PSE: WOBA 19-26 June
  June 23rd, 2021

June 19, 2021toJune 26, 2021

The Western Ohio Bicycle Adventure (WOBA)  (which replaces GOBA this year) will be held 19-26 June in several of District 3’s counties. Actual dates of bike rides and location are listed below:

Saturday June 19th – Sunday June 20th: Sidney, Shelby County (District 3)

Monday June 21st – Tuesday June 22nd: Wapakoneta, Auglaize County (District 2)

Wednesday June 23rd : Versailles, Darke County (District 3)

Thursday June 24th – Saturday June 26th: Troy, Miami County (District 3).

Each day will consist of riders biking a 40 or 50 mile course, returning to their start point.  Movement between the bike camps will be by vehicle.

The 2021 WOBA Frequency Card is posted on line.

Per the ride coordinators amateur radio support are not expected to be needed to support the riders when they are out on the various courses.  They do ask that someone in each county monitor the designated frequency of the day when they are in your area.  They do not expect to hold formal nets unless there is an emergency.  Most traffic will be between members of the WOBA support staff.

Contact your County EC to if you would like to volunteer to monitor them when they are in your County,

July 4, 2021
8:30 pmto11:00 pm

Shelby County ARES (SCARES) is still scheduled to support the July 4th Fireworks in Sidney behind the High School and EMA building.

We will meet at the EMA building on Sunday July 4th around 2030 (8:30 PM).

Please bring a HT if you have one, if not, we should have a couple available.

If you have a Yellow vest please bring that as well.

You will have the best seat in the house to watch the fireworks as you help keep the perimeter of the HOT ZONE secured.

We need all of the help we can get to support the fireworks, so please mark it on your calendar. Contact: Grant Reed, N8KZL (contact info on the District 3 EC page)

ARES E-Letter 16 June 2021
  June 16th, 2021

For anyone who was unable to attend the National Weather Service (NWS) presentation on the May 2019 tornado outbreak, below is the link to watch. The Video runs 2:11 (two hours and 11 minutes), but is very informative.

Inside The Outbreak: A Look Back at the Memorial Day 2019 Tornado Outbreak

Winlink Training
  June 9th, 2021

Greene and Montgomery County ARES have been providing Winlink training over the past year during their weekly Digital Training Nets.

Those training sessions have been posted individually on the District 3 ARES website and are now consolidated into a single PDF document that is available for download.

The original training sessions were provided as ICS-213 messages transmitted over VHF frequencies using FLDIGI modes, usually MT63-2KL.  This meant that the information was limited to text only.  The PDF document incorporates screen prints and links to additional information.

Please feel free to distribute this information to anyone interested in learning about Winlink.

N8QHV’s latest training was on NIMS Alert 18-21.

See the complete training archive here.

September 18, 2021

The US Air Force Marathon is scheduled for Saturday,  18 Sept. 2021.

Volunteer registration opened on 1 May 2021

Per 2021 Volunteer Lead for Ham Radio Bob, N8ADO:

Most of what we will do this year is mostly the same as in previous years, but there are a few changes planned that I will share with you as we get closer to the event. We will need a lot of volunteers to do this well and I encourage you to pass along this information to your ham friends and I ask that you encourage them to join us.
When you register, select “Race Day” as the category to which you want to volunteer. You will be presented with a list of jobs. You want to select “Amateur Radio Operator”.
The rest of the form should be fairly self-explanatory, but I note that the boxes where you fill in your info are often hard to see.
The form includes a number of places for optional info, for example, what position did you fill before. I have all this info, so do not worry about those details. If you wish to repeat a previous assignment or if you wish to try something different, the best way to communicate that desire is to email Generally, you will be considered first for a position which you have held before. For other requests, they will be considered in the order they are received.
The website to register is
Select the box:  “Volunteer Here”
You will be presented with a couple options, but I hope that you select the box “Go to Volunteer…”
If you have any issues with the process, drop me a note.
I know that many of you are not happy with having to go to your assigned spot before dawn and sit for a few hours waiting for the runners to arrive. This is a consequence of safety and security issues with having the event on an Air Force Base and there is little that we do to fix this. But there are a few assignments that are not on the base that might be more suitable. Also, if you cannot participate in race day events, consider volunteering to help with some of the preparation. For example, I could use a team to check out prospects for the repeaters that we will use to conduct communications during the event.
Bob Baker N8ADO  AFM Volunteer Lead for Ham Radio

More details as the event gets closer.

The Preble county VHF repeater (145.470Mhz (-) 100pl) is back on air with a new Fusion repeater.  We are capable of analog and digital.

The backup repeater is on UHF (442.900Mhz (+) 100hz pl) and is a Fusion repeater also.

All ARES and Skywarn operations are to switch back to VHF.

We would appreciate some signal checks around the district.
Gary Hollenbaugh

June 19, 2021
8:00 am

The West Milton Triathlon will be held  on Saturday, 19 June 2021

Details on amateur radio support forthcoming

Point of contact is Paul Simmons, WA1EIB,

ARRL Field Day 26-27 June 21
  April 28th, 2021

June 26, 2021 2:00 pmtoJune 27, 2021 2:00 pm

The annual ARRL Field Day will be held Saturday 26 June through Sunday 27 June 2021.