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.

ARES E-Letter 15 June 2016
  June 15th, 2016

July 16, 2016
July 17, 2016

It’s time again to seek volunteers for the Young’s Dairy Charity Bike Tour that will be on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. The two day tour covers several Ohio counties, comprising up to 100 miles, so a large number of ham radio operators will be needed. The tour starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday from Young’s Dairy, which is on Highway 68, north of Yellow Springs, and extends north to Ada Ohio. There is a bike path route for a portion of the return trip on day 2. We are not responsible for tracking riders on the bike path, but we may cover a few key intersections.

For any operators wanting to stay overnight in the dorm rooms at Ohio Northern University in Ada, where the riders stay, I WILL NEED TO KNOW THAT ASAP (NLT June 9th). For those not familiar with that option, I highly recommend it. The dorms are extremely nice and the organizers graciously provide them to at no cost to us. However, the organizers do have to pay for the rooms, and this is a charity event, so donations to offset the cost of the rooms are appreciated if you can manage it. Dinner and breakfast are included if you stay overnight, and these guys have an absolute blast up there. It’s really a great and entertaining time.

We are in need of very many operators for this event. Please consider coming out, if only for a portion of the day.

For the southern part of the course we will be using the Springfield 145.310 Repeater with a 82.5hz tone.
For the northern part of the course we will be using the Bellefontaine 147.000 Repeater with 100hz tone.

Please contact Mike Crawford, if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this event.

2016 Public Service Event List
  April 6th, 2016

Here is a list of known Public Service Events in our area for the rest of the year.  It is NOT meant to be all inclusive. Detailed posts for each event will be published here as more information becomes available.

7/21–24/2016 Th/Fr/Sa/Su    Pan Ohio Hope Ride    big bike event Cincinnati to Cleveland, they mostly provide the SAGs and spotters, we provide DARA Truck and support [N8ADO]

8/27,28/2016 Sat, Sun  7–11      Abi Khan Horse Challenge    Caesar Creek Lake area    Keep log of horses on course, exercise in comms across uneven terrain(fun to be around the horses!) [N8ADO]

9/5/2016 Mon very early—1    Holiday at Home Parade    Kettering    parade safety and logistics, DARA is final unit in the parade, come ride along…    [N2TUJ]

9/10/2016 Sat  (assignment time varies with location)    Market to Market Relay    Relay footrace from Cincinnati to Dayton, big event, safety and logistics, track runners  [N8ADO]

9/??/2016 Sat [Tentative if no conflict]  Marigold Festival    Huber Heights    Display and demo

9/17/2016 Sat All day        Air Force Marathon    WPAFB    Full and half marathon, HUGE event, need everyone able to sign up via AFM website  more info: [KF4KWW]

9/24/2016  Sat  8–11    Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk    Kettering (Dixie/Dorothy area)   5k run/walk(new event)    [N8ADO]

10/2/2016  Sun  9–3  Little Miami Triathlon Ft Ancient State Park area    18 mile bike course, need lots of help    [N8ADO]

10/??/2016 Sat morning       Beavercreek Fire Open House   BTFD Station 61, Dayton-Xenia & Orchard Ln    Display  [N8ADO]

10/??/2016 Sat Afternoon    Fairborn Fire Open House    Station 2, Commerce Center Dr    Display  [N8ADO]

10/11/2016 Sun 8–3    River Corridor Classic Half Marathon    Payne Rec Ctr Moraine & along rivers    big event, needs many eyes    [N8ADO]

10/??/2016 Sat 8–3    Dayton District Cross Country Meet        Mont Co Career Ctr Clayton        big meet, need 10–12 volunteers,
lunch provided  [N8ADO]

11/??/2016  Sat 9–11    Mid East Cross Country Regionals    Moving from Indian Riffle Park, Kettering, new location not known    Easy event, need 12–15 volunteers    [N8ADO]

12/??/2016  Sat 8–11      Santa Run    Xenia Women’s Recovery Center near GMH    5k run/walk, need 10–12  [KC8GLE]

12/31/2016 Sat 1900-2100    Resolution Run    Beavercreek HS, Dayton-Xenia at Fudge    5k, VE test session, potluck snacks before, we provide comms and light the course with our headlights—we are never short of volunteers for this one, but don’t miss out!  [N8ADO]

June 22, 2016 6:00 amtoJune 25, 2016 4:00 pm

[NOTE: These are details for the Montgomery County portion of GOBA, which is a multi-county event. See original post]

Once again the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will be traveling in western and southwestern Ohio this summer.  This is a 5 day cycling event that will be traveling through Hamilton, Eaton, Oxford, Brookville, Miamisburg and back to Hamilton.  Bicyclists will arrive in Hamilton on Saturday June 18th with the start of the event being on Sunday June 19th.  The event ends on Saturday June 25th when the riders return back to Hamilton.  Expect up to near 3000 riders of all ages for this event.

GOBA will be in Montgomery County for a total of 4 days when they arrive in Brookville on Wednesday June 22nd.  GOBA will camp out in Brookville that night.

On Thursday June 23rd the riders will leave Brookville, zig zagging along back county roads through New Lebanon and Farmersville with their destination being in Miamisburg where they will once again camp out.

Friday June 24th is a layover day with an optional ride using the Great Miami Trail to Carillion Park and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  They will be utilizing the streets of downtown Dayton between Carillion Park and Riverscape.

On Saturday June 25th, they will depart Miamisburg and pass through Germantown on their way back to Hamilton.

GOBA will be providing (2) ALS Medics, medical personnel at the camps, SAG vehicles, etc.  All of the GOBA vehicles will have amateur radio operators in them.  All communications will be done on VHF repeaters.

The first riders will be out of camp before 6AM each day and may be in the next camp between 10:00 and 10:30 AM.  All riders should be out of camp by 9AM with the majority of all riders being in the next camp by 2PM.

So what is needed from our local amateur radio operators?  We will net control stations for each day that GOBA will be in Montgomery County. We also need volunteers to staff lunch and snack stops as well as key points (intersections) along the route.

More information regarding GOBA can be found at and specifically for hams at

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact one of the following individuals listed below:

Robert Flory, KA5RUC – MoCo ARES

Chris Geib, W8CWB – Mound Amateur Radio Association

Robert Baker, N8ADO – Dayton Amateur Radio Association

Phil Thomas, W8RMJ – Germantown Amateur Radio Society

Updated Preble County Information
  February 17th, 2016

Preble County ARES has a new web site at:

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

PSE: GOBA 18-25 June 2016
  December 30th, 2015

June 18, 2016toJune 25, 2016

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will be routed through Southwest Ohio this year in Butler, Hamilton, Preble, Darke and Montgomery counties.

More details to follow, but there is always a need for operators, especially during weekdays as this event moves through the area. GOBA will be coordinating with county ECs and they will have more information as we get closer to the event.

UPDATE 27 Feb 16: Montgomery County details in this post

New Miami County EC
  September 4th, 2015

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


2920 Hickory Wood Drive Troy, OH 45373

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.


David E. Robinson WB8PMG

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.

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