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Great Washington Shakeout

The 2017 Great Washington Shakeout Drill is coming soon. On October 19th, 2017 you can join thousands of Washingtonians and millions of people world wide and participate in this community awareness earthquake drill. At 10:19 AM you’ll get the message to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On!”. It’s quick and easy to sign up at: SHAKEOUT When you register you’ll receive […]

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Local news about Amateur Radio

It appears to have turned into 10 seconds on the air but the full segment is online. http://www.king5.com/news/local/disaster/how-to-make-sure-you-can-communicate-with-your-family-during-a-disaster/457410603   How to make sure you can communicate with family during a … www.king5.com Your typical methods of communication may not work in a disaster. Scott Honaker, N7SS Communications Coordinator Snohomish County Emergency Management

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Brendon Cowan, San Juan County DEM Director shared this link and Bryan asked me share it with all. It’s an interesting podcast about the huge 1964 Alaska earthquake. Please check this out: http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/chance-anchorwoman-great-alaska-earthquake/transcript/ Peter, WA7FUS

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Dan, N6AU, has provided programming files for the Alinco DR135, DR235 and DR435 mono-band radios. You can find them under Files/Frequencies/Alinco

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Welcome Elizabeth!

Elizabeth Farr, KI7EBJ, is one of our newly minted Hams from MERT. She received preliminary training at  the Eagle Crest Fire Station yesterday and is ready to communicate. As part of her MERT responsibility, she visits the Fire Station monthly. I have asked her to do a radio check each month when she’s there. Please […]

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First Storm of 2016

Congratulations to all of us for a well executed drill. We held 3 Callouts on Saturday and received responses from HAMs on San Juan, Lopez, Orcas and Shaw. The EOC was activated and Brendan was pleased that Ed and I dropped by. Had the storm materialized as forecast, San Juan HAMs stood ready. OTOH …

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MERT is On the Air!

At a club meeting earlier this year we were introduced to MERT, the Major Emergency Response Team. We invited them to take a Ham Class to increase their communications capability and minted several new Hams. The San Juan Island plan has been to out-fit 5 outlying stations with 2m radios. Cape San Juan Little Mountain Eagle […]

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Here is the letter of recognition which SJCARS received from the San Juan County Council. SJI_Council-SJCARS  

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