National  weather Service classes will be conducted as live webinars with live Q&A. We will use the GoToWebinar software, which can host up to 1000 people for each session. These webinars will not be recorded. 6 webinars are currently planned in February and March, with different days of the week and diverse times represented. If the demand is high enough, we may consider a 7th webinar in April. All those who attend will need to register in advance. Below are the links to the 6 scheduled classes:

Spotter Webinar 1: Friday, February 19, 2021 (1 PM – 3 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8258577384418148110

Spotter Webinar 2: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (7 PM – 9 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4105945167168648206

Spotter Webinar 3: Thursday, March 4, 2021 (7 PM – 9 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8790359481726954766

Spotter Webinar 4: Monday, March 8, 2021 (6 PM – 8 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5017422714408992270

Spotter Webinar 5: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (6 PM – 8 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8257513057162542350

Spotter Webinar 6: Saturday, March 27, 2021 (12 PM – 2 PM):

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5687758669980329230

This information and registration links are also available at our spotter training website — https://www.weather.gov/iln/spotter training schedule — and will also be promoted through social media.

Comm Academy 2021: 10-11 April 2021
  February 23rd, 2021

Note: Apparently the registration for this event is currently full. However, if you are interested you can sign up for a waitlist.

An emergency communications & amateur radio conference to be held online April 10-11, 2021. Join us for our 2021 theme: DISASTERS HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE – ARE WE READY?

https://www.commacademy.org/home

OH DMR Training Net Change
  February 23rd, 2021

The weekly Statewide Ohio DMR net has been changed to Monday nights at 8:30 pm Eastern. It’s still on Talk Group 3139.

ARES E-Letter 17 February 2021
  February 17th, 2021

D3 ARES Net Training 10 Feb. 21
  February 10th, 2021

D3 ARES Net Training 27 Jan. 21
  January 30th, 2021

N8QHV’s latest training was on an opening at the Clark County EMA.

See the complete training archive here.

Ohio State Tornado Drill 24 March 21
  January 28th, 2021

March 24, 2021
9:50 amto11:00 am

The annual Ohio State Tornado Drill will be held on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 09:50.  NOAA weather radios will activate and local SKYWARN nets will be accepting check-ins.

The drill is part of the Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week

PSE: GOBA 19-26 June 21
  January 28th, 2021

June 19, 2021toJune 26, 2021

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) will take place in several counties of District 3 during the week of 19 to 26 June 2021.  More details as they become available. (Click on picture to enlarge it)

ARRL Field Day 26-27 June 21
  January 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.

PSE: Bark in the Burg 26 Jun 21
  January 28th, 2021

June 26, 2021
7:00 amto11:00 am

The Bark in the Burg event will be held on Saturday 26 Jun. 2021 from 0700-1100.

The Mound Amateur Radio Association (MARA) will be supporting this event. For more information about this event check the MARA website or contact Jack Melke, KM8N by E-mail, Phone:937-212-9838 or via Winlink at KM8N.