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.
The Cornhusker State Games are happening July 16-25. The Games have requested the assistance of local hams with communications and lunch deliveries.
If you can help out, please sign up at https://bit.ly/LARC-CSG. (This form is only for Amateur Radio volunteers. All others should contact the Cornhusker State Games office.)
Thank you for volunteering!
There will be a memorial service for Jim Brazee, K0CWW on May 29th, 2021 at 10:00 am at Eastridge Presbyterian Church. Jim passed on December 5, 2020 (obituary).
If anyone would like to share any memories of Jim, they may do so at the memorial or they can just email them to Tom Brazee to have them added to the written memories that will be shared at the service.
The May meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); masks are required, and sanitizer will be available. The meeting will also be available via Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
At public service events, do you know what to watch for if you think a participant or fellow Ham is having a heart attack? This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Gina Mentzer, a cardiologist with Pioneer Heart Institute. Dr. Mentzer is a regional leader in cardiac care who will share best practices and things to avoid when we’re on point at a public service event. We will also enjoy a lesson on Layperson CPR.
Consider how learning this information can help you, whether at a public service event or running errands, to be better prepared. We never know when an emergency could happen, and this is one way we can be ready should the need arise. Please plan to attend either in person or on Zoom, and welcome one of Lincoln’s finest cardiologists to our club meeting.
The next Technician Class will be starting on Monday, May 3. It will run for approximately seven weeks on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm. The class will be taught via Zoom by Aaron Rogge, NØADR, and Bryan Leavitt, WØBCL.
This class is free, but registration is required. Please register at forms.gle/2eGVjmh3DxpFFqNx6. The Zoom information will be emailed to all registrants before the first class.
A copy of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 4th Edition is highly recommended. It is available from most booksellers as well as Amazon and the ARRL.
In the event there are fewer than 10 students registered, the class will be canceled. Notice will be posted here and at the registration link website.
Spread the word! Now is a great time to get your Technician license and start enjoying the wonderful world of Amateur Radio.