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THE REACT MONITOR
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF FLAGLER COUNTY ASSIST TEAM 4800 VOL 00 - 1
January 2000
"CB 9, HAM & GMRS MONITORED IN FLAGLER COUNTY"

Y2K ROLLS SMOOTHLY
The much-talked about Y2K came...and went without any problems reported. But REACT was ready. Level 2 was called, and 17 members were on standby throughout New Years Eve. REACT 3, and REACT 5 responded to Flagler Beach to help with the traffic associated with Flagler Beach's fireworks display. But even that went smoothly. All operations returned to normal by 0100hrs, 01/01 2000.

NEW REGS ALLOW EASIER HAM TESTING, AND LICENSING.
Effective the April, the FCC has ordered a restructuring of the amateur radio licensing system. 5 license classes have now been broken down into 3 classes, Technician, General, and Extra. The Morse Code requirement for General is now 5 words per minute. There is no requirement for Tech. Class. The test is now 50 questions, instead of 55. This is the time to start studying for your ham ticket. It is now easier than ever.

147.300 REPEATER ON THE AIR
The EOC 2 meter repeater on 147.300 is back on the air, with more improvements to come. This repeater also features an auto-patch, only accessible by ham radio operators. The auto-patch allows the user to connect their radio to the phone system. From their radio, a ham can dial up 911, FCSO, the Weather Service, and other agencies. 

NET REMINDERS
REACT Thursday 1900hrs CB 9, GMRS 462.675.

RACES Wednesday 1900hrs 145.470 and or 147.300Mhz. 

DUES ARE DUE
Please contact REACT 5 about dues for 2,000. Dues are $26.00 regular, $24.00 family. Dues are needed to support Team operations. 

GMRS REPEATER TO GET SOME WORK DONE 
Florida Water Corp will be doing some work on their tower. Because of this work, our system will go down for several hours on a date to be announced. 

MEMBER HOURS TRACKED 
Each volunteer's hours will be tracked, effective year 2000. This is part of a program to award the member with the most hours during nets, events, functions, and emergencies. 

TRAINING POINTS SYSTEM
The proposed pints training system is taking shape, awards points and rank for training, and active experience. 

MEETING SCHEDULE
The next few, 2/6/00, 3/5/00, 4/2/00, 5/7/00.

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