ARES E-Letter 20 July 2016
July 20th, 2016
The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.
In This Issue:
- Pikes Peak ARES Provides Major Support to International Hill Climb
- Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon: Run to Remember
- Letters: A Proposal for an ARES Standard Headset
- FEMA Mobile App for Apple, Android, Blackberry Platforms
ARES Net Back Up Repeater
June 15th, 2016
If the 145.110 is not available, the designated backup repeater is the Montgomery County ARES 146.640 MHz with a 123.0 Hz tone.
If Dayton SKYWARN is active and the 146.640 is in use, the net will be moved as determined by the DEC or NM and Net Control operators.
As a final option, listen on 145.11 simplex for any announcements as to where the net has moved.
2016 Public Service Event List
April 6th, 2016
Here is a list of known Public Service Events in our area for the rest of the year. It is NOT meant to be all inclusive. Detailed posts for each event will be published here as more information becomes available.
7/21–24/2016 Th/Fr/Sa/Su Pan Ohio Hope Ride big bike event Cincinnati to Cleveland, they mostly provide the SAGs and spotters, we provide DARA Truck and support [N8ADO]
8/27,28/2016 Sat, Sun 7–11 Abi Khan Horse Challenge Caesar Creek Lake area Keep log of horses on course, exercise in comms across uneven terrain(fun to be around the horses!) [N8ADO]
9/5/2016 Mon very early—1 Holiday at Home Parade Kettering parade safety and logistics, DARA is final unit in the parade, come ride along… [N2TUJ]
9/10/2016 Sat (assignment time varies with location) Market to Market Relay Relay footrace from Cincinnati to Dayton, big event, safety and logistics, track runners [N8ADO]
9/??/2016 Sat [Tentative if no conflict] Marigold Festival Huber Heights Display and demo
9/17/2016 Sat All day Air Force Marathon WPAFB Full and half marathon, HUGE event, need everyone able to sign up via AFM website more info: [KF4KWW]
9/24/2016 Sat 8–11 Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Kettering (Dixie/Dorothy area) 5k run/walk(new event) [N8ADO]
10/2/2016 Sun 9–3 Little Miami Triathlon Ft Ancient State Park area 18 mile bike course, need lots of help [N8ADO]
10/??/2016 Sat morning Beavercreek Fire Open House BTFD Station 61, Dayton-Xenia & Orchard Ln Display [N8ADO]
10/??/2016 Sat Afternoon Fairborn Fire Open House Station 2, Commerce Center Dr Display [N8ADO]
10/11/2016 Sun 8–3 River Corridor Classic Half Marathon Payne Rec Ctr Moraine & along rivers big event, needs many eyes [N8ADO]
10/??/2016 Sat 8–3 Dayton District Cross Country Meet Mont Co Career Ctr Clayton big meet, need 10–12 volunteers,
lunch provided [N8ADO]
11/??/2016 Sat 9–11 Mid East Cross Country Regionals Moving from Indian Riffle Park, Kettering, new location not known Easy event, need 12–15 volunteers [N8ADO]
12/??/2016 Sat 8–11 Santa Run Xenia Women’s Recovery Center near GMH 5k run/walk, need 10–12 [KC8GLE]
12/31/2016 Sat 1900-2100 Resolution Run Beavercreek HS, Dayton-Xenia at Fudge 5k, VE test session, potluck snacks before, we provide comms and light the course with our headlights—we are never short of volunteers for this one, but don’t miss out! [N8ADO]
Updated Preble County Information
February 17th, 2016
Preble County ARES has a new web site at:
Contact information for the EC , Gary, NJ8BB, has also been updated
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.