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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.


SOARA -- ARES WILL MEET AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014. MEETING IN THE REAR ROOM OF 911/EMA, 515 PARK AVE., IRONTON. ALL HAMS AND INTERESTED PEOPLE ARE WELCOME. PICK UP YOUR ARES ID CARD AT THIS MEETING.

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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
KD8CRX:
David Spears
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
KD8LAT:
Boyd Little
KD8LEQ:
Pat Little
KD8ELD:
Bernard Nance
KB8RZP:
Gregory Priddy
KE4US:
Bud Preece
WA8GTQ:
Richard Jones
KD8NYN:
David Bruce
KD8OMC:
Angie Little
W8HTC:
JERRY LOCKHART
N4TNA:
Chris Straiton
KD8RRZ:
Kenny Fields, Jr.
AC8JV:
Matthew Delong
KD8SZG:
Matt Marks
KD8VKD:
Tim Nicely
KD8YRU:
RANDY FRANZ
KK4PPJ:
James Miller
KD8WFP:
James Boggs
KD8WMV:
RICHARD WATSON

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SOUTHERN OHIO AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION (SOARA)

AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE (ARES)

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 Official Relay Station (ORS) with Boyd Little, KD8LAT 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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DO YOU KNOW THE AMERICAN LEGION HAS A HAM RADIO CLUB?


American Legion Ham Radio ID Card

HERE IS SOME INFO FROM THEIR WEBSITE.

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A word or two from the Prez

“So, just what do you folks do?”

Now there’s a question that could be leveled at anyone within The American Legion. It can, and often does come equally from veterans and the general public who are unfamiliar with our history and accomplishments; or worse, unfamiliar with our name: The American Legion. It’s a question that, I suspect, some of you have gotten about The American Legion Amateur Radio Club. I sure have.

Simply stated, The American Legion Amateur Radio Club is an association of military veterans and family who share an interest in and are licensed as amateur radio operators. But more importantly, we are a nationwide volunteer unit that can and does aid community, state, and national emergency management officials during civil or natural disasters. Our strength is where we are also most visible – within the communities where we live.

In 2010, the Legion formally joined with the Department of Homeland Security to serve the nation today, helping to protect our citizens just as we have done in the past – and just as some are now doing – in the uniform of America’s Armed Forces.

In considering the importance and effectiveness of the Legion in matters of national security, this question was raised: as members of the Armed Forces trained in vigilance and security, who would be more qualified citizens than veterans to assist in many homeland security activities? The question was answered, in part, by the National Executive Committee of the Legion when they, by resolution, urged Legion members, posts and departments to assist homeland security efforts in communities, for example, by developing emergency kits and plans; by remaining informed and assisting schools, workplaces and communities in developing emergency plans and checklists; and by cooperating with local councils of the Citizen Corps, Emergency Management, RACES, ARES and other community-based organizations. This is what we do. This is why The American Legion Amateur Radio Club was established. We exist to serve the community in every possible capacity, as ham operators, whether providing assistance with our voices on the air or our collective boots on the ground.

More information about who we are and what we do is within the brochure, “Amateur Radio and The American Legion.” You can find it online, on the TALARC website at www.legion.org/hamradio, under Club Resources. And there’s much more there in the way of information, as well.

From that site, you can engage other members on the Ham Radio Forum, a discussion page where shared ideas can help a local TALARC group grow or get started. Use the Forum to tell everyone what you and your ham operators are doing. The TALARC photo gallery is “thin” right now, so we’d sure like to have pictures of your activities to share with other members around the country. Send them to k9tal@legion.org and we’ll get them posted so we can draw attention to the good work of TALARC.

There are personal items that you, as a member, can obtain from American Legion Emblem Sales at National Headquarters. Those would be a TALARC polo shirt, embroidered with your name and call sign; and a TALARC pin for wearing on your Legion cap or coat lapel. They are available by clicking on the shirt or pin on the TALARC homepage at www.legion.org/hamradio at the bottom. Both give opportunity to strike up discussion about the Legion, about TALARC and about just what it is that we do. Keep an eye out for a TALARC patch, too.

Membership

When the Club was given authorization to come into being in May of 2011, most of us at the national level had no idea it would grow to where it is now. Today, sixteen months later, we are 889 members strong. In TALARC membership, the top six Legion departments are: Ohio, 93; California, 62; Pennsylvania, 48; Florida and Indiana, 44; and Illinois, 43.

Our experience indicates that growth comes from promotion at the department [state] level.

Ohio has surged ahead in membership just in the last month as a result of a brief article in their department newsletter. Now there’s an idea worth pursuing that can bring interested Legionnaires to The American Legion Amateur Radio Club and licensed amateurs to the Legion.

Next Special Event Station

In March of this year the Club hosted its first Special Event Station to commemorate the birthday of The American Legion. We experienced good participation, and we are planning to operate another on the occasion of Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 1400 to 2130 Zulu. A SASE will bring the national headquarters station QSL card to all who make contact with TALARC during that scheduled event – both members and non-members. For more information on the Special Event Station and information about K9TAL’s monthly nets, check www.legion.org/hamradio regularly.

And speaking of nets, because of K9TAL limits, we are unable to reach some of the far corners of the nation – and some places in between – when working HF. We are in need of those with the amateur radio resources to act as HF Net Control on the second Saturday of the month. If you are “electronically able” (a Big Gun) and willing to take on the task, contact HF Net Manager Craig Roberts, W3CRR at croberts@legion.org. And finally, for your information, both TALARC nets meet monthly the second Saturday of the month.

Effective with the October nets, the HF frequency will move to 14.310; start time is 1700 Zulu. The IRLP Net on the Crossroads Reflector, node 9205, begins an hour later at 1800Z.

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Marty Justis, W9WMJ President, TALARC

SOARA-ARES WEBMASTER OF THIS WEBSITE, KEN MASSIE, WN8F IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION AND THE AMERICAN LEGION HAM RADIO CLUB. KEN IS A U. S. MARINE CORPS VETERAN.

Link to American Legion Amateur Radio Club

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