November is the start of flood season in the Chehalis River Valley. December begins the lowland snow season. This is the time of year to change a few things out in your ARES go-bag. …Continue reading
During a very rainy evening, the Centralia ARES team toured our local 911 Dispatch Center. At the time of our visit, the communications techs were working only three computer consoles – Centralia/Chehalis police departments, Lewis County Sheriffs office/ various small town police departments and the fire/medical teams. It was a quiet evening so we were able to ask questions and enjoyed a nice tour which also included the backroom electronics as well as the amateur radio system. After the tour, the team took time to enjoy a”training debrief” at the local Dairy Queen.
Under cloudy skies, but thankfully no rain, final adjustments and upgrades were made to the K7CEM repeaters. With the help of a great volunteer team, a new antenna stand off was installed, the antenna was moved slightly, and hardline replaced the regular coax previously used. Thanks to everyone who gave their time to make this happen.