PSE: Troy-Piqua 1/2 Marathon 7 Sept.
August 27th, 2014
|September 7, 2014|
|7:00 am||to||3:00 pm|
We are looking for and creating a list of volunteers to help with The Troy-Piqua 1/2 Marathon starting early Sunday morning on September 7th and running into early afternoon. The frequencies used will be 145.23- W8FW/R and 147.21+ W8SWS/R Repeaters.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP (preferably by E-Mail, Telephone, or on the Net) if you can help with this event. If you previously volunteered, but are not on the short volunteer list below please let me know again.
WB8LDW, KB8OFS, WA8JON, KD8GEH
David E. Robinson
ARRL ARES EC Miami County D3
ARES E-Letter 20 Aug 14
August 21st, 2014
The new ARES E-Letter is available at ARRL website
In This Issue:
- A Brief History of ARES
- At Press Time: Initial Storm Iselle Reports from Hawaii
- First Annual Joint Tribal Emergency Management Conference
- FEMA and ARRL Sign Agreement; FEMA Administrator Calls Ham Radio “Resilient”
- International News: Thailand’s Famed HS0AC Station Refurbished
- ARRL Partners: APCO 2014 Conference and Exhibit A Wrap
- Public Service: Northern New York Amateurs Support IRONMAN 2014
- National Community/Neighborhood Exercise Series
- Letters: Hospital Communications for Hurricane Katrina
- From ARRL News: Links to Current Events
- September is 2014 National Preparedness Month
- K1CE For a Final
PSE: Market To Market Relay 6 September
August 20th, 2014
|September 6, 2014|
|10:45 am||to||7:45 pm|
We have a new event coming Up September 6th! It is the Market To Market Relay Race. We are in need of 20+ Volunteers for this event!
The Market to Market Relay is a 76 mile team relay running event from Milford, Ohio to Dayton, Ohio. The running route is along the Little Miami Scenic River Trail. 250 teams and over 1,700 runners will be competing in this year’s race. The race course is OPEN so runners must obey laws when making road crossings. The race ends in downtown Dayton at the RiverScape MetroPark with a post-race party. Relay waves will start in Milford between 6am and 9:30 am. Finishers are expected at the RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton between 3:45p and 7:45p.
Ham Radio Responsibilities
Ham Radio Operators are staffed at Exchange Points along the course and communicate the following information to the correct parties as needed:
Arrival of First Runner & Last Runner
Medical Incidents, Needs & Emergencies
Weather or Environmental Concerns
Traffic Issues or Accidents
Keep a Master record/time stamp of Actual First Runner, Last Runner time and bib number for each Exchange Point
Here in GREENE/MONTGOMERY COUNTY we will be using the 147.165 repeater as a primary and the 147.045 Bellbrook repeater as a backup. Also the 146.910 GCARES repeater as a secondary backup.
Since the race begins in Milford (Cincinnati), the first operators do not need to be on location until 10:45am in Corwin (Waynesville). And the last location (Eastwood Park South) til 3:30pm. In between we have a variety of locations that need operators. Please respond as quickly as possible to get a location that works for you!
Please email email@example.com
Mike Crawford KC8GLE
PSE Air Force Marathon UPDATE with Deadline
August 20th, 2014
|September 20, 2014|
|7:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
Over 65 hams from Greene and surrounding counties are needed to support the 18th Annual U.S. Air Force Marathon Saturday, September 20th..
The USAF Marathon Committee considers ham radio as an essential communications support group. Because of the Boston Marathon incident, security has been tightened and there are an additional number of medical locations and stand by units. Multiple nets will be operating simultaneously during this event to assure effective amateur radio communications support for the various command and control elements.
Note: Because of the time required for security clearances, time for signing up will be closing soon. If you are planning to participate and have not yet registered, you need to do on or before August 31st.
If you try to register on the AF Marathon website and receive a message of “Attention! Category is full!”, contact Dave at the information listed below to get signed up.
Also, there will be a special briefing for amateur radio personnel at 6:00 PM Saturday, 13 September in the Beavercreek Township Fire Station 61 Training Room, located at 2195 Dayton-Xenia Road just west of Orchard Lane near Alpha Oh.
David A. Crawford, KF4KWW
New Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator 9 Jul 14
July 9th, 2014
Just wanted to let you all know that we now have a new Section
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
• Deputy Sheriff
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
• 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
• 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
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please welcome Stan as the new Section Emergency Coordinator for the
ARRL Ohio Section
Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY
Montgomery County ARES Digital Net
May 31st, 2014
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:
VERSION OF FLDIGI
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. WE8R@mocoares.org
73, Robert WE8R
Robert Rosenfelder / WE8R
Montgomery County ARES
VOLUNTEERING – FROM THE OHIO SEC
May 1st, 2014
Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security. Check out the “If you see something, say something” campaign.
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
Ohio ARES District 3 VHF Digital Training Net
November 20th, 2013
The Ohio ARES District 3 VHF Digital Training Net meets every Sunday Evening at approximately 9:15pm (after a Miami County voice Net is secured) on The 145.23- W8FW/R Repeater (no pl) located in Troy Ohio. This Repeater has good coverage and is centrality located in Ohio ARES District 3.
The Purpose of this Net is to provide Ohio ARES District 3 participants with information and a Training ground where the use of Digital Communications can be discussed and practiced on a regular basis. All Amateurs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this Net.
52 Digital Training Nets have been conducted from November of 2012 to November of 2013 on the W8FW/R 145.23- Repeater. This includes 29 different participants from Miami, Shelby, Darke, Clark, Greene, and Montgomery counties in Ohio ARES District 3. Net participants have successfully tested and used their Digital Equipment TX/RX capabilities on VHF. Training has included sending and receiving traffic using Blank, Plain Text, NTS, CSV, and ICS Forms with FLDigi, FLMsg, and FLAmp Software. Training has included the use and practice of MT63, Olivia, PSK31, PSK500, PSK125R10, and some Easy Pal MFSK Viedo Picture Modes. Thanks to Tom WB8LDW for spearheading this Net, Gary WB8ROL for assistance and Technical expertise, and all of the operators listed below who have participated.
PART STN NETS TRF SENT/RCV
WB8PMG 47 55/66
WB8LDW 46 24/71
WB8ROL 46 22/77
WA8APB 30 8/71
KD8RLB 23 7/37
KC8WHK 23 7/58
N2OJD 19 3/33
KF8MZ 18 0/24
AE8I 17 1/34
N8NQH 16 4/22
KA8OCG 15 3/39
NB8D 14 1/23
AC8JZ 12 1/17
KB8EMD 12 1/17
N8NSD 10 1/20
KG6NFJ 10 0/18
N8YD 06 1/14
N8DCP 06 2/8
KD8GKJ 05 0/8
KE8RG 03 0/1
KA8RVI 03 0/10
KD3SQ 01 0/0
WA4RQG/8 01 0/0
AC8KX 01 0/1
W8DGN 01 0/4
KD8VLN 01 0/0
KB8TVN 01 0/3
WD8OQX 01 0/1
KD8ADH 01 0/0
David E. Robinson
ARRL Emergency Coordinator
Miami County ARES Ohio District 3