Date   

Georgia QSO Party

Buzz Kutcher - K3GWK
 

The state of Georgia has implemented a stay at home order thru at least April 13th due to the large number of COVID-19 virus cases in Georgia. This order is effective starting Friday April 3rd, 2020. Based on the travel restrictions in Georgia and the importance of rover operations in the GQP the decision has been made by the GQP leadership to shorten the 2020 QSO Party to a one day event. It will be held on Saturday April 11th, 2020 from 1600-0400z, Due to travel restrictions within Georgia mobile operations will not be allowed. Multi-Op operations will only be allowed if remote operation technology is used that will allow social distancing or if the operation takes place from a shared family station.

Jeff KU8E  Georgia QSO Party Director

http://georgiaqsoparty.org/                   

 

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VE Newsletter

Mark Clark - NI2Y
 

ARRL VE Newsletter - April 2020

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To All ARRL Members and ARRL VEC accredited Volunteer Examiners:

We know many examiners have canceled Amateur Radio License exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners is first and foremost in any decision-making process. ARRL VEC does not offer video supervised online Amateur Radio licensing exams at the present time. However, we know some VE Teams are exploring alternative formats on a local basis. Please continue to use ARRL’s License Exam Search to find scheduled exam sessions in your area and verify with the local exam team that the session is still being held. Please visit www.arrl.org/exam

ARRL VEC is continuing to process license examination materials received from Volunteer Examiners who have completed exam sessions although under the circumstances there are some delays. For qualified examinees, ARRL VEC forwards electronically all required data to the FCC.

We understand there are examination candidates who continue their studies toward new Amateur Radio Licenses and license upgrades. We also know some will be frustrated that, at this time, ARRL VEC does not offer online licensing exams. Amateur radio is not alone in this challenge, though. 

While each of us continues to respond to the immediate evolving crisis, we also know that we must keep an eye to our future. Throughout its decades of service, the VEC system has served the FCC as a shining example of the successes of a privatized system. The ARRL VEC and our Volunteer Examiners are recognized throughout the Amateur Radio Service for our integrity and efficiency. Adapting our all-volunteer license examination administration will be a challenge, but one we are committed to undertake in order to advance the program and improve service. 

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Butts County Trng Net report, 200331

Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Charles:

The Butts Co Trng Net met on the WX4BCA VHF repeater on 31 Mar '20 at 1930L (0030Z) for 50 min.


WM = Winmor    A/P = aux pwr    /HT = handy talkie


There were 9 voice check-ins:

KM4HOS - NCS

K4NEP - Alt NCS

KK4GNO /HT

K3GWK    A/P

AK4EM

NI2Y

N4TZY

KA3SME

KK4QJR

N4PPY (Rx only)


There were 5 MT-63 2KL chk-ins this evening:

KM4HOS - ICS-213, NCS

K4NEP - 213/214, Alt NCS

NI2Y - 213

K3GWK - 213    A/P

KA3SME


There were 5 WinLink chk-ins:

K3GWK - 213, WM

KN4FRG -213, VARA WL    A/P

AJ4GU - 213

KM4HOS - 213, WM    A/P

NI2Y - 213


73,

Ken, KM4HOS
Butts Co Net Mgr



Re: The Virus

Winford Barnes - W8XC <winfordb@...>
 

Ken thanks for the information.

Win

On 3/30/2020 10:39 AM, Nancy Phillips - K4NEP via Groups.Io wrote:
Thanks, Ken.
Nancy


On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 9:49 AM, Mark Clark - NI2Y
Ken,

Thank you 
There are references that during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic that many patients were rolled in their bed outside to let the sun get to them.  Whether this reduced the spread by the UV exposure however I am not certain.

73,

Mark
/NI2Y

On Mar 30, 2020, at 9:37 AM, Mark Baker - KM4NRP <gmbaker308@...> wrote:

Thanks Ken and Anna! Very informative.
Regards,
Mark

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:54 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:
Thought I'd share this w/ y'all, short & sweet about what we're dealin' with, good week, Ken

-----------------------------------------

From: "Anna Wallis"
To: "Ken"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday March 29 2020 11:40:02AM
Subject: The Virus


Good information from Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital -

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL




--
Mark/NI2Y


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Re: The Virus

Nancy Phillips - K4NEP
 

Thanks, Ken.
Nancy


On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 9:49 AM, Mark Clark - NI2Y
<mercer17@...> wrote:
Ken,

Thank you 
There are references that during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic that many patients were rolled in their bed outside to let the sun get to them.  Whether this reduced the spread by the UV exposure however I am not certain.

