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LeeCARES Monthly Meeting March 21, 2021

LeeCARES had a lengthy meeting discussing possibilities on sites for other repeaters and high masts or towers for antennas. Following the Radio Signal exercise conducted the previous day in Pct.4, we discussed the fact that the Lexington High School could make a great Incident Post in case of emergency, but the lower power lines and the transformers surrounding the building would make difficult to transmit and receive. We need to ask authorities and the ISD to help us find an ideal position for ARES radios to be stationed should the school be used for an Incident Post and we called to serve. We also discussed possibilities to take disaster assessment training to assist the County during recovery and to hold short SKYWARN Nets three times a day during critical prolonged times of inclement weather when a 24 hour SKYWARN net is not possible. We learned that our MOU with the County has made it to the County Attorney’s desk. We reviewed the Exercise of the previous day in Pct 4 and an exercise we held with Florida on Friday. ARRL District Emergency Coordinator shared stories and tips of disaster response and investigations. . We started making arrangements to participate at the Lexington Homecoming at the end of April and to talk on the radio  with voice or CW with a remote station.

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