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The new Introduction to Emergency Communications course
includes updated content from the previous Basic Emergency Communications Level
1 course, as well as some content previously included in the former Level 2
course. The EmComm training program has been restructured to offer two courses:
This enhanced basic course for EmComm volunteers who want to serve as part of an
ARES® response team and the management course -- Public Service and Emergency
Communication Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016, also available
on the ARRL website) -- for those who are serving in ARES® leadership and
Here for Complete Details...
To learn more, visit the CCE
Course Listing page or contact the Continuing
Education Program Coordinator.
Check out our Training Page for Additional Information on
Training Opportunities !
(Jun 21, 2011) -- The National Weather Service (NWS)
has updated its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ARRL (scroll
below to access a link to the document). The updated MoU serves “as
a framework within which volunteers of the ARRL may coordinate their services,
facilities and equipment with the NWS in support of nationwide, state and local
early weather warning and emergency communications function.” In May, ARRL
President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed on behalf of the ARRL, and in June, NWS
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services’ Director Dave Caldwell signed
on behalf of the NWS. The ARRL and the NWS have had a formal working arrangement
The NWS, in the MoU, acknowledges that Amateur Radio operators can be
of valuable assistance in early severe weather warning and tornado spotting.
Through its SKYWARN program, the NWS recognizes that Amateur Radio operators
have assisted as communicators and weather spotters since the program began in
the late 1960s. “In areas where tornadoes and other severe weather have been
known to threaten, the NWS recruits volunteers and trains them in proper weather
spotting procedures,” the MoU states. “These dedicated citizens help
keep their local community safe by conveying severe weather reports to their
local NWS forecast office. SKYWARN spotters are integral to the success of our
nation’s severe weather warning system.”
Here for the Complete Story....
Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio is a resource for the Amateur Radio
operator who volunteers as a trained storm spotter. This book includes
information on resources, training, equipment, safety, storm spotter activation
procedures, reportable weather criteria, developing a local storm spotter
manual, and the experiences of storm spotters from around the country. It also
provides some meteorological information about severe weather such as
hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, damaging wind, and winter weather.
A comprehensive index is included with weather-related web sites and a
state-by-state listing of SKYWARN® web sites.
new publication is available from the ARRL Bookstore for $22.95.
Gary Garnet with the Cleveland
NWS handed out a Spotter Reference Sheet during the Spotter Training meeting.
Supplies were limited and were gone before everyone got a copy. He recently
provided us a copy in Pdf form that has been added to our website.
Click Here to download a
Storms Rock Stark County during Summer 2007.
Here for a review of the 2006 severe weather season from Cleveland NWS.
County Skywarn Spotter Statistics.
Assessments Report over 268 Million in damage to 60 Ohio Counties during
February Flooding. Stark ARES Assists Ohio EMA.
full color booklet titled "Basic Spotters' Field Guide" is also
currently available from the National Weather Service On-line library of
Publications. CLICK HERE
for a listing of their currently available information guides.
Weather Alert Comes to Ham Radio.
Weather Paging Notification Comes To An End.
Weekly Weather Fact
Weather Service is second only to the Postal Service among government agencies
in day-to-day contact with U.S. citizens. And the public seems pleased with what
it gets. The NWS's approval rating has jumped to 70%, up from 51% in 1948. Those
saying that it was doing a poor job fell from 15% to a mere 7%. These numbers
would please many a politician.
Supporting Homeland Security
"Amateur Radio - The only fail-safe method of
FCC Special Council
"Amateur Radio - The Last Line of Defense"
Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator
on the link above to get a birds eye view from the repeater site !
Here for National News
MARC Assists With Annual
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Apr 28, 2013) --
Saturday, April 27th marked the official opening of the 2013 public service
season as members of the MARC again assisted with the annual Spring MS Walk in
Massillon at the Massillon Recreation Center.
Sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, communications volunteers
staffed rest stops and provided safety and support communications for this years
event. Communications was also maintained between the transfer busses and the
EComm 1, the clubs Emergency Communications Trailer was stationed at the Rec
Center and provided Net Control operations for the Walk. The weather was a
beautiful spring day with warm temperatures that brought out record walkers for
this years event. Nearly 400 participants supported this years walk. Local MS
Walk Coordinator Dick Kulick expressed his sincere appreciation to all of the
amateur volunteers for their continued assistance year after year. The overall
event went very well with only a few needing transport back to the Recreation
The following volunteers assisted with this years MS Walk. Terry Russ - N8ATZ,
Jim Farriss - WA8GXM, Don Finley - W8DEF, Tom Gill - KC8QOD, Wade Huthmacher -
WD8MIU, Mike Palmer - KD8ENV, Bill Treacle - KD8TKX with wife Shirley, Rick
Fligor - KD8NYZ, Igor Nikishin - K8INN and Carl Cunert. This event provided 40
Community Service Hours.
Part of the 2013 MS Walk Crew. Left to right Jim- WA8GXM, Don - W8DEF, Tom -
KC8QOD, Wade - WD8MIU and Rick - KD8NYZ Bike Rover
The N8ATZ Go Box
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Apr 5, 2013) - - An equipment or "Go-Box" is quickly becoming an
essential part of every radio amateur involved in public service communications.
More and more, amateurs are being tasked to quick deploy to everything from
local public service drills to disaster scenes.
There are many types of Go-Boxes currently being assembled by
amateurs. Mostly they are based on individual needs and available equipment.
After I acquired an Icom 706, I decided it was time to assembly my own version.
The final product is shown below. The HF Rig is the versatile
Icom 706 M2G. I included the matching LDG IT-100 Automatic Antenna Tuner. An
external speaker was added for improved audio. The HF antenna connection can
either be a standard 3/8 inch stud mount for a vertical stick or through the
The VHF portion is my 2 meter Icom V-8000 mobile radio. A
separate antenna mount is provided on the side of the case for this rig. Digital
Communications capability is provided by using the Tigertronics SignaLink unit
which can be used with either rig. An external laptop is added to run digital
Power is provided by a 12 volt, 30 amp rated switching power
supply from Ten-Tec Corp. The case is a modified Utility Dry-Box from MTM Case
Gard Products and was purchased at the Dayton Hamvention for $40.00. A simple
plywood shelf was added to support the equipment.
As with most Go-Boxes, mine is a work in progress and will be
modified as new ideas come along. I am already thinking of a revised version to
correct some problem areas with this design but this configuration has proven to
be both useful and efficient !
The finished Go-Box case opened. The lid also provides a small
storage area for connectors, cables, etc.
The equipment fits nicely in the case and is anchored using
original brackets and angle brackets. The finished case is a bit heavy and a
small wheeled cart is used to transport it from place to place.
Net Control Operators
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Mar 12, 2013) -- The Stark County ARES is currently looking for
volunteer Net Control Operators to assist with the weekly Tuesday Night ARES /
Saturn Public Service Net.
Being a Net Control operator is a great way to enhance your
public service communications skills. Training will be provided by our net
managers who will assist you and provide our current net roster. You need only
commit to handling the net one Tuesday net session each month.
Anyone interested should contact our Net Managers Mike Lackney,
KB8MIB - Michele Gill, KC8ZEJ or Mike Palmer, KD8ENV. Their email and
phone information is available under the ARES Coordinator section.
We appreciate your assistance with our ARES Net !
Red Cross to Phase Out
Emergency Communications Response Vehicles
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Mar 2, 2013) ---
The American Red
Cross has made the decision to phase out and
decommission its Emergency Communication Response
Vehicles (ECRVs), due to changes in technology, as
well as a new satellite system and other factors
regarding the vehicle fleet. “Retrofitting the
decade-old vehicles with new equipment is not a good
use of donated funds, as the long-term strategy is
to move to more portable systems,” American Red
Cross Disaster Services Technology Manager Keith
Robertory, KG4UIR, told the ARRL. “This is
consistent with the trends in the telecom and
The American Red Cross
will be removing the Amateur Radios from the ECRVs
as part of the decommissioning process. These radios
will either become part of the deployable inventory
or provided to the local American Red Cross chapter
to build local capacity. Equipment that can be used
by the American Red Cross will not be phased out
with the vehicle. According to Robertory, every
communication capability of the ECRV already exists
-- or will soon exist -- as a rapidly deployable kit
that can be loaded on any vehicle that is
owned or rented by the American Red Cross, providing
more flexibility in shaping its response to match
EXTRA ITEM .....Many Stark
County ARES Team members will remember that we hosted one of these impressive
response vehicles during our severe flooding and tornado outbreak in 2005. Our
members staffed and operated this equipment during relief operations for over a
week during this time.
