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Thu, Dec 25th, 2014, @8:00am
Meals on Wheels Communications Support
Sat, Jan 10th, 2015, @8:00am
AUXCOM Training
Sat, Jan 10th, 2015, @10:00am
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Operating Event
Mon, Jan 19th, 2015, @7:00pm
PARK General Meeting
Sat, Jan 24th, 2015, @8:00am
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It is that time of the year for Visiting Nurses Meals on Wheels. I am looking for 8- 10 radio operators for Christmas Day. Arrive 7:30-7:45am and usually finish by 10:00 or 10:15am. You need an HT that you can program to simplex and the following,

a smile on your face,

a safety vest

and what ever weather related attire.

The location is:

1414 W Mockingbird Ln

Dallas Tx

Just I-35E and Mockingbird Ln

Contact me W7DAV if you can help or have any questions.

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Collin County ARES is pleased to offer AUXCOM training.

AUXCOM is a Communication Course developed by the Deparment of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications that focuses on radio communication and provides a broad knowledge of the fundamental principles of communication systems used by emergency management agencies. It aligns with both ICS and NIMS.

The course is designed to teach Volunteer Amatuer Radio Communicators a number of essential topics that will assist them in working with the Communications Leader (COM-L) and the Communication Technical Lead (COM-T) during a disaster.
It is designed to confirm knowledge of responsibilities, roles, and functions within the Communications Unit, as well as roles and function of the auxiliary emergency communicator.

The course:
  • Identify positions within the Communications unit
  • Describe responsibilities of positions within the Communications Unit, including auxiliary emergency communications volunteers
  • Describe the planning cycle
  • Identify other agencies/organizations responsible for coordination and providing assets
  • Describe the functions of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

AUXCOM is  demanding course requiring the following prerequisites.  Each participant must have the following at the time of class signup:
  • A valid amateur radio license - General class or higher recommended
  • Proof of completion of the following; ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800b

The course is scheduled for January 10th and 11th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.  The class will be held at the Frisco Main Fire Station in Frisco, TX.
Contact Fred Varian at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to sign up for this training.  You will need to provide copies of your training certificates and license at the time of registration.  Registration will close on Dec 8th.
 

Our friend Cindy Dicken, KF5POU, aka 'Cindy Bob" is battling cancer in Houston.

Her address down there is 459 W. FM 389 Fayetteville, TX. 78940. Her email is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please take time to send her an email or drop her a get well card. What would be really nice is if everyone would send her a QSL card. Lets let Cindy Bob know that we are all pulling for her.

Thanks

KF5FEA, Rusty.

 

If you are interested in obtaining PARK logo apparel, please contact;

B&B Embroidery

817-471-4488

www.hamthreads.com

You can look at the offerings on the website, but call David, KF8WS or Shirley, N7UPY, to order.  They can provide you with the correct pricing.

Tony

 

Latest Newsletter Available

The latest copy of the newsletter is available here:
PARK Newsletter

The latest version of the newsletter is normally posted on or about the first of the month so check back each month for all the most recent happenings in the Klub.

 

Online Users Groups

If you would like to seek out help, you should consider registering on the 2 online user groups that most of our members use.

You can find the links to the "K5PRK" group and the "Laterisers" group here:
http://www.k5prk.net/park-online-user-groups

This link is also available in the right hand column of links near the top of the front page.  The link is listed under the "Club Information" heading as "PARK Online User Groups"


There are other interest groups listed on that webpage, as well.
The Field Day group will start to get active as we head toward field day in June.

 

'Late' Risers Breakfast

Come and join us at the Late Risers Breakfast at Poor Richards in Plano at 7:00 AM on Saturdays. Come as early as you would like since there are a couple of Klub members who normally open up the place and start the coffee.  There have been unconfirmed rumors that a few hearty souls from the Klub get there as early as the night before to start the ragchew around the table.

Also join the Laterisers yahoo group at:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/laterisersgroup/

Location: Poor Richards is located on the SE corner of Ave K and Park Ave in Plano, TX

 

 

GOOD NEWS NET:

Join us for the Good News Net on Thursdays at 845 pm local time. 

The Plano Amateur Radio Klub holds the Good News Net on Thursdays on the WD5ERD repeater (147.18+ MHz, PL 107.2) for the purpose of exchanging information about the Plano Amateur Radio Klub and Amateur Radio, in general. Participation in the Good News Net is open to all amateur operators. You need not be a member of the Plano Amateur Radio Klub to participate.

 

Early Risers Breakfast.

This is the place to get to know the guys that know the answers to your ham radio questions, and get finished early enough to still participate in the club events on Saturday morning.

The group is friendly and discussions lively.

Location: Tony's Cafe NW Corner of Spring Creek Parkway & Almo, Plano, TX

Time: 630am, Saturdays