License Exam Middletown 18 March
February 24th, 2015
An examination session in Technician, General and Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator’s License will be available on Wednesday evening, March 18, 2015 in the Verity Lodge, Miami University-Middletown, Middletown, OH,
Doors will open for registration at 6 P.M. and exams will commence shortly thereafter. Please plan to arrive early as all registration activities are to be completed by 7 P.M.
Applicants must furnish the original and one photocopy of their current license (if any), original and one photocopy of any certificates of successful completion of examination (CSCE) they may hold, positive (photo) identification, and social security (SSN) or Licensee ID number (FRN).
License exams are free, walk-ins welcome and preregistration is not required.
If you are applying for your first license, please go to https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/coresWeb/publicHome.do
and obtain a FRN. This web site is self-explanatory and there is no charge for the FRN registration.
Special examination accommodations must be requested at least two weeks prior to the test date.
Additional information may be obtained from Dave Williamson, KD8W (513-424-5819) or Carl Morgan, K8CM (513-422-9384).
Talk-in on W8BLV/R 146.61 (-600) 77 Hz PL
ARES E-Letter 18 February 15
February 21st, 2015
The new ARES E-Letter is available at ARRL website
In this Issue:
- Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race: Communications Challenges Posed to Operators
- Tip: Blackout Buddy
- Letters: On the Importance of Reporting
- Lake Amateur Radio Association (Florida) Presents President’s Award
- Letters: Web-Based Reporting
- Letters: Follow-Up on Five Year Old ARES Member
- Amateur Radio Saved My Life
- ARES Reporting
SKYWARN Spotter Training
January 20th, 2015
The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service has posted this years Spotter Training Schedule
In addition, representatives of Dayton Section SKYWARN will be providing class announcements and updates during the Wednesday night District 3 ARES Net (8:00PM on the 145.110 (-) 67.0Hz repeater)
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