73,

Mark
/NI2Y

On Mar 30, 2020, at 9:37 AM, Mark Baker - KM4NRP <gmbaker308@...> wrote:

Thanks Ken and Anna! Very informative.
Regards,
Mark

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:54 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:
Thought I'd share this w/ y'all, short & sweet about what we're dealin' with, good week, Ken

-----------------------------------------

From: "Anna Wallis"
To: "Ken"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday March 29 2020 11:40:02AM
Subject: The Virus


Good information from Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital -

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL




--
Mark/NI2Y


Re: The Virus

Mark Clark - NI2Y <mercer17@...>
 

Ken,

Thank you 
There are references that during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic that many patients were rolled in their bed outside to let the sun get to them.  Whether this reduced the spread by the UV exposure however I am not certain.

73,

Mark
/NI2Y

On Mar 30, 2020, at 9:37 AM, Mark Baker - KM4NRP <gmbaker308@...> wrote:

Thanks Ken and Anna! Very informative.
Regards,
Mark

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:54 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:
Thought I'd share this w/ y'all, short & sweet about what we're dealin' with, good week, Ken

-----------------------------------------

From: "Anna Wallis"
To: "Ken"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday March 29 2020 11:40:02AM
Subject: The Virus


Good information from Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital -

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL




--
Mark/NI2Y


Re: FW: The Virus

Mark Baker - KM4NRP
 

Thanks Ken and Anna! Very informative.
Regards,
Mark

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:54 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:
Thought I'd share this w/ y'all, short & sweet about what we're dealin' with, good week, Ken

-----------------------------------------

From: "Anna Wallis"
To: "Ken"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday March 29 2020 11:40:02AM
Subject: The Virus


Good information from Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital -

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL


Hurray - It's the end of the month

Buzz Kutcher - K3GWK
 

BC ARES Team,

 

How is everyone doing?  At times like this I am reminded of swimming sessions at our local boy scout camp.  Everyone was assigned a buddy and periodically the life guards would call for a buddy check.  The swimmers would find their swimming buddy and they would hold up their hands for a count.  With the situation we currently find ourselves in, a “buddy check” is really a good idea.  Check on your neighbors, your relatives and your friends.  So many of our social opportunities have been eliminated so the normal day-to-day contact is on hold.  Reach out to your buddies.  If you are looking for social contact while “social distancing”; join a new net.  There are plenty on VHF FM and HF.  Our FM Voice and Digital Net still meets every Tuesday evening at 19:30. 

 

It’s the end of the month and time for the monthly EC Report to GA ARES.  If you have been keeping up with ARES Connect, you deserve a candy bar.  If you have been a little lax, it’s time to check-in and bring your event hours up to date.  And don’t forget to register for our April events.  ARES Connect link:  https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/  

 

The list of the Butts County ARES Events for March:

 

Event Participation by Event

3/1/2020 - 3/31/2020

Georgia > Butts - 035GA

Date

Event

Expected

Hours

3/2/2020 4:00pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Exercise > Butts Cnty SES Comm Check

4

11.50

3/2/2020 7:00pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Meeting > Butts County Monthly Training

13

30.75

3/3/2020 7:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Net > Butts Co. ARES Net

9

6.50

3/5/2020 9:00am

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Butts Co. Public Health Exercise

1

0.00

3/7/2020 9:00am

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Exercise > Severe WX FSX ARES Planning Review

9

25.00

3/10/2020 7:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Net > Butts Co. ARES Net

9

8.00

3/11/2020 2:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Meeting > BCSS Safety Team Meeting

2

6.00

3/13/2020 7:30am

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Exercise > Butts County School System Tornado FSX - CANCELLED

10

11.00

3/17/2020 7:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Net > Butts Co. ARES Net

7

4.60

3/24/2020 7:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Net > Butts Co. ARES Net

13

6.00

3/31/2020 7:30pm

Georgia > Butts - 035GA > Net > Butts Co. ARES Net

 

There are several Health & Welfare Nets operating in Georgia.  The HF Net meets on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays at 19:00 on 3.971 MHZ.  The DStar Net meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Reflector 030B. also at 19:00.  If you have DStar capabilities, monitor REF030B – the WX4BCA/UHF repeater is linked to that reflector as are many other area DStar repeaters. 

