Net Notes 1-26-2020

  • WA0RLY: Winter field day video
  • KA0MYG: 146.820 repair is approved, moving forward with scheduling a climber.
  • W0STV: Winter field day, 10 people were present and it was a good time, score TBD
  • Skywarn training is upcoming at the Olmsted Convention Center. Skywarn shirts are coming for purchase.
  • VE test coming on February 6th. Location will be at the Red Cross

Net notes 11-24-2019

  • N0HZN: Public service page has been updated, please check it out and sign up early if you can!
  • W0STV: December 7th is Skywarn Appreciation 8-4pm. This is an active operating event putting the NWS stations on-air. Tours of the facility are available. Contact W0STV if you’d like to go visit, several local hams are interested in going. We’re trying to use any available means to Work All States during this event, D-Star,
  • W0STV: APRS and Winlink activity are up after our Simulated Emergency Test last Saturday. Please download and get signed up via ARESConnect App.
  • The RARC Groups.IO e-mail reflector group is a great place to get and stay connected with all current events and announcements.

ARES Net Notes 6/30/2019

  • 10 meter net is canceled this week
  • There’s a Tech Committee meeting on Tuesday
  • W0STV
    • We’ll try frequency counting our radios at the picnic
    • Need weather spotters on standby for the 4th of July to give heads up if the celebrations are evacuated
    • APRS monitoring next Sunday, send a ping and get recorded!
    • Down by the Riverside concerts – July 14 is the first one, please contact N0KZO to sign up!
    • KC0NPF – The club meeting this month is the Picnic at KOA camp ground
  • AA0CN – There will be swap meet activity at the picnic, bring your buy/sell gear or some $$

ARES Net notes 6/23/2019

  • AA0CN: A black backpack was found at the SSB station, if it belongs to you contact K0VH
  • W0TMP: asked if the Winlink gateway is defined on the Winlink system (does it appear on the Winlink site map?) Has anyone connected? W0STV replied software-wise the node is having issues and may not be responding correctly at this time.
  • W0STV: Saturday is the Rochesterfest Parade at/near Soldiers Field. We have 9 operators signed up. Operators please be on-site by 1:30PM using 147.255 repeater (as .625 is in need of repair).
  • W0STV: Thursday is the RARC Social at Wildwood, please RSVP to W0STV so we can be sure we have enough seats.
  • KC0P: Field day was pretty good time from the VHF/UHF perspective. Equipment was working and we successfully completed a Satellite contact (possibly the first in the last 15 years). Worked 40 contacts on 6m using FT8.
  • AA0CN: Field Day was better than expected from weather and atmospheric conditions. Thanks to all who helped, especially with cleanup!

ARES Net Notes 6/16/2019

  • N0HZN said thank you to all who participated in the.
  • W0STV announced Tuesday at 7:15PM there will be a net on 146.625 to finalize field day plans. Please drop by and do what you can to help.
  • W0STV announced we could use additional assistance with the Rochesterfest Parade, if you’re considering going, bring a radio and help out?
  • The 146.67 winlink node is being updated/upgraded and should become operation on or after Tuesday this week.

ARES Net Notes 6/9/2019

  • W0STV: Winlink node is down for maintainence
  • N0HZN: Believe in Me Bike Ride is next Saturday, need 2-3 more people to sign up!
  • KC0NPF: Club meeting is Tuesday, KC0CJP will be presenting
  • AA0CN: Announced that Field Day preparations are nearly complete. Please sign up to operate. Station leads please check the Field Day equipment inventory.
  • AA0CN: Still need a 24ft or longer trailer to transport antennas, contact AA0CN.
  • AA0CN: Planning meetings for Field Day are 7:15PM on Tuesdays on 146.625 (except this week because of the club meeting).
  • Skywarn review notes:
    • Great job overall.
    • Think twice before you make a non-severe report during intense portions of the Skywarn net. The frequency needs to be available for severe reports!
    • During an active net only check in when you’re actually available to deploy OR actively observe from your location.
    • Net control will be working with the county EOC to determine when pre-staging or standby checkins are appropriate.

ARES Net notes 5/19/2019

  • AA0CN is still looking for a 24ft trailer or vehicle to haul antenna elements. Contact AA0CN
  • Field day schedule and plans are available.
  • The 10 meter net from now until Field Day will contain discussion about the logistics and setup of Field Day.
  • N0HZN announced that positions are still open for the Med City marathon. If you’re new, please sign up and mention that you are new, we’ll pair you with an experienced operator so you can enjoy and learn together.

ARES Net Notes 5/12/2019

  • N0HZN mentioned we could use a couple more people for the Stay out of the Sun run this Friday.
  • W0STV announced May 20, Fillmore ARES is doing an ID training course in Spring Valley. This course is related to identifying volunteers during a disaster response. Please sign up for this event if you plan to attend.
  • W0STV announced Thursday through Sunday is the Dayton Hamvention. Many discounts will be available for ham gear both online and at Hamvention during this event period.
  • KC0NPF announced the club meeting for this month.
  • AA0CN announced our Field Day setup begins Friday the 21st.
  • Field Day sign ups are up! We need to confirm who’s equipment will be used.
  • We are looking for a scoring coordinator, to collect the various sources of points from all stations as well as bonus points. Contact AA0CN
  • AA0CN is still seeking a 24ft trailer for hauling our antenna elements. We have one possible lead but it will require a truck capable of towing a 5th wheel to use. Contact AA0CN

ARES Net Notes 4/28/2019