ARES E-Letter 15 October 2014
October 15th, 2014
The new ARES E-Letter is available at ARRL website
In This Issue:
- Communications in Major Seismic Incidents in Central US Subject of Exercise; Report Cites Winklink, Amateur Radio
- Boulder County (Colorado) ARES Noted on Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page
- Letters: ARES Groups and Individuals Should Protect Passwords
- Med Emergency in Washington’s High Mountain Forest
- Late October Exercise to Test MARS-ARES Interoperability
- ARES Group Preps for Public Event with Emergency Exercise in Washington State
- Denver CERT Volunteer Receives FEMA Honorable Mention as Community Preparedness Hero
- Indiana ARES/RACES Active in National Preparedness Month
- National Community/Neighborhood Exercise Series
PSE: Lighted Horse Parade 22 November
September 25th, 2014
|November 22, 2014|
|4:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
What: Greenville Lighted Horse Parade
Where: Greenville, Ohio (Gathering spot will be the fire house west of the square)
When: Nov. 22, 2014 (Start to gather between 4:PM – 4:30PM more info to follow)
Who to contact: Jeff Yantis, KD8KIR, Darke County EC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: traffic control of the parade route
This is an annual event held every year on the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
This is also a very family friendly event.
We are tasked with monitoring and maintaining traffic barricades at some 20 intersections along the parade route.
We need to volunteers at each intersection so we are seeking at least 40 operators to assist.
Hot coffee and Hot chocolate is usually provided by event organizers and delivered to the intersections via golf cart.
There are usually between 75 to 100 entries in the parade.
All teams are lit with LEDs and it makes a really interesting show.
Please contact me if you require any additional info.
I look forward to working with you all to make this event a success.
Jeff Yantis KD8KIR
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 email@example.com if you are available to help out with them! Thanks! Mike C KC8GLE
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
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
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
$15.00 ARRL VE Exam Fee
For further information or to pre-register: Contact Rob Flory – KA5RUC, email@example.com