When George Uebele (WW7E) died last year, he left behind a room crammed with HAM radio equipment and books. His widow, Dorothy Uebele (N7MXA), was overwhelmed by the prospect of sorting through it all, so she called SIERA, the Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association, to help her.
Both George and Dorothy were founding members of SIERA, serving on the Board and producing the monthly newsletter. They also maintained the club’s repeater. Until he died, George continued to answer the VHF Net roll call every Tuesday evening.
Jeff Cauhape (K7BCV), Jim Marshall (K6LR), and Mel Hogan (WE6ERD) soon stepped in to help Dorothy with the daunting task at hand.
Jeff and Dorothy spent hours just sifting through George’s bookshelf, finally paring it down to a few boxes of books that are now available for borrowing from the SIERA library.
Mel’s and Jim’s part of the job has taken much longer. Every Wednesday for weeks, they joined Dorothy in the room that has finally emptied so that she can use it for her sewing.
Now the equipment they’ve found and tested is available for purchase at the next General Meeting, Aug. 5, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Centerville Road, Gardnerville.
Items include a dual band mobile transceiver, power distribution panels, power supplies, an RF generator, cables, CB Radios, antennas, code practice oscillators and keys, and two Heath kits that George assembled. A Yaesu FT-767GX transceiver that covers all of HF, 6 and 2 meters will also be available.
All sales will be cash only and proceeds will go to SIERA.
SIERA invites anyone interested in amateur radio to attend the regular General Meetings, held the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
The club also gathers for breakfast at the Taildragger Café, at the Minden-Tahoe Airport every fourth Saturday at 8 a.m.
HAMs can contact each other using the NV7CV repeater (147.33Kh). Further information about SIERA is available on cvhams.com or on the Facebook page: SIERA.