We had a special event at our November meeting. Several of our ARES members were sworn in as El Dorado County Animal Services Volunteers.
Michael K6MLE, showed off his GPS Clock project to be used in the new ARES vehicle.
Roger W6WHU, gave us an update on the special event station to be held on January 27 and 28.
The "220 Use It Or Loose It Net" celebrated its first anniversary with a lunch at the Break Room in Shingle Springs on November 11th. There was a great turn out and lots of stories were shared. It was also great to meet some of the net regulars in person. The "220 Use It Or Loose It Net" meets on Monday nights at 8:00pm on the AG6AU 220 repeater 224.060 (-) pl 127.3. Please come join us for one of the nets.
At our October meeting, Paul Duer from El Dorado County SAR gave us an overview of the SAR program. Paul listed different way club members can become involved with the SAR program. Paul also told some good rescue stories.
Jay KE6GLA and Bob W1RH show some pictures from their CQP activities and talked about their experiences.
Jordan WC6J shared pictures and stories from his lates SOTA activity in Northern California.
Mike N7MSS updated the club about the latest ARES actions.
Our annual outing to Big Hill for SOTA and POTA had a good turnout. The signup sheet recorded a baker's dozen and I saw few other visitors that were interested in what we were doing with the radios. The weather was great, but a little smoke reduced the visibility. Conditions were not great on 20m and 40m but we found later that 10m was open and we made a good number of contacts. I barely made a summit-to-summit contact to Jordan in Southern California.