Emergency Preparedness Meeting
Oct 31, 2020

The meeting was called to order at 8:30 AM with the following members present: K4DGG/Doug, WA9OXB/John, W4NWD/Dick, N2MEO/Dan, N1CDO/Bill, KM4WMC/Dennis, N2VSN/Rick

  • Work continues to prepare the club room to work with 12V power on rechargable batteries. W4NWD/Dick
  • Dick/W4NWD says work continues to get clubroom resources on 12v power
    • Bill/N1CDO has a switch for the ICOM system that will let it use the 12V system.
    • The Kenwood system will require an inverter to run the modems.
    • Inverters might be required for computers and monitors. Bill/N1CDO will investigate and report on findings.
    • Dick/W4NWD  will follow up with Greg/NA2N about batteries and UPS units that might be available to the club.
  • Dick/N4NWD will continue to work on EPC checklist and coordinate efforts with Bill/N1CDO to get county levels intergrated into our checklist to limit the potential for confusion.
  • Dick/NW4NWD wants to start up a scheduled effort for maintenance antennas may be on a one day per week, probably Friday morning. He will bring this up at the next members’ meeting.
  • We talked about DRS net continutity over the winter months. There was consensus the net should be continued but we need to make an effort to get the listening stations involved.
  • Bill/N1CDO is working on a solution for a VHF/UHF store and forward station to support Winlink

The next EPC meeting will be on Saturday, November 28, 2020

Respectully 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.