Remember Our Weekly Nets

Remember that we have two weekly nets here in Roane County.

On Mondays, join us for the Roane County Amateur Radio Club net. It takes place on the KE4RX/r repeater at 8 pm eastern time. You don’t have to be a member of the club to check in and everyone is welcome.

On Tuesday nights, except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month, we have our ARES net. It’s also on the KE4RX/r repater at 9 pm. Everyone is welcome to check in, you don’t have to be a member of Roane ARES (or any ARES).

ARES Meeting – April 21, 2009

Remember – it’s time for our monthly meeting. 1900hrs, Roane County EOC. Things are gearing up, folks.
We need to talk about:
  • Plans for Field Day
  • Plans for July 4 goings-on
  • Apr 28 exercise (not much response required probably)
  • Support for “Run for the Child” 5K run on May 30
  • Laptop programming for networking
  • whatever is on your mind!

If you aren’t there, you’re likely to be assigned more to do! See ya Tuesday!

A Few Changes…

Although you won’t notice them, there have been a few changes made to our website.

First, we have switched to a new server which should provide better service and will give us greater oppertunities to maintain and make our website more functional.

Second, our email service is back online and fully functioning. All @ke4rx.org email addresses are working so now you can send your emails directly to the correct person.

Since our email is back online, if you are a member of the Roane County Amateur Radio Club, you can email webmaster@ke4rx.org and have yourself an email forwarding account set up. This works like the ARRL email service does. You can get your_callsign@ke4rx.org so that it forwards to your actual personal email address.@ke4rx.org

Should you experience any problems with our website, email, or anything else related to either of these services, please email webmaster@ke4rx.org

Enjoy!

Emergency Email Alerts

We have added a new ARES section to the website. The new section features a red alert box that will appear at the top of every page on www.ke4rx.org during an emergency or when another message needs to be displayed.

This new section also allows you to subscribe to emergency email alerts. All you have to do is put in your email address, name, and subscription preferences. You can join categories to only receive emails about certain things.

If you would like to join the list, please go to: http://www.ke4rx.org/emergency/

Your email address will be kept completely secure and you can opt out of the emails at any time if you would like by going to that same page.

Note on 29 Apr 2008: I have manually added all ARES members to this list using the emails provided for ARES membership. There is a category to send these only to ARES folks. There is also a category to send notices to people for weather alerts. This may include people who are NOT ARES members, but it DOES include all ARES members as well. We send to a few people who have requested to receive weather alerts who are not active ARES members. This is in line with our mission in the Roane County Emergency Plan as ESF2 (Communications): we have a responsibility regarding WARNING issues as well as emergency operations. This is also consistent with Roane County’s designation by the National Weather Service as a “Storm Ready Community.” 73 DE KI4FZT, EC – Roane County