Information on the Pan Ohio Hope Ride have been posted on the events page.
ARES E-Letter 15 March 2023
The latest ARES E-Letter has been released.
In this issue:
- ARES® Briefs, Links
- A Brief History of Amateur Radio EmComm Organization
- In-Building Radio Signal Considerations
- Tips for New ARES Operators
- Lightning Protection Basics for the HF Station
- On Building Relationships: Editorial by Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator Arc Thames, W4CPD
- ARES® Resources
- ARRL Resources
New DEC: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ
Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ, has been appointed as the District Emergency Coordinator for Ohio ARES District 3.
Elizabeth has been the Greene County EC since September of 2020.
Her predecessor, Don Parker, KB8PSL, Who assumed the DEC position in February 2020, resigned his position for personal reasons. He will continue working as the Dayton SKYWARN co-Coordinator and as an AEC for Montgomery County ARES.
Bob Baker, N8ADO has been nominated as the new Greene County EC.
2023 NWS In-person Spotter Training dates announced.
In person training dates for the 2023 NWS Spotter training season have been announced and are available on the NWS Wilmington site at:
The following sessions are currently scheduled:
New Net Control: AD8HN
2023 Ohio ARES NVIS Day 22 April 10AM-4PM ET
It’s coming! Ohio NVIS Day 2023 will be held Saturday April 22, from 10AM until 4PM EDT.
The purpose of NVIS day is to construct and try various antenna ideas, all working as NVIS (Near Vertical
Incident Skywave) antennas. These antennas are low to the ground and provide coverage generally
within a 400 mile radius- extremely important for regional HF communications in an emergency.
Take a big step forward and build upon the concept to answer the question, “How would we actually use
For 2023, we have added a couple operating scenarios that will make your day more fun and be a
learning event for actual disaster communications. We propose a commercial power blackout, with the
need to communicate within your ARES district and to ‘The Sarge” at the Ohio EOC in Columbus.
2023 Skywarn Spotter Training
The Wilmington Office of the National Weather Service has released it’s schedule of online virtual Spotter training for this year.
They will also be holding in-person classes. These will be posted on the Wilmington NWS website as they become available.
The training schedule can be found at: https://www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule
PSE: The Arnold 3-5March 23
Amateur Radio will be supporting The Arnold in Columbus March 3-5 2023