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Hello, CCARES!

Aside from our Club Days, our next Quarterly General Meeting will replace March’s first Club Day on March 3rd, for which the location is yet to be determined. We will begin at 9am and it should take about two hours. One of the agenda items will be to make final preps for our EmComm support of the second annual Screenland 5K! It is possible that we may use our AREDN Mesh network, next year for sure! I hope to see you there!

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.

If you have not yet acquired a Winlink account, please do so.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.

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Kevin Sherwood, AJ7C
President, Culver City ARES (CCARES)