VECTOR May 2023 News

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Previous newsletters can be found in the archive.

1. Coming Meeting | 2. News | 3. Learn | 4. On Air | 5. Notable | 6. Secondaries | 7. Meetings

1. Coming Meeting

Our next members' meeting will be held Wednesday, May 3, at City Hall and online using Zoom.

Detailed agenda included in e-mail to members.

2. Community News - What’s Coming

  • May 27 DSA Activation Exercise and Social
  • Your response matters for Civic Event Planning
  • 3 selected for EOC Essentials May 18
  • Check In and Chat now weekly
  • Learn to diagnose radio station issues?
  • City suspends vaccination policy

May 27 DSA Activation Exercise and Social

We will hold a major picnic social for all VECTOR members and families to come together.

  • before: fixers can help out (Darryl’s email: “Help Needed: DSA equipment work ahead of May exercise”)
  • at DSAs: keep your DSA skills ready - RSVP for exercise
  • at social: celebrate your part in VECTOR

RSVP for the social

Your response matters for Civic Event Planning

To effectively serve at public events, we must know how many operators can serve.

If you see other events that need us, please let us know.

3 selected for EOC Essentials May 18

VEMA was able to fit three volunteers in the spring class. Next course is in October.

Check-in and Chat now weekly

You can join the ideas board, fb group, and Zello channel to help operators in the wider community run this net. VECTOR volunteers operating net control build up volunteer time. Learn more about the net.

Learn to diagnose radio station issues?

You can learn how to debug your station. Let’s start a hands-on workshop!.

City suspends vaccination policy

People joining as staff and volunteers can join without verifying vaccination for COVID-19.

Help with, Work On, and Learn about

3. Upcoming Training & Practice Opportunities

4. On Air Radio Activities

Local Nets | Program | Calendar | Jessé VE7DET | Team Page | Team Mail

May 27 DSA Activation - 2023-05-27

Time Estimate: 3 hours

  • All 6 DSAs in one or two shifts
  • Timing depends on crew size
  • Sign up

Get to know other members on air - Friday Nights on VE7RVF

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

Get involved

Keep Formal Net Skills Sharp on Weekly Net - 20:00 weekly on Wednesdays, VE7TEL

Time Estimate: 30 minutes

Checking in on Wednesdays stretches a few less-used skills. Details below in 6. Weekly Nets.

5. Announcements, Notables, etc.

6. Weekly Net

Catch the weekly net at 20:00 every Wednesday on the VE7TEL repeater: VECTOR channel 2, 145.170 MHz -600 kHz.

Each week, a secondary net follows on a different frequency, providing opportunities for amateur radio operators to test radios using other bands and modes of operation.

Schedule for upcoming secondary net frequencies:
Date Channel Frequency Information
May 03 44 146.430 MHz
May 10 20 147.200 MHz +600 kHz T100.0 Hz
May 17 7 147.450 MHz T100.0 Hz simplex
May 24 4 146.580 MHz simplex
May 31 1 145.450 MHz -600 kHz T100.0 Hz

7. Monthly Members' Meetings

VECTOR gathers on the first Wednesday of each month to keep its operations flowing. Connect in our Zoom virtual space unless otherwise noted.

Add to your calendar

The next 4 Monthly Members' Meeting dates:
  • May 3 - 18:30 (City Hall)
  • June 7 - 18:30 (ECOMM)
  • July 5 - 18:30 (location pending)
  • August 2 - 18:30 (location pending)

Connect with others before and after the main session:

  • Join early (15 minutes) at 18:15
  • Hang around after (20 minutes) until roughly 20:50
  • We’ll have breakout areas available

Please find the link to the Zoom online conference room in your email edition of the newsletter for joining remotely or on your BetterImpact homepage. You can sign up for upcoming members' meetings in BetterImpact to log your meeting time automatically.

Tnx es 73,

VE7DET || Jessé Neri, President (he|him)
[email protected]

VA7DPO || Darryl Pogue, Vice President (he|him)

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