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Meeting Schedule for 2017

January  31 - Planning Meeting

February 28 - General Membership Meeting. Hands Only CPR Training.

March 28 - Planning Meeting

April 25 -  General Membership Meeting. Presentations on Red Cross Reunification Program by Shawna Collins N2TUJ and

Military Affiliate Radio System by Les Dershem K9CAV.

May 23 - Planning Meeting. Moved from last Tuesday of the month due to the holiday.

June 27 - General Membership Meeting. Presentation on Terrorism Awareness by Don Parker KB8PSL

July 25 - Planning Meeting

August 29 - General Membership Meeting. Presentation on CERT by Laurie Rohrbach

September 26 - Planning Meeting

October 24 - General Membership  Meeting. Rescheduled due to Halloween. Presentation on APRS by Glenn Gombert KD8TSR

November 28 - Planning Meeting

December - No Meeting.

 

 

From Brian Dershem KG8UT

The Operations Manual has been revised. The changes are in sections 6.9 (Clothing/Uniforms) and 10.3 (Net Operations.)

Clothing/Uniforms has been changed to reflect the language and format of other recent revisions. The specific requirements of this section have not changed.  Net Operations has been changed to reflect a revision in the 80m frequency used by W8SGT and the addition of a 60m frequency used by W8SGT.

 

 

From Stan Broadway, Ohio ARES Section Coordinator

Hello all!  Our ARES numbers are crunched for July.  You all should be very proud to be part of an active group that makes a difference!

In Ohio, we had 796 training events in which you invested 4399 hours of work. We had 109 public service events, involving 3145 hours of volunteer work.  Many of those were larger events, some crossed the entire state. Ohio ARES functioned in 31 “actual” events, including severe weather, a river search, hazmat incident and flood damage, by providing 501 hours of service and communications trailers all on very short notice.  Total hours of amateur radio service to the Ohio Section and our communities just in July: 8045.

Thank you all!

 

 

From Shawna Collins

Ham radio operators are needed to cover various positions for the Kettering Holiday at Home 5k Race and Parade.  You are invited to an optional free early morning breakfast and you receive a free t-shirt.  Pre-registration to volunteer for this event is helpful to ensure coverage for required positions.  Please read the info tab on the spreadsheet for additional information about the event.  Sign up on the 2017 tab.  If you do not have an assignment preference leave that field blank.  Indicate in the Comments and Notes field open for any assignment.  You may also use that field for anything you want to relay to Shawna Collins, the coordinator for hams working this event.  Since you volunteered once or more in the past few years those sheets are available to recall what position you previously held.

 

From Dave Crawford

Time is rapidly approaching and approximately sixty-five (65) amateur radio operators are needed to support the USAF Marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to provide the USAF Marathon Staff with emergency and logistic communications. This world class event has over 20,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators in attendance every year.  This will also be the 70th Anniversary Celebration for the USAF, which was formed on September 18, 1947.

Amateur radio operators are indispensable in rapidly communicating information on runner’s locations and status, heat index settings, severe weather notifications, as well as emergencies and logistic issues.  Plus, APRS is utilized to track lead runners and “tail end Charlie’s”, thus allowing race officials and emergency services to more accurately manage the race progression.

 

According to Robert Aguiar, USAF Marathon Race Director,  the senior base leaders rely on the communication skills of our amateur radios operators and use them a as a vital resource.  According to Rob, “This race would be extremely difficult if not impossible to accomplish without their support and dedication.”

 

Multiple races are held on this day including:  10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, and Wheelchair. Now is the time to volunteer for the USAF Marathon.  If you will be in the Dayton, Ohio area on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and would like to take part in a world class event, please go to the USAF Marathon website at http://www.usafmarathon.com/  and click the volunteer now link, scroll down to the amateur radio section to register. Training will be provided prior to the event.

 

Registration closes August 31, 2017.


If you have any questions please email:

Dave Crawford, KF4KWW

USAF Marathon Amateur Radio Lead Volunteer

KF4KWW@ARRL.NET

 

 

 

 

2017 Calendar of Events

 

  

Montgomery County COAD Meeting

January 18, 2017 at 3 PM at the Food Bank at 156 Amor Place.

