Amateur Radio Operators have been busy
The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) has been operating for itís longest period in recent history accepting outbound communications from Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other islands in the Caribbean that were devastated by Hurricane Maria.
In an unprecedented move, the ARRL sent 50
volunteers under the auspices of the American Red Cross and ALL of their ham aid
radio equipment to
On the local front, WCARS-Murphy, in accordance with the WCARS charter, is actively seeking nominations for next yearís officers. Elections are scheduled to be held at the November meeting.
Planning is underway for a fund raising spaghetti dinner sponsored by and for the benefit of WCARS-Murphy. Mike Garitta KK4JTH has graciously offered his assistance in planning and executing this project. The funds collected may be used for a variety of club needs which include payment of rent for the K4CTE repeater and additional repairs to the club owned communications trailer.
And, finally, we are asking members of both WCARS-Murphy and CCARES/NCAUXCOMM to make recommendations for a good location for our annual Christmas Holiday dinner.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the
next meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 7 pm at the
Charlie Earle K4CTE
Kevin Heyboer KD4UYR Club President-Murphy Chapter WCARS
Emergency Coordinator Assistant Emergency Coordinator
SW NC SKYWARN Net Manager
Wednesday, October 4th, 2017:
Thursday, October 5th, 2017:
Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM Emergency Net at 7:00 PM on the K4AIH repeater (147.045 MHz, - offset,151.4 Hz tone). This net meets weekly on Thursdays. On the first net of the month we encourage operating on emergency power. Inform the Net Control if you are on emergency power when you check in. (Nets held most Thursdays.).
Appalachian Emergency Net (Formerly Clay
Friday, October 6th, 2017:
Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society-Murphy Chapter Net at 8:00 PM on the K4CTE repeater (147.315 plus offset PL 103.5). (Nets held most Fridays.)
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017:
Combined WCARS Murphy Chapter and Cherokee County ARES/AUXCOMM business meeting at the Robert A Penland Senior Center, 69 Alpine Street, Murphy NC. This meeting will include the WCARS-Murphy Chapter business meeting combined with ARES/AUXCOMM presentation on WinLink RMS digital communications and FL-Digi digital communications.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017:
Western Carolina Amateur Radio
Society-Murphy Chapter social
brunch meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10 AM at Main Street USA
Amateur Radio License Exam Session
Sponsor: Edwin Flowers, KG4LVO
Location: Andrews Public Library-Conference Room
Time: 10:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Saturday, October 21, 2017:
Cherokee NC ARES Social Brunch at 10:00 AM at Main Street USA Diner, located on
International Boy Scout Jamboree on the
Saturday, October 28th, 2017:
Western Branch ARES Annual
Meeting from 0900 to 1300 at the
November 5th, 2017:
Daylight Savings Time Ends: Eastern Daylight Time officially ends at 0200 EDT/0600 UTC on Sunday, November 5th. Set your clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time.
December 2nd, 2017:
SKYWARN Recognition Day is held in contest format with the purpose of contacting as many official ham stations at National Weather Service Forecast Offices as possible in all 50 States, and all six US Territories of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Midway Island, and the Northern Marianna Islands (DC has no WSFO).
December 8th, 2017:
The Annual WCARS-Murphy/Cherokee County ARES Christmas Dinner will be held at Comfort Grub on US Hwy 64 W beginning at 6:00 pm EST. All members of both groups and their families are invited to attend.