At the April meeting we were treated to a presentation by Cory Waddell (KM400Z) on the Medical Reserve Corps. Cory provide lots of good information on how we as individual hams and as a club can assist with their mission. Several club members decided to complete the application to volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps after the presentation. For more information on what the Medical Reserve Corps is, you can click the following link to watch a brief video about "Kentucky Medical Reserve Corps Video" or visit "Kentucky Helps". You can also email Cory at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call his office at 606-785-3144 for further info or if interested in joining.
KMARC will soon have a new Digital DMR repeater on the air, in addition to our 2m repeater. The Frequency pair is 444.825/449.825. More details on what you need to be able to make use of the DMR repeater are to come. Until then feel free to click this link "DMR Videos" to watch a series of videos that Roland Brown (KY4RDB) has put together on DMR radio. As you watch the videos keep in mind that you may not need to have a DMR hotspot if you are within range of the repeater, but for those hams who are not in range a hotspot would be needed to start working DMR.
Next meeting will be on May 1st and will be a cook out at Carr Fork Lake, look for more details to come. Don't forget the Whitesburg Hamfest is April 8th at 8am at the Mountain Shrine Club 95 Maryland Dr. Whitesburg, KY. Main door prize is a Yeasu FTM-3200 other prizes to be given out as well. See detail on attached flyer.