Upcoming Activities & Events

May 28Paul Bunyan's Ladies & Gentlemen's Net
Sunday
NO NET - - Memorial Day Weekend!
Jun 4Paul Bunyan's Ladies & Gentlemen's Net
Sunday
7PM Check-in on the 147.040 MHz W8HUF Repeater (123 Hz PL)

Net Control: Stan, W8SZ

A fun Net, including a place to get information, sell/buy Amateur Radio related items and hear about all of your latest "war" stories, contacts, projects, etc. Also a great way to hone your radio net skills for the new amateur radio operators - - please check-in!

Click on Thumbnail picture to see the Net Outline.
Jun 10District #3 Quarterly EC/RO Meeting
Saturday, 1:30PM
Midland Law Enforcement Center; 2727 Rodd St., (989) 631-5716

Agenda from N8LBF Pending
Jun 14 - Jun 17June Full Scale Exercise
INFO from: John, WB8RCR, Michigan SEC
"Just got a call from Alex Abdun-Nabi (the new Amanda Bresler). It looks like we will be written into the script for the June FSE. This will be a long exercise, June 14-17. There is some talk about taking
the opportunity to test locking down the SEOC for an extended stay."
- - Additional Details To Follow --
Jun 15Alcona County Amateur Radio Group Meeting (Third Thursday of the Month)
6:30 pm
Thursday

Alcona Co. EMS/EOC Building, 2600 E M-72. Free Refreshments.
------------PRELIMINARY AGENDA--------------
- Pledge of Allegiance, Introductions & Review Agenda
- Standing Committees:
>>Youth Program - - K8AKL
>>Radio Systems & Operating Equipment; VE Team - - W8HUF
>>Web Site, Trailer Projects - - KC8KPV
- Review of Recent Events:
- Status of Projects:
- - Technician Class & VE Exam Session
- - Discuss Plans for Michigan State Parks On The Air (MSPOTA)
- - Review Motorola & Kenwood HT's provided by the EMS
- Other Items:
- 10 Min. Break
- - Program:
Finalize Field Day Plans
Jun 24 - Jun 25ARRL Field Day at the Lincoln ARA Site
Saturday and Sunday (Saturday Setup starting at 2pm at the ARA Site, PLEASE arrive by 1:30pm)

Field Day contest event starts at 2pm on Saturday and ends at 5 pm on Sunday.
2 meals and refreshments provided, All Invited
BE SURE to wear your Orange hats & vests and display your ID's

CLICK on the ARRL flag for additional ARRL details
Jul 1Harrisville Fireworks
7 pm - 11 pm
Saturday

Family BBQ at 7PM (Hams & Families) and Fireworks at Harrisville Harbor

Help with communications (146.535 Simplex), directions and parking (wear your Orange gear, ID's)
Work with the Sheriff's Office, DNR, Coast Guard, EMS, Fire Dept. & Fireworks Display Co.
Enjoy the fireworks, BBQ (before & after the fireworks) and "play" radio in the Communications Trailer
Jul 14 - Jul 16Chamber of Commerce Festival
Set up Communication Trailer in front of Tent
Aug 4Emergency Management Table Top Exersize

Friday; Time TBD

Dam Failure: Details from Buffy Carr, EM pending
Aug 5Alcona 4-H Fun Day
Saturday 10am - 3pm at the ARA Site (Fairgrounds in Lincoln)

We hope to have our new 4-H members and those from previous years manage our exhibits and directly meet potential new 4-H Hams.

The event (free for the public to attend) will include club displays, games, displays from the Alcona MSU Extension office as well as a children’s book giveaway, bake sale and a free hotdog lunch! We will also have a few carnival-type games (dunk tank, bounce house) that will help bring in people off of the street.

We are also hoping to include displays, demonstrations and or exhibits by organizations that may add an element of hands-on fun. There would certainly be no charge for organizations to set up a booth as we are looking to build the scope of interest for the event.

We will have the Communications Trailer setup outside the Home Arts Building.

Refreshments provided.
Aug 7 - Aug 12Alpena County Fair
Info TBD - Bob WB8ZIR


If you can help please show up at any event at 4:30 PM no later than 5:00 PM. Bring your handhelds with extra batteries. The frequency will be 146.535 simplex. Wear your reflective vest, hat, and ID. Also bring a flashlight for night events.

If you don't like traffic control we can use a net control station that will have direct communication to Alpena County Fair Personnel if needed. Others will be on foot patrol to aid in any emergency such as lost kids, injured or sick people etc.
Aug 15 - Aug 19Alcona County Fair Week
Provide communications and related support for the Fair at the ARA site in Lincoln. Also demonstrate Amateur Radio from the Communications Trailer.

The Communications Trailer with various Local Emergency Planning and Emergency Management information along with the American Red Cross will be on display for the public and will be manned by LEPC/CERT team members.

Attend any day to demonstrate Amateur Radio from the Communications Trailer.

Especially need help on:

- Friday (8/18) and Saturday (8/19) evening starting at about 4:30 PM
- Saturday Morning at 9 AM for the Mud Run on the Fair Grounds (15 hams needed)
- Wear your hats, vests, ID's
- Will operate on 146.535 MHz Simplex (and Repeater, if required)
- Bring a flashlight and spare batteries for your HT
- Refreshments provided
- With your Orange gear/hat, please ID yourself at the gate so you will NOT have to pay the entrance fee.

- CLICK ON THE FAIR LOGO to get additional info on the Fair Schedule
Sep 22Emergency Management Functional Exersize

Friday; Time TBD

Functional Exercize: Details from Buffy Carr, EM pending
Sep 30Curran's Black Bear Festival
9:00 am - 4:00pm
Saturday ONLY THIS YEAR!

Come down, operate & demonstrate Ham Radio, Morse Code and much more! Communications Trailer, Refreshments. The Communications Trailer will be located at the Township hall in Curran just off M-65/M-72.

Click on Thumbnail Photo for Festival Info.