I now know what it is like to have “WRITER’S BLOCK”, I’ve been sitting here for the last 10-15 minutes trying to come up with something to write.
Okay . . . here goes:
Robert (KE0TTL) , being the diligent secretary he is, sent me information about the study session the club conducted, the winner of the Baofeng HT at the testing held in conjunction with the secession, and the emergency simulation held on the 10th. So with out further ado . . .
Members of LOARC hosted a study session on October 3 at the EMA building in Camdenton. There were 4 attendees. Congratulations to Dennis, Don, James and Sheila for passing their technician licenses.
Dennis was the winner of the Baofeng HT. Thanks to all who participated in this event!
Robert (KE0TTL) also sent me an updated members list and I posted it. I’d like to welcome three new member to the club, Steve Eden (K0SRE), Ray Myers (WB0PYF), and Jim Nugent (KE0ZMY), Oh! I almost forgot Steven Bouck formally known as AA4SB is now KD0SB.
There was a bit of excitement on the club repeater on October 10th at 10am. Amateur operators from the Lake area participated in the Missouri Troop “F” Shakeout simulation. The Shakeout was an earthquake simulation at the New Madrid fault. The net opened at 10am and local amateurs were invited to check in and give a damage assessment of their local community. Our local ARES repeater was still down at the time of the simulation, so the drill switched over to the 146.73 club repeater. There were 13 local check-ins along with damage reports for this event. We had check-ins from Benton, Camden, Miller and Morgan Counties. We were part of the Troop “F” simulation that had a total of 76 check-ins. Great job everyone!
Last month I listed some videos I felt was of importance to ALL HAMs. I again listed them below and hope ALL HAMs in the area watch them. These deal with the possibility of the FCC increasing the fee for license to $50. K6UDA outlines the problems. The seconded one is a little long because he is actually in a live feed and is covering many topics. Simply click on them to watch, will open in new tab.;.
1) FCC rate hike
2) Live feed covering many topics including FCC fee hike.
3) FCC hike and how to make you opinion heard.
Here are links to two ARRL articles on this subject, again simply click on them to read, will open in new tab;.
Proposal to raise FCC fees
Fee Proposal comments
Don’t forget, if you have information you think would be interesting to not only club members but also HAMs in general, send it to me via email and I’ll post it.