Net Controls EMCOMM (Tuesdays, around 7:00 PM, 146.91 repeater)
August 16 Chris AB1PZ
August 23 Evie KA1BRA
August 30 Mark N1MEA
September 6 Phil N1EP
September 13 Chris AB1PZ
Net Controls EAWA Net (Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, 147.03 repeater)
August 17 Chris AB1PZ
August 24 Evie KA1BRA
August 31 Mark N1MEA
September 7 Phil N1EP
September 14 Chris AB1PZ
September Meeting Secretary/Treasurer needed - Evie KA1BRA will not be available for the September meeting so need a replacement. Gwen KC1BKN said she would take the Minutes of the September meeting.
(Company cancelled so Evie can be at the September meeting--Thank you, Gwen!!)
Emergency Co-ordinator - Chris AB1PZ has "volunteered" to take over the job of Emergency Co-ordinator that Mark N1MEA has held for many years. Thank you, Mark, and congratulations to Chris!
MDI Marathon - Joe WA4OVO has already made arrangements to help with the 2016 MDI Marathon, October 16th. Evie KA1BRA pointed out that staffing for this event has become more difficult each year. Ron N1AHH suggested that we ask Bangor or other groups for help. Thus far the EAWA has not been asked to help at the Marathon. (Note: Due to family adventures, I will be out of town on the 16th.)
a) Hospital Amateur Radios-Hams-Emergencies: Years ago each hospital in the area had hams assigned to the radios located there and were to help in emergencies. Is there something in place like that now?? If so what is in place??
b) Table talk exercises would be helpful and also good training
c) What is the role of EMCOMM in the state-wide emergency arena?? It seems that there are so many agencies involved that hams are at the bottom of the chain and useful for only keeping the EMA equipment operational.
d) Since "sheltering in place" is paramount in most situations particularly in Maine, where does EMCOMM fit in--members can't get anywhere on impassable roads.
e) An emergency tone on the 146.910 repeater would alert EMCOMM members that there is an emergency.
f) It was suggested that the local EMCOMM work with EMCOMM from other areas doing exercises. That would be most helpful if a big emergency occurred.
A young lady interested in ham radio and particularly Morse Code attended the meeting with Chris Meyer KD0KQC. Rob W8HAP invited her and Chris to see a code demo at his station. I think we have have found her a Technician manual so she can start studying! Thanks to all who are willing to help her with this goal. I know some showed her where to find code practice sessions and how to study for her license.
Rob W8HAP made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Chris AB1PZ. So done at 7:50 PM.
Evie Sargent KA1BRA, Treasurer/Secretary