Date   
Communications Academy 2008

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

April 5-6, 2008
South Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA


Academy 2008 is the 10th annual Academy.

The Communications Academy is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. The presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency communicators who will support their local communities during a disaster or emergency response.

The Saturday 2008 keynote speaker is Rich Tokarzewski, King County Emergency Management Coordinator. Topic: Cultural and langauge barriers in teaching the Incident Command System.

The Saturday 2008 lunch speaker is Charles Simonyi, ham radio operator and astronaut on the International Space Station.

The Sunday 2008 keynote speaker is Dennis Dura, K2DCD, ARRL Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager

for more info go to: http://www.commacademy.org/

Re: Committee Chairman needed

John KE7KYG
 

Hi Roland,

Although I'm very interested in this end of amateur radio, I've
always thought I lived on the wrong side of the river and at the
wrong end of the valley to be much use in organizing an emergency
response or manning the Duvall ERC. Having said that, Rick Burns and
I are trying to come up with an emergency operating plan for MRC
group which in our minds would depend on the SVARC Hams for support
so we would be interested to know who decides to take this committee
on so that we can coordinate.

If you don't get any takers let me know and I could try and get
things started until someone with more experience or a better locale
steps up.

By the way, you, Mr. Kanoske and Mr. Eittreim did a terrific job at
last Thursday's meeting! You could really tell some thought and
planning went into the meeting--I'm sure you had a lot to do with
coming up with the program. I'm sure looking forward to more of the
same in 2008.

73,

John KE7KYG





--- In KE7GFZ@..., "Rowland - K7RWB" <slick56@...> wrote:

Hi All,

You may not get this in time for the meeting tonight but if you do
please consider taking the position of Committee Chairman for the
Emergency Planning and Mobilization Committee. As it is a new
committee you will be on the ground floor for shaping it's
direction
and goals.

Thank you,

Rowland
VP

Committee Chairman needed

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Hi All,

You may not get this in time for the meeting tonight but if you do
please consider taking the position of Committee Chairman for the
Emergency Planning and Mobilization Committee. As it is a new
committee you will be on the ground floor for shaping it's direction
and goals.

Thank you,

Rowland
VP

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CDARC General Meeting., 2/7/2008, 7:00 pm

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Title:   CDARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday February 7, 2008
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Location:   Duvall Fire House
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Help Stop Spam.

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Though this does not directly deal with radio I think it is a good model to go by. 

   If you follow these directions then you will cut down on your spam over time.  It takes a little effort but it will help you and all those you send or forward email to.

Words To Live By 
 
A friend who is a computer expert received the following directly from a system administrator for a corporate system. It is an excellent message that ABSOLUTELY applies to ALL of us who send e-mails.  Please read the short letter below, even if you're sure you already follow proper procedures.

Do you really know how to forward e-mails?  50% of us do; 50%
DO NOT.

Do you wonder why you get viruses or junk mail?  Do you hate it?  Every time you forward an e-mail there is information left over from the people who got the message before you, namely their e-mail addresses and names.  As the messages get forwarded along, the list of addresses builds, and builds, and builds, and all it takes is for some poor sap to get a viru s, and his or her computer can send that virus to every E-mail address that has come across his computer.  Or, someone can take all of those addresses and sell them or send junk mail to them in the hopes that you will go to the site and he will make five cents for each hit.  That's right, all of that inconvenience over a nickel!  How do you stop it?  Well, there are several easy steps. Try the following if you haven't done it before:

1.  When you forward an e-mail,
DELETE all of the other addresses that appear in the body of the message (at the top).   Tha t's right, DELETE them.  Highlight them and delete them, backspace them, cut them, whatever it is you know how to do.  It only takes a second.  You MUST click the "Forward" button first and then you will have full editing capabilities against the body and headers of the message.  If you don't click on "Forward" first, you won't be able to edit the message at all.  


2. Whenever you send an e-mail to more than one person, do NOT use the To: or Cc: fields for adding e-mail addresses.  Always use the BCC: (blind carbon copy) field for listing the e-mail addresses.  This is the way the people you send to will only see their own e-mail address.  If you don't see your BCC: option, click on where it says To: and your address list will appear.  Highlight the address and choose BCC: and that's it, it's that easy.  When you send to BCC: your message will automatically say " Undisclosed Recipients in the "TO:" field of the people who receive it.

