The May club meeting will be held online via WebEx (https://bit.ly/2KEY65D). If you have any questions about joining the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio operators who voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with local ARES leadership for public service communications duty when disaster strikes. The ARRL set in motion a new ARES strategic plan to improve collaboration with government and human services agencies and streamline community disaster response.
The LARC May club meeting presentation, “Intro to ARES,” will give a history of ARES and outline what you can do as a volunteer. We’ll also give the “nuts and bolts” of the organization. James Nelson, WØJRN, Southeast Nebraska District Emergency Coordinator (SE NE DEC), and Ed Holloway, KØRPT, Nebraska Section Emergency Coordinator (NE SEC), will tag-team this presentation. Please plan to attend this online presentation on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:30 pm via www.neares.net/larcmeeting.
The April club meeting is April 8 at 19:30 via Facebook Live on the LARC Facebook page.
2020 Lancaster County Spotter Training
This year, like last, will be the Lancaster County Spotter Training for Amateur Radio operators. The PowerPoint that we normally show during our presentation will again be used. All ham radio operators, who can participate in SKYWARN nets and callouts should view this presentation. I will include a question in the middle and end of the presentation that will need to be answered after the presentation concludes. Please visit www.neares.net/lcst and supply your name, call sign, quiz answer, and then click on “Register.”
Please see the LOG for additional details.
At the direction of the local health authorities, the April 8 club meeting will not be held in-person. However, the presentation by Ed Holloway, KØRPT, Nebraska Section Emergency Coordinator, will be live-streamed on Facebook Live. Ed will present on the 2020 storm watch procedures, so this will be of interest to anyone who wants to be involved with storm watch operations in Lancaster County, this year.
The live stream will begin on April 8 at 7:30 PM and can be found on the club Facebook page at fb.me/LARCLincoln or by searching for Lincoln Amateur Radio Club on Facebook.
We will continue to evaluate the situation before we make a decision about the May meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to me at 402-613-4444 or email@example.com
The March club meeting is March 11 at 19:30. We will meet at Northern Lighthouse Church at 6141 N 14th St (note the updated location).
Ken Dewey, WDØBIV
It’s that time of year again, and our very own Ken Dewey, WDØBIV, will be the speaker at our March 11 club meeting. Ken will look at last year’s severe weather in Nebraska, including the devastating Nebraska flooding of March 2019 and the surprise Lincoln tornado of last May. He will also look ahead to this year’s severe weather season.
The February club meeting is February 12 at 19:30. We will meet at LI-COR (4647 Superior Street) – located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 48th Street.
EMP — An Overview of the Threat and Amateur Radio Preparedness
Fred Eriksen, KBØLF, will give an overview of how an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) can be generated and what effects this might have on electronics that would commonly be in an Amateur Radio station. He will describe how station electronics can be protected and will review emergency procedures that are recommended for such an event.