Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 22:29:58 -0500
To: "ARES-Champaign County":;
From: Steve Hilberg
Subject: ARES of Champaign County QST - October 2003
Status:   

The October meeting was held Wednesday, October 1 at the Fire Service 
Institute.  Here are important notes from that meeting and other news.

ATTENDING
N9XDC, N9XDH, AB9FJ, KC9AZX, KC9DSS, KF8ZN, W9MOO, KC9DEQ, N9GPA, WBB9HFK, 
KB9ZZW, W9ADS

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION WALK OCTOBER 5th
Champaign County ARES provided communications for the walk at Market Place Mall.  
It was a beautiful day and most walkers chose to walk the outdoor course.  The 
walk went very well and the ADA raised about $20, 000.  ARES was listed as a 
sponsor on printer materials for the walk, including the t-shirts. We had one 
person come up and ask about becoming involved with ARES.  ARES members 
participating in the ADA event were:  N9XDC,N9DN,KD5EOQ, KC9DSS, KC9AZX, 
WB9YkV, W9MOO, KC9DEQ, KF8ZN, and AB9FJ.

SET BEING PLANNED
We are working on plans for a fall Simulated Emergency Test (SET) in 
conjunction with the Red Cross and ESDA.  It will likely be held in November.

GROUP ORDER FOR ARES VESTS
It's been suggested that we put in a group order for the ARRL ARES orange 
safety vests.  These vests have "Amateur Radio Communications" on one side, 
and are made of a cloth mesh material. If you would like to see what they 
look like, you can check them out at www.barkerspecialty.com/arrl.  I will 
also have one at the November 5th meeting.  The vests are $9.95.  If you are 
interested in ordering one, please let me know no later than November 6th.


OCTOBER NET CONTROL STATIONS
Oct 7	KF8ZN
Oct 14	N9GPA
Oct 21	KC9DSS
Oct 28	KC9DEQ
Nov 4	W9ADS/KB9ZZW

Note: If the designated NCS does not begin by 9:02, then net control should be 
taken by any other member.  Always be prepared.   Remember to turn in your 
check-in sheets at the next monthly meeting.


ANOTHER REMINDER - DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB SITE
The net script, check-in sheet, and other documents are available on our 
web site, www.wa9res.org. We now how a viewable directory of documents 
on the web.  Go to www.wa9res.org/documents to see the list.


NEXT MEETING
The next ARES meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 2003, 7:00 
p.m. at the FSI.


73

-Steve-

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