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Island County Amateur Radio Club
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 Island County Amateur Radio Club will present a public briefing about a June multi-state disaster preparedness exercise at its monthly meeting at 9 a.m., April 30, in the Wifire conference room, 1651 East Main Street, Freeland.

Exercise representative Michael Chaplin will discuss the four-day Cascadia Rising 2016 exercise involving government and private organizations throughout the Pacific northwest.

Michael Chaplin's background includes: Professor and Department Head Emeritus, Iowa State University; Training Officer - Washington State Races, Training Officer - Western Washington Section ARES, ASRO - Washington State Races, and ASEC - Western Washington Section ARES.

Mike was first licensed as a novice in 1972.  His main amateur radio interests are in Emergency Communications, DX, and Contesting; He is a Past RO and EC, Benton County, Ore; Member of the Whatcom Emergency Communications Group; Past Training Officer WECG;   Member - ARRL continuously since 1973; Life member – QCWA; Member of the PNWCBCG since inception; Board member of the WWARA; Operating awards: DXCC, WAS, WPX, WAZ; Commissioned as Communications Officer, Ferndale Police Department – 2008. Past faculty advisor Oregon State ARC, Penn State ARC, Iowa State ARC.

Dues for 2016 were due in January and are now considered delinquent as of 31 March 2016

All delinquent members were purged or otherwise removed from all ICARC lists [email, rosters, et. al.] as of 31 March 2016

Nets, Meetings, Drills and Events

Weekly Nets
Daily[exc Sun]        9:00 AM VHF Net - 146.86/147.22 repeaters
Sunday                    7:00 PM Packet net - peer to peer 145.630 MHz
Sunday                    7:30 PM VHF net - 146.860/147.220 repeaters
Sunday                    7:45 PM HF net on 28.410 MHz
Thursday                7:30 PM HF net on 28.410 MHz

Next Meeting is
April 30th, 2016 at 0900
in the Whidbey Telecom Conference Room
1651 Main Street, Freeland
Program is Cascadia Rising 2016 Update
Food Handler's Class - 0730 at the TBD

Next Board Meeting
1900 Thursday, April 21st 2016
in the Freeland Library*
*Subject to Change

ICARC dues are $25/year, $40/year for a family and $15/year for a student

Dues for 2016 are due in January and are considered delinquent if they are not paid by 31 March 2016