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Lee Ilse, KE7OED
It is my sad duty to report that one of our longtime
Larry joined the Army after growing up in east
After his second retirement, Larry and his wife Karen
happily traveled the United States in their RV showing their prize-winning
dogs, but always stayed in touch with
Larry has served as both Vice President and Material
Services, with military honors, were held on
COCHISE AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
The meeting was called to order at by Vice-President NJ7C. Other board members present were KD7TDL (Treasurer), KD7HAB (Secretary), and WB6OTS (Member at Large). KD7OED (President) was absent.
A motion by KC8
Treasurer’s Report KD7TDL
reported that as of
Vice President’s Report
a. Board Meeting Last Week – The board reviewed the status of the Hamfest and had further discussion of the MCU Fence proposal: the board recommendation was to defer all budget decisions until after the Hamfest.
b. Membership Update.
Upcoming Events: 6
Armed Forces Crossband Test; 3 JUN
d. The club web page has changed to www.k7rdg.org
Special Report: KB7ND announced that a memorial service for KF7TJ (Larry Warren – SK) is on Friday at at the main post chapel.
Member at Large Hamfest Report: WB6OTS reported that everything is going good and is on schedule; if you want more tickets he still has some available.
Technical Report: KB7RDG had no report this month.
Races Report: N7INK
reported that this has been an extremely busy month for RACES. There are currently
60 members who participated in 4 drill/ training sessions, 1 public service
event, and 4 emergency operations in the past month for a total of 367
volunteer hours. The public service event was the annual La Vuelta de Bisbee
bicycle races, and the emergency call-outs included a search for two
ARCA Report: There has been no ARCA meeting since the last
1. The BLM Lease renewal is still in the works. WB6OTS will discuss status with Sheriff Deaver during an upcoming ride-along.
2. The board reviewed a draft budget last month – no final budget recommendation will come to the general membership until after the Hamfest.
3. Corporation Commission Report: KD7OED has prepared the report, KD7TDL is preparing financial summary.
4. MCU Fencing: The board wishes to defer decision until after the Hamfest, but is inclined to not ask for member labor to install it. N7INK reported that Mike Evans is trying to find some extra funds to help with the fence.
New Business: NJ7C suggested that we should think about doing something in memory of KF7TJ. One suggestion was to name the spring Hamfest in his honor, but no decisions will be made until more ideas are presented and discussed.
The 50/50 drawing amount was $38.00. K9TED won $19.00 and donated his half to the antenna fund.
The meeting was adjourned at
Cochise Amateur Radio Association
Bob Hollister N7INK
The following is the monthly report I submit to the ARRL every month.
I usually don't send this to the membership but decided that you might be interested in what the combined stats say about our monthly
activities. You know we have been busy because many of you deployed
for one or more of these activities but rarely do you see the combined
activity report. Thank you for your continued support.
Monthly DEC/EC Report
AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE
Total number of ARES members: 60 Change since last month: None
Local Net Name: Cochise County ARES/RACES Net Total sessions: 2
NTS liaison is maintained with the AZ Traffic and Emergency Net = Yes
Number of drills, tests and training sessions this month: 4 Person hours:
Number of public service events this month: 1 Person hours: 144
Number of emergency operations this month: 4 Person hours: 103
Total number of ARES operations this month: 9 Total Person hours: 367
The search this evening was for a gentleman in his mid fifties
suffering from dementia. SV PD located him in town only a couple
blocks away from an earlier residence.
3 x 3 = 9 Hours
Pierce Plane Crash (4-12) - A light experimental aircraft crashed
team deployed the
2 deployed x 8 = 16
1 deployed x 4 = 4
2 Home Unit x 8 = 16
Total 36 hrs
Training Exercise - Chiricahua (4/22)
Deployed the county communications unit to assist
Search and Rescue conduct ground tracking training in the
The mission was called late Sunday to assist in locating a
15 year old young man who was a walkaway
from his home on
The individual and his dog were located around Monday afternoon
south of the San Pedro House. It was calculated that he had traveled in
excess of 11.5 miles
barefoot!! After being checked by the medics he was released
to his father. Considering that this young man traveled cross
country for the entire time, using few trails and was in such
good condition at the end is quite remarkable.
3 folks x 6 hr shifts x 3 shifts = 54 Hrs
Training Exercise -
to participate in a tri county emergency exercise
2 x 11 = 22 Hrs
La Vuelta de Bisbee Bike Race Support (4/29-30)
Deployed the Communications van to Bisbee to provide
command, control, and safety oversight for the race.
Many law enforcement agencies also involved.
12 x 6 x 2 = 144 Hrs
After completing the bike race support was paged to report to
physical distress. Upon arrival the reported mission from
the Border Patrol could not be clarified as to where to look or
even how many we were looking for. After an hour during which the
Border Patrol flew helicopter sorties to attempt to get
additional information, we were dismissed.
4 x 1 = 4 hrs
Annual Pager Dues - Just a reminder that if you have a RACES
pager that the annual payments are due in June. I have recently
received payments from a couple members and want to thank you
for reminding me it's that time of year again. I am billed monthly
by AZ Paging. I offer the option to pay monthly at $1.50 a month
or annually at $15.00.
Lee Ilse, KE7OED
During our May Hamfest, we received two new book additions
for the Morgan Manor Library. The books were both donated and written by H.
Peter Friedrichs (AC7ZL) an amateur who lives in
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