Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

Hurrincane Sandy and RACES/ARES Operators

Hello All,

I do not need to tell you that the storm is coming. What I can tell you is that you may be needed as RACES / ARES Radio Operators. If you are interested in helping out if one of the County EOC’s are activated, please let your RACES Officer for your county know.

If you do not know who that is, let me (WA2EZ) know and I will help out. The storm is predicted to hit NYC/NJ/PA early Monday morning with very high winds. Keep an eye on your weather outlets and keep a scanner on your favorite RACES frequency.

NYS RACES frequency is 3.993.5 click here for others.  Even though we live in different counties, RACES/ARES knows no borders, we will help where we are needed… Monday and Tuesday will likely be the worst, so keep listening…

– WA2EZ


Tryon ARC will host scouting events: JOTA and JOTI

The Tryon Amateur Radio Club will be hosting two scouting events on October 20th

Scouts and Scout leaders:  Please download the flyer for this event for more information on how to register.

Jamboree on the Air: This event allows Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts to use local and international Amateur Radios to contact other scouts around the world. Any age scout is welcome to attend or just watch. Fully trained and licensed Amateur Radio Operators will be present to assist with contacts.

Jamboree on the Internet: This event allows Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to use a special Instant Message Service to contact other scouts around the world.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Last Radio Transmission is 1:00 PM)

Location:
Fulton County Sheriff’s Department
Emergency Operation Center (Back of Building)
2712 State Highway 29, Johnstown, NY 12095

Modules:
10:00 AM: Introduction to this Event and Amateur Radio
10:45 AM: How Radios Communicate using the Ionosphere
11:20 AM: How to get an Amateur Radio License (Sample Questions)

For more information on this events visit: http://www.scouting.org/jota and http://scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota/the_55th_jota_2012