Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Ohio ARES Conference - Plus More..

**  Ohio ARES Conference  **

Here we are on the final stretch to our OHIO ARES CONFERENCE- this Saturday (September 24th)  at the Marion Technical College (OSU Marion)!

Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion, OH 43302
(Rt. 95 west from Rt. 23 in Marion- look for Ohio State signs on your left.)
Talk-in on the 147.30 (250.3) Marion repeater

Here’s the agenda..

0800      Registration - coffee      

0830      ARES business opening  (including ARESMAT update)

1000      RNC report
(Roundtable discussion of the local preparation and execution during RNC week.  We’ll start with a brief description then open for questions, aimed at how you can apply our experience to your local groups.)   

1130      Ohio SET 2016 – Not Your Mama’s Exercise

Lunch    Numerous local fast food nearby   

1300      HIPAA training

1400      FEMA presentation – Keep your family safe!

1500      Volunteer motivation


Bring your friends- all Hams are welcome.

Please register on the Ohio Section website:   http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/form.html  

The room is filling up fast and there is limited seating, so please get registered NOW.. 

** Ohio SET October 1 **

October 1st will be the Ohio SET - an emergency exercise that is supposed to test all our abilities to activate, manage an emergency event, then demobilize.  Last year’s “extended power outage” was a great test...but ~this~ year’s! Oboy!  NOT your Mama’s little exercise. Our ARES leadership team went into overdrive for this one.

We’ll talk about this during our fall conference, but I’ll give you a clue: The total collapse of society. Preppers call it TEOTWAWKI – the end of the world as we know it.  This is going to test our abilities to message, react and manage many situations. And we won’t be alone- the Ohio Military Reserve has become a partner for our exercise, and they’ll be doing a military exercise based on our situation.  You won’t want to miss this!

For the latest Section Emergency Coordinator’s monthly report go to:  http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/notes.html


** Traffic Nets Serving Ohio **

Ohio Local Nets

Burning River Traffic Net (BRTN), 9:30 PM daily, 147.150 MHz, W8DJG manager    http://www.qsl.net/brtn/

Central Ohio Traffic Net (COTN), 7:15 PM (19:15), daily,  146.970 MHz (Columbus RPTR), KD8TTE manager   http://www.cotn.us/

Miami Valley Traffic Net (MVTN), 7:00 PM Mon, Thurs, Sat, 146.640 MHz,  KC8HTP manager 

Northwest Ohio ARES Net (NWOHARES), 6:40 PM, daily, 146.940 MHz, PL 103.5, N8TNV manager  

Tri-County Traffic Training Net (TCTTN), 9:30 PM Sun, Tues, Fri, 147.015 MHz, KI8U manager    http://tricountytraffic.net/

Tri-State Amateur Traffic Net (TATN), 8:00 PM daily, 145.370 MHz, WG8Z manager        http://www.tatn.org/

** Ohio Section Nets **

Ohio Single Sideband Net (OSSBN), 10:30 AM, 4:15 PM and 6:45 PM daily, 3.972.50 MHz, KC8WH manager    http://ossbn.org/

Buckeye Net (Early), BN-E, 6:45 PM daily, 3.580 MHz, WB8YLO manager

Buckeye Net (Late), BN-L, 10:00 PM daily, 3.590 MHz, WB9LBI manager
Ohio Slow Net (OSN), 6:00 PM daily, 3.53535 MHz, W8OLO manager

For the latest Section Traffic Monthly Report go to:  http://arrl-ohio.org/stm/stm.html


** 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). 

Where do you find this at?  Go to: http://arrl-ohio.org/  
and look for the big RED arrow on the left side.. 

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!!


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 at:  n8sy@n8sy.com
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: http://arrl-ohio.org/forwarder/forwarding.html  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.


Upcoming Hamfests in Ohio..
09/25/2016 | Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show
Location: Berea, OH
Sponsor: Hamfest Association of Cleveland
Website: http://www.hac.org

10/16/2016 | Conneaut ARC Hamfest
Location: Conneaut, OH
Sponsor: Conneaut Amateur Radio Club

10/23/2016 | Massillon ARC Hamfest
Location: Massillon, OH
Sponsor: Massillon Amateur Radio Club
Website: http://www.w8np.org
11/05/2016 | GARC Hamfest
Location: Georgetown, OH
Sponsor: Grant Amateur Radio Club


** RNC / NAACP Conventions **

Want to read about what we did during the July “Conventions” week? Grab the October issue of CQ MAGAZINE!  We have a big report coming out in the October edition of the Ohio ARES activities during RNC / NAACP Conventions!  The editors of CQ were very impressed with your work and grabbed the story and photos we contributed!  Nice work, again, everybody!!

Got questions, concerns or would just like to sit and chat awhile?

Give me a call at (419) 512-4445 or email me at:  n8sy@n8sy.com   

Want to sit and just chat awhile? I’m available.. 
Heck, I’ll even buy!!