General monthly meeting 2/9/2018
No EmComm net last Wednesday, both on our repeater and simplex mostly due to very few stations checking into the weekly net at 12 noon on Wednesdays on our 2M repeater so spread the word! Speaking of emergencies, Pet posted a message from Yasmin Beers regarding stocking up on supplies for emergencies, as requested by Mark KF6YAN so check it out!
Planned and strategized on how to propose MESH plan and execute phase 1 to join our 70CM repeater to internet and eventually into the mesh network. Also speaking of repeaters, Allie AI6ME showed her DMR repeater using a 300mah battery charger, phone, and open spot to get her up and running in the realm of DMR worldwide. Very simple setup so doesn’t let technology intimidate & scare you from creating your own DMR setup!
Pet N6PET, played 4 videos for us. 1 regarding the Micro Bitx All Band SSB/CW Radio from Hfsignals.com, 2nd was programming your station for digital. 3rd and 4th were videos of Pet packing up a set of two HF yagi antennas and the tower he came across “free for the taking” whom belonged to a silent key, Lester Lanz W6HFB. Bonus video was of his current antenna setup on his roof.
If any one knows of any of our members who haven’t showed up or payed membership to continue with us, get a hold of them and ask if they’re still interested in our club.
Tom K6THH said we have $5,000 and are ready to pay Arnold N6ASM for the DMR repeater for $1,700 once Arnold returns from an out of country trip.
BADGES & ID TAGS
If you have paid the fee for a new badge and have not received it please contact me Randy KB6WSD for update. Pet passed around an ID Badge for everyone to see so if interested in one, pay through PayPal and email your photo. Image size is not important as it will be re-fitted to size so long as its a head-shot.
Meeting ended at 9:40pm. Awesome seeing everyone. Hope to see everyone else again next month.
- Tom Hendricks K6THH
- Robert Jimenez K6YZF
- Jeremy Burnham WA6FEQ
- Jack Schwab W6IFR
- Mike lichtman KF6KXG
- Bob Cesarone WA9JIB
- Mark Gershen KF6YAN
- Lisa J. Kassner N6LAL
- Walt Bonazzz W6NTW
- Joe Autczak KM6ERG
- George Eckart KJ6LA
- Pet Natividad N6PET
- Jim Breitbach N0XXX
- Allie Peet AI6ME
- Randy Bonilla KB6WSD
I designed this case for the uBITX all Band Transceiver
by Los Angeles Emergency Communications Team
Sat, February 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 West California Boulevard
West Tower Conference Rooms
Pasadena, CA 91105
Topics to be covered:
Radio basics: understanding simplex and repeater operation; consideration of location, antenna and power; active net participation and net control; using best practices for effective communications
Anatomy of a deployment: activation and check–in; follow up on assignments; seting up an effective station; passing traffic efficiently; consideration of served agency mission, needs and interaction
Mission–critical traffic: using essential ICS forms; sending ARESLAX forms for local EMS Agency support; introduction to NTS Radiograms