Friday, July 22, 2016

We Did It!!!!

Hi Gang,

WOW..  What more could anyone say about this past week!  I want to personally thank all of our great Ohio Section ARES volunteers that gave of themselves completely, got all the required ICS training in, and met all the goals. It will go down in the history books for sure.

Yes, we did it!! We successfully trained, equipped and staffed numerous locations for the NRC and NAACP conventions simultaneously. How much more could anyone ask for.

Yes, we did use the brand new Ohio Department of Homeland Security Credentialing System (CIMS) too. It worked! We were able to get State of Ohio credentials into the hands of our volunteers when and where needed. Just as it was advertised!

I can’t express my happiness more in Ohio’s ARES program. I heard nothing but praise from government leaders, Red Cross and EMA Directors all over the state as I visited with them about the willingness and professionalism of the Ohio ARES Corps.

Stan, N8BHL, my hat is off to you sir, and all of your fantastic Ohio Section ARES staff!

I have a number of pictures posted of the different locations, but can use more if you have them. Go to:   to see some of the action as it was happening.

Again, thanks go out to all of our great Ohio Section ARES volunteers for a job “Well Done!!”


Have you seen the NEWEST “Handbook Giveaway” drawing on the website yet? It’s there..!! To enter the drawing all you need to do is fill in a couple of boxes on the form.. (your name and email). That’s you need to do to be entered into a drawing to win a 2016 ARRL softcover Handbook. There’s nothing else required (Oh.. You do need to be a resident of Ohio to win..)   The winner will be mailed the Handbook at my cost. This is being offered just to see how many folks are really checking in on the website. Got the idea? Best of luck to you!!  Go to  and look for the link on the left side by the big RED arrow..


Are you getting those emails from me? If not, all you have to do is to

 “Opt-In” to receive them. Heck, just send me an email   

 I’ll get you added to the mailing list. There’s a link to do this on the Ohio Section website, it’s on the bottom left corner.. For your convenience, here’s a direct link to it:   I urge all of you to make sure that everyone, regardless of whether they are a League member or not, get signed up for one of these options. You can always “Opt-Out” at any time if you feel this is not what you were expecting.


Don’t forget,  August 6th is our annual ARRL Ohio Section Conference in conjunction with the Columbus Hamfest. There are a number of great forums scheduled and I’m sure you’ll want to attend them all. The ARRL Forum will also be when the 25th Annual Newsletter winners will be announced. And, it will also be when I announce the 22nd recipient of the Allan Severson Award. I’m sure all of you will want to be there when that is announced for sure!! Go to  for more details..


Lastly..  I’m always available for you, whether you’re an ARRL member or not. If you have any questions, concerns or would just like to sit and chat awhile.  Call or write me   (419) 512-4445 or