Motely Picnic

 

 

ALASKA AMATEUR RADIO PICNIC – 2020

Sponsored by The Alaska Motley Group

June 25th to June 28thTolsona Wilderness Campground

The campground was located at mile 173 Glenn Highway.  Most of the pictures will be found on the KL7JFT Facebook.

http://www.tolsonacampground.com

This was the 38th annual Motley Group Picnic.  around 45 attendees, most of whom are members of the Motley Group, Snipers Net or Alaska-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Net, but ALL amateur radio operators and their families were welcomed.

We had 2 experienced and certified tower climbers (Tom/KL3TC & Claude/N7FXX direct and demonstrate how to put up a tower, guying techniques and tower rescue procedures. Proper Safety belt use and support personnel procedures.  MARA was well represented, approximately 12 members were on hand.  The tower replaced the one the campground had lost in the last wind storm.  This will be used for expanding their WiFi foot print and will last them for many years.  Our campground owners really took care of us and joined in on our activities.

Saturday all the ladies got together and went to Glennallen for lunch and shopping.

Saturday we had the games and contest going on. The Cornhole game had some good competition and Betty/KL1XL was the champion.

The potluck dinner, awards presentation, door prize drawings Chinese auction was a lot of fun and good time was had by all.  We had a couple of the younger group float the creek.  Weather was super until Sunday as we broke camp and had a good breakfast before we headed home

 

Summer Solstice Qtry State Wide Comex (Completed)

20 June, we completed our Quarterly Alaska Comex, from 0900-1400.  We received, sent and originated msg traffic by Winlink and VHF/FM voice.  Bushmaster Operations cleared all traffic. Had 17 hams check into the Phone net 5 on HF & 17 on the local repeaters & 2 on DMR.  The exercise was support of the borough and forestry fire suppression teams. All traffic was handled on Winlink RMS and P2P, using VARA, Pactor, Packet, & using the Eagle Packet Network (145.01) down to Homer and places in between.  The RMS stations were KL7EDK, KL7GRM, WL7CVG-10 & KL7JFT-10 on various frequencies. We generated Health & Welfare, County Status & Windshield reports & Sitreps.  We had request for equipment, rescue, both animal and human. We used ICS213s, text msgs. Our long haul was P2P to AG6SV/Ken the Saturn Communications Coordinator. The DMR network used the AK TG 3102 thru our local repeaters. We had hams from Tok, Big Delta, Northpole, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Sterling, Eagle River and throughout the Matsu Valley. A big thank you to all the hams who participated.  Start studying and practicing for next Quarter.

Don/KL7JFT

MATSU DEC