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VP’s Corner

Jeff Fuller WB6UIE

Many thanks to Rob Saul,KK4MXU, and the crew of Buckhall Volunteer Firestation for offering the use of their Training Room for our new OVH monthly meeting site. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 19 Sept at 1930 local. A map and imagery are shown here. Please use the guest parking area at the front of the station (near the flag pole).

  

Since this month is National Emergency
Preparedness Month, it’s a good time for everyone to check their emergency kits and portable rigs and make sure your batteries are charged.

NOAA’s prediction of an active hurricane season has come true in spades. Looks like amateur radio will be a valuable member of the Florida emergency response team. They’ve put out a call for assistance from local hams on government web sites and news outlets:

http://www.pascocountyfl.net/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/4336

http://www.fox13news.com/weather/tropics/irma-local-coverage/pasco-co-needs-ham-radio-operators

As the tragedies in Florida and Texas unfold,shortage of emergency power is getting a lot of press. In many cases, it’s driven by fuel shortages. How would we maintain emergency comms in a similar situation? Are we too dependent upon repeaters in one or two bands? How many of you are involved with solar backup or charging? If so, let me know if you would like to give a presentation and demo at one of our club meetings.

ERRATIC FEEDBACK FROM A RAPIDLY-VARYING
REPEATTHEER SIGNAL CAN MAKE YOU CRAZY.

Adapted from: https://xkcd.com/1457/

 73,

Jeff

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