TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY ARES BULLETIN NR 19.16 DATE: April 21, 2019
SUBJECT: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE?
If you've been around Amateur Radio or Emergency Communications for any length of time, you may find things you have forgot you have. You may be looking around for something and stumbled onto something you forgot about. I'm sure that has happened to everyone sometime or another.
When that happens, you may think you can use it again some time and will remember where it's at. The best thing to do is place the forgotten item somewhere in view so you can see it, but I'm sure that after a period if time it will get covered up and forgot about again. The best thing to do is put it in plain sight and make a note of where it's at. Make the note on paper or in a book, don't try to remember where it's at. In less than a year your brain will have erased the mental note.
It's best to start a catalog of parts book, and/or a file on your computer. Keep the list of things you find in order. You'll be surprised how fast your list of items will grow. The next time you have a project, check your list, and if you have it, you'll be surprised how much easier the project will be since you won't have to go looking for the listed item.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV