February 11th Zoom meeting

Zoom Meerting

Hello Everyone,

Winter has arrived here in West Texas this week.  Bone chilling temperatures, ice and snow are forecast.  This always reminds us to be prepared for any and all contingencies.

This week in addition to our usual round robin discussion let’s spend some time reviewing the upcoming Red Cross Drill and the weekly Winlink submissions requested.  Lew, KB5HPT continues to host Winlink Tuesday and I trust many of our group members enjoy participating in that weekly exercise.   These type exercises are designed to help us become proficient in different modes of communication.  I know that CW and Phone continue to be the communication methods of choice, but they are limited by propagation, amount of information needing to be passed and operators station capabilities.  No criticism here, but we all have limitations on what we can or cannot do with our station operations. 

When using the new digital modes and low power, small stations are very capable of passing emergency traffic.  With the unrest in the nation and changing weather patterns our value in communication for our communities may be ramped up significantly in the future.

Next week we will have a presentation on the SHARES program and I continue to ask for your input on what programs you would like to have presented.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening.  The Zoom information is below. 

Topic: ARRL WTX Section Weekly Roundtable

Time: Feb 11, 2021 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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