Friday, February 28, 2014

Lyon County Severe Weather Net

Dean KD0AZZ made the announcement last night on the Thursday EARS 2M net that he was starting a Lyon County Severe Weather Net for the spring.

The net will meet at 146.985 on Wednesdays at 9pm (local).

The regular club net is every Thursday at 9pm and the ARES I-4 net is Sunday at 9pm.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ham Of The Year

Hi Everybody:

At the end of 2012, the club recognized Jon Holder N0OFG for his efforts on behalf of amateur radio. So far this year, we have not done this, however, Don Johnson AA0DF is having a plaque made to recognize this year's amateur radio operator who has made significant contributions to the club and to amateur radio in general.

The exec committee has decided to make this process a bit more inclusive this year. If there is a member of EARS and who you feel has made significant contributions to amateur radio, especially in the last year, please nominate them. The Ham of the Year will get a certificate and get to keep and display the plaque for a year.

To nominate somebody, send me an e-mail with their name and a short (3 to 4 sentences) description of their contributions. It can even be a list. The exec committee will then decide among the nominations and announce the Ham of the Year at the eyeball meeting on 15 March.

Please send nominations to me via e-mail by 7 March to kd0oix(at)

Obviously, the exec committee is not eligible to be nominated. It was felt that some people would rather not know if they had been nominated and so in that spirit, the exec committee will make the decision as it has in the past couple of years.



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

KD0AZZ SKYWARN Presentation

Hi Everybody:
As promised at the eyeball meeting, here are the various links to the pamphlets, books, courses, or training sessions that were mentioned during Dean's (KD0AZZ) presentation.

It was great to see so many people there and to see some new faces.  I hope to see you all again in March and please stay in touch.

1)   Douglas County, KS Emergency Management is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 Severe Weather Symposium which will be held on April 12, 2014 at KU Memorial Union. Stay informed of the latest updates by visiting our symposium website at <> or our Facebook page at

2) This is the link to  "Weather Spotter's Field Guide" in a pdf format.  You can either print your own or load it onto your various mobile devices to always have with you.

3) This is the URL for the "SKYWARN Spotter Convective Basics" course.  I have taken both the face-to-face version and the online version.  They cover almost exactly the same stuff.

73 de KD0OIX



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73 de K0SSZ