Steve Herbert, K6CRW, Pete Stern, WA6POP, and I installed our new repeater this morning. This is a latest technology machine and should provide at least the 30 or more years of service that our previous machine had provided. Our old machine has taken its place in the radio facility as the backup machine. Please use it as much as possible and expect that its operational behavior will change incrementally over time as we adjust operational parameters.
Please take a few moments to review Article V of our By-Laws under the “About Us” tab. It is titled “Nominations & Elections”
CCARES has been asked by NPR West to facilitate an Amateur Radio contact with the International Space Station next year! This will involve the participation of up to 500 school students and is an outstanding Public Service opportunity for us!
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!
Steve Herbert, K6CRW, and I installed two AREDN radio nodes at Southern California Hospital a of Culver City, formerly known as Brotman. The two radios are serving as the central backbone for our network!
If you need assistance or advice on what to purchase for your AREDN node, please contact Steve Herbert or me.
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Kevin Sherwood, AJ7C
President, Culver City ARES (CCARES)