August Club Meeting

Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1)

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).

The presenter for August is Mark Doehling, WDØAAH, from Nebraska Task Force One (NE-TF1). Nebraska Task Force One is among 28 urban search and rescue task forces in the national disaster response system under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NE-TF1 was established in 1993 with Lincoln Fire and Rescue as its sponsoring agency. NE-TF1 has been at the forefront of providing aid in disasters like Hurricane Katrina; the Greensburg, Kansas, tornado; the flood in Boulder, Colorado; and many others.

Mark is also the Butler County Emergency Manager, a firefighter, EMT, and EC. He has been a Ham for about 44 years. See you at the club meeting!

July Club Meeting

NeARES & NeARES Repeater Network

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).

NeARES is a nonprofit organization based in Lincoln, NE. This is a memberless organization with a mission that covers many areas of Amateur Radio, including public service, emergency operations, education, and building relationships through volunteerism to governmental agencies.

The July 2021 LARC meeting presentation will cover information about this organization and its mission. We will also give a review of our primary project: the NeARES Repeater Network, a statewide analog system built through a consortium of repeater owners.

See you at the club meeting!

Annual Pre “Lincoln Hamfest” Dinner, Friday June 18, 5:30 pm

All hams and convention vendors are invited to a pre “Lincoln Hamfest” dinner at LEES RESTAURANT, Friday, June 18, 5:30 pm, at West Van Dorn and Coddington. Dutch treat, order off the menu. It is a good time to renew old friendships from across Nebraska and create new ones. All hams are invited. Bring a fellow ham, friends, and family member for an evening of fellowship and good down-home American food.

RSVP with Chuck Bennett at  KD0PTK@gmail.com to ensure enough seats are reserved.

LEE’s CHICKEN,
1920 West Van Dorn, St. Lincoln.

June Club Meeting

In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).

NEMA and Amateur Radio

Our June presenter is Troy Harris, radio communications systems coordinator for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Before joining NEMA, he served in the United States Air Force as a ground radio communications specialist and airfield systems technician. He is a credentialed type 3 communications unit leader and communications unit technician, and he has completed the instructor’s requirements for both courses.

Troy’s duties include maintaining NEMA’s communications systems and equipment, managing the state’s IPAWS program, and representing the agency on the state emergency communications committee, AMBER/EMA Task Force, and the state radio system users’ group. He will present how NEMA and Amateur Radio work together.