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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check with the sponsors regarding whether or not these activities will be done VIRTUALLY or have been cancelled.

 

May 30, 2020.  NEMCo Spring 2020 Drill, Saturday.  This exercise coincides with the State's "Fifth Saturday Drill.”  See Amateur Radio page for more info. 

July 18, 2020.  CF Cycle for Life. 

 See News page for more info. 

MEETINGS

Note that some meetings may be switched to virtual Zoom meetings.

Weekly Net - Amateur Radio Operators
Date:          Every Sunday
Time:          7:00 pm 
Repeater:  443.725 +5.0 MHz 
                     (Tone: 103.5)
                     All HAMs are welcome to join.    
CERT/Volunteer Monthly Meeting
Date:          Fourth Wednesday of Month
Time:          7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location:  Fire Station 51 Kenmore
  MAY MEETING CANCELLED
RACES Monthly Meeting
Date:          Second Wednesday of Month
Time:          7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location:  Fire Station 51, Kenmore
    
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The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition is a partnership among the cities of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park (LFP), the Northshore Fire Department (NSFD) and the Northshore Utility District (NUD). NEMCo was created to provide the communities it serves with efficient emergency management resources.
 
NEMCo’s focus is to engage the “whole community” to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters through education and volunteer coordination. NEMCo provides a number of emergency preparedness training opportunities throughout the year for those interested in volunteering or for those who just want to be better prepared at home.

ALERT.   ALL IN-PERSON NEMCo MEETINGS

ARE CANCELLED FOR MAY

The NEMCo partners are all following the guidelines set forth by King County Public Health.  They are the lead agency for this outbreak and we will continue to implement their recommendations.  To that end, we will be cancelling or postponing many of our regular meetings. Our regularly scheduled in-person RACES meeting and the Volunteer meeting for May are cancelled.  

 

Note that Carl Lunak will be providing additional guidance on potentially holding virtual meetings.

COVID-19 GUIDANCE

 

There are many people in our community who have been impacted by this event and likely many more will be, however, we have all survived many previous flu seasons, and other outbreaks.  Be smart, the best advice still is to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay away from ill people, practice social distancing and increase the cleaning of frequently touched areas.

The latest guidelines from King County can be found here:

Announcement of Upcoming Events

 

Mark your calendars! Several local events are scheduled and we could use your help to make them great.  Check the Announcement’s sidebar links for details. Due to recent event changes please monitor this site often for updated information.

NEMCo MOORLANDS REPEATER IS NOW READY

FOR USE AND TESTING!

 442.000MHz, 141.3Hz tone, +5MHz offset

 

Everyone is encouraged to use and test the repeater.  Repeater performance and coverage information can be emailed to Carl at clunak@northshorefire.com.

 

The NEMCo Sunday night net will be using the 443.725MHz repeater and testing the 442.000MHz repeater over the next several weeks so program both into your radios.

 

The NEMCo repeater has been installed at the NUD water tank site which overlooks Kenmore adjacent to Moorlands Elementary School.  The Moorlands NUD water tank farm is about 500 feet above sea level.  The antenna is installed on an eight-foot mast on top of a 40-foot tank.  The repeater is temporarily housed in a vehicle while we await construction of the permanent housing and final installation of the antenna.

 

This is a significant milestone for NEMCo as we did not have a dedicated repeater for the Coalition at its inception.  We thank Snohomish County DEM for the donation of the repeater frequency pair.  We thank the NEMCo governance board for the funds to purchase the repeater, coax and antenna.  We also are deeply thankful to the Northshore Utility District (NUD) for the site and installation of the repeater system.

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Carl Lunak
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clunak@northshorefire.com
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