Governor Ducey declares June 2019 as AMATEUR RADIO MONTH IN ARIZONA
The Governor has again issued a proclamation declaring the month of June as “Amateur Radio Month” in Arizona. This recognition by the head of the state government acknowledges our efforts and success we attain across all of Arizona. We can be proud of the efforts each of you make and we applaud the recognition that Amateur Radio receives. Help us celebrate by sending your planned activities and any photos to
N7MLS@yahoo.com so we can highlight what hams are doing each month.
Our repeater's duplexer has been retuned, and the repeater is once again fully operational. Please monitor 146.800 MHz whenever you are in the area.
The repeater has been on and off all summer. The latest issue seems to be with the duplexer. Retuning is planned soon.
The longer term plan is to set up a UHF link to the repeater in Heber so that a transmission to either repeater will automatically be retransmitted on both. This will give us great coverage from the rimtop visitor center all the way through Heber-Overgaard.
The Forest Lakes 2m repeater is being repaired. Check back in a couple of weeks to see if it is back on line for us.
I plan to post items of general interest here on this blog page. Priority will be given to topics regarding emergency communications and threats to our community.
Your comments are always welcome.
June 4, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Summary: The 377 Fire, made up of multiple wildfires, is burning on the Black Mesa Ranger District on Arizona State Highway 377 between mile markers 1 and 22. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has temporarily closed highways 277 and 377. The Forest Service, in coordination with the Navajo County Sheriff’s office, is currently evacuating ranches north of the 377 including De Spain Ranch. A shelter is available for livestock and people at Martinez Hall at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. Power lines are currently being affected so power, internet and phone lines are down. Chris Johnson’s Type 3 Incident Command Team is in route, and will soon have the assistance of a Type 2 team. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of wildfires as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.
Structures Threatened: 5
Resources Assigned: 4 single engine air tankers, 2 helicopters, 1 large air-tanker with a lead plane, 21 engines, 4 dozers, 6 hand crews, and 3 water tenders.
Know Before You Go:
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests