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February 2014

                                                                                                            15 Feb 2014
                                                                                                               18:45

W5YL de N5OEQ

     The tower construction is almost finished.  The antenna will be going up soon, and we’ll be back in the repeater business!  Yippeeee!  We’re also looking at replacing the radio equipment, so we’re going to be back on the air with a state of the art repeater, new antenna, controller with lots of bells and whistles…

So much joy!

     Hurricane season is fast approaching.  Now is the time to make sure your station back up power supplies are up to scratch, your radios and ancillary equipment are all good to go, and the emergency supplies and equipment are ready and to hand.  Work on your evacuation plans, routing and destination information.  Plan your route, drive your plan.

     I will be looking for some operators that are staying in the parish during the storm.  We’re looking to have some operators that can staff the EOC during storm events.  You need to finish the FEMA National Incident Management System online coursed 100, 200, 700 and 800.  When you finish the course work and pass the tests, the system will generate a PDF document stating that you’ve successfully completed the course.  These courses are designed to give the operators a familiarity with the National Incident Management System, NIMS, used for disaster operations.  You can find the courses here:

https://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx

The Thibodaux Amateur Radio Club has a Club e-mail address:

w5yl.thibodaux.arc@gmail.com

   The website has has a lot of behind the scenes work done.  More will follow.  If anyone has any ideas for the web site, by all means contact me at n5oeq1@gmail.com and let me know.

   We’re always looking for places to hold our social ‘eating meeting’.  Again, if anyone has ideas, let us know.

W5YL de N5OEQ
AR

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