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THANKS TO ALL FOR THE TOWER HELP

WELL IT WAS A GOOD DAY FRIDAY FOR A COOK OUT AT MY HOME. I HOPE YOU ALL HAD A GOOD FOOD AND LIKED IT AND THANKS TO ALL FOR THE HELP WITH THE TOWER PROJECT.

MORE COOKING OUT TO COME LOL, AND FOR THOSE THAT MISSED OUT ON THE COOKOUT THERE WILL BE ONE MORE OUT HERE AGAIN SO DON’T MISS IT. FEEL FREE TO COME OUT! 73 DON KC5EZO


Special Event Station K5B – Plano Balloon Festival September 16-18, 2011

Plano Texas is celebrating the 31st annual Plano Ballon Festival. Members of the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) and area amateur radio operators will be QRV as K5B during the festival.

Frequencies + or – QRM will be 7.255, 14.255, 21.355 and on the club repeater WD5ERD 147.180 + PL 107.2 and via EchoLink at K5PRK. QSL with SASE to K5PRK.

More information will be available at the club website at www.k5prk.net


Important Texas VHF-FM Society News

Important Texas VHF-FM Society News

The Texas VHF-FM Society proposes to re-allocate Frequencies to make room for Digital. Check out the link below to read the latest newsletter.

The downloadable files shown below will be displayed by your browser in .pdf extension format; See Important Information on Page 6: 2m Band Plan Change.

Texas VHF-FM Society Newsletter

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ARRl PARC Field Day 2011 June 25-26!

Objective:

To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2011 will be held June 25-26, 2011.

The Panhandle Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s Field Day event at the Don  Harrington Discovery Center this year. Please join us for equipment setup at 8:00 am, and we’ll start contesting at noon.

LOCATION

Located in the Harrington Regional Medical Center
1200 Streit Drive
Amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: (806) 355-9547

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Heading East on I-40: Take the Coulter Street exit and turn left (heading north). Go north on Coulter to Wallace Blvd (2nd light past I-40). Turn right on Wallace, right on Hagy (the next street) and left on Streit Dr (the next left). The Discovery Center will be on your left.

Heading West on I-40: Take the Coulter Street exit and turn right (heading north). Go north on Coulter to Wallace Blvd (2nd light past I-40). Turn right on Wallace, right on Hagy (the next street) and left on Streit Dr (the next left). The Discovery Center will be on your left.

Click Here for a Full Map

Rules, Entry Forms And Information Packets

Full 2011 ARRL Field Day Information Packet

Full 2011 ARRL Field Day Rules

Field Day VHF Operating Tips – Make the most of your free VHF Station!

211 ARRL Field Day Summary Sheet

2011 ARRL Field Day W1AW Bulletin Schedule

ARRL Field Day Overview

ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada.  Each year over 35,000 amateurs gather with their clubs, friends or simply by themselves to operate.

ARRL Field Day is not a fully adjudicated contest, which explains much of its popularity.  It is a time where many aspects of Amateur Radio come together to highlight our many roles. While some will treat it as a contest, most groups use the opportunity to practice their emergency response capabilities.  It is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to local elected community leaders, key individuals with the organizations that Amateur Radio might serve in an emergency, as well as the general public. For many clubs, ARRL Field Day is one of the highlights of their annual calendar.

Please contact Mike McGlynn, W5MJM for details of how you can volunteer to help with Field Day in Amarillo.

mjmcglynn1951@yahoo.com

806-853-9460


2011 Severe Weather Conference Amarillo Volunteers Needed

We are currently seeking a volunteer to coordinate a booth at the conference on Saturday March 18th 9:30-12:30. We need to demonstrate a UHF / VHF station, a packet station, and an APRS station. We have some literature available and also a large banner with the club logo. I have a power supply if needed and also some reflective ARES vests. Please contact me, Chris Seright, at 806-231-4227 to volunteer to be the coordinator for this event.


February ARES/SKYWARN Postponed

Due to the pending Winter Storm Watch, the ARES meeting and SKYWARN training scheduled for February 8th 2011 have been postponed. We have rescheduled the SKYWARN training to coincide with our next regularly scheduled ARES meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 1930 CST at 1900 Line Avenue in Amarillo, TX. If you are unable to attend the SKYWARN training at our ARES meeting, there are many more opportunities posted at the NWS AMA website.



ARRL Reflective Vests

PARC ARES Chair Bob Sanders, N5TBD, has advised us in the last ARES meeting that reflective vests such as these will be a requirement in almost any emergency deployment scenario. Bob suggests that we all purchase a vest from the ARRL. You can purchase your own from the links above, or you can bring cash, check or a money order in to the next ARES meeting on July 13th, and we can submit a bulk order for all ARES members and save some money on shipping. If necessary the vests can be paid for once they are received.  

ARES Deployment Vest with Pockets (Mesh) $15.95

This reflective style vest is similar to the type you’d see police or runners wearing. Place this green “bib” over your shirt or jacket. Constructed of neon mesh with large front and back reflector panels. Imprinted with the words “AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS” on one side and the ARES logo on the other. Lightweight. Fold it up, and store this small handful in your immediate-response kit. Great for ARES volunteers, emergency and public service use.

Please Note: This item is manufactured as ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Class 2 compliant, a design and performance criteria for vests worn by police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services and other public safety personnel.Produced exclusively for ARRL, the national association for AMATEUR RADIO.

 ARES Deployment Vest (Solid) $24.95

This reflective style vest is similar to the type you’d see police or runners wearing. Place this green “bib” over your shirt or jacket. Solid neon with front pockets and large front and back reflector panels. Imprinted with the words “AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS” on one side and the ARES logo on the other. Lightweight. Fold it up, and store this small handful in your immediate-response kit. Great for ARES volunteers, emergency and public service use.

Please Note: This item is manufactured as ANSI/ISEA 107-2004 Class 2 compliant, a design and performance criteria for vests worn by police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services and other public safety personnel.Produced exclusively for ARRL, the national association for AMATEUR RADIO.


Twitter added to federal emergency response network

TWITTER ADDED TO FEDERAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK —

FEMA said that beginning next January individuals in distress will be able to send direct messages to @t911help and, in turn, the root servers at Twitter will tap IP addresses and geolocation databases to track down and alert the closest first responders. Read on:
http://ifwnewsletters.newsletters.infoworld.com/t/4696736/120835154/179947/0/

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