First thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Christmas party. Once again Theodore’s Restaurant in Canastota was a great host for us and we had a wonderful time. There was as always good food and homemade desserts that we brought. It was great and those that weren’t able to make it, we missed you. Hopefully you can make it next year and everyone is always welcome to our monthly meetings.
The results of the elections are as follows: President: Marc Araujo – KR2HWK Vice President: Richard Billings – KA2JFU Treasure: Sean Phillips – KC2YGF Secretary: Bruce Prindle – WB2RLL
New Board Member: JJ Phillips – KC2FEV
Congratulations to all and their new positions and their new terms. Changes to the website will be forth coming after the new year. Also new information will be forth coming about our club in the next week or so. Some new changes that have been not only proposed but necessary. More to come.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our December 3rd, 2019 meeting again at Theodore’s in Canastota. Directions are found on the left and right of our main page.
This will be our annual Christmas Party with Elections for new officers. We are electing a new Board member and all four officers. So please come and join us and have a good time and some good food and put some names and voices with the faces.
All are welcome and all are welcome to bring a desert to pass for the meeting.
So, if you are interested in participating in some ARES practice and being a part of something else and have the time. Please, take the time to volunteer and listen and participate in on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 19:30 hrs (07:30 pm) on the following repeaters 146.880 (Rome RRC) and 147.240 (Kirkland).
It’s a great opportunity to learn some new Amateur radio skills and to listen in on what the process is and get familiar with ARES as a group. All are welcome and the group in the area is very forgiving and easy to work and learn with. It’s a great chance to get to know the process and those who are doing ARES and to be a part of this helpful service.
It’s that time of the year again. Officers are due up for election, all officers are needing to be elected and also a new board member. Keep these ideas in mind for our next upcoming meeting, November 5th, 2019. We will be discussing the election of officers for our December meeting and looking into changes coming up next year.
Please don’t forget to vote in your county, state and national elections on November 5th, 2019 before you come to the meeting otherwise you might miss your opportunity that evening.
We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting and hope you can join us and see what we are about, who we are and learn more about Amateur radio.
Winter SKYWARN Spotter Training Classes are coming!
Most upstate NY counties are conducting Winter SkyWarn Training in October and November.
The training will be held at various area locations and on-line. This class is for beginners or anybody that has a general interest in weather. These classes train volunteers how to accurately measure and report snowfall totals to the National Weather Service. The class is free and open to everyone; no age requirements, previous training, or equipment is required.
The SKYWARN program is a nationwide program that provides real-time severe weather reports to the National Weather Service. “Trained weather spotters provide valuable lifesaving information to the National Weather Service and we encourage those who have an interest in weather to participate in this critical program,” said David Nicosia, Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Binghamton NY. “Despite all the technological advances, SKYWARN Spotter reports are still crucial to the National Weather Service in providing more accurate severe weather warnings,” Nicosia continues.
Want another and maybe the last Hamfest of the year. It’s getting colder and the Hamfests are getting slimmer to find, but there’s one more at least. Take an opportunity to check this one out if you can.
For the last few weeks we have had our repeater up and running in a new location. We are holding our morning and evening nets back on the 145.210. It has some coverage and is working well so far. We are looking to make some changes in the coming weeks to increase out coverage. If you can reach the 145.210 repeater, please check-in on a net sometime and let us know who you are and where you are coming from so we can see out coverage better.
Thank you and 73 to all and we apologize for not posting more often. Things have been busy lately. Thank you for your patience.