Dist 3 ARES NET Frequency Change: 146.820 (-) MHz (PL 77.0)
April 25th, 2017
As authorized by Fred Stone, W8LLY, the Ohio District 3 ARES DEC, the 26 April 2017 Ohio District 3 ARES Net, will be held on the Miamisburg Wireless Association, WA8PLZ, 146.820 MHz (PL 77.0) repeater. Furthermore, the Ohio District 3 ARES Net will continue to be held on this frequency, each Wednesday evening, at 8:00pm, until you are notified of a change back to the WCOARA, WC8OH, 145110/224.160 MHz repeater system.
For your information, the Ohio District 3 ARES has been informed, by Butch Kovacs, WD8EOL, the Vice-President of the Miamisburg Wireless Association, that, by a vote of their membership, on Saturday, 8 April 2017, they have agreed to allow the Ohio District 3 ARES, the use their repeater in the future, as the primary backup frequency for conducting the Ohio District 3 ARES Net.
On behalf of Fred, the Ohio District 3 ARES, and myself, I would like to accept and express our gratitude to the members of the Miamisburg Wireless Association, for their gracious offer.
Ohio District 3 ARES Net Co-Manager
ARES E-Letter 19 April 2017
April 25th, 2017
The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.
In This Issue:
- Hurricane Conference Amateur Radio Sessions This Morning! Check Them Out — See Below for Schedule.
- This Morning! Attend or Live Stream Amateur Radio Sessions at the National Hurricane Conference, New Orleans
- Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Active in Major Caribbean Tsunami Exercise
- Amateur Digital TV for Emergency/Disaster Response Presentation in Honolulu, by Pioneer
- Local and State Drills and Exercises Roundup
- Article Links Amateur Radio Growth to Emergency Communications
PSE: Founders Run (5 & 10K) 13 May
April 17th, 2017
|May 13, 2017|
|7:30 am||to||12:00 pm|
Here’s a chance to check out your equipment and see what you need to get at Hamvention the following weekend.
The Founders Run starts and finishes at Trebein Elementary on Dayton Xenia Road, near Trebein Rd.This location is roughly midway between Beavercreek and Xenia.
Starting gun for the 10 k is at 8:00 AM, so we need to be in place around 7:30.
We could use about a dozen volunteers for this, including a couple of bicycle mobile operators. If you can help with this one, please contact Bob Baker N8ADO firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSE: 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness 29 April 17
March 29th, 2017
|April 29, 2017|
|8:00 am||to||11:00 am|
- When: Saturday April 29th, 2016
- Where: Payne Recreation Center, Moraine
- Be at the staging area by 0800 hrs for assignment. Event begins at 0900 hrs. Event lasts less than 2 hours.
- Utilize 444.250+ pl 123.0 K8MCA Repeater
- Need 14 ham volunteers to cover the course. T-shirts will be provided for the volunteers. Will need your shirt size ASAP in order to meet the shirt order deadline.
Contact Rob, KA5RUC to volunteer or for any questions: email@example.com
New District 3 DEC: Fred Stone W8LLY
December 21st, 2016
Fred Stone, W8LLY, has been appointed as the District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) of Ohio District 3.
Fred has many years of ARES experience, having served as the Greene County EC and a Deputy DEC for District 3.
Fred’s contact information is listed on the DEC page.
BELLBROOK — Bellbrook resident Fred Stone has been appointed the district emergency coordinator (DEC) for District 3 of the Ohio Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).
Stone, whose amateur radio call sign is W8LLY, will coordinate ARES activities in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.
Stone had served as an assistant district emergency coordinator under Bob Rhoades, whom he replaces. Rhoades, who had served in a variety of local, district and state emergency service positions, died in an automobile accident in November.
ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for auxiliary communication support in the public service when disaster strikes. District 3 has more than 300 active amateur radio operators participating in ARES. All ARES positions are strictly voluntary, complying with the FCC requirement that amateur radio operators not receive any pay for their services.
The DEC has responsibility for coordinating the training, organization and emergency participation of emergency coordinators in the nine county West Central Ohio district and the deployment of available amateurs radio personnel and equipment resources during a disaster or communication emergency.
Stone, who has served as Greene County ARES (GCARES) emergency coordinator, will resign on Feb. 1 after completing 20 years in the position. During that time, he has overseen the development of county-wide emergency communication plans and networks with assistance from the three county amateur radio clubs, Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club, Upper Valley (Fairborn) Amateur Radio Club and the Xenia Weather Amateur Radio Network. He also serves as EC for Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township.
He helped to establish memorandums of understanding with a number of Greene County public service agencies including police and fire departments, hospitals and the health department, the emergency management agency and served on the Greene County Emergency Preparedness Committee. A ham for 64 years, he was involved in several disaster incidents including the 1974 and 2000 Xenia tornadoes.
Content provided by Greene County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
Bob Rhoades, KC8WHK, District 3 DEC, SK
November 24th, 2016
Robert E. “Bob” Rhoades, age 71, of Piqua, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM in Darke County, Ohio, due to an automobile accident.
He was born on February 3, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Eugene Franklin Rhoades and Clara Florence & Robert (Mannix) Stauffer. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Sedam) Rhoades whom he married on February 6, 1971; sons, Rob & Jeff Mullins of Dallas, TX, and Chris Rhoades of Greenville; sisters and brother in law, Sandra Hoying of Greenville and Debbie & Steve Brandt of Greenville; brother and sister in law, Tom & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carol & Mike Gray of Houston, Ohio, Kay & George O’Neill of Hollywood, FL, and Rick & Karen Sedam of Piqua, OH; special friends, Corbin & Skylan Robison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father and mother in law, George & Joan Sedam.
Bob was a firefighter retiring from the Greenville Fire Department. He also was a former employee with the Ohio Department of Health working within the Hazmat Department. He was an amateur ham radio operator and loved all aspects of trains. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to National Fallen Firefighter Association at <http://www.firehero.org/> www.firehero.org. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
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.
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