May meeting of ARES of Champaign County was held Wednesday, May 7 and
the June meeting on Wednesday, June 4. 2008at the Fire Service
Institute. Thanks to Debbie, N9DN, for taking care of he meetings while
I was on travel.
ATTENDANCE - May 7
N9DN, AB9FJ, WB9HFK,
K9SI, KC9IHX, KC9IKL, KC9HXY, K9MLT, K9LMM, W9DML, W9EML, KC9KTD,
KC9HND, KF9ZN, KC9MHP, N9GPA, NA8K, K9DDW, 1 guest (19)
ATTENDANCE- June 4
N9DN, AB9FJ, WB9HFK, K9SI, KB9KAI, W9MH, KC9IWZ, KC9IHX, W9EML, W9DML N9GPA (11)
MAY MEETING PRESENTATION ON IROQUOIS COUNTY FLOODING
Walker, K9DDW, presented on the ARC involvement in the Watseka area
flooding, and how the ARES members there helped. He is looking
for folks that would like to be trained in Disaster
work with ARC in future disasters. Disaster Assessment classes
are being offered for anyone who is interested. The class is a full
day, from 8am - 5pm (or 8:30-5pm). There is not currently a shorter
version. Here are coming opportunities
If there is enough interest from Champaign County ARES members we may be able to arrange for a class.
Saturday, June 28 (Field Day), in Vermilion County (no
fee). If you are interested in this session you must sign up by
June 15th. Contact the Champaign ARC office.
- Friday, July 11, 8am to 5pm at the Illinois Emergency Services Institute in Decatur ($16 fee)
- Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30am 5:00pm at Champaign office of ARC (no fee).
gave a short presentation on the RST reporting system (Readability,
Strenght, Tone). Here are the URLs for the websites she mentioned
during the presentation:
almost 18 months without a severe weather activation, we're back in
action with two activations in the last week. Please review the
severe weather net procedures. The latest version is available on the
web site at
to everyone who has responded to the activations so far.
FIELD DAY 2008
Day weekend is June 28-29. Local TCARC Field Day operations will be at
Ford-Harris Park north of Urbana. Raplh Cox, W9PGE, is
coordinating the Field Day effort.
next VE exam session in Champaign is scheduled for Sunday, July 20, at
1:00 p.m. at the Fire Service Institute. For more information, please
contact Debbie, N9DN, our local VE coordinator.
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,
The next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire Service Institute.