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From the ARRL Southwest Section, an excerpt regarding mobile operations:
“From the above, it appears that no grass-roots action is needed at this time. However, until and unless we receive authoritative guidance to the contrary, we advise against using handheld radios while driving unless they are equipped with external, corded microphones. As always, avoid any radio usage or other activity whenever you feel it detracts from your ability to control your vehicle fully or to maintain awareness of surrounding traffic.”
For the complete message, including background, click the link below.
ARRL Southwestern Division e-letter-mobiles
We are very excited to be offering Club Days on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am until 1pm at Fire Station 1 in downtown Culver City. This is an excellent way to learn and become proficient on the station equipment and many other things that have to do with CCARES like programing radios. If you have not yet been to our Radio Room, the “talk-in” procedure is to use our repeater, K6CCR-R, on 445.6, -5MHz offset, CTCSS code 131.8. If you do not have a radio, please call the EOC Radio Room at (310) 253-6848 for access instructions. We hope to see you at one soon!
One of the first things that is recommended for CCARES members is to download, install, and configure your user client for the Winlink system which is, for Windows, Winlink Express. A tutorial can be found in the “CCARES 101” section of this site.
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Kevin Sherwood, AJ7C
President, Culver City ARES (CCARES)