ACS – September Meeting and Training – Saturday 9-15-2018

ACS will kick-off its 2018-19 Meeting and Training program on Saturday September 15, 2018 at South Seattle College in Olympic Hall Room 101.  Coffee at 8:30 AM, the meeting begins at 9:00 AM.  The primary focus of our meeting will be to:  1. Recap the public service events and activations of the summer, reviewing what we learned, 2. Hear updates and plans for our current and future projects and 3. Learn about the implementation of the new ACS G-Suite system and the related improvements to document management, messaging and web services.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting.

It’s Summer Join the Fun – Sign up for a Public Service Event

Supporting public service events is a great way to hone your Emcomm radio communications skills and gain experience working on a team as well as supporting good causes in your community. Watch this space for upcoming opportunities:

 

Big Foot 200 – August 10-14, 2018 (Friday – Tuesday) Join an outstanding group of Amateur Radio operators, gathered from across Western Washington and Northern Oregon, in providing communications for a 200-Mile Ultra-Endurance Trail Run.  For more information follow this link.

Columbia Winery Charity Walk & Run – benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital HAM volunteers are needed to support safety and communications for this event, scheduled for Saturday August 18, 2018.

 

This is an annual charitable event to fund uncompensated treatment at Children’s’ Hospital.  Children’s’ hospital provides specialized care for children with unique and difficult medical needs.  Their physicians and staff are generally regarded as the best in the Northwest for their areas of specialty..

This event involves tracking and supporting runners and walkers in 5 and 10k events.  The event is of short duration and you can expect to be done and on the way home before noon.

In addition to fixed posts we especially need people who can operate by bicycle with APRS.  We will have one or two loaner radios for this purpose.

Where:  Directions – The race will start & finish at the Columbia Winery:14030 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072    Volunteers are asked to report before 7:30 at the Net Control Shelter near the Starting Line

Please contact George Thornton AE7G at gtlaw@seanet.com if you are available to help.     (Please note – this is not an official ACS or City of Seattle sponsored event)

 Plain 100 – Endurance Run September 15 and 16 in the mountains between Lake Wenatchee and the Entiat River. 

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WILD FIRE ON COURSErevised 8-10-18 (Please note – this is not an official ACS or City of Seattle sponsored event)

Basic EmComm Class available for Sign-up (Oregon ACES)

Seattle ACS is offering the Oregon ACES course on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20 at South Seattle College Olympic Hall room 101; 0800 – 1700.   You can sign up for the class by going to www.OregonACES.org  finding the applicable class listing and clicking register.

There is a cost of $25 per student which pays for the course materials. You pay when you arrive at class by check or cash. ICS-100, 200 and 700 are required to obtain a course completion certificate, but you can take the ACES class first and your course certificate will be provided after you complete the ICS classes.

The class runs the full day both days, please plan accordingly.  For further information you can contact Carl Leon (carl.leon@wingrider.net)

ACES classes tend to fill up, so if interested you are encouraged to register soon.