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SnoVARC Net, 12/2/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday December 2, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 18 hours, 1 minute.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC General Meeting., 12/2/2010, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday December 2, 2010
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

There will not be a radio Net on meeting night.
 
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SKYWARN Recognition Day 2010

slick <rb@...>
 

This is an invitation for your amateur radio team to participate in this year's annual Skywarn Recognition Day. Please share with your amateur radio team.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Ted Buehner

Warning Coordination Meteorologist

National Weather Service - Seattle/Tacoma weather.gov/seattle

SKYWARN Recognition Day 2010

WX7SEA

K7MMI Repeater System: http://www.k7mmi.net

147.20 + pl 118.8 (Everett North)(Standalone)

146.98 - pl 107.2 (Seattle-Tacoma) (Linked)

147.20 + pl 127.3 (Olympia South including south coast)( Linked)

 

 

SKYWARN Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that volunteer SKYWARN radio operators make to the National Weather Service.

 

Date & Time:

1600-2000H Friday, December 3, 2010

0800-1600H Saturday, December 4, 2010

 

Exchange:

Call sign, signal report, QTH, and a one or two word description of the weather occurring at your site ("sunny", "partly cloudy", "cloudy", "rain", "windy", etc.)

 

Earn a SKYWARN Recognition Day certificate by working just one National Weather Service office.  Submit a list of the NWS stations you worked with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

 

SKYWARN Recognition Day

920 Armory Road

Goodland, KS  67735

 

You will receive an 8 1/2 x 11 inch certificate in January or February 2011.


SnoVARC General Meeting., 12/2/2010, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday December 2, 2010
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 1 day, 23 hours, 55 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

There will not be a radio Net on meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC Net, 11/25/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 25, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 17 hours, 59 minutes.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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December Meeting

slick <rb@...>
 

A few things to think about for the December Meeting

Think about who you would like to nominate for the President

Would you like to be added to the Net Controllers List?


Hero's Evening at Stillwater Elementary

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Hero's Evening at Stillwater Elementary

Come and join me!

From the organizer Sue Davenport:

"On Nov 19th, from 6-8pm we are having a Heroes Evening. This is a combination safety fair/heroes expo.  The goal is to give exposure to those people or groups our kids or community would think of as HEROS.  Certainly, the citizens corp came to mind."

Remember we are part of Citizen Corps and I hope some of you can join me to represent SnoVARC. 

Rowland

 


SnoVARC Net, 11/18/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 18, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 18 hours.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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Flood Meeting

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Another year of record FLOODS?  We've taken action to stop the devastation of the Snoqualmie Valley. Join us to learn how you can help.

We know it all too well --  three of the four largest floods on record in the valley have happened since the 205 Project widened the Snoqualmie River above the Snoqualmie Falls in 2005.  And now a new project above the falls threatens to add more flooding downstream.  This new project, along with the 205 Project, is equivalent to adding an entire city the size of Snoqualmie upstream to the flood impact on the lower valley. 

That means more devastation of our farms, our livelihoods and our safety put at risk.

Were you told that this would happen or asked how this new project would impact you and your family?   

The answer is a resounding "no" and that is why the Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance (SVPA) has taken legal action to get answers and to expose why the floods are just getting worse.  Join us for a community briefing with top experts and valley residents and see how you can take action:

Friday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. 
Tolt Middle School Gymnasium in Carnation
RSVP to info@...
For more information go to http://SVPA.us

The Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance is a nonprofit organization committed to the safety of residents and businesses impacted by flooding and to the preservation of rural life in the Snoqualmie River Valley.  The SVPA members represent farming, recreation, business, and citizens living within the Snoqualmie Valley. 


Seattle Marathon Needs Ham Radio Operators

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Here's one more call for hams to help out with the Seattle Marathon, Nov. 27 and 28. Participants will need to contact Gene Underwood (w7aka@... or 425-226-4115) and sign up for one of the four training sessions coming up this weekend. Please distribute this to your members ... Thanks!

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Amateur Radio has supported the Seattle Marathon for at least thirty of those forty years. Ham radio support for this event has become more important each year as the number of marathon runners around the country has grown, resulting in a corresponding increase in the number of runner deaths and serious medical incidents. Last year there were seven deaths around the country, along with one averted when a support vehicle with a ham and a RN used an Automatic External Defibrillator to restart the runner's heart. Four years ago, we supported a similar effort on a runner that collapsed near the finish line. Both of these runners survived because of adequate pre-race preparation.

