The Douglas County ARC’s 2020 activation of KØU during the Kansas QSO Party (Aug. 29 and 30) was a huge success!
Thanks to the following operators:
Jefferson County (JEF) Operators at KAØRVL’s QTH:
AKØA – Ken (CW)
KAØRVL – Kevin and WØOOA – Bret (Phone)
KSØEGL – Kevin (Digital/FT8)
Douglas County (DOU) distributed club (at home) stations:
ACØKN – Jim (Phone)
N6UOP – John (Phone)
CW Contacts: 788 JEF
Phone Contacts: 429 JEF + 33 DOU
Digital/FT8 Contacts: 220 JEF and DOU
Total: 1470 contacts
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club continues to meet electronically via Zoom on our regularly scheduled club meeting nights and also informally on most Saturday mornings. All DCARC club members are welcome to participate. Send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Douglas County Amateur Radio Club conducted their April meeting via Zoom and continues to meet socially via Zoom on the weekends. Send an E-mail to email@example.com for additional information if you would like to participate. Our next general meeting will be on May 13.
In an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Douglas County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Marcellino issued a “Stay at Home” order on March 22. The order remains in effect until April 23, unless otherwise amended. Douglas County officials earlier restricted public access to all Douglas County buildings, effective March 19, until further notice and prohibited public gatherings in the county of more than 10 people.
The DCARC General Meeting on April 8, 2020, will be conducted virtually via Zoom. The Zoom platform will allow members to very easily participate over various platforms, including web-browser, smartphone or dial-in. We would like to make sure everyone join can the meeting, but for security, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the meeting.
While normal lines of communication are not expected to be affected during this pandemic, there is always the possibility that assistance by ham radio operators may be needed. This is a good opportunity to check your gear to ensure that you are ready just in case.
Be sure to review all KDHE and Douglas County guidelines.