ARES E-Letter 21 September 2016
September 24th, 2016
The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.
In This Issue:
- September is National Preparedness Month
- Spotlight: Georgia Mountains’ District ARES Trains On Public Event Communications Support
- Western Washington Section Manager Comments on June’s Cascadia Rising; See September QST Article
- Tech Tips: The North Country’s Solar Powered APRS Digipeaters
- Letters: 12 Hour Shifts
- Get on Board the Simplex Contest Train!
- K1CE For a Final
PSE : Dayton VA Medical Center 5K 6 Nov
September 24th, 2016
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MVPT Issue 24 August
August 24th, 2016
Dayton SKYWARN issued an MVPT page when it was activated Thursday afternoon, the 24th at 1633.
There were a large number of bounce backs from users with AOL accounts.
It appears to be an issue with AOL. I would suggest you check your mail settings and ensure your spam filters are not rejecting the messages.
One suggestion to ensure that the address that issues the MVPT messages is entered into your AOL contacts list: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions on how to take these steps please contact AOL.
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.
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