We start the weekend with two events on Saturday - a 5K race which is open to anyone and the Kids Staged Marathon Finish Run with 2-3000 runners with one parent per participant, running around the Seattle Center. We will need approximately 12 hams per event. Both events can be supported with a dual-band (UHF/VHF) handheld radio.

On Sunday, November 28, we will support a Full Marathon Walk, a Half Marathon Walk, A Full Marathon Run and a Half Marathon Run. These Sunday events all share a common race course. Last year we had more than 16,000 runners in the half and full marathons together. We supported this group with 110 hams.

This year we wish to recruit 150 hams. Of this number, about thirty will work in and around the Seattle Center, the start and finish line locations.

Ten hams with larger vehicles, equipped with APRS, will function as our "pooped-out-participant-pickup-patrol", also known as our "SAG patrol". The rest of the hams will be stationed around the course to monitor the participants.

This year we will have five main networks. Network One will cover the Seattle Center. Network Two will support the SAG patrol. Network Three is our Medical specific net. Networks Four and Five will cover the hams on the main race course. All of the networks will require a minimum 440MHz HT, except the Seattle Center net, which is operated on 144MHz. Some positions and responsibilities will require the power or flexibility of a mobile radio and magmount antenna.

We have fifteen Water Stops on the race course. We need to have a ham with EMT, Paramedic, RN, or MD training at each water stop, because most of the runners who decide that they want transportation back to the finish line, do so at a water stop. We want a medically trained ham to screen them before one of our SAG units pick them up to ensure that all participants receive the care they need.

Most hams will be able to park their cars at or near their assigned positions and we expect that you will use them to warm yourselves as necessary.

There will be training sessions in our home in Newcastle one weekend before the events. We use a PowerPoint presentation to assure that all of the basic information gets to all of the hams attending. The Marathon association provides Space Blankets, Orange Caps, T-Shirts and Runner Goodie Bags. We provide apples and Krispy-Kreme donuts for everyone at our training meetings. There will also be a large, custom made, information packet for each ham.

Please contact us at w7aka@... or 425-226-4115, C425-890-5752

Thank You,

Gene & Fran Underwood

W7AKA - N7FWZ

MA


Something of Interest To All

slick <rb@...>
 

Live Web Broadcast of MFJ, Cushcraft, Hy-gain, Ameritron, Mirage, and Vectronics at 
http://w5kub.com/ on Tues Nov 16th at 1400 UTC. Go behind the scenes. This is a live 
broadcast showing all their plants, engineering, design, manufacturing, etc. Talk to other hams in
150 countries using our chat room or ask key people questions. Hear from Martin F. Jue, 
K5FLU, the president of  these companies. This is an all day event and we will be giving prizes to lucky people 
logged in. Help us spread the word. Http://w5kub.com/ this site is up 365 days per year 
showing recorded video when we are not live at ham events.

We will also be broadcasting our drive live (200 miles) from Memphis, Tn to Starkville, MS  on the Monday Nov 15 starting about 2pm central or 2000 UTC.
See if you can guess where we are.

Tom W5KUB


SnoVARC Net, 11/11/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 11, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 18 hours, 2 minutes.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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[EMCOMM]: Indonesian disasters - update report 7 November 2010

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[EMCOMM]: Indonesian disasters - update report 7 November 2010

2010-11-07

VIA: James Linton VK3PC, Chairman, IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.

All Amateur Radio operators are requested to note the following from the ORARI Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia. All IARU Center of Activity frequencies, 21.360, 18.160, 14.300, 7.060 and 3.760 should be kept clear. The disaster assistance effort is using 7.065. Your usual cooperation is very much appreciated.

73

Doug Mercer VO1DTM

Vice President Field Services

Radio Amateurs of Canada

P.O. Box 1042 Goulds

Newfoundland Labrador

A1S 1H2

Tel: (709) 364-4741

Cell: (709) 697-3319

" We're ALL about Amateur Radio! "

" Tous ensemble pour la radioamateur! "


General Meeting November 2010

Brian <iwrk4ber@...>
 

This is a reminder about the general meeting scheduled for Thursday November 4, 2010 at the Duvall Fire Station.

We do not have a scheduled speaker so were a going to dscuss activities for the upcoming year including, field day, geo caching, fox hunt.

