Archive for June, 2012

A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THETEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS AND DAMAGING WINDS UP TO 70 MPH WILLBE THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. IN ADDITION…HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSELOCALIZED FLOODING OR FLASH FLOODING.

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NEEDED NOW. PLEASE CONTACT NCS ON THE CAPROCK INTERTIE OR 336-1746 IF YOU ARE AVAILABLE.


Ham Cram Results, 6/9/12

Terra Seright and I made 5 new hams today at my 6th 6-hour Ham Cram study session. 6 people took the class, 5 took the Technician Exam and all five passed. One student has been a Technician for 15 years and wanted a refresher class before she studies for her General Class exam. I am really enjoying these classes. I want to thank Terra Seright, KE5ZRU, for being the Volunteer Examination Liasion along with VEs Monty Monty Mark Denney, KC5OMK; and Carl Jeans, N5YXN. Thanks to Henry Janhsen for opening up the building and waiting for me when I was late to class. Thanks to RC, K5ORC, for sitting in on the class for support and for mentoring some of the new folks. I look forward to the next scheduled Ham Cram in September and a possible Ham Cram in Fritch for five potential hams sometime sooner.

If anyone else is interested in becoming a ham radio operator, please check here for updates: http://panhandleares.org/?page_id=1066


Llano Estacado Challenge

The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club is holding its annual Llano Estacado Challenge horse endurance race Saturday and Sunday, June 16th & 17th, 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.

There will be more information to follow.

Please call Adair Winter, KD5DYP, to volunteer to help at 806 231-7180.

 


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