Thanks to member Mark Bauserman for his diligent and thoughtful compilation of amateur radio repeaters in the Puget Sound area.
The Puget Sound HAM Repeater Maps book is available as a printable PDF file (11 pages, see link below) and consists of several maps and lists to help the ham trying to establish VHF or UHF communications in the region. Especially valuable are the excellent repeater maps including Jefferson and Clallam Counties, Kitsap County, and northern Puget Sound. A couple of linked repeater systems are also mapped out, covering the greater Puget Sound area and southwest Washington coast.
Lynn has not been mandating ACES training, this is short notice, and the Redmond event is on the same weekend as our Search and Rescue event, but you might consider attending this training. It is not as important for supporting just within Jefferson County but there are other areas of Washington and the US that do mandate this training.
If you did attend the training there might be an opportunity to provide the rest of us training content we could use.
In the world of Emergency Communications (Emcomm) there is an increasing emphasis on getting ARES and RACES stations to be able to directly communicate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and military MARS stations on 60 meters (5 MHz). It’s worth checking this band out because it has some propagation characteristics that may become more useful as the sunspot cycle declines.
The Port Ludlow ARC, Digital Life Group and the Sheriff’s Foundation is sponsoring Cyber Security Part II January 28, 2017 and start promptly at 1 PM. The venue will be the Bay Club Auditorium in Port Ludlow. There is no fee to attend.
Our speaker Kevin Eckstrom, a Federal expert on Cyber Threats, Security and Mitigation will again be discussing security risks to individuals via the Internet and other exploit avenues. His suggested topics include;
Smart Phones (Blu Phones)
Internet of Things
Windows / Apple and Linux OS
How safe are we and what we can do to stay safe
We anticipate that there will be a large interest in this program and therefore pre-registration is required! Registration is availabe at www.n7pl.org.
The Port Ludlow Amateur Radio Club, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Foundation and the Port Ludlow Computer Club(Digitallife), is sponsoring a Community Educational Program on Cyber Threats and Computer Security. Our speaker will be Kevyn Eckstrom, a Cyber Expert who routinely provides educational programs to Federal entities as well as other Organizations and Communities. This will be a great opportunity to get educated on all of the latest Cyber News, and is open to all interested, so please share this information with your friends and neighbors.
Here are some topics that Kevyn is thinking of covering.
Threats and mitigations * PC’s – Mac’s * Smart phones * Baby Monitors * Home surveillance cameras * The “Internet of Things” (refrigerators, thermostats, door locks, modern automobiles, televisions, etc) * OpSec (Operations Security in the real world) * Don’t be fooled by the cart before the horse * Questions and answers – interact with the audience
The program will be October 1st and start promptly at 6pm, in the Port Ludlow Bay Club located at120 Spinnaker Pl, Port Ludlow, WA 98365. We will need to have a good count of who is going to be attending for set up purposes, so please make your reservation with Nancy Mckibbin, via direct email email@example.com, by phone 360-437-0337 9am to 9pm only please, or at any lunch or Club event.