D3 ARES NVIS Contest
  February 17th, 2017

From DEC Fred, W8LLY:

Saturday 22 April, Time TBA.  Please start promoting this event within your ARES unit.  This year we will include 160m and 6m.  Six meters, of course, is not a NVIS band but with deteriorating HF propagation on 80m and 40m, we need alternative options for inter-county communication across and within the state.  Start planning to set up on April 22nd to operate and test on 160m, 80m, 40m and 6m with various antenna configurations.

 

ARES E-Letter 15 Feb 2017
  February 17th, 2017

2017 Spotter Training Schedule for District 3

Be sure to check with the Wilmington Spotter Training Page for any changes prior to attending a training session at: http://www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule

Preble County OH Spotter Training
When: Mon, January 23, 7pm – 9pm
Where: 391 W Lexington Rd, Eaton, OH 45320, USA (map)
Location: Eaton Fire Station #2

Greene/Clark County OH Combined Spotter Training
When: Mon, February 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 541 Ledbetter Rd, Xenia, OH 45385 (map)
Location: Greene County Job & Family Services

Champaign County OH Spotter Training
When: Wed, February 15, 7pm – 9pm
Where: 1512 U.S. 68, Urbana, OH 43078 (map)
Location: Champaign County Community Center

Montgomery County OH Spotter Training – Basics
When: Sat, March 11, 9am – 12pm
Where: 1 Wyoming St, Dayton, OH 45409, USA (map)
Location: Berry Women’s Center, Bieser Auditorium. Miami Valley Hospital. No pre-registration necessary.

Advanced Spotter Training Class
When: Sat, March 11, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Miami Valley Hospital, One Wyoming Street, Dayton, Ohio 45409 (map)
Location: Berry Women’s Center, Bieser Auditorium. Miami Valley Hospital, No pre-registration necessary.
*** Basic Spotter Training Class highly recommended prior to attending.

Darke County OH Spotter Training
When: Thu, March 16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 4267 OH-502, Greenville, OH 45331, USA (map)
Location: Shawnee Prairie Preserve
To register for this class, contact Josh Haney at josh@darkecountyema.org or 937-548-1444. Please register by 03/10/2017. Class is limited to 50 students.

Miami/Shelby County OH Combined Spotter Training
When: Mon, March 27, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 8811 Career Dr, Piqua, OH 45356, USA (map)
Location: Hartzell Lecture Hall, Upper Valley Career Center

Logan County OH Spotter Training
When: Tue, March 28, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 2280 St. Rt. 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 (map)
Location: Ohio Hi-Point Career Center (Seminar Center/Auditorium)

New District 3 DEC: Fred Stone W8LLY
  December 21st, 2016

Fred Stone, W8LLY,  has been appointed as the District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) of Ohio District 3.

Fred has many years of ARES experience, having served as the Greene County EC and a Deputy DEC for District 3.

Fred’s contact information is listed on the DEC page.

Edited to Add: The following was published in the Xenia Daily Gazette on 20 Dec 16.

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook resident Fred Stone has been appointed the district emergency coordinator (DEC) for District 3 of the Ohio Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).

Stone, whose amateur radio call sign is W8LLY, will coordinate ARES activities in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.

Stone had served as an assistant district emergency coordinator under Bob Rhoades, whom he replaces. Rhoades, who had served in a variety of local, district and state emergency service positions, died in an automobile accident in November.

ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for auxiliary communication support in the public service when disaster strikes. District 3 has more than 300 active amateur radio operators participating in ARES. All ARES positions are strictly voluntary, complying with the FCC requirement that amateur radio operators not receive any pay for their services.

The DEC has responsibility for coordinating the training, organization and emergency participation of emergency coordinators in the nine county West Central Ohio district and the deployment of available amateurs radio personnel and equipment resources during a disaster or communication emergency.

Stone, who has served as Greene County ARES (GCARES) emergency coordinator, will resign on Feb. 1 after completing 20 years in the position. During that time, he has overseen the development of county-wide emergency communication plans and networks with assistance from the three county amateur radio clubs, Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club, Upper Valley (Fairborn) Amateur Radio Club and the Xenia Weather Amateur Radio Network. He also serves as EC for Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township.

He helped to establish memorandums of understanding with a number of Greene County public service agencies including police and fire departments, hospitals and the health department, the emergency management agency and served on the Greene County Emergency Preparedness Committee. A ham for 64 years, he was involved in several disaster incidents including the 1974 and 2000 Xenia tornadoes.

Content provided by Greene County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

Bob Rhoades KC8WHK, SK

Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades, age 71, of Piqua, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM in Darke County, Ohio, due to an automobile accident.

He was born on February 3, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Eugene Franklin Rhoades and Clara Florence & Robert (Mannix) Stauffer. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Sedam) Rhoades whom he married on February 6, 1971; sons, Rob & Jeff Mullins of Dallas, TX, and Chris Rhoades of Greenville; sisters and brother in law, Sandra Hoying of Greenville and Debbie & Steve Brandt of Greenville; brother and sister in law, Tom & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carol & Mike Gray of Houston, Ohio, Kay & George O’Neill of Hollywood, FL, and Rick & Karen Sedam of Piqua, OH; special friends, Corbin & Skylan Robison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father and mother in law, George & Joan Sedam.

Bob was a firefighter retiring from the Greenville Fire Department. He also was a former employee with the Ohio Department of Health working within the Hazmat Department. He was an amateur ham radio operator and loved all aspects of trains. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to National Fallen Firefighter Association at <http://www.firehero.org/> www.firehero.org. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

MVPT Issue 24 August
  August 24th, 2016

Dayton SKYWARN issued an MVPT page when it was activated Thursday afternoon, the 24th at 1633.

There were a large number of bounce backs from users with AOL accounts.

It appears to be an issue with AOL.  I would suggest you check your mail settings and ensure your spam filters are not rejecting the messages.

One suggestion to ensure that the address that issues the MVPT messages is entered into your AOL contacts list: mvpt@bellbrookarc.org

If you have any questions on how  to take these steps please contact AOL.

ARES Net Back Up Repeater
  June 15th, 2016

If the 145.110 is not available, the designated backup repeater is the Montgomery County ARES 146.640 MHz with a 123.0 Hz tone.

If Dayton SKYWARN is active and the 146.640 is in use, the net will be moved as determined by the DEC or NM  and Net Control operators.

As a final option, listen on 145.11 simplex for any announcements as to where the net has moved.

Updated Preble County Information
  February 17th, 2016

Preble County ARES has a new web site at:

www.k8yr.com/

Contact information for the EC , Gary, NJ8BB, has also been updated

New Miami County EC
  September 4th, 2015

There is a New ARRL Emergency Coordinator appointed for Miami County ARES.

DAVID B STEIN, KC9NVP

2920 Hickory Wood Drive Troy, OH 45373

davidb1stein@gmail.com

Thank you for your support of ARES, I have enjoyed serving as your Miami County EC the past 8 years. Please give David your full support and cooperation.

73S,

David E. Robinson WB8PMG

MVPT Update
  May 1st, 2015

After over 10 years of being hosted on the febo.com 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:

http://mail.bellbrookarc.org/mailman/listinfo/mvpt_bellbrookarc.org

Notifications will now be coming from mvpt@bellbrookarc.org. 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.