Updated April 15, 2016
Hams Work Santa Fe Days
19 March 2016
Carrollton ARES again participated in the annual Santa Fe Days In The Park. Radio operators “shadowed” event managers to provide instant communications among the various department heads. Steve Darrah, KD5YPB, coordinated the event and acted a net control.
“This was a great opportunity to serve,” Darrah said. “This was a low key event for radio operators to practice our communications skills.”
Santa Fe Days is a celebration of Native American culture and offers food, entertainment, prizes and a wide variety of arts and crafts from around the country. If requested, Carrollton ARES plans to support the event next year. Thanks go to all who signed up to volunteer their community service.
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Prepare for Anything
10 March 2016
At the March regular meeting, Elliott Reep, K5EJR, presented “Preparedness Starts at Home!” Elliott is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Carrollton, and has years of experience dealing with all sorts of hazards in this area. Severe weather is the most likely threat the public faces in north Texas.
You can download a PDF and an audio file by right-clicking the links below.
Other resources include:
Carrollton Emergency Management
North Central Texas Emergency Preparedness
Texas Department of State Health Services
OSCAR is Not a Statue
11 February 2016
Bob Bailey, W5TFY, gave an entertaining and informative talk at our February meeting. Bob was part of a team monitoring the first OSCAR (Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio) launched on 12 December 1961. Bob and his colleagues assembled a station to track OSCAR, record telemetry and send the data to Stanford University for analysis. In the amateur radio tradition, this was all without funding from any agency.
You may download a PDF and an audio recording of Bob’s presentation, and find out more about OSCAR and amateur radio satellites from these links:
Bob Bailey W5TFY