ARES E-Letter 21 October 20
  October 21st, 2020

New District 3 DMR Repeater
  October 21st, 2020

District 3 has a new DMR repeater on line.
  N8NQH BrandMeister DMR repeater on the west side of Dayton. Frequency 444.43750 +5 MHz, Color Code 11 Local 2 Cin-Day Cluster = Talk Group 2 and Local N8NQH/R = Talk Group 310557 are both on Repeater Slot 2.
  Talk Group 310557 should be used for all local contacts. Please use Repeater Slot 1 for all other Talk Groups and for Digital APRS-GPS.
  Greene County DMR Net every Tuesday at 8:30 pm local time on TG 310557 and TS 2.
 
  Thanks!
 
  Don – KB8PSL
  District Emergency Coordinator
  West Central Ohio D-3 ARES

D3 ARES Net Training 21 Oct 20
  October 21st, 2020

October 24, 2020
8:00 amto6:00 pm

Saturday, October 24, the Dayton District Cross Country meet will be held in Cedarville.

I am looking for a couple more volunteers who can cover some spots in the afternoon. Here’s some information:

Saturday, October 24, the Dayton District Cross Country meet will be held in Cedarville at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course (see following link for map) 

https://yellowjackets.cedarville.edu/documents/2013/8/1/wxc_course5K2013.pdf?id=420

The current plan is to have twelve races and they will be spaced out more than usual, so we will need as many ham radio volunteers as possible to cover the event. See the race schedule, below. Our duties include acting as spotters to respond to emergencies and to collect leader data from the mile marks. Required equipment is a two meter handheld transceiver. An extended antenna is recommended and you will likely require at least one spare battery.

We need to gather at the race course at 8:00 AM and the last race should be complete around 6:00 PM. This makes for a long day. If you would like to volunteer, but cannot commit to the whole time, please state that and we will see what can be arranged. Also, I anticipate that due to the lack of events so far this season, there may be quite a few of you wanting to participate. I negotiated with the organizer to remove the cap on the number that we can have, but that means that the event will not be able to provide lunches as in the past. (Bring your own food).

Everyone is required to have an appropriate face mask. The mask is to be worn when adequate social distance cannot be maintained.

More details (including Parking Pass and Communications Plan) will be released as we get closer to the event. To volunteer, please contact Bob Baker N8ADO at n8ado@arrl.net

We might be able to arrange a carpool from the Dayton area. Please indicate if you would be interested in this.

                 Qualifying for Regional Meet

Time

Race

Teams

Indiv

9:00 A.M.

Div 1 Boys A

4

16

9:30 A.M.

Div I Boys B

3

12

10:00 A.M.

Div I Girls A

5

20

10:45 A.M.

Div I Girls B

4

16

11:30 A.M.

Break

   

12:15 P.M.

Div 2 Boys A

4

16

12:45 P.M.

Div 2 Boys B

3

12

01:15 P.M.

Div 2 Girls A

4

16

02:00 P.M.

Div 2 Girls B

3

12

02:45 P.M.

Break

   

03.3O P.M.

Di v 3 Boys A

4

16

04:00 P.M.

Div 3 Boys B

3

12

04:30 P.M.

Div 3 Girls A

4

16

05:15 P.M.

Div 3 Girls B

4

16

please contact Bob Baker N8ADO at n8ado@arrl.net

D3 ARES Net Training 14 Oct 20
  October 14th, 2020

D3 ARES Net Training 30 September 2020
  September 30th, 2020

D3 ARES Net Training 23 September 2020
  September 23rd, 2020

From the ARRL Website:

09/21/2020

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) volunteers will take part in the Department of Defense (DOD) Communications Exercise 20-4, starting on October 3 and concluding on October 26.

The MARS focus is interoperability with ARRL and the amateur radio community. “Throughout the month of October, MARS members will interoperate with various amateur radio organizations that will be conducting their annual simulated emergency tests with state, county, and local emergency management personnel,” said MARS Chief Paul English, WD8DBY.

“MARS members will send a DOD-approved message to the amateur radio organizations recognizing this cooperative interoperability effort.” MARS members will also train with the ARRL National Traffic System (NTS) and Radio Relay International (RRI) to send ICS 213 general messages to numerous amateur radio leaders across the US. “This exercise will culminate with MARS Auxiliarists sending a number of summary messages in support of a larger DOD communications exercise taking place October 20 – 26,” English added.

Throughout October, MARS stations will operate on 60 meters, and WWV/WWVH will broadcast messages to the amateur radio community. English assures no disruption to communications throughout the month-long series of training events.

D3 ARES Net Training 16 September 2020
  September 16th, 2020

New Greene County EC
  September 8th, 2020

Congratulations to Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ, who has been appointed as the Greene County Emergency Coordinator. She takes over from Henry Ruminski W8HJR.