Do Something Amateur Radio Club
Latah County Auxiliary Communications Team
April 03, 2018
** Present: **
Nick Hewes, AF7ZJ
Bill Ward, K9GRZ
Austin Cole, KF7SIW
Chad Snyder, AE7BZ
- Ty Williams, W7TML
Heather Cole, KG7BUB
Glenn Boudreaux, KA5PTG
Bill Magnie, KI7TSV
Evan Hart, KG7WPM
- Tom Storer, KI6DER
- Kelly Blackmon, NA5XX
- Bill Duncan, KE7OVE
Christine Berven, KI7UTL
- Micheal Sotolongo, KE7UDV
- Demetre Nicholas, pending
Parker Gibson, KI7UTI
Dave Schumacher, KF7CSV
- Pat Blount, KE7SYF
- DSARC Kitty: $ 382
- AuxComm Kitty: $255 We need to pay Austin for the web server.
After class Field exercise. Hell’s Gate ARC may need a field exercise in May.
Tech Class, March 24 and 31 in Clarkston. Five new techs, two upgraded to Extra.
Tri-State ARO meeting is sometime. We should show up as a show of support to that organization. $15 annual dues, donations for the repeater fund are always welcome.
Teaken Butte repeater is owned by Nez Perce County and provides a VHF link from parts of Lewiston to parts of Moscow. It has some issues due to lack of maintenance. Ty is working on getting it fixed.
Badges. Northwest Radio now has a badge maker. Mike will pay for badges for AuxComm members. Details are still being worked out.
Upcoming projects and exercises. We need to do some nighttime testing with HF. We also need to find a way to establish a VHF/UHF link to Spokane and other surrounding areas.
Discussion about the lack of a tied repeater in the area that gets us out to extended distances.
Event idea: do a non-repeater exercise to determine who can talk to who on what equipment.
AuxComm May 5 and 6 in Moscow. ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and an Amateur Radio license are required to take the class.
Oregon ACES. There is a trainer in Lewiston. Bill will get more information and see if a class makes sense.
April 28: simplex exercise around Moscow area. Trailer at fair grounds with repeater and simplex. Dispatch over Moscow Mtn. Repeater to send people to various areas to test simplex.
May 26: Lotus Blossom Festival in JK Valley. We’d be paired up with a CERT member doing traffic control. Need at least four positions.
June 2: Safety Fair at Eastside Mall. We need to have interesting activities going on.
June 23: Humane Society of the Palouse 5K, interested in having comms. It’s also Field Day. We might be able to support both.
Riggins Jet Boat Races April 20 – 22. Positions are filled but we can always find a place for extra hams.
March 31, 2018, Washington EOC to EOC 5th Saturday exercise. HF was a bust. We established packet/Winlink to Spokane and repeater VHF to Pullman. This was an official exercise for Latah County Disaster Services.