There will NOT be a weekly RCARC net tomorrow (5/31) in observance of Memorial Day.
Our fundraiser last year was such a success that we are making it even better this year. On July 4 we will have a drawing for several gift cards and certificates provided by local Roane County merchants and sponsors. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. You do not have to be present to win, and we will have the drawing during the Kingston 4th of July Smokin the Water Boat Event. Thanks to all the merchants who gave us early support to make this possible again.
See you at the next monthly club meeting Thursday May 13 in the Rescue/United Way Bldg in Midtown on Hwy 70. Out program will be our upcoming fundraiser and some preliminary discussion of Field Day and future club activities.
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Our monthly club meeting will be held on April 8th at 7pm at the Roane Co. Rescue Squad building in Midtown on Highway 70. The meeting is held in the United Way conference room on the back side of the building.
If you need any help getting to the meeting, talk-in will be on 147.120 MHz (+, 82.5 pl).
Remember that a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Morristown will be at our club meeting, on Thursday April 11 2013 to teach a SKYWARN Spotter class.
The meeting and class will be held at the Roane Co. Rescue Squad building in Midtown at 7:00pm (Eastern).
This meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Talk-in will be on the 147.015+ (PL 110.9) Repeater.
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile today at 0634 UTC, triggering a potential tsunami. IARU Region 2 and the Red Chilena Nor Austral de Servicio (RECNA) have suggested Amateur Radio operators monitor the following emergency communications frequencies for traffic pertaining to the earthquake and tsunami: 3.738, 3.750, 7.050, 7.100, 14.200, 14.350, 21.200, 21.350, 28.300 and 28.500 MHz. IARU Region 2 Area Emergency Coordinator Jorge Sierra, LU1AS, reports that there is now traffic at frequencies of 40 meters from people seeking information from people in Chile: “We would appreciate if amateurs would leave free the frequencies used by RECNA, as well as the usual IARU Region 2 frequencies on in 20, 40, and 80 meters.” In addition to the above frequencies, you may also want to listen to the worldwide emergency communication Center of Activity frequencies: 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz. Other suggested monitoring frequencies are 3.720, 7.045 and 7.060 MHz. Hawaiian Amateur Radio operators on the lookout for a possible tsunami are monitoring 7.088 and 3.888 MHz. — Thanks to Radio Club de Chile’s (RCC) Emergency Coordinator Aldo Oppici, CE3WAD, and W2VU, KI6SN, K3ZO, PY2ZX, PY5YA and El Grupo Argentino de Radiotelegrafia for the information.
Considering the improving communications situation in Haiti, Dr Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, IARU Region 2 EMCOR, announced the release of HF frequencies, including 7.045 and 3.720 MHz, for normal use. “We thank the world radio amateur community for their support in keeping these frequencies clear during the past days.”