ARES Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/6/2019

I want to apologize to all who attended the Weatherfest and Spotter training 4/6/19. I apologize that we were not able to complete the amateur radio training. There was a room scheduling issue that prevented our being able to conduct training. I was not afforded this information until minutes before what was to be the start of my presentation. Fortunately, this month’s LARC club meeting will cover a lot of the new information that I was going to present. Greg, KTØK, and I will share in the presentation and deliver the much needed, new information regarding NET protocols and post-disaster ARES information. Please join us at LI-COR for April’s club meeting this Wednesday night, April 10, at 7:30 PM.

For those ARES teams who traveled from as far as Dakota County, Hall County and many adjacent to Lancaster County, I invite you to join us at our club meeting as well. I thank you for traveling to Lincoln and I apologize for not being able to deliver the training. I will modify and narrate my powerpoint, make into a video and post in on the www.neares.net website or, can deliver it via email to you directly. I will also make available to your club, the time to present the information to your team at one of your club meetings. Thank you for your participation in SkyWarn and ARES.

Ed Holloway, KØRPT
President Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
ARRL NE Section Emergency Coordinator
ARRL NE Section Lancaster County EC

Storm Spotter Training

Storm Spotter Training will be held during Weatherfest on April 6.  The training will be from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, but come out for the day.  The event starts at 8:00 am. For full event details see weatherfest.unl.edu.

Nebraska Innovation Campus
N 21st St and Salt Creek Roadway

April Club Meeting

The April club meeting is April 10 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.

Preparing the Storm Spotter

The April meeting will focus on “Preparing the Storm Spotter” as a follow-up to the official spotter training. The presentation will include protocol instruction for passing information during an active storm net along with recommended equipment beyond the vehicle-mounted transceiver and antenna. The program will also stress the importance of having an adequately prepared “go bag.”

Technician Class

The LARC is offering our FREE Technician License Class, beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 PM at Union College Krueger Center Room 130! The class will run for approximately six weeks on Wednesday nights.

We highly recommend buying the ARRL’s Technician Class License Manual *FOURTH* Edition. It is available from the ARRL at https://www.arrl.org/…/ARRL-Ham-Radio-License-Manual-4th-Ed… it can also be found on Amazon.

For more information, you can email class@k0kkv.org.