From: Steve Hilberg Subject: [CCARES] ARES of Champaign County QST - August 2005 The August meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at the Fire Service Institute. ATTENDING N9XDC, WB9HFK, N9XDH, AB9FJ, KC9DSS, KB9KAI, W9DML, KC9HND, K9MLT Guest: KC9HXY NEW MEMBERS I'd like to extend a welcome to three new members - Adam Carlson, KC9HND, from Rantoul; Joan Friedman, KC9HXY, from Urbana; and David Bellmore, KC9GIW, from Urbana. NATIONAL SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST WEEKEND The national SET weekend established by the ARRL is the weekend of October 1-2. The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test is a nationwide exercise in emergency communications, conducted by ARRL Section, District and local Emergency Coordinators, and by Net Managers. Both Amateur Radio Emergency Service(r) (ARES (r)) and the National Traffic System (NTS) are involved. Local ARES groups are encouraged to work with their local served agencies on this weekend. We will explore conducting a SET exercise with the Red Cross. NET CHECK-IN LIST An updated net check-in list is now available for download from the web. Note that there is no link to the Documents directory on the web page - you must type in this URL to access it: www.wa9res.org/documents OCTOBER 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. AUGUST (AND SOME SEPTEMBER) 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. Aug 9 KC9DSS Aug 16 AB9FJ Aug 23 KC9HND Aug 30 KC9AZX Sep 6 N9XDC Sep 13 K9MLT NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 pm at the Fire Service Institute. Watch your email and listen to the net on September for more information on this meeting.
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