MCARC MiniBlog

From Cliff: Folks, the topic for discussion on the 146.490 simplex net this coming Tuesday, January 22 at 8:30PM will probably be the final installment of the Radio Go Bag discussion: What would you need in addition to your radio go bag for an extended call out (up to 3 days)?Also, we'll talk about what tools would be necessary or just nice to have for an extended time. Be thinking of gear necessary for two scenarios where you do have shelter and where you don't have shelter. Our discussion should be interesting. Hope many of you can participate. Cliff, W4TZD

The Meigs County weekly ham net is on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM. They use the Dayton repeater which is on Dayton Mountain and is a very powerful repeater for the entire area. Access it on 147.390 with a positive offset, and no tone. Please participate if possible.

The Monroe County Amateur Radio Club will have an "Eat and Greet" luncheon at the Dinner Bell Restaurant, 576 Oakland Road, Sweetwater, TN, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12:00. All McMinn County hams are invited to attend.

From Tom Trotter. This years Skywarn training class will be held on February 12th at 6 PM in the EOC, unless attendance numbers require a change of venue. Those that are interested please use this signup link, Here
Also, For those interested. The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of the new lesson, Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Humidity. Go Here

1-9-19. From Bill W4WPL. Emergency Radio Gobag. The goal is to create a list of items a Gobag should contain in the event someone is planning to put one together and maintain it. These are examples and suggestions.
1. Yeasu 2900 2M radio.
2. Mag mount 2M 440 mhz antenna with coax.
3. Baofeng HT 2M 440 Mhz.
4. Slim Jim/J pole antenna with coax.
5. Small 12 V battery.
6. Crossband capable radio.
7. 100 ft. paracord.
8. Nylon fishing line for launching weight into trees.
9. Pens and pad or small notebook.
10. Small solar panel with several connectors for radios and batteries.
11. Small power supply in case AC is available.
12. Flashlight with extra batteries.
13. Couple battles of water.
14. Food bars.
15. Toilet paper and multi purpose biodegradable wipes.
16. HF radio, 857, 8800 etc.
17. Buddipole HF portable antenna.