The National Weather Service in Norman Oklahoma has published a video detailing the events of the deadly tornado that hit El Reno Oklahoma on May 31, 2013.
This informative video is a must see for all storm spotters as well as the general public. The tornado that hit El Reno defied all logic of what we knew of tornadoes and their paths which resulted in the death of several expericence storm chasers. This video will also explain how to develop an emergency evacuation plan for youself and your family.
Longtime member Tim Kreth, AD4CJ delivered a fantastic presentation at the August edition of WCARES Chew & Chat. Due to popular demand he has digitized his presentation into the form of a YouTube video presenting some valuable information about how to maximize your High Frequency capabilities.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
An excellent film brought to us by RCA (Radio Corporation of America), 1944. It is the story of two teenage brothers, both amateur radio operators, who joined the Navy during World War II, and shows how radio helped win the war. Thanks, Scott (KD4VVC), for making us aware of this film.
The Winlink Net is back. In the subject line please put “net”, and in the message body put your power source. The reason for that is that once per month, as you know, we do check-ins on the regular net with an emphasis on alternate power, and instead of sending out a reminder on those weeks it will be much easier if you simply include it in the message body each time that you check in so that it’ll be already be there and will be habit.
Winlink will now be allowed as a means to check into the regular Monday night net. Anyone wishing to check into the regular Monday night net by way of Winlink should send an email to WC4EOC@winlink.org by way of RF only. Telnet check-ins do not count, since it seems only logical that if it’s to be allowed to count as a check-in to the regular Monday night net, simply sending an email through the internet defeats the purpose of what the net is trying to accomplish.
Your message should be sent Monday after 7 a.m. and no later than 6 p.m. so that all stations using Winlink have the time to receive an acknowledgement and to get tabulated and passed on to whoever is the NCS for that night.