Have you heard? (President’s Message)
Last month we continued our Field Day 2015 planning. Come on out and have some fun. Field Day is June 27-28. Learn about what it takes to set up a station under emergency scenarios, and have some fun at the same time.
We are looking for volunteers for Camp Villages. Come on guys and gals; please step up. We have 17 kids this year and we will need some extra hands on board.
Our next classes will start on Monday September 14, with the ARRL/VE test session to follow the week immediately after the last class on Monday November 9th, 2015.
We are currently discussing if it will be for General Class License, or Technician (Entry level) class. Watch for Updates here.
TVARC Reflector - Communicate with TVARC
Send a request to join the reflector: Click HERE
• TVARC Ragchew
– Net meets 7 PM Monday
– 443.225 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4VRC-R
• QCWA Ragchew
– Net meets 10 AM Friday
– 443.150 MHz (+5) PL 103.5 & Echolink at K4LFK-R
– Net meets 8:30 PM Sunday
– 147.030 (+600) PL 123.0
• Sumter EMCOMM NET
– Net meets 8:30 PM Monday
– 146.925 (-600) PL 123.0
The next RACES / ACS meeting.
Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
The July meeting will be held at the EOC in Bushnell. The Topic of the Night will be on “Downed Power Lines” and safety around them. Tentative to SECO being able to participate so keep an eye out for a follow up e-mail confirming the details.
Gene King – KI4LEH, R.A.C.E.S. Radio Officer
Sumter County Emergency Management
-- July Meeting --
July 16, 2015 Eisenhower Rec Center
6:00 PM Elmer Hour - Newbies, please ask your questions.
- - - - - - Camp Villages demonstration – Larry, K3TFU
7:00 PM Business Meeting
7:20 PM Refreshments, Bridget Wyrick, N1XAU
7:30 PM Steve Szabo, WB4OMM, ARRL Section manager
- - - - - - Presentation on ARRL, EOC, EmComm, etc.
TVARC club meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, 3560 Buena Vista Blvd., in The Villages. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is invited to attend.
Camp Villages, Wednesday, July 29th, @Colony Cottage Rec Center. The Villages Ticket Agency over-booked, and we will have 17 Grand-kids this year. We are in need of volunteers!!! Sign up at the next meeting.
Emergency Communications Team
The ECT has been established to maintain information on members who are willing to be called upon during an emergency for communications assistance within The Villages. No training, no paperwork. Just give us your contact information and pertinent equipment. We have 43 volunteers and growing. . .
To sign up Click HERE
To Read about this Program, Click HERE.
HAMNET Get the latest on HAMNET from Leon Jurczysyn, K8ZAG at this address. CLICK HERE
Echolink Tips from Wayne Brown, N4FP. Click Here
2015 TVARC Antenna Guide Get Brad Castelli's, KN9B, presentation on antennas for The Villages. Click Here