PARC Emergency Radio Service Special Interest Group
Monthly meetings TBA — check back for meeting updates
1900 Line Avenue, Amarillo Tx, 7:00 p.m.
PARC ERS NET
Weekly net is suspended pending reactivation of the Amarillo Intertie Link 444.200. The Intertie repeater was removed from its decommissioned tower at the request of the City of Amarillo and has yet to find a new “home.”
Contact Carl N5YXN or Michael Powers KG5SNX if you would like to volunteer to be an alternate net control.
New ARRL ARES ONLINE self-paced training announced — register asap for a spot: Emergency Communications Training Course
Join the Amarillo Area Community Emergency Response Team
- Check out the flyer above for information on Amarillo Area CERT organization and training.
- Online independent study: IS 100, IS 317, IS 700 FEMA Independent Study
- In Person CERT Training starting in October 2019 at Amarillo Office of Emergency Management office
- Amarillo Office of Emergency Management Ready.Gov Amarillo OEM Facebook
Check out the following ARES Operations Manual excerpts provided by Dave WA5X and Kim WK5X:
*****Past Net Training*****
August 16, 2018
No new training, one update from Michael KG5SNX: CommL Training postponed until 2019
Checkins: N5YXN (net control), KG5SNX, W5CEH, KG5NWD, WB2UZT, KD5VIU, W5BIN, KA5ATZ
August 9, 2018
From Michael KG5SNX — QST regarding upcoming conferences/training:
CommL Training POSTPONED UNTIL 2019
From Carl N5YXN — QST regarding ARES Proposal and ARES E-Mail Subscription:
July 26, 2018
From Michael KG5SNX — QSTs regarding upcoming conferences:
Regional Emergency OEM Preparedness Conference – Saturday September 29th @ 1000 – 1500.
June 7, 2018 – ICS213 Form – Mike KE5CJ
Net Control was Charlie W5CEH with guest presenter Mike KE5CJ
Check ins included W5CEH (Net Control), KE5CJ (Guest Presenter), KG5JLD, K5OPI, AB7II, KC7RDH, KE5GRQ, KG5ZYN, K1MMA (mobile), and KG5SNX for a total of 10.
KE5CJ gave a brief overview of the ICS213 Form which is used by governmental agencies for emergency communications. This form differs from the ARRL Radiogram form in several areas including no message number assigned and no word count used. It was suggested that both items be created as a side note for logging purposes. It was stressed that messages should be short, concise, and sent exactly as received. The agency with which we are working will decide exactly what information to be included and the time base used. Emphasis was placed on the importance of detailed and accurate logging of all messages, replies, and times!
Electrical Safety – Carl N5YXN
Examples from Harris County ARES Manual and discussion from group: N5YXN (Net Control), KG5SNX, W5CEH, KG5JLD, KE5CJ, KG5ZYN, KG5NWD, KY5C.
Discussion Topics: antennas and power lines, wind and guy lines, battery connections, component housings, grounding, fuses, RF burns, wind and shelters, generator grounding/safety, hydraulic pole check valves, electrical work safety tips, awareness of non-amateur persons during emergency operations (cables, electrical, trip hazards, etc.).