[marc-announce] MARC Meeting Coming Up!

  • From: Jan Peterson <jan.l.peterson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: marc-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 21:08:16 -0600

Greetings, MARC Members and Friends of MARC,

Thursday is rapidly approaching!  This week will be session four of our CERT training.  This week we will be meeting at Murray Fire Department Station #83.  That's station eighty three, NOT station 81.  Station 83 is located at 484 W 5900 S, just west of the I-15 freeway.  We will be meeting in the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), which is located downstairs at the station.  We have been instructed to bring gloves and a headlamp for the practical part of the lesson.  Closed toe shoes are also required.  We will start the meeting promptly at 6:30 PM this Thursday, the 20th of October.

We will still have our check-in net prior to the meeting on the Murray SAFE Neighborhood frequency, 147.600 MHz simplex, no tone or offset, at 6:00 PM prior to the meeting.  This is channel 31 on the standard load.  If you don't know what the standard load is, please check out this link on the web site: https://www.murrayarc.org/the-standard-load/

As a reminder, if you missed session three of our CERT training, you can make it up this Tuesday, 18 October, at station 81 at 6:30 PM.

Also, please be aware of the Winlink Thursday this week, which will coincide with the ShakeOut 2022 on October 20th at 10:20 AM. The announcement follows this message.

73 de KD7ZWV

*ShakeOut 2022 is on October 20th, 10:20AM*

ShakeOut <https://www.shakeout.org/> is a *great opportunity* to test your Winlink capabilities, provide valuable data to USGS and demonstrate your groups' commitment to supporting community communications in times of need.

Here is a guide to an *easy Shakeout Winlink exercise*:
2022 Shakeout 10/20 1020 Winlink Exercise Instructions (Web) <https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSNNG3cWtZPbglKllmAVvEtMLpcxwEE_0iSoy46YsK5Y46DQv0rGets6Cvy1STpzz6jQGP0HG5uvQIn/pub>

Group coordinators can download and edit the Google Doc version <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rOZbIpRuu3NszoxhXkzfoBIFINyo1RyFQFVYeAB78Ng/edit?usp=sharing> for local use.

 * For Word: File > Download > Microsoft Word
 * For Google Docs: File > Make a copy

*Optional: Register Your Group*

Group coordinators are encouraged to register their amateur radio club or group. Registration is free and ShakeOut will provide a certificate of participation. Certificates are a great way to demonstrate your commitment to communications excellence to your community, agencies and/or partners.

Register here <https://www.shakeout.org/register/index.php?start=global>

See the other registered Volunteer Radio Groups <https://www.shakeout.org/whoisparticipating/>.

Q: My group does not live in earthquake country. May we participate?
A: Yes! USGS welcomes exercise traffic.

Q: My group is international. May we participate?
A: Yes! USGS welcomes international exercise traffic.

Q: Shakeout time is 10:20AM. Which timezone is that?
A: All times are local time.

Q: I won't be able to send my DYFI until I return from work on October 20th. May I send my traffic later in the day?
A: Yes! Make sure that you are entering the date and time correctly and send your DYFI when you can.

Q: We are planning an exercise in addition to DYFI. Is that okay?
A: Yes! Shakeout is a great time to test your plans and operations.

Q: We are planning a ShakeOut exercise before/after October 20th. Is that okay?
A: Yes! You may report your own exercise earthquake event. Make sure that your group is aligned on *your selected Exercise ID, Date and Time*. You may customize those.

Q: What is the main goal?
A: Have fun! Shakeout is a great opportunity to learn, and to test your radio and group capabilities.

73 de Oliver K6OLI

Jan L. Peterson

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