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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

California Ham Helps District Prepare for Emergency

By Sharon Cotal

Signal Staff Writer

Tuesday October 16, 2007

When Art Edwards taught at Hart High School in California, then later at Canyon, he would use his amateur (ham) radio as a tool to teach Spanish, and during the course of his 39 years as a teacher he made contact with every Spanish-speaking country in the world.

Now that he's retired, the Canyon Country resident is working with the William S. Hart Union High School District to develop a communications system that will work in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

"The school district didn't really have any way to communicate in the event of a disaster," Edwards said. "So the idea is to have a cadre of ham radio operators, with two at each school in the district and also at the administrative offices."

Bob Weber, coordinator of risk management for the district, sent out e-mail messages to district personnel asking if anyone would be interested in learning to operate a ham radio and becoming licensed. He expected a couple of people to respond.

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Anderson County ARES Information

The Anderson County ARES net meets every Tuesday Night at 7PM local time.
We use the the W4SKH Oak Ridge ARC repeaters.

The main repeater is: 146.880 PL Tone 88.5 (Currently Online)
The current back up is: 146.970 (Currently Online)

The ARES Nation Simplex Frequency is 147.420 and will used if required.

The net preamble for the Anderson County ARES net can be found here.

Net Control Station Manual

New FCC BAND PLAN (pdf) Updated Version with a different layout HF Band Plan Vertical (pdf) Courtesy of KB6NU's Ham Radio Blog

If you would like to join Anderson County ARES please complete the application form and submit it by email to Jeff or Moe.

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Jeff Yawn K4IK Emergency Coordinator (865)567-2577
Jim Bogard - KY4L Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Larry Hensley - KB4ITS Asst Emergency Coordinator / Net Manager
Steve Lothridge - KI4RGN Net Manager
Moe Brewer - N4CQW Asst Emergency Coordinator / Webmaster

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