News from Around the County

by Deb KK7DEB on 2019-06-15

Come one, come all to Field Day 2019!

Join us at Willamette Park Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 AM until Sunday, June 23 11:00 AM for fun and fellowship at picnic area A. Three portable HF stations will be making contacts near and far. If you have not tried HF yet now is your chance, no special license class needed. The GOTA (Get on the AIR) station does not even require a ham license so bring a friend who may be interested. See our field antennas high in the trees and watch our portable stations make and log contacts with the thousands of hams on the air across the country and the world. No RSVP is needed so just stop by.

Congratulations and welcome to our two new assistant emergency coordinators (AECs). Carrie K7CAC and John KI7LYP have agreed to take on these important roles.

The annual ARES raffle will begin at the June 27 meeting. Take a look at all the goodies we have for you and bring a little cash to purchase tickets for the items you would like to have. The raffle money supports our ARES trailer and BBQ items for both Field Day and the Go-Kit parking lot show and tell. The drawing will be at our August meeting and tickets are $5 each.

Our THANKS to Multnomah County Emergency Management, who had a little money in their year-end budget, for purchasing propane generators for each of our teams. The Team Leaders will now have generator power to charge their team’s batteries, laptops and everything else needed for extended field operations. This is a giant step forward and much appreciated by all of us at MCARES.

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