I met with the City of Plattsburg Police and event coordinators of the event and here is what they are needing:
7:30a Safety/Event meeting at Perkins Park Entrance
8am – 5pm
3 operators to be at 3 parking lots to coordinate shuttle bus pickup and drop off. Locations to be assigned at meeting.
2 operators to to ride in the shuttle bus to coordinate current locations and comm’s if assistance is needed on the shuttles
Same times/ locations/ operators
These positions will require a reflective vest and handheld radios along with ID’s.
I will be watching the weather and so far it looks OK but a lot can happen between now and Saturday so proper attire and situational awareness will be key. I would like to have the 2 operators in the shuttles to have APRS with an external antenna so we can track the locations of the buses at the mobile command post. (This is NOT a requirement but just a goal I have set) The guys at the 3 lots don’t need APRS just a handheld should be fine but if you have an external antenna that would be a plus.
I know this is short notice but hey, this is what a real event would be like. Little notice and our skills will be needed.
I won’t be able to be there on Sunday as I have a “In Memory Of” event to be at in KU Med Sunday afternoon.
Please RSVP to me ASAP so I can let the event coordinators know that we will be there.
2 members of the NWMO ARES® Group will be operating the Missouri QSO Party on April 5th and 6th this year using Special Event callsigns. The callsigns used will be WØM and WØO, both stations will be Roving around the entire NWMO Area for the event. Look for them in a county near you!
Interested in joining our “Expedition” or working the QSO Party? Go to http://www.w0ma.org/index.htm or on Facebook, look up Missouri QSO Party page and “Like” it for up to date info”
Hope to see everyone there. Remember membership dues are due and we have several things to cover.
January 5th, 2014 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
The first meeting of the new year is this Saturday January 11th 2014. Topics for this meeting to include, Electing new officers, Membership dues, Osborn repeater update, Tower donation, EOC work, Cameron Hospital station work, and many more. Hope to see everyone there to start the new year off right!
The Groups yearly Christmas gathering was held December 14th 6:00pm at the Plain Jane Cafe in Stewartsville, MO. Good food and conversation was had by members and visitors alike. Looking forward to another year!
Walk for HD
Thanks to WU0G, N0MIJ, KC0GP, KG0CX, KD0OPH for helping with the event this year. We had a successful event with only 1 call for a lost walker. I suggested a couple ideas for next years event to the coordinators and they look forward to working with us again next year. (Approx. 24 man hours)
Thanks to WU0G, KC0NOX, KB0RPJ, AC0OK for their help for this event. APRS was used to track operators as they traveled around the fairgrounds. 4 calls for assistance were handled and new plans were made for next years event. (Approx. 40 man hours.)
Here is the flyer for the walk this year. Our group has provided communications for this event over the past 6 years and look forward to assisting again this year. If you are available to help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t have to be a member of the group to assist or even have a ham license. This is a great way to get your feet wet in communications support.