Thank you to the BC ARES members (and guests) who attended the May meeting.
We were able to line up the calendar with upcoming events, discuss the new website, and then it was on to training.
This month, with both ARES AECs present, it was time to get down to the nitty gritty of the report all ARES ECs are responsible for providing to the ARES DEC each month. We had a written breakdown of what goes in each box and then we went extremely in-depth into how the hours are tallied.
Another new practice is the resurrection of an old practice: At the end of the weekly net on Sunday evenings, I read off a question in ARRL Radiogram form which any operator can copy, answer, and the next week relay that answer back to me in ARRL Radiogram form. This gives us a chance to practice passing real messages so we will be prepared to do so in when we are activated for a large-scale emergency.
Once again, thank you to the volunteers who give me a slice of their time for such a worthwhile effort and group!