News from Around the County

by Deb KK7DEB on 2016-06-16

Cascadia Rising is now behind us and a big thanks to all who participated to make this a successful ARES/County/City exercise. Winlink again proved to be an efficient way to move messages to the State OEM and around the county. In all we had 24 of our members active during the three-day exercise and over 90 messages moved from here to there and back again.

Sea-Pac was June 4 and 5. Several of our members were there to show and tell the mostly completed Mobile Communications Unit (MCU). There was a lot of interest from area hams on the build and design and it is a wonder that Adam KF7LJH still has a voice left as he was a busy fellow giving tours. Brian KE7QPV had a display of a working HSMM Mesh node that also was very popular. Brian will be bringing his display and making an HSMM presentation at our June 23 ARES meeting. Steve W7SRH was also there promoting MCARES and is hopeful that we may add a few new members.

Field Day is coming! Mark your calendar for June 25 and 26. Multnomah County ARES has been invited to partner with the Portland Amateur Radio Club for field operations at Kelly Butte Park located at SE 103rd Avenue in Portland – turn south from Division and follow the road up the hill to the end. The ARES MCU will be operating there too. You can also join our east county friends at Hoodview Amateur Radio Club at their field operations up at Larch Mountain; follow Historic Columbia Hwy to Larch Mt. Road. Field Day is a great opportunity to meet and visit with other hams, see multi-mode field operations, and get on the air!

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