB mobile whip trimmed to about 98 inches in length. A dipole is also easy to make - cut two pieces of wire (any size from #12 to #20) 98" long, strip the end of a piece of RG-8X or RG-213 coax and solder the shield braid to one length of wire and the center conductor to the other. Stretch out the wires and attach each free end to an insulator, such as a piece of PVC pipe or Plexiglass. You've just made a dipole! Attach some thin cord or rope to the insulators so that they don't touch the wires and then hoist the dipole up in the air between a couple of trees or whatever supports you have - it doesn't have to be very high.

(A good tutorial article on making dipoles is

http://www.arrl.org/tis/info/pdf/9106023.pdf.)

Now you're ready - you'll hear stations calling "CQ Contest" and giving

their call sign. Another station will call them and they'll transmit a short message called the exchange. US and Canadian amateurs give a signal report (just "59" will do fine) and their state. If you hear a DX station, which is likely to be from South America or the Pacific, they'll give the signal report and the number of the contact in the contest. For example, if K7CEX hears W5KFT, the sequence might go like this: "CQ Contest from W5KFT", "W5KFT from K7CEX", "K7CEX you are 59 in Texas", "W5KFT from K7CEX you are 59 in Washington", "Thanks, CQ Contest from W5KFT". Simple, huh?

Your best chances of making a contact are during the middle daylight hours of Saturday and Sunday, due to propagation considerations. Warning - this simple contest can keep you busy for hours, chasing new states and even different countries!

ARRL Western Washington Section

Section Manager: James Pace, K7CEX

k7cex@...


New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

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Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the KE7GFZ
group.

File : /Simplex Checklist.xls
Uploaded by : iwrk4ber <iwrk4ber@yahoo.com>
Description : Simplex Checklist

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KE7GFZ/files/Simplex%20Checklist.xls

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/groups/original/members/web/index.htmlfiles

Regards,

iwrk4ber <iwrk4ber@yahoo.com>


New file uploaded to KE7GFZ

KE7GFZ@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the KE7GFZ
group.

File : /Meeting Minutes/SVARC Meeting Minutes 11.6.doc
Uploaded by : iwrk4ber <iwrk4ber@yahoo.com>
Description : November Minutes

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/KE7GFZ/files/Meeting%20Minutes/SVARC%20Meeting%20Minutes%2011.6.doc

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

iwrk4ber <iwrk4ber@yahoo.com>


Great orientation to Amateur Radio Operation

Mel N7GCO <leadcoach@...>
 

The ARRL has made available a free download on Ethics and Operating
Procedurers. It is by John Devoldere, ON4UN and Mark Demeuleneere,
ON4WW. Two very well know DXers.

I found it very helpful. It would be a great thing to give to anyone
just getting started in HF.

The file name is:
Eth-operating-ENarrl-SITE-1jul2008.pdf

It is in the File area of the club Yahoo Group.


Re: a little help, Elmer

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

I am sure someone can help you. Please bring your user manual.

Rowland

--- In KE7GFZ@yahoogroups.com, "craig_mason" <craigmason@...> wrote:

after the usual business on thursday i could use some help setting up
my ICOM HT IC-T7H fr repeater operation.
Thanks,
Craig
KE7KYA


a little help, Elmer

craig_mason <craigmason@...>
 

after the usual business on thursday i could use some help setting up
my ICOM HT IC-T7H fr repeater operation.
Thanks,
Craig
KE7KYA


SnoVARC General Meeting., 12/4/2008, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday December 4, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 2 minutes.
Location:   Duvall Fire Station
Street:   15600 1st Ave N.
City State Zip:   Duvall, WA 98019
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting. For directions go to SnoVARC website http://snovalleyarc.org/meeting/index.html
 
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Meeting Reminder and ARES Presetation

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Meeting Reminder and ARES Presetation

Just wanted to remind you about the SnoVARC meeting next Thursday.  Our Presenter will be Kirk Beller from ARES to explain who, what and how ARES operates.

We will also have a new visitor.  His name is Connor and he just got his Tech license.......did I mention he is only 11 years old!  I think that is fantastic.  He is also in the market for a handheld radio so please bring yours and be ready to chat with him about it so he can learn about the different makes and models.

In the mean time Kathy and I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving.


ARRL Club Affiliation Approved!

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

ARRL Club Affiliation Approved!

Our approval for club affiliation with ARRL just came through.  Thank you to Chuck for all the hard work!

See below:

Jerry:

Congratulations!  The Northwest Director and I have approved your application as an Affiliated Club, and I forwarded those approvals to ARRL Headquarters, this morning.

It is good to see new clubs and the Western Washington Section Staff welcomes the Snoqualmie Valley Amateur Radio Club to our growing family.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact our Affiliated Clubs Coordinator Kim Aiken AC7YY at ac7yy@...  