 

 

Montgomery Greene Local Emergency Response Council Quarterly Meeting

January 27, 2017 at 9 AM. Go to www.mgclerc.org for more information.

 

 

Montgomery County Skywarn Training

March 11, 2017 at Miami Valley Hospital in the Berry Women's Health Pavilion auditorium. Basic Spotter training from 9 AM to noon and Advanced Spotter Training from 1 PM to 4:30 PM. Go to www.dayton-skywarn.org for more information.

 

 

District 3 ARES Meeting

March 18, 2017. 9 AM to noon at the Dayton Red Cross Building.

 

 

Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week

March 19-25, 2017.  For more information go to  www.weathersafety.ohio.gov

 

 

Statewide Tornado Drill

March 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM. For more information go to www.weathersafety.ohio.gov

 

 

Ohio ARES Conference

April 1, 2017 at Marion Technical College, 1467 Mount Vernon Avenue. Go to www.arrl-ohio/SEC/ for more information.

 

 

ThinkTV Great TV Auction

April 3-8, 2017 at WPTD/WPTO Studio. Volunteers are needed to escort phone workers to the parking garage. Montgomery County ARES will cover both shifts on Wednesday, April 5.  Contact Fred Stone at W8LLY@ARRL.net to schedule a shift.

 

 

“Make A Difference…Save A Life” 5k Race/Walk”  

April 15, 2017. Dayton VA Center. Montgomery County ARES is providing on-site communication for this event.  Plan to arrive by 8:45 AM to receive your assignment. The race begins at 10:00 AM and should be finished no later than noon. We will be operating on the 444.25 repeater.  Please contact EC Rob Flory at ka5ruc@mocoares.org if you can assist.

 

 

Montgomery County COAD Meeting

April 19, 2017 at 3 PM at the Food Bank at 156 Amor Place.

 

 

Ohio NVIS Antenna Day

 April 22, 2017

 

 

Montgomery Greene Local Emergency Response Council Quarterly Meeting

April 28, 2017. Go to www.mgclerc.org for more information.

 

 

The Dayton Autism Society’s 5K Walk/Run and Resource Fair

April 29, 2017.  Payne Recreation Center, 3800 Main Street, Moraine, Ohio. Montgomery County ARES is supporting this event again this year.  Plan to report to the staging area by 8:00 AM. The race begins at 9:00 AM and should last no more than two hours. Please contact EC Rob Flory at ka5ruc@mocoares.org if you can assist.  Tee shirts will be provided for the volunteers so sign up and give Rob your shirt size ASAP.   Go to http://autismsocietyofdayton.org/5k-walk-run-fair/ for more information about the event.

 

 

Dayton Hamvention

May 19-21, 2017. Go to www.hamvention.org. for more information

 

 

ARRL Field Day

June 24 - 25, 2017. Go to www.arrl.org/field-day for more information.

   

 

Montgomery County COAD Meeting

July 19, 2017 at 3 PM at the Food Bank at 156 Amor Place.

 

 

Montgomery Greene Local Emergency Response Council Quarterly Meeting

July 28, 2017. Go to www.mgclerc.org for more information. 

 

 

Mound Amateur Radio Association Swap Meet

August 5-6, 2017. Annual MARA swap meet

 

 

Bike MS, Oxford Ohio

Operators are needed to support this event. Contact person is Steve Lewis at N8TFD@fuse.net. Click here for for more information.

 

 

District 3 ARES Meeting

August  19, 2017.

 

 

Ohio QSO Party

August 26, 2017. Go to www.ohqp.org for more information.

 

 

Kettering Holiday at Home 5K Race and Parade

September 4, 2017.

 

 

United States Air Force Marathon

September 16, 2017.

 

 

District 3 ARES Meeting

September 23, 2017.  

 

 

Simulated Emergency Test

October 7, 2017.

 

 

Montgomery County COAD Meeting

October 18, 2017 at 3 PM at the Food Bank at 156 Amor Place.

 

 

Montgomery Greene Local Emergency Response Council Quarterly Meeting

October 27, 2017. Go to www.mgclerc.org for more information. 

 

 

Miamisburg Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

 

 

Skywarn Recognition Day

December 2, 2017.