 

Thanks and 73,

Buzz Kutcher, K3GWK

AEC Reporting

 

 

 

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FW: The Virus

Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Thought I'd share this w/ y'all, short & sweet about what we're dealin' with, good week, Ken

-----------------------------------------

From: "Anna Wallis"
To: "Ken"
Cc:
Sent: Sunday March 29 2020 11:40:02AM
Subject: The Virus


Good information from Johns Hopkins Univ. Hospital -

* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (RNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).

By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.

* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
- 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).

But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.

They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL


Sending email to Winlink

Dan Darsey - W4DED
 

This was sent to the MAT.  It works, I tried it.

I got this from Bill, K9HRO and wanted to pass it along. Many thanks Bill for this tip. Everyone may want to test from home so as to be prepared in the event of a specific need.


I have been experimenting with receiving messages from Gmail accounts to WinLink. I received a < Message Not Delivered >  error code each time.
 
WinLink had the answer.....
The outside email address has to be on the "whitelist" in WinLink.
The easiest way to make that happen is to send a WinLink message to the Gail account first. After that, WinLink will accept email from that account going forward.
 
One more thing to make it more useful without an internet connection.
 
Regards,
Bill


Upcoming Event: Register in ARES Connect for next month's events - Sat, 03/28/2020 #cal-reminder

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When: Saturday, 28 March 2020

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View Event

Description: Review and register for next months events.


Changes to the H&W Net Schedule

Buzz Kutcher - K3GWK
 

Frank Dean‎ Georgia ARES

 

Net info.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday D-STAR 30 B

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 3.971.00 HF

7:00 pm. I have changed the Net schedules to every other day to keep from

Burning out the net controls and the checkouts (sic).

 

Thank you for your support and information when checking into the Nets..

 

Frank Dean, K4SJR

GA SEC

 

 

 

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Re: Zone 2 Survey this Saturday POSTPONED

Buzz Kutcher - K3GWK
 

Thanks Ken.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:20 AM
To: 'burnham1078@...'; 'BC-ARES@groups.io'
Subject: [BC-ARES] Zone 2 Survey this Saturday POSTPONED

 

Good morning all, due to the current Covid-19 health situation we're gonna POSTPONE the Butts Co EP Survey of Zone 2 for March. We'll see how everything looks twd the end of April and try again. Y'all have a good one, Ken

 


Re: Zone 2 Survey this Saturday POSTPONED

Dan Darsey - W4DED
 

Okay
Dan


On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:51 AM, Mark Baker - KM4NRP
<gmbaker308@...> wrote:
👌🏻
73
Mark, KM4NRP

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 9:20 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:

Good morning all, due to the current Covid-19 health situation we're gonna POSTPONE the Butts Co EP Survey of Zone 2 for March. We'll see how everything looks twd the end of April and try again. Y'all have a good one, Ken


Re: Zone 2 Survey this Saturday POSTPONED

Mark Baker - KM4NRP
 

👌🏻
73
Mark, KM4NRP

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 9:20 AM Ken Wallis - KM4HOS <kawallis@...> wrote:

Good morning all, due to the current Covid-19 health situation we're gonna POSTPONE the Butts Co EP Survey of Zone 2 for March. We'll see how everything looks twd the end of April and try again. Y'all have a good one, Ken


Zone 2 Survey this Saturday POSTPONED

Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Good morning all, due to the current Covid-19 health situation we're gonna POSTPONE the Butts Co EP Survey of Zone 2 for March. We'll see how everything looks twd the end of April and try again. Y'all have a good one, Ken


Butts County Trng Net report, 200324

Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Charles:

The Butts Co Trng Net met on the WX4BCA VHF repeater on 24 Mar '20 at 1930L (0030Z) for 1 hr.


WM = Winmor A/P = aux pwr /HT = handy talkie


There were 10 voice check-ins:

KM4HOS - NCS

KM4NRP   /M

NI2Y - Alt NCS

KJ4PLJ

KN4RXM

K3GWK   A/P

N4PPY /M

KA3SME

KK4GNO /HT

N4TZY


There were 5 MT-63 2KL chk-ins this evening:

KM4HOS - ICS-213, NCS

K3GWK - 213   A/P

N4PPY - 213

KA3SME

NI2Y - 213/214, Alt NCS   A/P


There were 7 WinLink chk-ins:

W4DED - 213

KN4FRG -213, VARA WL   A/P

K3GWK - 213, VARA WL

AJ4GU - 213

KM4HOS - 213, WM   A/P

NI2Y - 213

N4PPY -213


73,

Ken, KM4HOS
Butts Co Net Mgr