 

73 and good Hamming

Jim Pace K7CEX

ARRL Section Manager

Western Washington

K7cex@...

wwasm@...

360 736 2221


SnoVARC Net, 11/20/2008, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 20, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 simplex then at the end of the Net we change to the repeater on 443.250 pl 123.0 to check it.
 
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SnoVARC Net, 11/20/2008, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 20, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 3 minutes.
Location:   145.590 Simplex
Notes:   Net meets on 145.590 simplex then at the end of the Net we change to the repeater on 443.250 pl 123.0 to check it.
 
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Thanks to all that helped on the Turkey Trot Race Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

2008 REF Runs 5K/10K Turkey Trots Volunteers,

Thank you for all your efforts in making race day a success! 242
runners/walkers paid to run one of the two races with 225 toeing the
line -- not bad for a week with news headlines that read "...
Carnation is an island with severe to moderate flooding.(!).. " Soft
numbers indicate a net profit of $5,000 + was raised for healthy
youth grants in our schools.


Participant and spectator feedback has been super - runners have been
very complimentary about how well-manned the courses were and the
friendliness of the registration and finish crews. Truly, you all
made this event possible - set up crew, volunteer coordinator, course
marshals, SVARC, pace bikers, sweep bikers, water station workers,
registration volunteers, post race food coordinators, timers, finish
chute workers, photographers, expo helpers, Jake mascot ( Alex, you
were born for this role!), demonstration teams and an industrious
clean-up crew . The start "gun" just wouldn't go off without you!

So kudos to all of you and we hope to see you in volunteer gear at
the Duvall Days 5K/10K on June 6, 2009!

With great appreciation,

Your REF Runs 5K/10K Turkey Trot & Expo Committee

Paige Denison, Race Director Dean Vergillo, Course
Director Steve Denison & Robyn Vergillo Kim Lisk,
Expo Coordinator

My thanks also, Jerry NA7Z


Flood Site Correction

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Flood Site Correction:

http://www.rpin.org/rpinweb/


Up to Date Flood Information

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Up to Date Flood Information

For up to date flood info and road closures go to:

http://www.rpin.org/rpinweb/ViewPosting.aspx?PostingID=1130


Warning

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

There are not alerts from the City of Duvall or the Fire Department for
Duvall at this time.

CERTS on Alert for assisting with Flooding the Snoqualmie Valley

This is to notify all CERTs that we have been put on alert for possible
assistance due to flooding in the Snoqualmie Valley beginning today,
November 12th. Eastside Fire & Rescue has stated that we may be
called upon to help with office work or traffic control over the next
few days.

Please contact me as soon as possible with your availability to
respond. This is a great opportunity to help our communities and show
what a great resource our CERT members can be!

Kathy Brasch
President, Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps
425-788-8260
Kb1@cablespeed.com


Flood warnings-be prepared.

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES... GRAYS HARBOR...CLALLAM...JEFFERSON...SKAGIT...
WHATCOM...KING...KITSAP...LEWIS...MASON...PIERCE...SNOHOMISH...
THURSTON.

* FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF FRONTS THAT WILL AFFECT THE REGION INTO
WEDNESDAY IS PUSHING ONSHORE. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT AROUND
4000 FEET THEN RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET THIS AFTERNOON. THIS FRONT
IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF
PRECIPITATION OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

A SECOND...STRONGER FRONT THAT HAS ENTRAINED TROPICAL MOISTURE
WILL RAISE THE FREEZING LEVELS TO AROUND 10000 FEET AND SPREAD
HEAVIER RAIN ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THE
COMBINATION OF A STRONG WESTERLY WIND IN THE MID LEVELS OF THE
ATMOSPHERE AND ABUNDANT MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE VERY
HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM 3 TO 7 INCHES AND MAY LOCALLY EXCEED 10 INCHES.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
THE CURRENT FORECASTS. RESIDENTS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE
OF THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL THAT COULD LEAD TO
FLOODING AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

MONITOR FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE
FOR UPDATES ON THIS EVENT.


SnoVARC General Meeting., 11/6/2008, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday November 6, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Location:   Duvall Fire Station
Street:   15600 1st Ave N.
City State Zip:   Duvall, WA 98019
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting. For directions go to SnoVARC website http://snovalleyarc.org/meeting/index.html
 
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SnoVARC General Meeting., 11/6/2008, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday November 6, 2008
Time:   7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 2 days, 2 minutes.
Location:   Duvall Fire Station
Street:   15600 1st Ave N.
City State Zip:   Duvall, WA 98019
Notes:   The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular general meeting. For directions go to SnoVARC website http://snovalleyarc.org/meeting/index.html
 
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