Emergency Preparedness Meeting
Dec 26, 2020

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM with the following members present: K4DGG/Doug, WA4EMN/Eric, KI5US/Keith, W4NWD/Dick, W0QF/Joe, N2MEO/Dan, KM4VRH/Paul, KM4WMC/Dennis

  • Eric/WA4EMN proposed changing the Emergency Profile pages on the Website to two sections. One section would focus on personal emergency capabilities including certifications and qualifications, priorities, and preferences. A separate section would focus on the individual’s hardware, software, and radio interests and which capabilities the member would be willing to serve as an Elmer. The group thought the changes were appropriate and encouraged Eric to proceed with the changes he envisioned.
  • Keith/KI5US suggested we consider looking at the emergency communications like we look at communications with the OSI model in which hardware and applications are segmented in layers that can be changed out to accommodate different needs and capabilities.
  • Dick/W4NWD talked about the continuing work going on in the clubroom. The Friday afternoon work session will continue and the effort to convert to 12v is going forward.
  • The single sheet operation cheat sheets are coming along. Don/K2DV is almost done with the Kenwood radio instructions, Joe/W0QF is working on the Motorola radio, Dick.W4NWD is going to work on the Pactor and will ask Bill/W1WAB to help with the FT8 operations. The Flex radio writeup is done but hasn’t been put on the website.
  • A lengthy discussion ensued centered on selecting a messaging system(s) we could become proficient in for the club. The problems of standards and knowing what external expectations (state, county, country) were discussed. There was some disagreement on what was the most important community vs PSOC. No consensus was reached but the group felt this was an important thing to discuss.

The next EPC meeting will be on Saturday, January 30, 2020

Respectfully submitted,

Doug (K4DGG)

By Doug (K4DGG)

Retired from the National Science Foundation in DC in 2006 and moved to Sun City Center. Became a ham a few years later.