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Ohio Valley ARES/RACES Net Every Thursday at 8:30 P.M. Repeater 146.610, alternate repeater is 146.715 both repeaters have tones of 103.5.


NEXT SOARA -- ARES MEETING WILL BE JULY 17, 2017.

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Tri-State two meter net meets daily Mon - Fri at 7:30 P.M. on repeater 146.940 tone 107.2



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SOARA -- ARES MEMBERS

PIO & Webmaster WN8F OK to e-mai me l from here:
Ken Massie
N8TVO:
James Rowe
K8UHN:
Eric Kuhn
N8LRO:
Arthur J. Pierson
W8AFX:
Steve Sheers
N8LCA:
Bill Parsons
KC8WDR:
Harry Rice
KC8VYE:
Chad Thompson
KD8FPX:
Joseph Thompson
KD8FPW:
Mary Thompson
WA4SWF:
Fred Jones
KI4AGR:
Don Canterberry
WW8O:
Gary Stephenson
WM8O:
Wanda Stephenson
W8GMS:
Georgia Sheers
KC8WDS:
Catherine Rice
WN8H:
Mike Nimmo
W8DUQ:
Gregory Hendry
KB9ORD:
Ralph Tuley
WB8YKS:
Mike Love
KB8GWL:
Larry Jewell
N8YN:
Jerry Huffman
KD8LEQ:
Pat Little
KB8RZP:
Gregory Priddy
KE4US:
Bud Preece
KD8NYN:
David Bruce
KD8OMC:
Angie Little
W8HIC:
Jerry Lockhart
KD8RRZ:
Kenny Fields, Jr.
AC8JV:
Matthew Delong
AC8RS:
Matt Marks
AC8VQ:
Tim Nicely
KD8VRU:
Randy Franz
KK4PPJ:
James Miller
KD8WFP:
James (Jay) Boggs
KD8WMV:
Richard (Corey) Watson
KB8LWZ:
Mike (David) Barber
KB8LSR:
Jim Perry
WD8AGH:
Fred Herr
N8URU:
Eddie Jenkins
KB8TGI:
Annabelle Jenkins
N4REN:
James (REN) Reneau
KB8AAK:
RUSSELL JETT
KE8DYD:
LARRY MURRAY, JR
KE8EON:
JIM CURLEY
KC4GST:
Darrell Short
N8DKB:
Keith Brooks
KK4SPW:
Larry Jackson
KE8FSY:
Richard Russell
KM4ZXC:
Christopher Wilson
N8PSA:
Randy Friend

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SOUTHERN OHIO AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (SOARA)

AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE (ARES)



Our ARES/RACES net is held every Thursday evening at 8:30 on repeater 146.610, alternate frequency is 146.715. Tones on both repeaters are 103.5. Our net manager is Jim Rowe, N8TVO. Jim is responsible for the operation of the net which includes seeing that a ham will be calling the net each week. The purpose of this net is listed in the preamble at bottom of this page. Jim would like help, if you can volunteer to call the net please let Jim know on the net or e-mail at n8tvo@yahoo.com

RECENTLY CHANGED AN ADDED:

The UHF (440) repeater at Wilgus, OH has been replaced with a new repeater and moved to the roof of the Old Marting Hotel. This repeater now has good coverage of several miles around Ironton. SOARA will use the frequency of 444.625.

ARES -- RACES

ARES = Amateur Radio Emergency Service. RACES = Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service.

ARES is used by ARES members when they provide communications for parades, runs, walks, missing persons, and other worthy projects. ARES may be activated before, during, and after an emergecny. Usually, ARES handles all emergency messages, including those between government emergency management officials.
RACES administered by local, county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States government, is a part of the Amateur Radio Service that provides radio communications for civil-preparedness purposes only, during periods of local, regional or national civil emergencies. Emergency Management Agency, (once called Civil Defense) must call for and activate the RACES members when communications support is needed. This usually happens during the emergency and during the immediate aftermath. RACES is normally shut down shortly after the emergency has cleared.


If tones are necessary on any of our repeaters due to interference, 103.5 will be used. Below is a preamble for net calling. A preamble is a guide for use by those calling the net. To print the preamble, with your mouse move the cursor to the beginning of the title, OHIO, hold the left button and scroll down to the bottom, with the whole preamble high lighted, release the left button of your mouse and click the right button, in the commands select print, on your printer page select selection and then print this will print the preamble only.

