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Jun 18 2017

Weekly “Swap Meet”

Many of us have unused boat parts laying around or are  looking for a good buy on a needed item.  One way to get your information out is with the weekly V-Man checkin.

Every Monday evening at 8pm, VHF channel 71, boats at Shilshole Marina turn on their VHF radios to practice radio protocol, hear the latest security announcements, offers to buy, sell or trade items, and to do a dock by dock roll call.  It is a directed net which means there is someone moderating the conversations so all can participate without confusion or conflict.  Check out more info at Shilshole V-Man

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Jun 16 2017

Weekend events at the Ballard Locks…

The Ballard Locks are celebrating their 100th anniversary this summer and there are many great free things to do with your family.

  • Saturday the 17th is Fisheries Day to learn everything about the management of Salmon species and the watersheds connected to the Ballard Locks.   Over 20 organizations (Including the Suquamish & Muckleshoot Tribes) will have displays and answer your questions.
  • Sunday is the Father’s Day Classic Car Show with the
    Elliott Bay Pipe Band and Sound & Fury Morris and Sword Dance

Here are some other events and concerts to put on your calendar…Ballard Locks events

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Jun 14 2017

Restroom Construction update

Last night the Port had a meeting at CYC to show their 60% design stage for their $8 million Restroom/parking lot construction project.  About 30 tenants and Port representatives were in attendance. Because the 2nd story addition did not make financial sense, there are going to be (2) 2600 sq foot and (1) 800 sq ft buildings.  The two larger ones will have restrooms, showers and laundry; the smaller one will have family restrooms and showers.  Geothermal and solar will provide the heat and lighting for the 2 larger buildings.  M2 and M5 will stay after construction to use as utility rooms.  M4 and M6 will be demolished. The laundry units will double from current levels. Restrooms and showers will have radiant floor heat for comfort and drying. Showers will be operated with a fob for security and to eliminate quarters.  There will be a covered bike storage areas for about 48 bikes.  Construction is expected to begin next spring (2018) and be completed by late fall.

Shilshole Restroom Presentation

 

 

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Jun 11 2017

BDC panel on Missing Link- Locks to 24th

The Ballard District Council’s June meeting takes a look at the Burke Gilman Trail missing link section between 24th Ave NW and the Ballard Locks.

http://ballarddistrict.org/wp/events/ballard-district-council-meeting-9/

 

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Jun 07 2017

Seattle Emergency Center Tour

“Shilshole Prepares” and the Neighborhood Emergency Communications Network Hubs invite you to attend a field trip to the EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

This event will be particularly of interest to HAM radio operators.  Radio hands-on for Hub Hams with the ACS team will include:

Net Protocols
Messaging best practices
Inter Hub vs. Hub to ACS communications (internal vs. sector)
Some hands on messaging practice directed by Carl Leon

Parking is tight in the area. Carpooling is recommended.

location for OEM:
105 5th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Kristen Sierra, SLA Communications Chair with your questions 206-890-5756

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