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Next Practice Sat. January 13, 2018

December 21st, 2017

Greetings 2MCM Friends,

Our next Radio Practice will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 – our first radio practice of the New Year!

We will meet again at Spreckels Lake in Golden Gate park, 36th Ave. and Fulton St., from 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs.

Bring your radio with the battery fully charged, a clipboard, paper/pencil, and your radio’s operators manual. Dress for the predictably unpredictable weather.  And bring your questions.  There is always someone to help and to answer questions.

Last month there were 14 of us at the lake under clear skies- a warm and sunny morning.  We broke up into 3 teams, Bravo, Charlie & Delta, to send and receive messages.  All of the messages were Fortune Cookie Messages.  We had fun and used our radios.

Check out the NERT website for:

Something New: The Third Saturday of each month is a NERT Training Day.  Each NERT Training Day will offer opportunities to review and improve our NERT Skills.  I will try to attend some of these Saturday Training Days.  Bring your radios, and green NERT gear.  Registration is asked for.

The next NERT Citywide Drill is scheduled for April 21st.  Radio operators always play an important role at the drills and it provides opportunities to use our radios.  I hope to see you at the Citywide Drill. The 2018 HCT Classes will appear on the NERT calendar soon. I will be attending some of these classes in 2018 to brush up on NERT radio protocols and to support the NERT HCT program.

My best wishes to all of you for Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Many thanks to all of you who supported the 2MCM Radio Practices in 2017.

I look forward to seeing all of you again at the Lake.


Peter McElmury AA6SF