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The Collin County ARES Spring 2016 SET Exercise Notice and Schedule for Saturday April 23, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the Oak Point Nature Preserve Pavilion can be found:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/collinares/files/SET%20-%20Spring%202016/Apr%2023%202016%20SET%20Exercise%20Notice%20and%20Schedule.pdf

A map to the location is at the following link:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/collinares/files/SET%20-%20Spring%202016/Spring%20SET%20Location%20Map.pdf

The ICS-205 Frequency Plan is at the following link:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/collinares/files/SET%20-%20Spring%202016/Spring%202016%20SET%20ICS-205%20AR.pdf

Additional information will be posted to the COLLINARES Yahoo Group and distributed prior to the exercise.  We are looking forward to your participation.

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know

Best regards,

Greg Evans, K5GTX

Collin County ARES Training Coordinator

 

Urge Congress to Support the Amateur Radio Parity Act

Help secure the right of Amateur Radio operators to erect an outdoor antenna at our residences.

Amateur radio operators provide communications support for, and participate in public service events on behalf of our communities. During and in the aftermath of disasters and emergencies, when other forms of communications are unavailable, we provide communications for first responders and Federal, state and local governmental agencies and non-governmental agencies, and to our neighbors when communications systems are overloaded or fail. Radio Amateurs contribute to the future of telecommunications as we participate in the development of innovative technology in this digital age. Amateur Radio is non-commercial, and we provide our services at no charge to anyone.

We cannot do any of these things, however, unless we can erect an outdoor antenna at our residences.

Congress is currently considering the "Amateur Radio Parity Act" to protect the rights of Radio Amateurs. Please take action below and urge your U.S. Representative to support this important legislation.  Please clink on the link below to show your support.

https://arrl.rallycongress.net/ctas/urge-congress-to-support-amateur-radio-parity-act

 

The results are in and we faired rather well.  We had a total of 4,852 points.  Here is where we ranked:

281 out of the total 2,720 submitting entries
10 out of the total of 177 submitting entries in West Gulf Section
9 out of the entire total of 99 5A stations nationwide
1st 5A station in NTX

Thanks to all who help organize and operate at the event.

 

Tony

W5ADC

 

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