Helping Public Health Leaders Track the Spread of Coronavirus
To slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we need to learn more about it. That’s where you come in. SCAN is testing both healthy and sick people to understand how the virus is spreading in King County. The findings will help our partners, including Public Health – Seattle & King County, keep people informed and make the best possible, data-driven decisions to protect our community.
The impacts of the Coronavirus continue to affect our world, and the most severe impacts are down at the household level. As the situation continues on for the next few months, we can do something for those who need our help. There is an outpouring of love and inspiration to get through this and we now have a place where those offers can be matched with people who need support.
West Seattle Support for COVID-19 is a one stop website where people can ask for help and others can offer help. Resources can be offered and organizations can ask for items like gloves and games for kids in support of their service work.
It’s easy and on-line. The website has a language translation feature built in, and we have established a phone number for people without technology, we’ll take their call and enter the […]
For 3 Mondays in December, the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club has hosted the new Hams in the area at the West Seattle Senior Center for an in person session during our weekly radio check in (every Monday night at 6:30) on the West Seattle Repeater W7AW. Input frequencies, output frequencies and PL tones can all be intimidating terms, and every brand of radio has a different way to program them. Pressing that big button on the left side of the radio and knowing your voice will be broadcast throughout the entire Puget Sound Basin is somewhat daunting as well. So these “post license test” sessions have been intended to introduce the nicknamed KJ7s to their radio operation and on air etiquette. The FCC passes out licenses in systemic order, so all the new hams in this most recent class have license call signs starting with […]
It was a very successful Field Day for all involved. The Seattle station W7AW logged 980 volunteer hours and had several extra-points visitors and activities. Here’s a selection of pictures from across the 3 days. You can’t miss the food and hospitality tent run by the club, the food was over the top (thank you Todd, Eric and Don for the cooking and Barry for the Dicks Hamburgers delivery) and everyone appreciated having a place to hang out.
This last May while traveling on a three-week vacation to Italy and Greece, Ron, N4RDZ and Cindi KD7KSH had a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and operate from HV0A, the Vatican’s official Ham Radio station.
“I get lots of requests to operate/visit the station but yours I just couldn’t refuse the request,” said the station control operator, Francesco IK0FVC. Ron and Cindi visited the station on May 19th which is located on the campus of The Pontifical North American College Just south of the Vatican City. The multi-building, multistory complex behind a guarded gate is the home of HV0A. The tour included a trip to the roof. Cindi said, “You can see all of Rome from here!”
The station uses two Icom 756 Pro transceivers and has a fully automatic tuning 1KW linear amplifier. They have several types of antennas. A vertical, a di-pole, but were […]