Gables Races

Coral Gables Emergency Communications Team

December Meeting Minutes

Attendance
Jeff
George
David
Lissette
John
Virgil
Raymundo
Jason
John Dalnes
Brandon

Nets
Dec. 17 – Jeff
Dec. 24 – No Net
Dec. 31 – No Net
Jan. 7 – Jason

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Main net will be on the 146.760 until further notice.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Shirt updates – Felipe will be checking on the shirts.  Jeff will follow-up.
  • First Aid certificates have been distributed.
  • JOB updates – no complaints, everything was wonderful, committee was happy.
  • Felipe – trying to get shirts. Is getting quotes and is trying to get city’s permission.

Nice kit updates

  • Work party was cancelled.

New Business

  • Trailer update – generator is fine. Painting the trailer is mentioned but it would be harder to get the decals back up then is necessary. David will make a trailer wish list for Jason.

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • Miami Marathon – Jan 25th
  • Cert class 24th – Class is full at this time
  • Hamvention – 30-31
  • MS150 – March 7&8
  • February Field Training during meeting time.

Refreshments
Volunteers?

Training

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November Meeting Minutes

Attendence
Jeff
Lenny
George
Art
David
Lissette
John
Virgil
John
Justin
Jason
John Dalnes

Nets
Nov. 12 – Jason
Nov. 19 – David
Nov 26 – TBD
Dec.3 – Felipe
Dec. 10 – Jeff

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Main net will be on the 146.760 until further notice.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Shirt updates – Felipe will be checking on the shirts.  Jeff will follow up.
  • Freedom Ride Updates: It was an amazing event!  Achilles cyclists had a blast.  Raised a ton of money for wounded warrior.  Raised enough to purchase 3 hand cycles for the Achilles Foundation.

Nice kit updates

  • Switching to the new trickle chargers. Takes a longer time to charge the batteries with these chargers, but are smaller. We are rebuilding and replenishing the kits.

New Business

  • Status of147.150 – Running just fine.
  • Trailer update – Trailer is in good shape.
  • First Aid training scheduled for the August meeting. Bring $10 for supplies and cards.

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • Testing November Meeting
  • UM Free Flea Nov. 15th
  • Tour de Cure Nov 23rd
  • JOB Parade Nov. 30th
  • Miami Marathon

Refreshments
Volunteers?

Training

Upcoming Meeting

This is a reminder that we will be offering VE testing this Saturday at 11am. VE’s please be prepared to assist.

October 2014 Meeting Minutes

Attendence

Jeff
John
Arturo
Felipe
Jason
David
Lissette
Don
Annie
Raul
Dan
Barry

Nets

October 15 – Felipe
October 22 – Dan
October 29 – Jeff
November 5 – David
November 12 – Jason

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Main net will be on the 146.760 until further notice.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Shirt updates

Nice kit updates

New Business

  • Status of local repeaters

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • October 19 – EBC Freedom Ride
  • November 8 – Testing during Meeting
  • November 15 – UM Free Flea
  • November 23 – Tour de Cure
  • November 30 – JOB Parade
  • January 30-31 – Hamfest
  • February 1 – Miami Marathon
  • Any Community events coming up?

Refreshments
Volunteers?

Training

July Meeting Minutes

Attendence
Jeff
Jason
John
Dan
George
Lissette
David
Virgil
John Kolasiniski

Nets

July 16 – Jeff
July 23 – Jason
July 30 – John
August 6 – David

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Main net will be on the 146.760 until further notice.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Farmers Market
  • Shirt updates – Will be about $20 a piece. We may be able to get them with a pocket.
    Nice kit updates

  • Switching to the new trickle chargers. Takes a longer time to charge the batteries with these chargers, but are smaller. We are rebuilding and replenishing the kits.

New Business

  • Status of147.150 – Running just fine.
  • Trailer update – Trailer is in good shape.
  • First Aid training scheduled for the August meeting. Bring $10 for supplies and cards.

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • Kayak Challenge – September 13
  • EBC Speedway Freedom Ride – October 19
  • Any Community events coming up?

Refreshments
Volunteers?
Training

June Meeting Minutes

Attendence
Jason
John
Lenny
George
Miguel
Brandon
Annie
Don
Lissette
David
Julio
Virgil
John Kolasiniski

Nets

June 18 – Jason
June 25th – Jason
July 2nd – David
July 9th – Lenny

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Main net will be on the 146.760 until further notice.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • Website – http://www.gablesraces.com or .net
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Farmers Market – It was nice. Got to meet new people, good way to promote what we do here.
  • Shirt updates – Key people for shirts are not in attendance. Will revisit this at a later date.
  • Nice kit updates- David and Justin are going to build a prototype to show everyone. No updates as of right now. There are lots of failure points, which is the reason for the redesign. Also, it is currently very heavy and will try to lighten it up.
  • Remember about notification of being out of town.
  • Remember Event After-Action reports

New Business

  • .150 is running great. No complaints so far
  • Trailer update – Trailer is in good shape. Roof developed a leak and swelled the drop down table in the center because it is made of particle board.
  • First Aid training scheduled for the August meeting. Bring $10 for supplies and cards.
  • Thank you for all your help with the Lotus House ride. It was a great success, and they were able to raise $45,000 from that ride, which is a great feat considering it was the first year for this ride, and it was supposed to be a small ride.
  • Miami-Dade is starting a RACES team. The meetings will take place quarterly before the Dade Radio Club meeting at the Miami Dade EOC all information will be at http://www.miamidaderaces.org website and w4nvu.com will also have info.

