Archive for June, 2011

G-300 and G-400 ICS Training August 2-5, 2011, in Amarillo

The Office of Emergency Management will be conducting a G-300 Intermediate ICS (20 hours) and G-400 Advanced ICS (12 hours) on August 2-5, 2011 in the Amarillo/Potter/Randall Emergency Operations Center.  Any personnel that require this training should take advantage of this opportunity.  Registration for the training is through the Preparing Texas website:

https://www.preparingtexas.org/

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

kevin.starbuck@amarillo.gov

Kevin Starbuck, CEM, Emergency Management Coordinator

Amarillo/Potter/Randall Office of Emergency Management


Bike MS Wild West Ride 2011 July 23rd and 24th

For us Amateur Radio operators, the Bike MS Wild West Ride serves two purposes. First and foremost it is a fun time to get together and give back to the community. We always have a lot of fun with this event each year. Second, and also equally important, it is practice for an actual emergency situation where Amateur Radio operators would be called upon to provide emergency communications. For more information, visit the Event’s Website

Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to a good use for a wonderful cause. Helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride is where the true spirit of amateur radio is. Let’s keep active with public service events and keep amateur radio alive and useful!

Meals

  • Free lunch/snacks—rest stops catered (generally sandwiches, mixed nuts, fruit, etc.)
  • Free lunch—at Miami in the park
  • Free dinner Saturday evening in Canadian
  • Free breakfast Sunday morning in Canadian
  • Free lunch Sunday in Canadian at the Quiet Inn—BBQ in the park

 

Lodging

  • YMCA—Free (bring your own bedding)
  • RV Park (Rodeo Grounds—north of Canadian) $10.00/night. Tent camping is also allowed.
  • Canadian Courts Motel (806) 323-8058
  • The Quiet Inn (806) 323-6111
  • Best Western Oasis Inn (806) 323-9660

 

I want to thank everyone for helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride. Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to a good use for a wonderful cause. Helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride is where the true spirit of amateur radio is. Let’s keep active with public service events and keep amateur radio alive and useful!

To volunteer for an available position, call Terra Seright, KE5ZRU, AT 806-336-1746

Update 6/17/2011: The MS Society is providing all of their own SAG vehicles and drivers due to liabilities this year. However, we would still like to place a communicator in each of their vehicles if possible. A 70cm HT and a mag mount antenna will be sufficient.

Day One Location Time Call Sign Name
Net Control A Starting Line, AC East Campus 6:00 ??KE5ZRT/u Chris & terra
Net Control B Starting Line, AC East Campus 6:00 KD5DYP Adair Winter
Float / Comms Expert Starting Line, AC East Campus 6:00 N5LTZ Chip Andrews
Sweeper Starting Line, AC East Campus 6:00 KE5WXN Matthew Artley
RS 1 I-40 East and Hwy 207 6:45 W5PVI Neal Lowe
RS 2 East on Hwy 60 from Hwy 207 7:00 N5YXN Carl Jeans
RS 3 TxDot Picnic Area Between Panhandle and White Deer 7:15 N5HPJ Henry Janhsen
RS 4 Clint & Sons Beef Jerky Plant, White Deer, Hwy 60 7:30 W5RAW Raymond Winter
RS 5 Celanese Plant West of Pampa on Hwy 60 near railroad tracks 8:00 KD5DYP Adair Winter
RS 6 TxDot weigh station East of Pampa on Hwy 60 8:30 N5ZLU Ronnie Kerr
RS 7 7 miles West of Miami on Hwy 60 9:00 KE5ZRT/u Chris & terra
RS 8 Lunch: Miami, in the park 9:30 AF5S Jim Moody
RS 9 Top of the BIG HILL on Hwy 60 10:30 W5MJM Mike McGlynn
         
Day Two Location Time Call Sign Name
Net Control C   6:00    
Sweeper Starting Line 6:00 KE5WXN Matthew Artley
RS 1 About 3 miles East of Hwy 60 on Hwy 33 6:15    
RS 2 At the turnaround on Hwy 33, about 15 miles east of Hwy 60 6:30    
RS 3 Same as RS 1 7:00    
         
Bike MS Wild West Ride SAG Crew Location Time Call Sign Name
Supply 1       Tony Ralf
Supply 2        
Lead SAG     KF5CBT Matt Carter
SAG        
SAG        
SAG        
SAG        
SAG        
Tour Director     KF5CBR April Brownlee
         
Repeaters Frequency PL Tone    
Amarillo 444.200 88.5    
Pampa 444.400 88.5    
Miami 444.850 88.5    
Canadian 443.750 88.5    
Talk Around 446.000 0    

Llano Estacado Challenge June 18-19, 2011

SHORT NOTICE! HAM RADIO ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED…

 

The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club is holding its annual Llano Estacado Challenge horse endurance race this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 18th & 19th, at Plum Creek recreation area North of Amarillo. The horse club is requesting communications assistance from the local amateur radio community to coordinate the race and provide emergency communications as necessary. We have assisted with this interesting event for many years now and it is an excellent means of practicing our emergency communications skills in the field.

 

The horse club provides excellent campfire meals. Bring your own water jug, sunscreen, and camping gear if you intend to spend the night. A shovel and a roll of your favorite toilet paper would also be a good idea. You’ll need at least a 35 watt mobile vhf transceiver.

 

Please call Adair Winter, KD5DYP, to volunteer to help with this fun event 806 231-7180

 

 


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