If you have any ideas bring them with you to the meeting!

See you all there!

Brian!


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
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File : /Meeting Minutes/SVARC Meeting Minutes 10.10.doc
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Description : October 2010 Minutes

You can access this file at the URL:
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SnoVARC Net, 11/4/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday November 4, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 18 hours, 3 minutes.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC General Meeting., 11/4/2010, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday November 4, 2010
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

There will not be a radio Net on meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC General Meeting., 11/4/2010, 7:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC General Meeting.
 
Date:   Thursday November 4, 2010
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, 1 minute.
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

There will not be a radio Net on meeting night.
 
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SnoVARC Net, 10/28/2010, 8:00 pm

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Reminder from:   KE7GFZ Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   SnoVARC Net
 
Date:   Thursday October 28, 2010
Time:   8:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Repeats:   This event repeats every week.
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 1 day, 18 hours, 3 minutes.
Location:   "02" repeater at 442.025 MHz shift with a tone of 103.5
Notes:   Net meets on the "02" repeater on 442.025 MHz + shift with a tone 103.5. If Repeater fails then we go to 145.590 simplex. Be sure and check the Net Controllers list as it might be your turn to run the Net!

Note: There will be no Net on the first Thursday of the month as that is meeting night.
 
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Chance to Use Your Radios

slick <rb@...>
 

It's time for the Fortieth Annual Seattle Marathon Nov. 27 & 28, 2010

Amateur Radio has supported the Seattle Marathon for at least thirty of those forty years. Ham radio support for this event has become more important each year as the number of marathon runners around the country has grown, resulting in a corresponding increase in the number of runner deaths and serious medical incidents. Last year there were seven deaths around the country, along with one averted when a support vehicle with a ham and a RN used an Automatic External Defibrillator to restart the runner's heart. Four years ago, we supported a similar effort on a runner that collapsed near the finish line. Both of these runners survived because of adequate pre-race preparation.

We start the weekend with two events on Saturday - a 5K race which is open to anyone and the Kids Staged Marathon Finish Run with 2-3000 runners with one parent per participant, running around the Seattle Center. We will need approximately 12 hams per event. Both events can be supported with a dual-band (UHF/VHF) handheld radio.

On Sunday, November 28, we will support a Full Marathon Walk, a Half Marathon Walk, A Full Marathon Run and a Half Marathon Run. These Sunday events all share a common race course. Last year we had more than 16,000 runners in the half and full marathons together. We supported this group with 110 hams.

This year we wish to recruit 150 hams. Of this number, about thirty will work in and around the Seattle Center, the start and finish line locations.

Ten hams with larger vehicles, equipped with APRS, will function as our "pooped-out-participant-pickup-patrol", also known as our "SAG patrol". The rest of the hams will be stationed around the course to monitor the participants.

This year we will have five main networks. Network One will cover the Seattle Center. Network Two will support the SAG patrol. Network Three is our Medical specific net. Networks Four and Five will cover the hams on the main race course. All of the networks will require a minimum 440MHz HT, except the Seattle Center net, which is operated on 144MHz. Some positions and responsibilities will require the power or flexibility of a mobile radio and magmount antenna.

We have fifteen Water Stops on the race course. We need to have a ham with EMT, Paramedic, RN, or MD training at each water stop, because most of the runners who decide that they want transportation back to the finish line, do so at a water stop. We want a medically trained ham to screen them before one of our SAG units pick them up to ensure that all participants receive the care they need.

Most hams will be able to park their cars at or near their assigned positions and we expect that you will use them to warm yourselves as necessary.

There will be training sessions in our home in Newcastle one weekend before the events. We use a PowerPoint presentation to assure that all of the basic information gets to all of the hams attending. The Marathon association provides Space Blankets, Orange Caps, T-Shirts and Runner Goodie Bags. We provide apples and Krispy-Kreme donuts for everyone at our training meetings. There will also be a large, custom made, information packet for each ham.

On a personal level, this year hasn't gone as I had expected. In April I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I underwent Chemo and Radiation treatment, with surgery on August 31. I have two additional surgeries to undergo. The doctors have said that I am now cancer free, which sounds very good to me.

My energy level is not up to normal, so I must ask each of you to help me in the recruiting effort.

Please contact us at w7aka@... or 425-226-4115, C425-890-5752 Thank You, Gene & Fran Underwood W7AKA - N7FWZ MA