With the Idalia incoming, here are some resources to find hurricane info via radio. This by far is not an exhaustive list, but instead is a good starting place.
Web resources with links to net info and other helpful info:
https://polkares.org/ – Polk Ares, localized info for repeaters, Sandbags, and other active info
https://hwn.org/ – Hurricane Watch Net, General info, link on the left side for the HF net (Net Procedures)
DMR talk groups 3199 (Hurricane Net) and 3112 (General Florida Group)
D-Star REF037A or REF037C are both general Florida groups and may be good sources of info
Wires-X (YSF) – 850FloridaPanhandle may have some info
The LARC Board of Directors has decided to try a Zoom meeting for the general membership to be held at 7 PM on Monday, July 13th, the second Monday of the month.
For those familiar with the Zoom platform, this will be a piece of cake. If you have not used Zoom for meetings before, it is not too complicated, provided you follow a few basic guidelines.
There are many ways to join a Zoom meeting. Most smartphones have an app available if you wish to download it. This makes things a little easier. Tablets and notebook computers are also options. If you want us to see you, you have to have a camera; to be heard, you have to have a microphone. For this reason, many people choose to use their smartphone for Zoom. The downside is that you have to hold it in your hand or find a stable place to locate it. You will have to give the app permission to use your microphone and camera in some cases.
You don’t have to have an app. All you really need is an internet connection. The link is:
You will be prompted for a meeting ID, it is: Meeting ID 839 298 4986
ProZoom requires me to require a password of you. The password, very highly secure, is: LARC (case sensitive) If that password doesn’t work, try: 378901
We plan to begin the meeting at 1900 hrs, as we normally do, but we will have the Zoom meeting set up 60-90 minutes in advance so you can get familiar with checking in and participating in the meeting.