The Sullivan Amateur Radio Club participated today in the Hospital Amateur Radio Network in support of Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, MO. In attendance were Chris Westrick (KD0JVF), Barb Siegfried (KD0JVB), and John McReynolds (KC0NRO).
To quote the St. Louis ARES website, “HARN will provide Amateur Radio Operators to assist hospitals in their communication needs. HARN will provide communication support to enhance hospital preparedness for response to critical incidents in the St. Louis Bi-State region. The Amateur Radio Operators will coordinate with emergency management agencies and other regional first responders to accomplish interoperable communications for hospitals. The hospitals will coordinate drills and exercises among area the hospitals utilizing amateur radio resources. The hospitals will periodically test and exercise their amateur radio equipment located in each facility that has a amateur radio installed.”
After receiving training on the equipment at last night’s club meeting, the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club has renewed its commitment to the hospital to participate in all of these exercises in the future. John McReynolds will be heading up this effort and will help ensure that we have trained people there for each of these events.
Below is a picture of Chris and Barb, hard at work this morning during the exercise!
The November 2018 SARC Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 8th at the Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital at 2354, 751 Sappington Bridge Rd, Sullivan, MO 63080. We will congregate outside the main entrance of the hospital and will be escorted in to a conference room at our normal start time of 6:00 pm. During this meeting, we will all be introduced to the ham radio equipment located at the hospital, how to set it up and put it away and will be trained on how to participate in the quarterly Hospital Amateur Radio Network nets. In addition, we will be planning for our Christmas Party and Ham Jam coming up at the December meeting.
Please join us for this important training and planning!
SARC held a Repeater Cabinet Work Day today and we made tremendous progress in getting it ready to be deployed at the new repeater site (West Sullivan Water Tower). Below are some pictures of things as we made progress throughout the day.
I’d like to personally thank the following people for their time, energy, on-site engineering expertise and their willingness to tolerate me! LOL Seriously, many thanks to Paul Barber (AA0GB), Jerry Waeltermann (KB0DOG), Allan Sieker (AD0FT) and Bob Hollenbeck (KB0OTL) for their efforts. They had GREAT SUCCESS today!
I’d like to add a special thank you to Paul Barber who loaned us the place to work, the tools, the steam cleaner, and many pieces and parts to make this effort a success!
The next Knucklehead Lunch will be held at Cracker Barrel 701 W Springfield Rd, Sullivan, MO 63080 Tuesday January 22nd. at 11:00 am. Everyone is welcome, so come join us!
The next meeting of the Sullivan Amateur Radio Club will be on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting location is the Sullivan Fire Protection District House #5 in the basement meeting room. Please see the Meetings tab for a map of the location. We look forward to seeing you there!
Next Testing Session
Our VE testing team holds quarterly testing sessions at our regularly monthly meetings. These sessions are held at the January, April, July, and October meetings. Registration is required at least one week ahead of the meeting date and can be accomplished by sending a message to the club through the "Contact Us" page of this website. Please include your name, telephone number and the class of license for which you'd like to be tested.