As of Tuesday, June 26, 2018
3 Rivers Amateur Radio – Field Day a success
During the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day exercise this past weekend, amateur radio groups throughout the United States and Canada set up radios using emergency power and portable antennas to send messages to other similar groups. In 2017 almost 40,000 amateur radio operators participated.
The 3 Rivers Amateur Radio Club of Kamiah and Kooskia set up two 100-watt radios at Fish Creek Camp south of Grangeville at 5,110 feet elevation on Saturday, June 23. Two portable antenna systems were set up. Power for the radios was supplied by batteries charged by solar panels.
During the 24-hour period from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday, messages were exchanged with 208 other groups in 31 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Locations contacted ranged from Alaska and Hawaii in the west to the District of Columbia and South Florida in the east. No infrastructure other than an emergency powered radio and portable antenna on each end were used.
David Brainerd - WB6DHW, ARRL PIO for Idaho, Lewis and Clearwater counties, 208-926-7886
Grangeville Senior Citizens
Stan Modrell opened the June 18th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Tom Helmick offered the prayer. Marilyn Burris was the winner of the free dinner drawing. 65 meals were served at the site and 28 hot meals were home delivered. Shirley Crane shared a story with the group. Pinochle Winners: Beth Parish, first with 4,290 and Barbara Henderson, second with 3,350.
Stan Modrell opened the June 20th meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane gave the prayer. Bert Arends won the free dinner drawing. 25 meals were home delivered. We celebrated Shirley Crane’s birthday. Guests were Vern & Kitty Agee. Pinochle Winners: Jane Burgess, first with 3,690 and Barbara Henderson, second with 2,870.
Stan Modrell opened the June 22nd meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and Shirley Crane offered the prayer. Andy Riener was the winner of the free meal drawing. 58 meals were served at the site and 27 hot meals were home delivered. Guests were Joan and Bernie Golds, Wendy & Ted Lindsley & friends. Shirley Crane share a story with the group. Pinochle Winners: Liz Hauger, first with 2,740 and Stan Modrell, second with 2,690.
The Senior Center welcomes everyone to come enjoy a meal for a small donation. Have a nice lunch, meet friends, play pinochle and other games.
Menu for June 29th: Oven Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Broccoli, Orange Wedge, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Roll.
Menu for July 2nd: Oven Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Green Salad w/Dressing, Apple Pie and Roll.
The Center will be closed during Border Days, July 4th-July 6th.