This week’s announcements for the New York County ARES Organization.
– NY County’s Busted QSO
– Field Day!
– New Twitter Page
– Skywarn Training in Manhattan
– Membership Update & Drive
– NY County ARES Net — Looking for Net Control Operators
– And Finally . . .
NY County’s Busted QSO
First — my own busted QSO. During last evening’s District net, I failed to call New York County out for check-ins. This explains my surprise at the whole bunch of late checkins — mostly the NY County crew! Another reason why the script says “There is no need to rush . . .”.
A reminder that Field Day is this weekend! This is a great opportunity to practice emergency operating procedures in a low-pressure, fun atmosphere.
To find the Field Day site closest to you, check the ARRL’s Field Day Site Locator at http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator.
New Twitter Page
NY County ARES now has its own Twitter page! Please follow us at @NYCountyARES for announcements and developments.
Skywarn Training in Manhattan
I have reached out to our local Skywarn contacts about scheduling a Skywarn Spotter Training session in Manhattan. I will send a message as soon as I am able to secure a training date. Stay tuned . . .
Membership Update & Drive
Later this week I will send an individual email to NY County ARES members to update our records. Please keep an eye out for your message from firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also looking for new members! If you know someone who is interested in ham radio, emergency communications and community service, please invite them either to our NY County net on Tuesday evening, or to the District net on Mondays. Or — have them contact me at KD2CJP@arrl.net. I’ll be happy to welcome them to our community!
NY County ARES Net — Looking for Net Control Operators
Our weekly net takes place on Tuesdays at 8:30 pm EDT on the W2ABC repeater, 147.270 MHz, +600KHz offset, PL 141.3.
I am looking for individuals who are interested in becoming net control stations. If you are interested, please contact me at or KD2CJP@arrl.net.
And Finally . . .
My warm thank you to the ARES District Leadership and the membership throughout the city for making me feel so welcome. I look forward to working and growing with the Amateur Radio Community!
I welcome your ideas, feedback and suggestions. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com, at KD2CJP@arrl.net, or through our Twitter page.
VY 73 de José, KD2CJP