Going on in 2017

by KG8CW on August 30, 2017


I hope everyone’s summer has been a nice one.  We were knee deep in cherry hauling this year and it was a gruelling 7 weeks.  The weather has been cool and wet.  I understand the apples are ready some 3 weeks early.  The tree’s on the way downstate were turning.  As we head towards fall there are a few things coming up.

First is the S. E. T. which is used as training for us to use and become proficient with our equipment.  All the Benzie locations have Yaesu FTM 400’s and if your not running one then you need to brush up before hand.  We will have a refresher class after breakfast in October and will cover all the fusion radio’s.  There is a refresher class on MI-Cims which is for RACES only members to understand the changes that have been implemented.  Lastly towards the end of the year is the  final meeting held as a Christmas Dinner with spouses invited.  Remember to check into the Wednesday night net.  This is a weekly update on dates and times for events known and impromptu that may interest you.

Cyrstal Mountain repeater has been working normal this year after the power supply was replaced after a long winter of noise.  Benzonia still limping along and in need of work.  Frankfort works and will remain at POMH unless something comes along.  With these three repeaters we can cover and double cover most of Benzie county which is why we have redundancy built in.

Remember to let Dave KJ4KFJ know if you would like to volunteer for call out’s like missing person’s, over due boaters and the like.  They had a successful missing persons find this year and as RACES we can man the Comm Post for CERTS.

Until next time, 73

Mike, KG8CW


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