by Gerry Brown, KK7GAB

At 1000 hrs on Saturday January 18, 2024, the Eugene Emcomm self-activated. Eugene
EmComm is a group of Ham Operators that provides Emergency Communications for the city of
Eugene and surrounding area. During the five day period extending to Wednesday night at
2000 hrs, the K7TBL repeater at 146.88 MHz was used to communicate with Hams needing
assistance in the lower Willamette Valley.
Assistance was given to those that wanted to convey “wellness” messages to family members;
assistance to an “out of towner” looking for propane for their RV; passed along condition
reports; and established communications with the cities of Veneta, Cottage Grove, Pleasant
Ridge and Springfield.