May 14, 2013: SEPA Task Force pelican cases (rescheduled from March).
June 22-23, 2013: Field Day
July 9, 2013: Presentation from the Bucks County Health Department; N3RAY's ATV setup.
September 10, 2013: Briefing meeting for the Simulated Emergency Test.
If you have a specific topic you would like to present or discuss at a future meeting, please contact KB3GJT.
Meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 7:30 pm at the Bucks County EOC. Other meetings will be announced on the list and on the weekly net.
Ben Wilson Senior Center
January 2012 was a general discussion meeting.
In March 2012, we discussed what kind of structure BCARES should follow as an organization. Meeting minutes can be found here.
In May 2012, Jason, N3RAY, presented an excellent refresher on ICS and NIMS. A PDF of the presentation can be found here.
In July 2012, Michael, KB3GJT, presented the state of emergency communications to the Warminster Amateur Radio Club. Audio of the presentation is posted on WI3Z.com. The Powerpoint can be found here.
September 2012, Jason, N3RAY, guided us through a table-top exercise covering a variety of emergency communications scenarios.
November 2012's meeting was a review of APRS in Emergency Communication. The Powerpoint is here.
January 2013's meeting focused on NTS, and the use and setup of the county field kits. We discovered a number of areas where we could contribute improvements.
The agenda for March 2013 had to be changed at the last minute due to the unavailability of the equipment under discussion. Instead, we discussed setting up an ad-hoc cross-band repeater with the Yaesu FT-8800 among other minor topics.