OHIO VALLEY ARES/RACES NET

CALLING ALL ARES/RACES MEMBERS THIS IS _____________

YOUR NET CONTROL STATION FOR THIS SESSION OF THE OHIO VALLEY ARES/RACES NET. MY NAME IS _______________

THIS NET WILL BE HELD EACH THURSDAY EVENING AT 8:30 P.M. LOCAL TIME AND IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TESTING EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY USE, THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, AND TO PROMOTE THE USE OF AMATEUR RADIO IN EMERGENCIES. ALTHOUGH THIS IS AN ARES/RACES NET ALL AMATEURS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENINGS NET.

I WILL NOW TAKE CHECK-INS FROM ANYWHERE, PLEASE CALL NOW STATING YOUR CALL AND FIRST NAME.

ASK FOR ADDITIONAL CHECK-INS.

ASK FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS.

GO FOR ROUND OF COMMENTS

(CLOSE) THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS,

I WILL NOW CLOSE THIS SESSION OF THE OHIO VALLEY ARES/RACES NET UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY AT 8:30 P.M. ON REPEATER_________________ OR UNTIL SUCH TIME AS AN EMERGENCY DICTATES A NEED.

THANKS TO THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED AND WE NOW TURN THIS REPEATER BACK TO NORMAL AMATEUR USE.

THIS IS NET CONTROL _____________ CLEAR.

SOARA HAS VE TESTING

If you would like to have a FCC ham radio license SOARA is giving Volunteer Testing at 6:00 P.M. on the third Monday of every month except November. This is one hour before our regular SOARA monthly meeting starts. For more information contact Ken Massie, WN8F at: wn8f@arrl.net

Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) enjoy ham radio as a hobby. Many are dedicated to using their radio equipment for community emergencies/disasters, parade communications, walks and runs, search and rescue, and other important uses.

Amateur Radio operators that are involved with emergency organizations keep what they call a “GO BAG”, "GO KIT, or "TURN OUT BAG " at the ready. When an emergency event occurs these “Bags” are ready for deployment assuring that the Amateur Radio operator has the supplies and equipment they will need to deploy quickly to their emergency posts.

The contents of a “Go Kit” will vary depending on the individual Ham Operator. They range from the simplistic to being in some cases exotic! Some Ham Operators really go to the extreme and are equipped for almost any situation you could possibly think of. Short term and long term.

When you plan out your “Go Kit” there are several basic things you should take into account. One of the first things that come to mind is where you will be most likely deployed. Do you live in an urban area or a rural area? A “Go Kit” designed for a rural environment may have camping equipment as one of its primary components, for example a “Go Kit” for rural deployment might have fire starting supplies compared to its urban counterpart.

REVEIW ARES WRITE-UP, "COMMUNICATIONS DURING EMERGENCIES". This is listed on another webpage of this website.

In any case you should have at the least have some of the following, make your own list:

IDENTIFICATION and DOCUMENTATION

Have a two meter rig tuned to the SOARA-ARES repeater frequency of 146.610 and 146.715 repeater both repeaters have tones of 103.5. In case of repeater failure we use simplex frequency of 147.570.

Original Driver's License with your home address.

FCC Amateur Radio License (Copy OK)

ID CARD of Specific Group (ARES, RACES, Etc.) signed by your ARES EC or your EMA Director.

Personal Address Book w/radio contacts

Small Binder with Important Information Net Frequencies and Functions (Keep it Current) Simplex Frequencies and other local repeater frequencies.

Outline for Net Operation and Traffic Handling

Blank Paper, pens, and pencils. Sometimes pens fail.

Extra batteries, flash lights, binoculars, duct tape, and electral tape.

Water, snacks, matches, knife, first aid kit, insect repellent, fuses 2A, 10A, 15A, what your gear uses. Small tools, channel locks, hex wrenches, needle nose pliers, and others. Your medical supplies.

Remember, make your list to fit your needs. These are suggestions.

RADIO & Portable Station EQUIPMENT

SOARA - ARES has radio equipment in the radio room at EMA. We also have portable gear to take in the field.

Some of our members only have hand-held two meter gear, others have tranceivers, mobile transceivers with antennas, some have portable stations plus their base stations.

If setting up a portable station in the field, maybe at the scene of the emergency, a station at shelters, a station at needed locations, keep this in mind. You will probably need batteries, or portable generator, or run from mobile unit if possible to get close. Portable antennas will be needed. Operator and gear will need to be protected from the weather if bad weather.

When loss of power, and all phones are down including cell phones due to a disaster then people from other parts of the country not affected will be trying to reach their relatives here. The only communications availabe may be by ham radio. Our SOARA Official Relay Station (ORS) with Arthur J. Pierson, N8LRO can check into the Ohio Single Sideband Net and take traffic from out of the area or out of state. He can then relay this by 2 meters to a station at a shelter, or other locations where a ham station monitors for incoming traffic. A message from the person in our area can also be sent out to their relatives in other states.

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