January 2012 RACES Radio Drill

Hello all Stations:

I hope you all had a terrific holiday season, and I wish you the best in 2012!

Our first radio test drill is rapidly approaching this Monday night, January 9th.  Remember that drills falling on a state holiday are automatically rescheduled for the second Monday of the month.  This will not happen again until Labor Day.

Our traditional “blizzard” season is almost upon us.  To be sure we are ready for power problems associated with these storms, we will check readiness in both repeater and simplex using ONLY NON-COMMERICIAL POWER SOURCES.  These can be battery (preferred), but can also done with auxiliary, gen-set, or green power sources.  Please be sure to report which one you are using when asked by your NCS.

The HF team will start the process, followed by region checkins on 6m.  R2 is the NCS for this portion this month.

WECT please assume the guard for all R3 calls.

I desire the widest possible dissemination on voice nets, email lists, websites, and Facebook/Twitter.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing you on Monday night!

NEW:  Follow me on Twitter @WC1MA, and Facebook handle WXMAN26!

Regards and 73,

Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
State RACES Officer (Acting),
Member of the MEMT,
Member of the MA State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC), and Policies and Programs subcommittee
Chairperson, Amateur Radio Working Group

New Office Answering Service: 978.293.7858

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