Do Something Amateur Radio Club

Latah County Auxiliary Communications Team

October 03, 2018


  • Nick Hewes, AF7ZJ
  • Bill Ward, K9GRZ
  • Austin Cole, KF7SIW
  • Ty Williams, W7TML
  • Heather Cole, KG7BUB
  • Bill Magnie, KI7TSV
  • Evan Hart, KG7WPM
  • Micheal Sotolongo, KE7UDV
  • Dave Schumacher, KF7CSV
  • Randall Ramsey KI7BSW
  • Sandee Schumacher, KA9UNA
  • Bekah Elder, KJ7AVP
  • Dahmen Garner, KI7SIJ
  • Matt Gee, KT7MLG
  • Garret Wyrick,

  • Present

Treasurer’s Report

  • NA

Old Business
County repeater on Moscow Mtn. Evan has a preliminary quote for the equipment. Further refinement is needed.

Upcoming EVENTS

Oct. 6: Moscow Cops and Robbers 5/10k Fun Run

Oct. 12-14: Mini Field Day, Robinson Park Nubie training at 9 am Saturday and Sunday morning.

Oct. 21: Cyclocross in Potlatch

Nov. 30: Moscow Winter Carnival

Proposed Training opportunities:

Trainings at meetings, date TBD:

Table Top Exercise on how we get deployed.

ICS 100, 200, 700, 800: What’s in it for me? Why do we need to take those courses when we don’t seem to use them?

How to fill out the ICS forms required for exercises?

Tech Classes are scheduled thru Hell’s Gate ARC.

Upcoming/potential 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.

Event idea: do a non-repeater exercise to determine who can talk to who on what equipment.


Trailer Maintenance Day: A group of us met on Sept. 29 to perform routine maintenance on the trailer and do some delayed upgrades. Work included: reattaching some trim that had come loose, installing a cell booster, mounting the printer on top of the filing cabinet, running power from the batteries to the front door (not complete), tilting the solar panel for rain/snow removal.

Emergency dual band radio. Mike has asked us to install an additional dual band radio in the trailer to be used for monitoring emergency frequencies. This new radio will be programmed with the local LE freqs and installed such that it is not really easy to remove it. The new radio will be coupled to a fold over antenna “permanently” mounted on the roof rails for very fast deployment.

Traffic control training. Mike is asking MPD to provide traffic control training for AuxComm members. Depending on how long the training is, it may be held at one of our meetings. Additional trained traffic controllers are need for a variety of events around the county.

New Business
Testing in Lewiston Oct. 27 at 2:30PM. More ARRL VE’s may be needed. Watch Slack for details.

Austin is getting a new power supply for the packet node. Donations are welcome!