ARES E-Letter 19 August 2015
  August 21st, 2015

September 19, 2015

Over sixty-five amateur radio operators are needed to support the USAF Marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on September 19, 2015 to provide the USAF Marathon with emergency and logistic communications.

This world class event had over 15000 participants register and another estimated 7000 volunteers and spectators in attendance.  Amateur radio operators are indispensable in rapidly communicating information on runner’s locations and status, weather heat indexes settings, severe weather notifications and logistic issues.  Plus, APRS was utilized to track lead runners, and “tail end Charlie’s,” thus allowing race officials and emergency services, to more accurately manage the race progression.

According to Robert Aguiar, USAF Marathon Race Director,  the senior base leaders rely on the communication skills of our amateur radios operators and use them a as a vital resource.  According to Rob, “This race would be extremely difficult if not impossible to accomplish without their support and dedication.”

Now is the time to volunteer for the USAF Marathon.  If you will be in the Dayton Ohio area on September 19, 2015 and would like to take part in a world class even, please go to the USAF Marathon website and volunteer:

1. Go to :

2. Click on the volunteer pull down tab and press enter. It will take you to :

3. Click on the box that states: Register to volunteer now. That will open a new tab or window and take you to and Active web site:‐oh/running/distance‐running‐races/air‐force‐marathon‐volunteer‐registration‐2014.

   a. The banner will read: 2015 Air Force Marathon Volunteer Registration

   b. Click on the Register Now button.

4. That will take you to the page allow you to pick your assignment.

  a. Pick the Race Day Amateur Radio Operators ‐ Saturday, Sept 19

   b. Click on the circle. Then click on continue.

5. It will take you to a disclaimer page that you must agree to participate.

6. After you complete the disclaimer it will take you to subsequent page to fill in your personal data. Please ensure you fill in your FCC issued call sign in the comments section.

7. If you have any questions please email Dave Crawford, KF4KWW, USAF Marathon Lead Volunteer at: KF4KWW@ARRL.NET

8. Registration will close August 31, 2015



September 12, 2015

Saturday, Sept. 12 is the Marigold Festival in Huber Heights.

I do not have specific requirements at this time, but let me know if you have interest in being involved with this.

To sign up for  please respond to

73,  Bob Baker N8ADO


September 5, 2015

On Saturday, September 5, we have a repeat of the Market to Market (M2M) Relay. This is a foot race from Cincinnati to Dayton.

We will cover the northern half of the course and the Queen City Emergency Net will cover the southern half.

We will need about 12 operators to cover the relay stations and the finish.

The Warren County locations will require a good mobile set-up, but a handheld radio will be sufficient for most of the spots.

To sign up for  please respond to

73,  Bob Baker N8ADO

August 29, 2015
6:30 amto11:30 am
August 30, 2015
6:30 amto11:30 am

The Abi Khan Horse Challenge is on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30. We need 8 to 10 operators each day to help track horses (and their riders) as they navigate the equestrian paths around Caesar Creek Lake. This is a pleasant low-key two morning event.

To sign up for  please respond to

73,  Bob Baker N8ADO

ARES E-Letter 15 July 2015
  July 15th, 2015

September 7, 2015
7:30 amto12:00 pm
Holiday at Home 5k Race & Parade Monday Sept 7, 2015 Needs Hams
Sign up and get info at this Google Docs Link
35 hams are needed to cover all the requested spots including additional bike mobile this year.
 Report to assignments by 7:30 am.  Some assignments end by 10 am and most others by noon.
Optional free breakfast at 5:30 am.
Email Shawna Collins, N2TUJ with questions

We have two new Net Control Operators for the weekly District 3 ARES Net!!

Welcome aboard to:

Cliff May, KD8YNZ

Jason Bowman, WG8B

They will enter the rotation with Cliff on 24 June and Jason on 1 July.

Thank you for volunteering!!!

MVPT Update
  May 1st, 2015

After over 10 years of being hosted on the servers through the kind generosity of John Ackerman, N8UR, the Miami Valley Priority Traffic (MVPT) list is transitioning to a new server. A hearty thank you to John for developing the MVPT list and his support of it over the years.

The Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club (BARC) has graciously agreed to be the new home of the MVPT list. Special thanks to Don Parker, KB8PSL and Russ Roysden, N8NPT for making this happen.

Anyone that was subscribed to the old MVPT server has been transferred to the new server and you should have received a subscribe notification message. No action is required on your part to continue receiving messages.

The new site to subscribe or manage your subscriptions is:

Notifications will now be coming from Please update any spam filters you may have to accept these messages.

Our first test of the new system will be during the District 3 ARES Net Wednesday, May 6th at 8:00PM Local.

ARES E-Letter 15 April
  April 15th, 2015