Archive for September, 2011

October 1st PARC VE Test Session Cancelled

Terra and I will be out of town for the Tour D’ Cotton bicycle race in Childress and will not be available for the regularly scheduled VE session following the PARC meeting this weekend.

If anyone would like to alternatively schedule a private test session please contact me at 806-231-4227 or KE5ZRT@gmail.com. 73 de KE5ZRT dit dit


The Amateur’s Code

The radio amateur is:

Considerate… never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

Loyal… offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

Progressive… with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

Friendly… Slow and patient operating when requested; Friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; Kindly assistance; Cooperation and consideration for the interest of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

Balanced… Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

Patriotic… Station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

~~~ The original Amatur’s Code was written by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA, in 1928.


Served Agency Communications Systems-Reference Links

In the September 2011 PARC ARES meeting we discussed “Served Agency Communications Systems”. Below are links to reference sites discussed in the materials.

APCO — www.apco911.org

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA): www.imsasafety.org/

Dispatch Magazine: www.911dispatch.com/

Project 25 — www.project25.org

Inmarsat — www.inmarsat.com

Globalstar — www.globalstar.com

Iridium — www.iridium.com

Thuraya — www.thuraya.com (United Arab Emirates)

Motorola — http://www.motorola.com/cgiss/networks.shtml


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


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