Next MCARC Meeting: 2017-09-08

The Mason County Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, Sept 8, 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.”

Winter is rapidly approaching (according to the Tree Of Winter Doom in my back yard) so it may be time to get out and check your antenna(s), towers, whatever, to be sure everything is ship-shape and ready for the wind, rain, snow, and rumors of same.

Attn:  New Extra Class Class by Dave Brooks starting 18 Sept 2017. Quote “

I will be teaching an Extra Class License Course starting on 18 Sept. 2017 thru 4 Dec. 2017. The class will be located at the Radio Club of Tacoma Clubhouse, 1249 S. Washington St., Tacoma, WA 98405. The class will held from 7 to 9 pm.

The books required for the class are; The ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 11th edition ($29.95) and the ARRL version of the FCC Rules and Regulations, current edition ($7.95) and there is  $5.00 fee for material needed for the class.

Dave Brooks  N7HT  Instructor / VEdbbrooks@hotmail.com or cell number 253 363 1692 “ unquote.

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Posted in Meetings, Preparedeness

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.

Posted in Events, Meetings

Excessive Heat Watch For This Week

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
335 PM PDT Sun Jul 30 2017

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-311200-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.A.0001.170801T2100Z-170805T0400Z/
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

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

http://www.weather.gov/seattle

Posted in Alerts, Wx