Outreach News

by Steve W7SRH on 2016-04-24

On Thursday April 7, Deb KK7DEB, Robert W5TEX, and Steve W7SRH set up shop at Warner Pacific College as part of an outreach effort. We partnered with PBEM NET. We were invited by a student group as part of a class project which focused on preparedness. Some interest was also expressed on the part of the College to set up a basic VHF communication station. We operated VHF, D-Star via DVAP, and Winlink. While this was not a heavily attended event, there were several very interested students and it was an opportunity to discuss future comms plans with campus security. Thanks to Julie W7OW at Lewis and Clark College for making contact with our station during the event.

We are in talks with Jeremy at PBEM NET about partnering on a recruiting effort to all hams in Multnomah County. PBEM has agreed in principle to provide funds for a post-card mailing inviting those interested to learn more about the NET program and Multnomah County ARES. There are about 2,500 licensed HAMS in the County.

Outreach opportunities: You received an email from me recently about forming an Outreach Team. Thanks to those who have responded. If you are interested in joining this team, send me an email at hallstr [at] hotmail [dot] com.

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