ARPSC Meeting Minutes Monday October 15, 2012

10-15-12 Meeting Minutes @ Ingham EOC

Hours: There are two ways to report hours.

First, turn in hours spent outside of scheduled nets, service events, Skywarn, and meetings (these are taken care of already) to Tom Shaver by the first of the month at the latest. Include hours spent doing things like website work, traffic handling, ATV grooming, and so on. This allows us to get accurate hours into the reports. Copy Jim Hannahs when you email Tom Shaver.

The second way is to send in individual station activity reports as well as was explained by Bob K8RDN HERE.

MSU Football: The last game (vs Iowa) for this season was completed (as far as we know). Much of the time has been troubleshooting connection and hardware issues, and we have learned a lot. There is also the possibility of getting some new equipment to help out ATV operations in the future.

Skywarn: Ron, Jeremiah, Erv are scheduled for the current and following weeks.

ATV Kits: The kits are at Fire Station 8 and have been re-groomed.

December: No meeting is planned for December. Notifications of months that will not have meetings will be emailed out.

Simulated Emergency Test: Many members of ARPSC were involved. The simulated test this year was over cyber terrorism events. It went from 8am-1pm. This is a good event for practice for message handling with messages over 150 words. Voice, FLDigi, and code were used. In order to gain access to the MI State EOC ICS 300 and 400 are required (classes not required for working SETs – but they are needed for drills).