Beginning Wednesday evening, January 21, 2015 the DIAL RADIO CLUB will offer a twelve-week class to prepare a candidate for examination in Amateur Extra Class, amateur radio operator license. Meeting on the Middletown Campus of Miami University, this class will meet in Verity Lodge on Wednesday evenings, 6-9 PM.

Class will conclude April 29, excluding the evening March 18, and be followed by an examination session on Wednesday, May 6.

Although there is no charge for the instructional portion of this class, students should be prepared to purchase a license training manual and supplies (approximately $25-30) for use in class.

Class enrollment may be limited to twenty students.  For registration and/or additional information, please contact Beverley Taylor, N8GGE, ( or 513-423-3165) or Carl Morgan, K8CM, ( or (513-422-9384)

ARES E-Letter 17 Dec 14
  December 17th, 2014

Test Session, Beavercreek 31 Dec
  December 9th, 2014

The DARA VE team will host a free exam session NEW YEARS EVE Dec. 31st at 5:00pm.
Exams will be held in Room 1100 in the Beavercreek High School at 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio 45434. Park in the WESTERN lot and enter the school through the rear doors, just south of the Football Field. The school is Handicap accessible.
Morse Code is no longer a requirement to be an Amateur Radio Operator.

Applicants need to show us a government issued photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, passport, etc). Applicants upgrading their current amateur license need to bring the ORIGINAL of that license or a CSCE for us to see and a photocopy for us to file. Applicants bringing any other paperwork for credit need to bring a photocopy for us to file.

To submit results to the FCC, we must have either your Social Security Number (SSN) or FCC Registration Number (FRN). Amateur radio licenses issued within the past several years display the FRN. If you don’t have a FRN and would prefer to not provide your SSN, you may visit the FCC website at and apply for a FRN in advance.

For Licensing questions Please contact Dave Crawford at

PSE: Resolution Run 31 Dec 14
  December 8th, 2014

December 31, 2014
7:00 pmto10:00 pm

There’s no better way to bring in the New Year than the Beavercreek High School 5K Resolution Run!! This annual event is a GREAT TIME!! 30 plus operators are needed to provide health/safety communications and to illuminate the course with their car headlights.

The race begins at 8pm again this year with operators asked to report by 7pm. However everyone is invited to come out earlier for some pre-event festivities! Assorted food will be available in the XWARN Trailer along with some great friends. Food contributions are welcome! Come out and enjoy!

Primary Net Control will be on the 146.910 (no pl) Greene County Ares Repeater with backup on the 147.165 (100Hz pl) XWARN Repeater.

So Grab your calendar and mark down the Resolution Run & Party as your plans for New Years Eve!!

Please contact Mike Crawford KC8GLE at if you can help out with the run!! or if you have any questions.

ARES E-Letter 19 Nov 14
  November 19th, 2014

Hi Gang,

Just wanted to let you all know that we now have a new Section
Emergency Coordinator..

I want to introduce you to Stan Broadway, N8BHL. Stan has an extensive
background in Emergency Services and ARES. He is currently also the
Emergency Coordinator for Delaware County.

Here’s just a “short list” of what Stan has been up to over his
years of “service..” to the public

Police –
• Deputy Sheriff
• Patrol
• Jail
• Dispatch

Fire / EMS
• Volunteer firefighter, EMT/Bridged (30 years)
• Technician level Haz Mat
• Incident Command, long list of FEMA courses
• Extensive training creation and delivery (tabletop, incident, and
• Grant development
• Planning

• Certified APCO Comm Center Manager
• Technical experience developing repeater-based systems
• FCC Amateur Radio “Extra” class license (highest possible)
• Built and configured console system in the early days of the
Tornado Spotter Net at National

Weather Service, Columbus
• Over 20 years experience as police/fire dispatcher in busy Columbus
suburban departments
• Familiar with newest mobile technology in radio/RF/IT/dispatching
• Webmaster, fire and emergency sites

Disaster / Tornado
• Control Operator for 14 years, member of management team Central

Ohio Severe Weather Spotters Network (N.W.S. National Recognition)
• Developed, wrote, and presented training seminars across Ohio
• Xenia, OH Tornado outbreak (34 fatalities) established EOC and
worked on management team with

National Guard
• Later consulted with Columbus on findings and results
• Several other large-scale tornado outbreaks with damage and injury
• Blizzard of ’78 experience
• Member, Port Columbus Air Crash committee (two years)

• 18 years managing, training and budgeting computer operations and
• Extensive national awards for journalism and web applications
• Extensive planning experience (1,5 and 10 year planning)

As you can see, Stan is extremely qualified to take the reins as
Section Emergency Coordinator..

