Last night was the monthly meeting of the Radio Society of Tucson. The club's booming with about 100 members out of the ~2,200 hams in the Pima County area; for a local radio club that is a pretty good percentage of the ham population.
The main speaker was Bill Hickey, AB7AA, who gave a presentation about RACES Home Units. Basically the HU program utilizes fixed stations to provide reports about localized conditions.
We also heard the "big announcement", namely that the new D-Star system will soon be installed at a site on Mt. Lemmon. Lots of other things going on in the club as well.