From: Steve Hilberg 
Subject: [CCARES] ARES of Champaign County QST  - June/July 2005

JUNE
The June meeting was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at the Fire Service 
Institute.

ATTENDING
N9XDC, WB9HFK,K9SI, KC9DEQ, KB9KAI, K9MLT, KC9AZX, W9DML, W9ADS, N9GPA

JULY
The July meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at
the Fire Service Institute.

ATTENDING
N9XDC, WB9HFK, AB9FJ, KC9DSS, KB9KAI, K9SI, W9DML, KC5DEQ, W9MOO, N9GPA, AB9FJ, 
W9DML, N9DN, K9SI
Guests: KC9HND, KC9GIW, KC9HVD


AEC POSITIONS
I am still looking for Assistant Emergency Coordinators as described in my email
of May 3 (Logistics, Training, Public Service).  If you are interested in any of
the three AEC positions please let me know.  We need more members becoming 
active in the leadership and operation of ARES.  Al Wolfe, K9SI, has been 
appointed AEC for Technical Services.


HOMER SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT A SUCCESS
Champaign County ARES provided communications support for the two-day 
celebration of the Homer, IL Sesquicentennial June 4-5. The event ran 11 hours
on Saturday and 9 hours on Sunday.  ARES provided communications between the 
different event venues located in around town, as well as 'shadows" for the two 
event organizers. Those participating from Champaign County ARES were Steve 
Hilberg, N9XDC; Al Wolfe, K9SI; Mark Rayburn, KB9KAI; Mike Kruk, KC9AZX; Mike 
Trautman, K9MLT; Heather Schlesser, KC9DEQ; Jim Baltz, W9MOO; Eric Hilberg, 
N9XDD; Wayne Hamilton, AB9FJ; Dave Sanstrom, WB9YKV; Dave Leininger, W9DML; 
Larry Kearns, N9XDH; and from Vermilion Co ARES Dave Cline, KB9ZMF.

I am preparing an "after action" report on this event describing our operation 
and "lessons learned". I will be distributing it to all of you when complete.  
This turned out to be an excellent training opportunity testing our ability to 
staff and manage an extended deployment.  Thanks to all those who contributed 
time to help with this event.  We contributed 98 "person-hours" to the event 
during the weekend.


ANOTHER PUBLIC SERVICE EVENT
We have been asked to provide communications support for the American Diabetes 
Association Walk on Sunday, October 9. You may recall we helped with two years 
ago when it was held at Market Place Mall,  This year it will be held in Crystal
lake Park in Urbana.  I'll have more details as the date approaches.


POSSIBLE FOX HUNT
We discussed the possibility of holding a fox hunt in August both as way to get
out and have some fun and to acquaint our newer members with the art of 
direction finding.  If and when this comes together there will be more info 
sent out via email and announced during the ARES and TCARC nets.  Stay tuned!


EXAM SESSION ON JULY 17
If you are wanting to upgrade, or know of someone who wants to get their 
license, the quarterly exams will be offered on Sunday, July 17, 1:00 PM at the 
Fire Service Institute. Debbie Fligor, N0DN, is the local VE Coordinator.


JULY NET CONTROL STATIONS
The weekly ARES net is held each Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., on the 444.100 repeater.  
There will be a new net check-in list posted on the web site before the July 19 net.

July 12	KC9DSS	
July 19         N9GPA	
July 26	AB9FJ
August 2	 W9DML	


NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Service
Institute.

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