ARPSC Meeting Minutes Monday October 17, 2011

10-17-11 Meeting Minutes @ Ingham EOC

Public Service Time – Bob, Jerry, Jeremiah, Jim, Ginny, had hours for public service – which helps allocate grands for the State and Region. Good job for those who entered their personal minutes or individual station reports.

To submit a report – go to www.ares-mi.org. In Resources menu, click on Michigan Section NTS. In the Resources menu click on Report Formatter. Enter the requested information.
To learn more about reports, go to www.arrl.org

SET – Bob and Ron H worked at the State EOC for the SET (Simulated Emergency Test) Activation. Some work will need to be done in reaching local stations on HF from the Lansing EOC.

LCDRA Fund Raising – Crafts are available for purchase, and will be displayed on two craft sales on 5th November and 18th November, to raise funds for LCDRA and the upcoming and recurring expenses.

Ham Radio in the Legislature – Michigan legislature has a bill in committee to prohibit municipalities from asking HAMs to remove antennas unless it poses a health or safety hazard.

Skywarn – Ron has stepped down from lead SKYWARN roles. There will be three teams of two individuals responsible for determining weather threats for the week and making decisions on needed weather nets.

November 19-20 – Special Olympics tournament held at Johnson Field House (Eastern HS). If interested in volunteering, contact Jim or Ginny.

Net Control – Net on October 31st will be canceled due to the Halloween holiday. Training was needed for the first Monday of November.

ECHOlink – Speakers Dan Burk NE8K and KD8QVR Tod Bertolozzi are to talk about ECHOlink at next CMARC meeting. This meeting will explore what it is, how to get it, and what you can do with it.