Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

WECG meets the second Thursday of every month at 7 PM (19:00). During the COVID pandemic, we have been meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link is sent out to members. If interested in joining, contact our membership coordinator Leslie Langdon leslie.langdon@gmail.com.

The latest membership meeting was recorded and available for viewing from the member page.

Upcoming training

Comm Van training: Coming soon. As soon as a mission number is issued, dates will be announced. To prepare for the upcoming rainy season and all missions that WECG may be asked to support, we will continue our training sessions that started with Field Day.

Subjects that we can cover include:

   *  Sartopo usage. We had a short session on this during Field Day but more people will want to fully understand     this program.

    * The process of “calling out” the van and putting it into service.

     * Details of supporting a Search and Rescue mission.

     * Using the com van resources:

        – Operation of the various radios ie. DEM, HF, SAR, DMR, GMRS, etc.

        – Digital operation; Winlink (VHF, HF)

        – Logging and other documentation

     * Skills: Drone operation, high-resolution imagery, screwdriver antenna….

 For those of us that are new to the van, I have started a document that describes, in detail, the processes involved with van deployment and operation. This document is attached to this email both as a .doc (if you would like to edit, or contribute) and a .pdf for reading. Please help me make this document complete and correct and let me know of other subjects you would like to see.

I also had hoped to attach a video created by Andy Saylor on Sartopo operation. The file was too large so it can be found on “Teams” here: Microsoft Teams

Regional Events

Find amateur radio events around the northwest here.

Field Day 2022

Field Day 2022 was the weekend of June 24-26. Great fun was had by all. See you next year!

Communications Van
Food is always a big part of Field Day.

 

Field Day is a time to put up big towers
For a different kind of DXs