May 8, 2006
From: Steve Hilberg
Subject: ARES of Champaign County QST - May 2006
The May meeting of ARES
of Champaign County was held Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the Fire Service
Institute. Here are important notes from that meeting and
N9XDC, KB9KAI, W9EML, KC9HND, WB9HFK, AB9FJ, K9SI, N9DN, N9GPA, KC9DSS,
KC9IKL, KC9IHX, KB7NFV K9CFD, KC9HXY
The training topic for our May meeting was net control station
operation. Debbie Fligor, N9DN, gave a presentation on the basics of
being a net control station operator. The presentation was
followed by a tabletop exercise simulating a severe weather net in
which a net control operator had to deal with spotters reporting
information, as well as "hams at large" wanting to know "what was going
on". The tabletop exercise was a great way to reinforce the concepts
outlined in Debbie's presentation.
MARCH OF DIMES WALK VOLUNTEERS
It was a cool and somewhat rainy morning, but there was a good turnout
for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica event in Champaign on April
29. Thanks to the following ARES members who helped out with
this event: N9XDC, N9GKA, AB9FJ, KC9IHX, KC9IKL, KC9HXY,
KB7NFV, W9DML, and W9EML.
MS WALK VOLUNTEERS
On the other hand, the weather was perfect for the MS Walk on May 7 at
Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. The following ARES members
provided communications along the walking course through the
park: KC9DEQ, W9MOO, N9DN, N9XDC, KC9IHX, and KC9IKL.
MAY NET CONTROL STATIONS
The weekly ARES net is held each Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., on the 444.100
repeater, CTSS 162.2. An updated net check-in list is now
available on the web site.
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. at the
Fire Service Institute.