I’m very proud to have Stan join the Section Cabinet as our SEC..

Stan can be reached at:

Please welcome Stan as the new Section Emergency Coordinator for the
Ohio Section..



ARRL Ohio Section
Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY

Montgomery County ARES Digital Net

This net will be held on the second Tuesday of each month, at the conclusion of the weekly voice net on 444.250 MHz, + offset, and a 123.0 Hz tone.

 Net control for both nets will be WE8R

 The mode will be MT63 2KL, centered on 1500 in the waterfall.

We will start out with just basic check ins, until we get all participating amateurs equipment and software up and running.

 Check in information will consist of the following:





If you want to make a macro in fldigi with your check in information, it should look something like this…… (Right click on one of the macro buttons to edit the information…. Don’t forget to name the macro tab and save the macro information once you are finished.)







If you have entered your information in the info in the Fldigi “Configure” “Operator” boxes, when the macro button is pressed, it should transmit the following:   (Note: this is my info)




Fldigi 3.21.81     (version of Fldigi you are using)

If anyone would like to check their equipment, or needs help with the software, let me know and I will be glad to work with you.

73, Robert WE8R

Robert Rosenfelder / WE8R

Montgomery County ARES

AEC South

With public service events filling the calendar, I wanted to focus on two very important topics.  I ask that you please read this carefully. The first point is personal safety. Your personal safety should be your top priority while volunteering. While we should be looking out for one another, it’s important to know that only you can look out for number one.  Personal safety begins with awareness.  Stay alert of your surroundings.  Trust your instincts.  Maintain a 360 degree mindset.  As you know the world is not linear so be sure to look up down and all around.While many amateur radio operators volunteer for the fun of it, it’s important to remember they are also an important asset to public service event staff and participants. We provide situational awareness by using our training, skills, and equipment.  It’s often said we are the eyes and ears of the event.  So something to keep in mind is a casual public service event can turn into a tragic incident without warning.  I reference the 2013 Boston Marathon where there were 3 fatalities and at least 264 wounded. Take a look at the Boston Marathon Terror Attack Fast Facts.

I’d like to point your attention to the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center website and read the 8 signs of terrorism.
I also encourage you to watch an 8 minute video titled Recognizing the 8 Signs of Terrorism – The Cell.  It can be found on YouTube with over 92,000 views. 

Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security.  Check out the “If you see something, say something” campaign.

We cannot volunteer with blinders on regardless if it’s a parade, 1/2 marathon, 5K/10K run, 100 mile bicycle ride, or walk-a-thon.  Meaning, we cannot be volunteering thinking, “It won’t happen to us”.  This is called complacency.  Just last year, during the 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride…one of the water stops was evacuated and the cyclists rerouted because of a bomb threat.  It won’t happen to us?  It just did!I am not telling you this question whether or not to volunteer.  I am telling you this because every trained volunteer is needed.  Volunteers who use their eyes and ears, training, and equipment have the potential of saving lives.  But let me be clear, super heroes need not apply.  If you’re volunteering to get your name in the paper or be Captain America, then you’re politely asked to just stay home.

The take away from this is every volunteer is needed.  Learn the signs.  Be safe out there.
Don’t look back tomorrow and say you could’ve done more!”  From TV show Chicago Fire.
73 de Matt W8DEC
Matthew Welch W8DEC
Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator
ARRL – The national association for AMATEUR RADIO™

KC8NYH/WC8OH repeater linking ends
  February 26th, 2014

For the past 5 months, Shane, KC8NYH as been linking his 443.125+ repeater in Clark county with WC8OH 145.11- repeater system during the weekly District 3 ARES Net.

This was to help Clark county stations check into the net if they were having difficulty getting in on 2 meters.

Apparently, this is not needed as only a total  5 stations have checked in to the net through the 440 repeater during the 5 months it has been active.

Therefore, we will cease to link the repeaters during the net immediately.

Many thanks to Shane for willing to do the work of setting up the links each week and volunteering his repeater for this experiment.

KA8GOV steps down as net control
  February 26th, 2014

Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV, who has served well, and for many years as a Ohio District 3 ARES Net Control, will no longer be able to participate, due to a new job that he will perform, for his church, on Wednesday nights.

Thanks Cliff  for your years of support.  Good luck in the future and we’ll always have a slot for you if you ever get a night off.  73