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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. Check both repeaters to find the net.


NEXT SOARA -- ARES MEETING WILL BE NOVEMBER 20, 2017. AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE GOLDEN CORRAL -- NO VE TESTING FOR NOV AND DEC.

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PIO & Webmaster WN8F OK to e-mai me l from here:
Ken Massie
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James Rowe
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Eric Kuhn
N8LRO:
Arthur J. Pierson
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Steve Sheers
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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
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Richard (Corey) Watson
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Mike (David) Barber
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Jim Perry
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Fred Herr
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Eddie Jenkins
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Annabelle Jenkins
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James (REN) Reneau
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RUSSELL JETT
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LARRY MURRAY, JR
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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, INC. (SOARA)

AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE (ARES)

HAM Radio, the Tried and True Disaster Communication Device

OPERATING YOUR HAM RADIO IN AN EMERGENCY

You hope it never happens, but what if worse comes to worst? All emergencies are different, of course, so a step-by-step procedure is not going to be very useful. Here are some solid principles to follow instead, based on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Field Resources Manual.

When disaster strikes, do the following: 1. Check that you, your family, and your property are safe and secure before you respond as an emergency communicator (emcomm) volunteer.

2. Monitor your primary emergency frequencies.

3. Follow the instructions you receive from the net control or other emergency official on the frequency.

Check in if and when check-ins are requested.

4. Contact your local emergency communications leader or designee for further instructions.

INFO ABOUT SOARA - ARES

SOARA - ARES will have their monthly meeting at 7:00 P.M. on the third Monday of every month. This is held in the rear room of 911/EMA building, 515 Park Ave., Ironton. The entrance door is on the left side and to the rear of the building. Refreshments will be available. All hams and interested people are welcome, if you are not a licensed ham radio operator we can help you get a license. If you are unable to find parking in the alley area behind the building, it is OK to park across Park Ave. in the City National Bank parking after 6:00 P.M>

WHAT IS A REPEATER

Some hams have stations at home that by having the proper FCC license they can communicate on high-frequency (HF) bands with hams in most parts of the world. For local emergency and other communications, hams may use an FCC authorized frequency on very high frequency (VHF). A small hand-held transceiver can be used. The coverage range may be in the neighborhood of 20 miles depending on the terrain. To increase this communication range one of our repeaters is used. Our repeaters are in a climate controlled building with backup power using automatic generators. We can speak into one of these hand-held transceivers tuned to one of the repeater frequencies, the signal will go to the repeater. The repeater will amplify the signal to maybe 100 watts; send the signal up to a heavy coax to the antennas that are very high on a tower. And the towers are on a high hill. This gives hams using their two-meter handhelds communication coverage of 100 miles or more.

Recently our UHF repeater was moved and replaced with a new repeater. It was moved from Wilgus, OH to the roof of the Old Marting Hotel, Second Street, and Park Avenue, Ironton, OH. This repeater on 444.625 has great coverage for several miles around Ironton.

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF SOARA - ARES?

Many of our hams enjoy ham radio as a hobby, there are many activities on the air. There are many contests, they can use many modes, voice, digital, Morse code, ATV amateur television. Hams pass messages and run phone patches for our service men and women. They sometimes relay messages from missionary's in Africa and South America and elsewhere. Hams have communicated with some of our astronauts. Most of the astronauts are hams as early on during space flights their communications failed. They then installed ham radio as a backup communication and did have to use it more than once.

Hams are noted for being very good at helping in their communities with communications. We work closely with Emergency Management Agency, Michael Boster, EMA Director. Other agency communications can fail during disasters and emergencies. Also, phones including cell phones can fail during disasters and emergencies when they become overloaded. When all other forms of communications fail ham radio can communicate. We work with the Red Cross when they have to set up, we have communications at shelters and other critical locations during emergencies. SOARA - ARES has a communication room at the EMA. They also have a complete station set up at Bellefonte Hospital to communicate for them, squads, and other agencies during emergencies. Local hams have been doing communications for our Memorial Day parade every year since 1989. Sometimes we have to call EMS for injured people, and we have found lost children for parents. A ham is with every division, EMS, and EMA. We have also done Communications for 5K runs and other community projects.

SOARA, and the organizations it supports, are almost completely self-sufficient. The members buy and maintain their own equipment. It’s money they’re more than willing to invest in their hobby. The problem is that there are outside expenses that have to be covered. Repeaters – the ‘big’ radios and antennas mounted in high locations – are the keys to being able to reach across hills and deep into our many valleys. These repeaters are there for all licensed hams – you don’t have to be an ARES member to use them.

============================================================================================ Mike Boster Lawrence County EMA Director has always been so helpful and supportive to SOARA - ARES. Some time ago he sent the below listed letter to SOARA Members and we really appreciated this.

To: Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (SOARA) From: Michael L. Boster, Lawrence County EMA Director

Dear SOARA Members,

I am writing this letter to express my appreciation to the dedicated members of SOARA for the work that you do to support the emergency response system in Lawrence County and the tri-state area. The past few years have seen many major emergencies and disasters around the world. The United States and the State of Ohio has been the unfortunate recipient of many of these catastrophes…the destruction, injuries and even the loss of life that comes with them. Lawrence County and the rest of tri-state area are not immune from these disasters and have experienced flooding and other weather emergencies, chemical releases, fires and other types of emergencies over the years.

Although each emergency is different and affects places and people in many different ways, each has something in common. If you carefully exam each emergency in detail, Amateur Radio operators have been there to help provide communications and, ultimately, to save lives during these events. When communications failed or were overwhelmed and support was needed, Hams were there. When warning messages needed proclaimed or a loved one was seeking to reunite with her family, Hams have been there. In many situations, Hams are there!

The members of SOARA have demonstrated this type of support time and again during emergencies in Lawrence County. The county and region is blessed with many caring, skillful radio operators who have stepped up during times of emergency. As Amateur radio personnel, you are an important part of preparedness, response and recovery operations, and I wanted to say “Thanks!” for all that you do, both during emergencies and in non-emergencies.

I encourage everyone to learn more about SOARA and the great things the club does in our county. But most of all, I encourage all that are able to support the club and the mission they have of helping their fellow-citizens.

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