ARES of Champaign County Bulletin
October 16, 2007


The October meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at the Fire Service Institute.  Here are important notes from that meeting and other news.

ATTENDING
 N9XDC, N9DN, WB9HFK, K9MLT, K9LMM, KC9HXY, AB9FJ, K9SI, KB9KAI, W9EML, W9DML, KC9HND, KC9KGJ, KC9IHX, N9XDH, N9GPA, 1 guest (17)



OCTOBER EXERCISE
Mike Trautman, K9MLT, described plans for the SET to be held in October.  It is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, beginning at noon. A separate email will be sent to the ARES list with more details on the exercise.  We hope to have a dual-band (2m/70cm) antenna installed at the Red Cross headquarters by that date.


VE EXAMS OCTOBER 21
Debbie Fligor, N9DN, announced that the fourth quarter VE exams for new ham licences or upgrades will be held Sunday, October 21, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Fire Service Insitute.  For more information go to http://www.w9seh.org/intro1.htm


WEEKLY NETS
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.  The monthly digital net is held on the fourth Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.  Net control stations for the next month are posted in the Nets section of the web site, www.wa9res.org.


NEXT MEETING
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m.   We will have a presentation on "basic packet radio".