Friday, January 7, 2000

In Service For Y2K

In Service For Y2K
Several members showed up along with many area hams at the second gathering of the Brown County Emergency Management/Wisconsin Public Service/Ham radio operator meeting at the  WPS building Wednesday evening, December 15, 1999.

This was the last meeting before the scheduled 10 pm check-in on New Years Eve on designated area repeaters. Area hams will be setting up and net operating from area hospitals, public safety buildings, police departments, utility buildings, and fire departments throughout Brown County.

Both Brown County and WPS officials thanked and expressed appreciation for hams participating.

Officials also gave assurance they had no information indicating widespread failure of systems in their control. All parties were enthusiastic to interact with each other in the spirit of readiness. 

Governor Tommy Thompson will receive updates throughout the state at least twice an hour and more frequently if conditions merit. The area ham net will assist in providing information in the specified format required for the governor reports. The governor reports will contain all information of every accident occurrence so media throughout the state will receive accurate information about the events during that evening. 

Andy Nemic KB9ALN, net control operator, addressed the group to explain how the net will function and answered questions about repeater assignments. Andy reminded everyone of net protocol and procedures. Any hams wanting to  contribute to this effort should contact KB9ALN.

Area hams participating in the Y2K project include: K9BOB, K9GB, K9GQE, K9JQE, KB9ALN, KB9AMM, KB9EWK, KB9PZF, KB9QAJ, KB9QAL, KB9RHB, KB9SND, KS9WI, N9LOK, N9MPU, N9NCQ, N9OLU, N9QLO, N9QZF, N9SBQ, N9TBR, N9TNH, N9VJL, N9WOA, N9XCQ, N9ZDA, W9CEA, W9HAM, W9WES, WA9RFT.

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