146.780 Repeater is down

Update: Ice took out the antenna. Plan is to install a temporary in the near future, with a permanent fix when the weather improves.

The 146.78 repeater on Marys Peak went down sometime before Christmas Day. The cause will not be known until the responsible personnel are able to get to the site. The repeater is owned by Benton County ARES, and provides coverage over most of the Willamette Valley and much of the central coast. The nightly WOVEN net (7:30 pm each evening) will continue when possible on the 146.72 machine on Prairie Peak, but will be sporadic, as it is not reachable by several of the net controls.

Officers for 2016 Elected

Officers for 2016 were elected at the Annual Meeting December 8:

President: Mike Eastman N7ONP
Vice President: Bill Brown Jr. KF7SIE
Secretary: Ginnie Goblirsch W7OTR
Treasurer: Bill Brown Sr. KE7VUW

The Board of Directors consists of these officers, plus:

Immediate Past President: Joe Joncas WA7MHB
Club License Trustee: Mike Eastman

ARES Update

The following is an update on Oregon Section Emergency Management and the Oregon Emergency Management Amateur Radio Unit released today by Oregon Section Manager Everett Curry W6ABM:

http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=04db85a1ebf6a626aa517eccc&id=907636d693&e=a9f6957639

August 11 meeting

For the August Club Meeting we are going to meet at the pakt on the north end of the Yaquina Bay bridge at 6PM. Actually some of us will be there very early to insure that we get the park benches. Bring a desert or snack. We discussed this yesterday at “pie” and decided not to do a full picnic. Many will have already had dinner by then. But, if you need food, don’t hesitate to bring your own meal. We will have an HF rig set up and operating. Bring your hand held radios. Also bring your family and friends.

Any questions? More to follow.

Joe WA7MHB

P.S. Bring warm clothes – even at 75 degrees it was chilly in the shade and wind.