 3.  Remove any "FW :" in the subject line.  You can re-name the subject if you wish or even fix spelling.

 4.  ALWAYS hit your Forward button from the actual e-mail you are reading . Ever get those e-mails that you have to open 10 pages to read the one page with the information on it?   By Forwarding from the actual page/ B> you wish someone to view, you stop them from having to open many e-mails just to see what you sent.

5. 
Have you ever received an e-mail that is a petition?  It states a position and asks you to add your name and address and to forward it to 10 or 15 people or your entire address book.  The e-mail can be forwarded on and on and can collect thousands of names and e-mail addresses.  FACT: The completed petition is actually worth a couple of bucks to a professional spammer because of the wealth of valid names and e- mail addresses contained therein. DO NOT put your e-mail address on any petition. If you want to support the petition, send it as your own personal letter to the intended recipient.  Your position may carry more weight as a personal letter than a laundry list of names and e-mail address on a petition.   (And don't believe the ones that say that the e-mail is being traced, it just ain't so!) 
 
6.  Some of the other e-mails to delete and not forward are:
 
    a. The one that says something like,
"Send this e-mail to 10 people and you'll see something great run across your screen."   Or sometimes they'll just tease you by saying 'something really cute will happen.' IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!!!!!  (We are still seeing some of the same e-mails that we waited on 10 years ago!)   
 
    b.  I don't let the bad luck ones scare me either--they get trashed.   
  

    c.  Before you forward an ' Amber Alert ', or a 'Virus Alert', or some of the other e-mails floating around nowadays, check them out before you forward them.  Most of them are junk mail that's been circling the net for YEARS!  Just about everything you receive in an e-mail that is in question can be checked out a Snopes.  Just go to www.snopes.com or http://www.truthorfiction.com/ and type in a couple of words describing the subject in the Search box. / I>It's really easy to find out if it's real or not.  If it's not, please don't pass it on.

7. Better yet learn to cut and paste. I don
't open an e-mail if I have to click on the forward more than two times. 

    a. It's easy to cut and paste.  All you do is click on forward, highlight the part of the msg you want to send and paste it in a new msg.   

So please, in the future, let's stop the junk mail and the viruses. 

CDARC Net, 1/17/2008, 8:00 pm

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Title:   CDARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday January 17, 2008
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every month on the third Thursday.
Location:   145.590
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Ham Radio Operators Are Storm's 'Unsung Heroes'

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Thought you would all like to see this article.  This is what it is
all about. It was forwarded to me from the Red Cross Seattle Chapter.

POSTED: 6:08 pm PST December 4, 2007

UPDATED: 11:45 am PST December 5, 2007


PORTLAND, Ore. -- When parts of Oregon were overwhelmed by wind and
water during the recent storm, vital communication often was lacking,
with trees down and across phone lines and cell coverage limited.

Even the state police had difficulty in reaching some of their own
troops.

But ham radio worked.

In fact, amateur radio operators were heralded by state emergency
officials as heroes. Ham radio is more than just a hobby to some. It
can set up networks for government and emergency officials to
communicate when other communication services fail.

"One of the problems in this is always communication," Gov. Ted
Kulongoski said after a visit Tuesday to Vernonia and a fly-over
there and other affected areas. "I'm going to tell you who the heroes
were from the very beginning of this...the ham radio operators. These
people just came in and actually provided a tremendous communication
link to us."

A network of at least 60 volunteer amateur radio operators working
along the coast and inland helped from keep crucial systems such as
911 calls, American Red Cross and hospital services connected. They
relayed information about patient care and relayed lists of supplies
needed in areas cut off by water.

In addition to getting an FCC license to operate, certain groups of
operators are cleared by the federal government to work as emergency
responders.

"You are amateur in name only," said Steve Sanders, a spokesman for
District One of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, which helped in
several key counties hit by the storm.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management said the radio operators
were tireless in their efforts to keep the systems connected.

It was ham radio that kept New York City agencies in touch with each
other after their command center was destroyed on 9-11, according to
the National Association for Amateur Radio. When hurricanes like
Katrina hit, amateur radio helped provide life-and-death
communication services when everything else failed.

