Current ARES Training Net Rotation
Date Net Control Operator
04 Dec. 13* Don Chelman, KB8LWL
11 Dec. 13 Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV
18 Dec. 13 Randy Allen, KAØAZS
25 Dec. 13 No Net
01 Jan. 13 No Net
08 Jan. 13* David Robinson, WB8PMG
15 Jan. 14 Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
22 Jan. 14 Don Chelman, KB8LWL
29 Jan. 14 Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
05 Feb. 14* Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV
12 Feb. 14 Randy Allen, KAØAZS
19 Feb. 14 David Robinson, WB8PMG
26 Feb. 14 Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
05 Mar. 14* Don Chelman, KB8LWL
12 Mar. 14 Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
19 Mar. 14 Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV
26 Mar. 14 Randy Allen, KAØAZS
02 Apr. 14* David Robinson, WB8PMG
09 Apr. 14 Emil Constantine, KC8HYK
16 Apr. 14 Don Chelman, KB8LWL
23 Apr. 14 Keith Burnette, KB8GYB
30 Apr. 14 Cliff Stumpff, KA8GOV
07 May 14* Randy Allen, KAØAZS
14 May 14 David Robinson, WB8PMG
21 May 14 **
* – 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.
New 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 ohd3ares.org with the info listed above included. Please list what net(s) you have run and how long.