Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-08-12

The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 8:30 AM at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community in Shelton, Washington. (Coffee provided) Y’all come join us. Everybody is welcome! Remember that Testing is immediately after the meeting. (See sidebar.) Also be sure to check our Forums occasionally for “stuff.”

Nope. This pic has nothing to do with Ham Radio or Belfair Bites. Just seeing who's paying attention.

Also, since this is the Second Saturday in August, the Belfair Bites, er, Taste of Hood Canal will be going on in Belfair. This year, according to their website, not only has the event moved to the Belfair Park, there will also be a $5 admission charge. You can still expect traffic through Belfair to be on the high side of horrendous so plan for it.

Anyone have any thoughts about maybe having a digital net @ 2000 every Thursday on 144.144 USB? PSK 31, Easypal, or other digital modes. May be a great way for KF7VWA to teach us all about moving messages in fldigi.

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Excessive Heat Watch For This Week

National Weather Service Seattle WA
335 PM PDT Sun Jul 30 2017

Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
335 PM PDT Sun Jul 30 2017


* TEMPERATURE…Unusually hot weather is forecast beginning
   Tuesday and continuing through Friday. Record high temperatures
   will likely occur Wednesday and Thursday with highs on Thursday
   within 5 degrees of all time record highs.

Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s warming to
  the 90s to near 105 on Thursday. Temperatures will cool Friday
but highs will still be in the upper 80s and 90s.

* TIMING…Tuesday afternoon through early Friday evening.

* IMPACTS…Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this
   hot. Persons engaged in outdoor activities should have access
   to plenty of beverages as well as places to get out of the
   direct sunlight.


An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The hot temperatures will create a
dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink
plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives
and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left
unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is
especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can
reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Posted in Alerts, Wx

2017-07-29: EOC to EOC Drill 1000-1200

This Saturday July 29th is an EOC to EOC drill. (Emergency Operating Center)
The time is from 10 AM – 12 Noon. All are asked to participate.

Please check in using your name & phonetic spelling of call sign.

I will be the Net control and will be running 3 nets.

First        10:00-10:30 on the MCARC repeater         146.720 tone of 103.5
Second   10:30-11:00 on simplex                               146.440
Third       11:00-11:30  on the MCARC 440 repeater  443.250 tone of 100

Please participate on one or all three frequencies.

Keep in mind when an emergency happens you may not have access to the repeater.
You may have to use simplex and we may not be able to hear each other.
RELAYS are greatly appreciated for weak stations.

Thanks for your support and hope to hear you on the air.
Saturday July 29th from 10-12  noon.


Posted in Preparedeness