ARES E-Letter 20 January 16
January 20th, 2016
The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.
In This Issue:
- Answering The Call To Serve In Historic Missouri Flooding
- ARES® Supports Major Flood Response in Pacific Northwest
- GlobalSET 2015 is a Wrap, with Lessons Learned
- West Central Florida ARES/ACS Group Learns in SKYWARN Course
- Winter Field Day at End of Month
- Northern Indiana Hams Activate NWS Office for SKYWARN Recognition Day
- Letters: HOA Embraces Amateur Radio for Emergencies
- Tips for Beginning Net Control Operators
- Sacramento EC Recognized for Past Service
- See Something, Say Something
- ARES in 2015
Advanced NWS Spotter Training
January 20th, 2016
In additon to the basic Spotter training (see this article), NWS Wilmington is offering Advanced Spotter training again this year.
2016 Skywarn Spotter Training
January 18th, 2016
The 2016 Skywarn Spotter Training Schedule from the US National Weather Service Wilmington, Ohio has been released. Click on the link below to find a class in your county or the one the nearest to you!
Also, the Ohio Statewide Tornado Drill is Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Like, Share, or Get Notifications from the Dayton Skywarn Facebook Page for the latest Weather Bulletins and Reminders for upcoming Storm Spotter Training at https://www.facebook.com/dayton.skywarn
PSE: GOBA 18-25 June 2016
December 30th, 2015
|June 18, 2016||to||June 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.
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
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
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:
Notifications will now be coming from email@example.com. 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.
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.