I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Massie, WX8JDM, as the new Net Manager (NM) for the West Central Ohio District 3 ARES Weekly Net, effective today 15 March 2019.  John serves in the regular rotation of Net Control Operators (NCO) and spent a number of hour as one of the several NCO’s during the District 3 Snow Net Saturday/ Sunday 19/20 January.

I also want to recognize and express thanks and appreciation to retiring co-Net Managers Keith Burnette, KB8GYB, and Randy Allen, KAØAZS, for their respective many years of service to and support of the D3 Weekly Net.  They have expressed desire to be replaced for some time now and we finally are able to accomplish that for them.

The current Net procedures and guidelines will be maintained for the present time but the D3 EC’s and I are considering future changes to make the weekly net more interesting, efficient and effective.  I welcome and encourage Net Control Operators, Net participants and ARES personnel within the nine District 3 counties to email me any ideas and suggestions you may have for accomplishing these goals.  We also need your regular participation in the weekly Net as often as you can make it!

A “purpose and mission statement” for the D3 ARES Weekly Net and a “Position Description for D3 ARES Net Manager” will be published/distributed soon and also posted on the D3 ARES website—which Randy will continue to maintain as webmaster.

My “door” always is open so don’t hesitate to email me any time with any questions, idea and suggestions.  Thank you for your continuing participation in and support for West Central Ohio District 3 ARES.

73,

Fred Stone W8LLY

District Emergency Coordinator

West Central Ohio District 3 ARES

Emil Constantine, KC8HYK, became a Silent Key on February 3rd, 2019

Emil served many years as a Net Control Operator for the Ohio District 3 ARES Net.

He was a long time member of the Kettering Medical Center Amateur Radio Association (KMCARA) and was a founding member of the West Central Ohio Amateur Radio Association (WCOARA) when it was formed from the KMCARA in 2000.  He served on the WCOARA Board of Directors, was Chairman of the Science and Education Committee and held several other positions.

He was also active in supporting Public Service Events as well as the Amateur Radio point of contact for the Kettering Medical Center.

A memorial service for Emil has been scheduled to occur at 4pm on Saturday, 2 March 2019, at the Centerville Seventh-Day Adventist Church,  456 W. Spring Valley Pike.

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.

Keith, KB8GYB
Ohio District 3 ARES Net Co-Manager

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.

KC8NYH/WC8OH repeater linking ends
  February 26th, 2014

For the past 5 months, Shane, KC8NYH as been linking his 443.125+ repeater in Clark county with WC8OH 145.11- repeater system during the weekly District 3 ARES Net.

This was to help Clark county stations check into the net if they were having difficulty getting in on 2 meters.

Apparently, this is not needed as only a total  5 stations have checked in to the net through the 440 repeater during the 5 months it has been active.

Therefore, we will cease to link the repeaters during the net immediately.

Many thanks to Shane for willing to do the work of setting up the links each week and volunteering his repeater for this experiment.

KA8GOV steps down as net control
  February 26th, 2014

Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV, who has served well, and for many years as a Ohio District 3 ARES Net Control, will no longer be able to participate, due to a new job that he will perform, for his church, on Wednesday nights.

Thanks Cliff  for your years of support.  Good luck in the future and we’ll always have a slot for you if you ever get a night off.  73

The Ohio ARES District 3 VHF Digital Training Net meets every Sunday Evening at approximately 9:15pm (after a Miami County voice Net is secured) on The 145.23- W8FW/R Repeater (no pl) located in Troy Ohio. This Repeater has good coverage and is centrality located in Ohio ARES District 3.

The Purpose of this Net is to provide Ohio ARES District 3 participants with information and a Training ground where the use of Digital Communications can be discussed and practiced on a regular basis. All Amateurs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this Net.

52 Digital Training Nets have been conducted from November of 2012 to November of 2013 on the W8FW/R 145.23- Repeater. This includes 29 different participants from Miami, Shelby, Darke, Clark, Greene, and Montgomery counties in Ohio ARES District 3. Net participants have successfully tested and used their Digital Equipment TX/RX capabilities on VHF. Training has included sending and receiving traffic using Blank, Plain Text, NTS, CSV, and ICS Forms with FLDigi, FLMsg, and FLAmp Software. Training has included the use and practice of MT63, Olivia, PSK31, PSK500, PSK125R10, and some Easy Pal MFSK Viedo Picture Modes. Thanks to Tom WB8LDW for spearheading this Net, Gary WB8ROL for assistance and Technical expertise, and all of the operators listed below who have participated.

PART STN  NETS  TRF SENT/RCV
WB8PMG    47      55/66
WB8LDW    46      24/71
WB8ROL    46      22/77
WA8APB    30      8/71
KD8RLB    23      7/37
KC8WHK    23      7/58
N2OJD      19      3/33
KF8MZ      18      0/24
AE8I      17      1/34
N8NQH      16      4/22
KA8OCG    15      3/39
NB8D      14      1/23
AC8JZ      12      1/17
KB8EMD    12      1/17
N8NSD      10      1/20
KG6NFJ    10      0/18
N8YD      06      1/14
N8DCP      06      2/8
KD8GKJ    05      0/8
KE8RG      03      0/1
KA8RVI    03      0/10
KD3SQ      01      0/0
WA4RQG/8  01      0/0
AC8KX      01      0/1
W8DGN      01      0/4
KD8VLN    01      0/0
KB8TVN    01      0/3
WD8OQX    01      0/1
KD8ADH    01      0/0

David E. Robinson
ARRL Emergency Coordinator
Miami County ARES Ohio District 3

Weekly Net Training Programs
  January 9th, 2013

Mike, N8QHV has volunteered to provide short training programs during the weekly District 3 Net.

Summaries of the programs will be posted under the Net Information menu under Training.

So if you miss the net, you can still catch up on the latest training items.

 

Local Nets
  November 10th, 2012

Every Sunday evening at 9pm Local The Miami County ARES-RACES Emergency Services Net is held on the W8FW/R 145.23- Repeater. Unless there is interference, the Repeater is NO PL, but if there is interference a PL of 100hz may be used.

Immediately following The Voice Net, a Digital Net is held on the same frequency. Digital Mode (starting out) is MT63 2000hz, Long (64bit) Interleave with a center waterfall frequency of 1500hz.

Every Thursday evening at 8pm local time The Piqua ARC Net is held on The 147.21+ W8SWS/R. This Repeater recently changed to a 67hz PL due to interference.

Ohio ARES HF Net Tuesday evenings
  September 19th, 2012

W8SGT is facilitating an HF net every Tuesday at 1800L (6PM) on the Ohio ARES Admin frequency 3875 KHz LSB and 7240 KHz at about 1820L (6:20PM) also on Tuesday nights local time.  All frequencies +/- QRM

Once the voice nets are completed, look for a digital net:

The Dial frequency is 3582khz USB

Mode (starting out) is Olivia 500/16, with a center waterfall frequency of 1000hz.

The nets are run from the State of Ohio EOC and ALL are welcome to check in.

From the Ohio Section ARES Page