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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, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015. IN THE REAR ROOM OF 911/EMA BUILDING, 515 PARK AVE., IRONTON, OH

SOARA MEETING FOR NOVEMBER WILL BE NOVEMBER 23, 2015. THIS WILL ALSO BE OUR CHIRSTMAS DINNER IN THE E ROOM OF THE GOLDEN CORRAL IN ASHLAND, KY AT 7:00 P.M. .


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
KD8ELD:
Bernard Nance
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
KD8VKD:
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
KJ4LVY:
Joe Compton
N8URU:
Eddie Jenkins
KB8TGI:
Annabelle Jenkins
N4REN:
James (REN) Reneau

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This is how the SOARA -- ARES/RACES club was founded in 1990. Bill Parsons, N8LCA of South Point, OH was a member of the ham radio club in Huntington, WV. Bill was in the Army Air Corps starting in 1945 and retired in 1966. After retiring from the service he went to work for the U. S. Postal Service in Huntington, WV. One day Bill was talking to a friend and former Postmaster of South Point, OH by the name of Buel Collins. Buel was now retired from the postal service and employed as Emergency Management Agency Director for Lawrence County, OH. He had just attended an Emergency Management Agency at Columbus, OH being attended by most Ohio County EMA directors. At this meeting Buel was asked if he was taking advantage of the help that ham radio operators could give in emergencies. He was not, he was not aware of any help hams could give. Upon returning home he asked his ham friend Bill Parsons if he knew of any hams that may be able to help. Bill knew Michael Love, WB8YKS of South Point, OH and also a member of the ham club in Huntington, WV. Bill had heard Mike speak at the club meetings and was impressed with his knowledge and possible leadership. Bill recommended and gave Buel Mike's phone number. Mike agreed to help and sent letters to all Lawrence County hams inviting them to a meeting in South Point, OH. Many hams attended and offered to help and support a local club. Buel the EMA director was notified and was very happy about this. Bill Parsons, N8LCA has been a charter member and active member until his wife's sickness and death forced him to slow down. Now Bill has heart problems and doesn't like to drive after night to club meetings but still supports SOARA -- ARES with both donations of money and radio gear to be sold and the money donated to SOARA -- ARES. Later Michael Love, WB8YKS, Charles Callicoat, KB8CJB, AND Wetzel (Butch) Peyton, KB8CWE filed incorporation papers with the State of Ohio as SOUTHERN OHIO AMATEUR RADIO, INC. These three hams learned that Fred Jones, WA4SWF had a repeater for sale and purchased our first repeater from Fred. Then they got it installed at location in the Chesapeake area high on a hill. The property owner allowed for this use. Coordination papers were filed for the repeater frequency of 146.715. Soon this was approved and the repeater was on the air. The repeater has since been replaced with another repeater and moved a short distance to a high tower, same property owner. Michael Love, WB8YKS also formed our local Amateur Radio Emergency Service under ARRl. For many years he was our Emergency Coordinator. Lawrence County, Ohio had a ham radio club that disbanded in the late sixties or early seventies. They provided emergency communications for our communities under the Civil Defense Agency, now called Emergency Management Agency. John Kizee, W8EPJ was the ARRL Emergency Coordinator. Ken Massie, WN8F was a member and still has his old ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Corps for Public Service card signed on July 19, 1966 by W8EPJ. =============================================================== HISTORY OF OUR CALL W8SOE The above picture is of Al Kammer, W8SOE, (Silent Key) at his outstanding ham radio station in 1946. Al was licensed as W8SOE from 1933 until his death in 1981. He was from Michigan, maybe the Mt. Clemens area. Al's son-in-law is K8MRS, and his daughter, (granddaughter of K8SOE) is Trisha Dominguez, KC0VCX. W8SOE was the father of Trisha's mother. The Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association, Inc. club call was KD8BXN. In 2005 it was decided by the membership to get a new club call that would connect with our emergency work. Our Trustee member, Steve Sheers, W8AFX searched the FCC ham license database for a suitable call. After much searching Steve found that W8SOE was available. This would be a perfect call for our club W 8 SOUTHERN OHIO EMERGENCY. Steve applied and soon received the call of W8SOE. That same year the grandaughter of Al, Trisha, applied for her grandfathers call but she was too late, SOARA had already received it. She then sent the above picture and letter describing the situation to our club. Trisha hopes that we will give respect to our new call as at one time it was the call of a great ham and person. Al was very active in Amateur Radio. We will take very good care of the call of W8SOE. =======================================================


 
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