Amateur radio works on a set of radio frequencies known as "amateur
bands" just above the AM broadcast band all the way up to high
microwave frequencies. Operators use their own equipment to
communicate with other operators, using different equipment and
frequencies than emergency responders.

So when some services won't work, they can relay messages.

Sometimes it takes creativity and a lot of leg work, such as setting
up a new link on the top of a mountain when no other options are
available.

The only major limitation, Sanders said, is the number of volunteers.

"This was just the poster child storm for what we do," Sander said.

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No January Meeting

Rowland - K7RWB <slick56@...>
 

Just one more reminder..... there will not be a January meeting. See
you in February.

Re: CDARC General Meeting., 1/3/2008, 7:00 pm

jim_harriger
 

All:

Please disregard this announcement, it is in error.

There is *NO* January meeting (the below is an automated announcement
which did not get disabled). Looking forward to seeing you'all in
february.

Thanks.

73
Jim Harriger, W7JDH


--- In KE7GFZ@..., KE7GFZ@... wrote:

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CDARC General Meeting.
Thursday January 3, 2008
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(This event repeats every month on the first Thursday.)
Location: Duvall Fire House

Notes:
The Elmer meeting will take place directly after the regular
general meeting.


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CDARC General Meeting., 1/3/2008, 7:00 pm

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Title:   CDARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday January 3, 2008
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Re: New Guy Testing the Waters

jim_harriger
 

Steve,

Welcome aboard, glad to make your acquaintance! Looking forward to
meeting you, but you should know that there is no January General
Meeting of the club. Our next General Meeting will be February 7.

73
Jim Harriger W7JDH
Secretary, CDARC

--- In KE7GFZ@..., "wishasm" <wishasm@...> wrote:

Hey Group, just checking in for the first time. I will probably see
some of you this Thursday at the general meeting. My son and I are
currently scheduled to take the tech class and exam in a couple of
weeks and being a resident of Carnation, would very much like to get
involved /connected with CDARC. If this post is out of place, please
forgive me as this "group thing" is new to me.

-Steve Wisham <><

New Guy Testing the Waters

wishasm <wishasm@...>
 

Hey Group, just checking in for the first time. I will probably see
some of you this Thursday at the general meeting. My son and I are
currently scheduled to take the tech class and exam in a couple of
weeks and being a resident of Carnation, would very much like to get
involved /connected with CDARC. If this post is out of place, please
forgive me as this "group thing" is new to me.

-Steve Wisham <><

Call for nominations.

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

The following club positions need nominations for -

Vice President
Secretary/Treasurer

Please submit your choices to me at GJRCK@... before January 10th,
2008. Elections will beheld between January 10th to the 25th. Those
nominated must agree to be considered for the position. Once those
nominated have been selected and posted, members may vote for each one
nominated, by e-mail to the Secretary who will announce the result of
balloting at the February meeting. Jerry Konoske NA7Z

Local Frequencies

Mel N7GCO <leadcoach@...>
 

For Christmas my family got me several things to be better prepared
for emergencies, including a new Yellow Top backup battery.

I was updating my memories in my rigs and added two extra memories:
Duvall Fire Dept 154.190
Local Weather 162.550

In an emergency situation these will come in handy.
I thought others in the club might like these.

Are there other local frequencies you would suggest for emergency
preparedness?

Notes from your secretary

jim_harriger
 

The Meeting minutes from the November 28th board meeting and the
December 6th general meeting have been uploaded to the site.

There will be no January meeting, however, watch this space, we'll be
holding elections via this forum and email in January.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Jim Harriger
W7JDH

Club Dues

Jerry NA7Z <GJRCK@...>
 

2008 Membership dues are payable in January, 2008. Please make out
your check in the amount of $20.00 payable to "CDARC", and put your
call sign on the check.

Checks can be mailed to -

Carnation-Duvall Citizen Corps Council
P.O. Box 644
Carnation, WA 98014

Thanks for being a supporting member of CDARC.

Regards, Jerry Konoske NA7Z

CDARC Net, 12/20/2007, 8:00 pm

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Title:   CDARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday December 20, 2007
Time:   8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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