April meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, April 4,
2007 at the Fire Service Institute. Here are important notes from
that meeting and other news.
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REMINDER ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER PROCEDURES
Please review the severe weather net procedures. If you do
not have a copy you can download it from the web site. Each
Monday from now through June we will be sending out a severe weather
outlook for the coming week. The purpose of this is to give
everyone a "heads up" early in the week as to possible severe weather
events. Please keep in mind that situations and timing can change
from when the outlook is issued. I will also send out an advisory any
time we are in a Moderate or High risk for severe weather.
A Severe Weather Resource & Information Net will be initiated when
a Tornado Watch is issued. The purpose of this net is to provide
updates on the current weather situation and to determine spotter
availability in anticipation of possible activation. If and when
spotters are activated, then the Severe Weather Net will be initiated.
UPCOMING PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS
ARES has been asked to provide communications for two upcoming
events in Champaign-Urbana. On Saturday, April 28, the March of
Dimes WalkAmerica will be held starting at Centennial Park in Champaign
beginning at 9:00 a.m. The MS Walk will be held on Sunday, May 6,
at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana beginning at 1:30 p.m. Please let
Heather Schlesser (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of your availability for
TCARC AUCTION APRIL 14
The Twin City Amateur Radio Club autction will be held Saturday,
April 14 at the Windsor Rd Christian Church in Champaign (located
between Mattis and Duncan on Windsor). The doors open at 11:00
a.m., and bidding will begin at 1:00 p.m. There are always good deals
to be had on equipment and other stuff. Amateur Accessories
(Steve Zahos, KR4S) will also be set up at the auction site.
Talk-in will be on the 146.76 and 444.100 repeaters.
UPDATE ON FEMA TRAINING
As of April 4, 22 CCARES members have completed ICS-100, 20 have
completed ICS-700, 12 completions of ICS-200, and 8 completions of
More information and links to the FEMA Emergency Management Institute can be found on the WA9RES web site.
When you complete any of the FEMA courses, you will need to send a copy
of your course completion certificate to me so your training file can
be updated and we have a record of your completion.
NET CONTROL STATIONS
The weekly ARES net is held each Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., on the 444.100
repeater, CTSS 162.2. The ARES 2m Simplex net is held on 146.550
immediately following the 440 net .
April 10 AB9FJ
April 17 K9MLT
April 24 K9KMM
May 1 W9DML
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2, at 7:00
p.m. Jamie Davis, Disaster Services Coordinator for the Red
Cross in Champaign County, will be speaking on the services the Red
Cross provides in east-central Illinois