ARES E-Letter 17 Sep 14
  September 17th, 2014

Upcoming Public Service Events
  September 17th, 2014

The following is a list of confirmed Public Service Events for the remainder of the year.

Please email me at kc8gle@earthlink.net if you are available to help out with them! Thanks! Mike C KC8GLE

10/5/14 Fort Ancient Triathlon 7am – 3

10/11/14 Beavercreek Fire Department Open House 9am – 1

10/12/14 Dayton River Corridor Classic 7am – 1

10/18/14 Dayton District Cross Country Meet 7am – 5

11/15/14 Cross Country Mid East Regionals Indian Riffle Park 9am – 12

12/13/14 Santa Run – Women’s Recovery Center 8am-10

12/31/14 Beavercreek Resolution Run – Beavercreek High School 7pm-10

ARES E-Letter 20 Aug 14
  August 21st, 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

EMERGENCY SKILLSET
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
classroom)
• Grant development
• Planning

Communications
• 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)

Management
• 18 years managing, training and budgeting computer operations and
groups
• 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:    broadways@standi.com

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

73,

Scott..

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ARRL Ohio Section
Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY
n8sy@arrl.org

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:

 CALL

LOCATION

NAME

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.)

<TX>

<MYCALL>

<MYQTH>

<MYNAME>

<VER>

<RX>

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)

WE8R

KETTERING, OH

ROBERT

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

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.  http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/us/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. http://www.neorfc.us/en-US/signs-terrorism.aspx.
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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHjI6mj1jOA 

Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security.  Check out the “If you see something, say something” campaign.
http://www.dhs.gov/if-you-see-something-say-something%E2%84%A2-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™
w8dec@arrl.net
440-585-7388

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

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

Emergency Communications EC-001 Course
  September 17th, 2013

The Montgomery County ARES will be sponsoring The ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001)

Where: LJB, Inc.
2500 Newmark Drive
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(Off of Lyons Road east of I675) (Map Link)

When:Thursday Evenings 6:15 to 8:15 pm
Classes begin October 3, 2013
No class October 31st & November 28th
Final Exam December 12, 2012

Cost:$24.95 for 4th Edition Course Book available through the ARRL (item# 7303)

$15.00 ARRL VE Exam Fee

Prerequisite:Proof of completion of FEMA’s Courses Introduction to
Incident Command, IS-100b & National Incident Management System, IS-700 in order to take final exam.

For further information or to pre-register:  Contact Rob Flory – KA5RUC, ka5ruc@mocoares.org