Net Rotation

Current ARES Training Net Rotation

Date                 Net Control Operator

27 Dec. 17  Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
03 Jan. 18* Randy Allen, KAØAZS
10 Jan. 18  David Robinson, WB8PMG
17 Jan. 18  Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
24 Jan. 18  Don Chelman, KB8LWL
31 Jan. 18  Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
07 Feb. 18* Randy Allen, KAØAZS
14 Feb. 18  David Robinson, WB8PMG
21 Feb. 18  Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
28 Feb. 18  Don Chelman, KB8LWL
07 Mar. 18* Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
14 Mar. 18  Randy Allen, KAØAZS
21 Mar. 18  David Robinson, WB8PMG
28 Mar. 18  Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
04 Apr. 18* Don Chelman, KB8LWL
11 Apr. 18  Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
18 Apr. 18  Randy Allen, KAØAZS
25 Apr. 18  David Robinson, WB8PMG
02 May. 18* Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
09 May. 18  Don Chelman, KB8LWL
16 May. 18  Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
23 May. 18  Randy Allen, KAØAZS
30 May. 18  David Robinson, WB8PMG
06 Jun. 18* Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
13 Jun. 18  Don Chelman, KB8LWL
20 Jun. 18  Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
27 Jun. 18  Randy Allen, KAØAZS
04 Jul. 18* David Robinson, WB8PMG
11 Jul. 18  Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
18 Jul. 18  **

* – Denotes the dates of the monthly EARS radio and Pager test at 8 p.m. On these days the West Central Ohio District 3 ARES net begins after the monthly EARS radio test tones have sounded at 8 p.m. Net Control Operators on these dates should ask for and record on the net report the number of EARS radios and pagers that did or did not activate for those amateur’s that have this equipment. ** – Slot left open for someone NOT in the regular rotation to give Net Control duties a try.  If you are interested, contact the Net Manager.

Note: We are always looking for new net controls.  Whether your are experienced or not,  this can be a great learning experience.

Program for ARES Net Control Operators:

I know better than anyone in this day we all have very limited time on our hands. This is a problem in all businesses and volunteer organizations I have dealt with. Due to this, and the need to boost the roster of trained net control operators for the District 3 ARES Net I am instituting a new program. I am now looking for volunteers to be a reserve net control operator for the District 3 ARES Net. This means the individual will be able to act as a net control for an emergency or drill for the ARES net but not have to take a slot in the active net rotation. To become a reserve net control simply email me with the needed information.

Requirements to become a reserve net control:
Be a licensed amateur radio operator (I know, duh)
Must be able to RELIABLY hit the 145.110/224.16 Repeater System in Dayton
Must be able to RELIABLY hit the 146.640 Repeater in Kettering
Have at least one-year experience as a net control operator on another net

The whole purpose of this is so that we can have trained & experienced net control operators right at the start. If an operator is interested in becoming a net control and does not have any experience it would be best to start as a regular net control before going to the reserve list so that your first net is not “the big one”. The repeaters listed above are a requirement because 145.110/224.160 is our primary repeater and 146.640 is the designated back up. It would not do any good to have a person on the list be called to bring up the net and not be able to hit the repeater.
I would also like to have volunteers for this program from all 9 of our counties. I know that would be hard right now with our transmit profile but here is why. It will not do us any good to have operators on a list able to run the ARES net for a multi-county event/emergency if all of them are from a couple of neighboring counties that may be involved in the primary response. So if you might be interested in becoming a reserve net control or even an active net control send me an email to 0netmanager AT with the info listed above included. Please list what net(s) you have run and how long.