McKinney Amateur Radio Club will be providing communication support for the Smiles Charity Concert & Family Festival on May 25, 2014. (Memorial Day Weekend)
The Smiles Charity is a free outdoor concert * fireworks * kids area * concession - 5-10pm held at The Adractica in McKinney. All donations build homes for wounded veterans.
MARC is looking for volunteers to assist with communciation support for this event. If you are interested in helping please visit www.smilescharity.org/volunteer In the comments area enter "HAM COMMUNICATION SUPPORT" For more information about the event go to www.smilescharity.org or visit the MARC Facebook page.
Rusty Haddock, AE5AE, will hold a introduction class for the Arduino. April 28th.
The Arduino is a small, prototyping computer that practically created the idea of Open Source Hardware -- circuit designs that are openly available and free to be duplicated. It's intended for artists,designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactiveobjects or environments. In this session of MARC's "Play and Learn" I'll introduce the participants to this small computer and how to connect it to the world (or a smallportion of it). I'll explain the programming environment and we'llwrite some simple programs in C/C++. It would be best if you've hadsome previous programming experience in C/C++ although even BASIC should be enough.
Our Field Day Team will give a report of our upcoming Field Day activities. This will give us an opportunity to finalize our activities. If you would like to volunteer to help contact Andy Barnes-W5KZJ. Andy is looking for volunteers to raise and lower our antennas and other various duties.
El Reno Tornado 2013 - Lessons Learned
The National Weather Service in Norman Oklahoma has published a video detailing the events of the deadly tornado that hit El Reno Oklahoma on May 31, 2013.
This informative video is a must see for all storm spotters as well as the general public. The tornado that hit El Reno defied all logic of what we knew of tornadoes and their paths which resulted in the death of several expericence storm chasers. This video will also explain how to develope an emergency evacuation plan for youself and your family.
Click here to view the video.