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 20.25 DATE: June 21, 2020
SUBJECT: ARE YOU READY FOR SUMMER?
Well, Summer made it yesterday, are you ready for the type of weather that it brings? There are several things that you should think about when the weather gets warmer and you are able to spend time outside. You need to look around your home for any problems that Winter may has caused, like trees that fell onto power lines that has not caused any problems, yet. How about trees that are laying on the guy wires of your tower, or the coax coming from your antenna back to the radio.
Has the wind or ice caused any damage to the antennas themselves? Is the ground wire still connected and in good shape going to your radios, the power entrance box, and your telephone system?
How about telephone numbers for agencies that you may need to contact, are they readily available? If there was a severe storm that was approaching the area, or already there, would you have the telephone number of the National Weather Service handy so that you could give them a call, or would you have to look it up?
How about the Power and Telephone Company telephone numbers, are they at hand so they can be reached in case someone reports a power or telephone line down, or something laying on them. These are just few things to think about now that you can spend some time outside and have a little bit of time on your hands.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV
Copyright © 2007 - 2019 Wood County Emergency Communications, Inc.
Site design: Davidson's GraphiX