Dauphin County RACES ( Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)
HEARS ( Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Service )
October 2018 meeting
Where: Hoss’s in Hummelstown
When: Thursday, October 18
Food – 6 PM
Meeting – 7 PM
Guest Speaker: Riley Hollingsworth – K4ZDH – ARRL Atlantic Division Vice Director
Retired from the FCC as Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division
He also managed the interference resolution programs in the Land Mobile and Public Safety services.
The Volunteer Monitoring (VM) Program is replacing the Official Observer (OO) Program.
VALOR: Volunteer Organizations Leading and Organizing Repairs
As you all know, the last two months in PA have been very hard on our families, neighbors and friends. We have been hit hard with flooding, not once, not twice, but three times. Pennsylvania needs your help. We at MDR, along with Pennsylvania Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster(PA VOAD), need your help doing mud outs and rebuilding the homes of 466 clients, for starters. I know that, in the past, ham radio has been nothing more than a check mark on someone’s log. Well, here at MDR, we want to change that. MDR directors Joe “KB3POC” Ryan and Tim “W4NKC” Lehman, along with three other members of our board, are also ham radio operators. We have a chance to show the PA VOAD that we are more than “just” communicators; that we have other valuable skills as well. If you can help us strip out homes, hang drywall, move debris to the curb or work on furnaces, air conditioners, plumbing or electrical wiring, we need your help.
All supplies will be purchased by FEMA under a new program called Voluntary Organizations Leading and Organizing Repairs (VALOR). The PA VOAD and its member organizations will supply all labor to clean out, strip out and rebuild homes.
This is our chance to shine. We can give back to our communities. We can also demonstrate that there is more to amateur radio folks; the side that has other skills and is willing to help their neighbors when they are in need. These clients really need our help to get back into their homes before cold winter weather arrives.
Joe Ryan, KB3POC
Tim Lehman, W4NKC (formerly KB3OZA)
Harrisburg Area SKYWARN NetTraining Opportunity:
THE TALKS WILL BE IDENTICAL…SIG
Location: Dauphin County EMA Building, 911 Gibson Boulevard, Steelt
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for this course by sending an email to: Dan Scully at dscully@dauphin
!!! BE SURE AND INDICATE IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR THE 1:00 PM or 7:00 PM CLASS !!!
NWS State College Schedule of SkyWarn Spotter Training Sessions Website
(Last minute changes are posted here)
Your invited to participate in the Harrisburg Area Skywarn Net on the 145.11 pl 131.8
Wednesday nights 9 PM (except the second week of the month)
And any time severe weather breaks out.
The group has grown to six counties. Join us, see what’s going on in weather.
Please send your e-mail address to KB3YRC@comcast.net for weather bulletins and events the list will not be shared with anyone.
The 2018 CPRA dues are Overdue NOW.
Still a deal, no price increase since 2008. Dues or donations can be sent to:
contact Richard Lenker — call or email — 717-554-5115 KB3YRC@Comcast.net
SILENT KEYS It is with Sadness: SILENT KEYS