Monday, October 30, 2017

Fire Drill for 11/2/2017 NET

For Thursday's Net (11/2/2017) we are asking that you go to the fire station you selected in the Operator Portal.  Unless you are invited in, you will just meet in front of the building or parking lot, whichever is most convenient and out of the way.  I know this goes without saying, but please be respectful of the property and of the people who work there.  The fire stations are aware that you are coming. 

If you have not assigned yourself a station please go to, register and select a station.  This is a great opportunity to make sure your go kit is ready for possible deployment and that you are able to communicate effectively.  This will also give us an idea of what communications challenges we may need to address in the future.  This Net will be conducted over our simplex frequency which is 147.580 Mhz.  We will also be monitoring our normal Net frequency of 146.700 Mhz, negative offset 100 hz tone.  Hope to hear from each of you!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saturday Antenna Install

We successfully installed two 2 meter / 70 cm antennas on Fire Station 73 last Saturday.  A special thanks goes out to all those who participated.  It was a cold roof and KG7RZX had to climb into the attic as well, but we got the job done!  The end result was two functioning antennas, a  radio, and laptop all setup and ready for action!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

October In Person Meet

Related imageThis Saturday, October 14th, is our monthly in person meeting at 9:00 AM.  As of right now the plan is to meet at fire station 73 which is located at 2834 S. 2700 W.  You can also find directions here:  We will be working to install the antennas and radio at this location.  I will post a list of things to bring a little later in the week.

If things don't work out due to weather or construction issues we will meet at station 72, which is by the West Valley Fitness center.  We will do training on how to use the new packet radio system.