We meet the first Wednesday of each month, unless a holiday falls on that day when we move it to the following week.
Our speaker for July 6th will be Oliver Dully, K6OLI. He will give a Zoom presentation on “Beginning Winlink with Some Practical Applications such as the “Did You Feel It” (DYFI) Earthquake Program and Hospital Support in LA County.”
We will learn, for example, how to report earthquake intensity to the United States Geographical Survey (USGS), even when commercial communication networks are compromised and amateur radio networks can meet these communication needs.
While not required, Oliver encourages the attendees to follow along and send a Winlink DYFI message to the USGS as part of the presentation. The Winlink program is available for free at https://winlink.org/WinlinkExpress. A helpful guide to setting up a Winlink account is a YouTube video by Stu Sheldon ARES/ACS – https://youtu.be/qSLghO6RgFU?t=313
Oliver serves as District Emergency Coordinator for ARES LAX Northeast, which provides amateur radio communications backup for 911 receiving hospitals in northeastern Los Angeles County. Operators with ARES LAX Northeast use innovative technologies like Winlink with VARA HF, VARA FM, Packet and AREDN mesh, for example, to provide amateur radio solutions for the complex communications demands of medical facilities when commercial options may have been compromised. He is one of the initiators of the VARA FM Winlink Autobahn connecting Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
He has authored several popular Winlink Quick Guides for Packet and VARA FM. Examples of these Winlink Guides can be found on his QRZ page. He coordinates the Winlink Did-you-feel-it (DYFI) project, a Winlink Development Team collaboration with the United States Geological Survey. He lives with his wife Tran, KN6NHI, in Pasadena, CA.
We meet at the Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Doors open at 19:00, meeting starts at 19:30. Join us in-person or online via Zoom or YouTube!
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