September 7, 2014
7:00 amto3:00 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.


David E. Robinson
ARRL ARES EC Miami County D3
937-552-7434 (Home)


ARES E-Letter 20 Aug 14
  August 21st, 2014

September 6, 2014
10:45 amto7:45 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!

Event Overview
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

Mike Crawford KC8GLE

September 20, 2014
7:00 amto5:00 pm

USAF Marathon

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

September 1, 2014
7:00 amto12:00 pm

Holiday at Home is Monday September 1 this year. If you know you are available to help, you want a free tee shirt (size request not guaranteed) and/ or you want to attend the early free breakfast please enter your information on the spreadsheet -

If you have an assignment preference you may select one in that column. You can view the 2013 worksheet tab to see your assignment from 2013 if you helped last year.

I will share details of time closer to the event. Usually it is 7 am to 12:30 pm. There are assignments that end early or start later. There is a  pay your own way lunch at Marion’s Pizza follows the parade.

(NOTE: The traditional free breakfast is limited to persons that signed up to help by August  22nd. Out of respect for the parade organizer please do not come to Friendly’s if you are not already registered for the breakfast.)

I will accept volunteers until spots are filled. Any help is always appreciated. Let me know if you are not available this year but want to remain on the list for early signup next year.

Shawna Collins N2TUJ

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

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:





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.

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.

I’d like to point your attention to the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center website and read the 8 signs of terrorism.
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. 

Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security.  Check out the “If you see something, say something” 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™

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