Upcoming Activities & Events

Jul 30Paul 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.
Jul 31 - Aug 5Alpena County Fair
Info from - Bob WB8ZIR
The Fair this year starts on July 31 and ends in August 5th. We are only needed 2 DAYS THIS YEAR!.

FRIDAY, AUG. 4th is the "Bump and Run" event at 7:00 PM; show up time is 4:30 PM but no later 5:00 PM.

SATURDAY AUGUST 5th is the "Open Wheel Mud Drags" at 8:00 PM. Show up time no later than 5:30PM.

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 4Emergency Management Table Top Exersize
Friday; Time 10am to about Noon

Fri, Aug 4 Dam Failure Orientation & Tabletop Ex at the
EOC/Commissioner's Mtg Room


Dam Failure: Details from Buffy Carr, EM pending
NOTE: FUNCTIONAL EXERSIZE on September 22
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 6Paul 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.
Aug 13Paul 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.
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
Aug 20Paul 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.
Aug 27Paul 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.
Sep 3Paul Bunyan's Ladies & Gentlemen's Net
Sunday
7PM - - NO NET TODAY - -LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Sep 22Emergency Management Functional Exersize
Friday; 9am to about noon.

At the EOC 2600 M-72 Harrisville, MI for
Dam Failure Functional Exersize

Details from Buffy Carr, EM pending

NOTE: TABLE TOP EXERSIZE was on August 4
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.