DSARC Meeting

February 6, 2018

** Present: **
Nick Hewes, AF7ZJ
Bill Ward, K9GRZ
Austin Cole, KF7SIW
Chad Snyder, AE7BZ
Ty Williams, W7TML
Heather Cole, KG7BUB
Pat Blount, KE7SYF

Treasurer’s Report

  • $432

AuxComm Updates

  • Net participation. Please try to make it to at least one of the three local emergency/ARES nets each week. More is better!


  • PHARC February 28, 2018. We have been asked to present something. 
Bill will put out a request on SLACK.
  • Red Cross. Potentially interested in doing more Amateur Radio stuff. Bill will present on ham radio at the March Red Cross meeting. Talk to Grant about using the Nez Perce EOC.
  • Joining forces with CERT. CERT has been active in many of the events that we’ve talked about supporting with communication. CERT currently has no program manager. No reason not to join forces. Austin will continue to investigate.
  • County Surplus. We got two older VHF repeaters. We’ll try to get one set up as an emergency backup for the SO.
  • Sure would be nice to set up the Yaesu repeater. We need donations for cans.
  • Tri-State ARO meeting is in March. We should show up as a show of support to that organization. $15 annual dues, donations for the repeater fund are always welcome.

Upcoming Training:

  • Tech Class, February 17 and 18 at the Court House, we hope.
    • Heather, Austin, Bill, Nick and, hopefully, a UQ member are available to help.
  • Tech Class, March 24 and 31 in Clarkston.
  • AuxComm applications are available. Online, at meetings, or at the Store.
  • Next Field Event: An after the class exercise for Nubes?
    • Spring Valley style, at the Arboretum.

Event Updates

  • March 31, 2018, Washington EOC to EOC 5th Saturday exercise. We have been invited to play. Focus will be HF digital with RMS Express. Does anyone even have RMS Express anymore? We’d like to play, probably a field setup.
  • This Saturday is the fund raiser for Deputy Hawkes. Silent auction and spaghetti feed. The event will be on February 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Moscow Fairgrounds.
  • Klondike Derby and Winter Field Day, January 27 and 28.
    • Went well. Boy Scouts got on the air but needed more instruction. Overall they did well.
      A group of volunteer youth showed up for WFD and make one contact on the GOTA station. Lots of digital contacts, not so much voice. 98 total contacts. See LatahAux.Com under Events for more details in the AAR.