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • Field Day – June 28-29: will be allowed to set up the Friday before. Can bring tents. DRC is taking Hambulance. Will trailer go? Bring own generator, setup, batteries. Should be working off auxiliary power. Will be at 288st & 187Ave at the Campbell Agricultural Center
  • October – DRC weekend out in the field
  • Any other Community events coming up?

Refreshments
Volunteers?

Announcements: Don – Reportable weather is slacking as of late, even when operators are on the air and in bad weather. Please remember to report bad weather via weather net. There also is a weekly net WX4SFL net Thursday at 7pm on 444.025 PL 107.2 in Margate.

David – Interstate call boxes that are no longer being used, it is being considered for a repeater linking system.

147.505, Naples repeater on DMR and Miguel can hear it loud and clear.

Hamfest – Met with Miccosukkee people and contacted the Youth Fair people and are waiting to see who gives the better rate.

Revisit – Gables RACES handbooks need to be updated. Make it electronic?

ANNOUNCEMENT: May Skywarn Meeting

This is a reminder that the NWS will be conducting Skywarn training for CG RACES’ May meeting. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, May 10th 9 AM to 130 PM. (Please arrive by 830 AM to sign-in)

This will be both Basic and Advanced courses.

Visit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/?n=skywarn for info.

PLEASE RSVP to WX0WX at Donmia{AT}gmail{DOT}com to confirm your seat.

ANNOUNCEMENT: May Meeting

The CG RACES group is sponsoring Skywarn training for our May meeting, Saturday, May 10th, from 9 AM to 130 PM. (Please arrive by 830 AM to sign-in)

This will be both Basic and Advanced courses.

Visit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/?n=skywarn for info.

PLEASE RSVP to WX0WX to confirm your seat.

April 2014 Meeting Minutes

Nets

Apr. 16 John Dalnes
Apr. 23 Jason
Apr. 30 Justin
May 7 Don
May 14 Jeff

  • Coral Gables Zone Net on Wednesday 7pm usually on 147.150 (+) pi 94.8.  Until further notice or until we hear from K4AG that .150 is back as it should be, we will be using 146.760.
  • Remember, Net Controls must check into the Wednesday night Main Net at 7:30pm to give the Net count to the Main Net Control operator when he/she asks for Coral Gables
  • Please email net report to Jeff
  • Please remember to follow back-up procedures if the primary person does not show.

Old Business

  • Current Copy of License/ARRL Training Certificates – Jeff must have from everyone. Please make sure to keep your personal information updated with Jeff and Lissette including amateur license and any training certificates.
  • Website – http://www.gablesraces.com or .net
  • ID Cards – Any problems? Call Martha 305-460-5424. Justin and John pending at this point.
  • Nice kit updates- Jason hasn’t been able to due much of anything.  Chargers are here, and everything needed to update them is here.  Just hasn’t had time.  Volunteers needed to help engineer them.  David and Justin have volunteered to bring up ideas.
  • Remember about notification of being out of town.
  • Remember Event After-Action reports

New Business

  • Trailer update – Trailer is in good shape.
  • Skywarn training February 22nd with the county
  • First Aid Training TBD $10 fees for materials.
  • We will place the order for shirts during the May meeting. Brandon is working on the order form.
  • Jason gave Jeff three of the trickle chargers for the NIC kits.  Two of them are for Felipe.

Continuing Education – Online FEMA Courses

  • http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp – FEMA Website
  • www.gablesraces.com – Coral Gables ARES/RACES Website
  • All Active Members of the Coral Gables ARES/RACES team must have IS 100 and 700.  IS 200 and 800 are optional, but are highly encouraged.
  • When you receive your certificate, please make a copy and hive it to Jeff for placement in your file.
  • Members may take as many of the online FEMA courses as they wish beyond the required ones for membership.  All of the courses are free and easily reached through the able website addresses.

Upcoming Events

  • TBD First Aid Training
  • May 4 – Lotus House Ride
  • Jun 28-29 – Field Day
  • Any other Community events coming up?

 

Announcement

For folks who want shirts, PLEASE plan on bringing funds to pay for the shirts to our next monthly meeting.  If you can’t make the meeting, please give your money to someone who is attending the meeting!  Shirts will not be ordered if we do not have funds prior to placing the order. Information regarding the shirts and pricing can be found at this link or you can also see it at our Yahoo Group under the Files section.

Also note that Lloyd will be conducting first-aid and CPR training at our meeting.  If you want to receive a certification card–I believe the fee is $10 per certification…