Mayland Amateur Radio Club
Working Committees
Aug 4, 2012

      Infrastructure

Repeaters:  
  Responsible for the programming, repair, maintenance of the club owned voice repeaters, weather enclosures, feedline, antennas, and towers if applicable on Woody's Knob, Iowa Hill, Locust Knob. 

BRRH/Clinics maintenance: KC4TVO/WA9OTP/KI4ZUI
   Maintain and periodically operate using the stations and/or antenna systems at BRRH, the Yancey campus, Mayland campus, and the Bakersville Clinic.

EOC station maintenance:   Currently no presence in the EOC.
    Maintain UHF/VHF and HF antennas at the Mitchell county EOC.  Periodically operate using these antennas from the MARC operating position inside the EOC.

RMS Packet station: KC4TVO/WA9OTP/KI4ZUI
   Maintain and repair the RMS Packet station on Woody's Knob.

MARC RTC station and training room: KC4TVO/KI4ZUI
   Install and maintain antennas, feedline, and radio equipment in the operating position at the RTC.  Keep the RTC room clean and organized.

      Public Service

Bike rides, foot races: (3)  KJ4SXJ
   Interact with the event organizers in advance of the event to understand their expectations for communications.  Design a communications plan to meet those expectations.  Recruit radio operators to fulfill the comms plan.  Examples of events we currently engage in:  Burnsville Metric bike ride, Roan Moan Bike Ride, Springmaid Splash foot race. 

Field Day, Contesting:
   Plan the locations, layout, and equipment for these operating events.  Secure permission to use the sites chosen.  Develop a schedule of operators to participate in the event.

Club publicity: KK4ARZ
   Contact local and perhaps regional news outlets to issue press releases or do interviews about upcoming MARC activities that will involve the public.


      Operational / Technical training

RTC training:     
  
2nd Thursday each month:  Define and arrange training programs to educate club members on any technical aspect of Amateur Radio.  This may include specific training for upcoming events.

      Emergency Response

County Emergency drills/ARES: KC4TVO/WA9OTP/KI4ZUI
  Coordinate with local government officials for Mitchell county ARES to participate in emergency drills.

     Fund Raising

Grant writing:  KC4TVO, WA9OTP
   Identify and pursue grant sources for projects such as repeater solar power, repeater upgrade, RTC station equipment, training material.