You can read the complete story with pictures of the
vehicle on our current news page.
Ohio HF & Digital Net
Matt Welch, W8DEC - Ohio Section
(Jan 31, 2013) --
W8SGT is facilitating the Ohio HF Net every Tuesday at 6PM. The net is run
from the State of Ohio Emergency Operations Center in Columbus on the Ohio ARES
Admin frequency 3875 kHz LSB. At, or about 6:20PM, the net switches to the
alternate frequency of 7240 kHz. All are welcome to check in. Anyone with
questions or comments regarding the net should send an email to
The Ohio ARES/OES Digital Emergency Net is held every Tuesday at 8PM. This net
is held on 3585 kHz USB. All are welcome to check in. This net is looking for
additional net control stations. Anyone interested in being a net control
station is encouraged to contact the Net Manager. Anyone with questions or
comments should send Net Manager Gary NJ8BB and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the new website
http://www.ohden.org/ for details.
Matt Welch, W8DEC
The Blizzard of 1978
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
(Jan 26, 2013) -- January 26, 1978 started off as a typical winter day here
in northeast Ohio when snow began falling. By the time the storm had passed,
nearly 38 inches of snow had fallen on Stark County.
As we approach the 35th anniversary of the now famous blizzard
of 1978, take a minute and read about the worst snow storm to ever hit Ohio and
the role local amateur radio operators played in this event. Any while you're at
it, have a look outside - it's snowing again !.
Click Here to read the full
Skywarn Spotter Training
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
(Mar 17, 2013) -- Severe Weather Awareness Week here in Stark County
unofficially started on Monday, March 13th as countless Amateur Radio operators
and other Public Safety workers participated in our annual Skywarn Spotter
Each year local amateurs involved in the Skywarn Spotter program
provide countless hours of community service by providing severe weather spotter
reports to the Cleveland National Weather Service (NWS). Thanks to this
training, spotters provide actual visual confirmation to the potentially severe
weather seen by the NWS. Forecasters depend on these reports to issue Watches
and Warnings for our area. The reports are relayed via Amateur Radio directly to
the Cleveland NWS forecast office.
again this year by Stark State College of Technology and moderated by Tim
Warstler, Director of the Stark County Emergency Management Agency, the
seminar was presented by Cleveland Weather Coordinating Meteorologist Gary
Garnet, KC8TJI returning for his thirteenth consecutive season.
The training seminar which covers the science of severe weather
teaches spotters to observe cloud formations and the signs that severe weather
is approaching. The course also covers spotter safety and how to report weather
to the NWS. This years training included new material covering a recap of
last years severe weather. Our appreciation to local Skywarn
coordinators Mike Lackney, KB8MIB, Michele Gill, KC8ZEJ and Mike Palmer, KD8ENV
and Matt Kraner, K8MAT who
with the registration.
This years attendance was nearly 170, with nearly 60 first time
guests who earned their Skywarn Spotter Certification. New spotters are issued
spotter numbers which assist forecasters in locating the spotters precise
location. As usual nearly 30% of the crowd was comprised of area amateur radio
operators. EMA Director Tim Warstler was also very pleased by the solid
turnout and has been
well aware of the local ham operators support to both the Skywarn program
as well as his office. "My experience is that they are extremely
talented and very professional radio operators who have been a valuable asset to
Cleveland WCM Gary Garnet was also impressed by the turnout. "The
amateurs of Stark County have always been strong supporters of the Severe
Weather Spotter program, Stark County always rates as one of the largest groups
for our Spotter Seminars."
Marvin Secrest of M & K Engraving was also in attendance
again this year. Marvin is our exclusive supplier for Skywarn ID badges and was
very busy throughout the seminar.
A brand new redesigned Weather Spotter's Field Guide released in
June 2011 was handed out during the seminar that
provides tips on severe weather spotting. If
you didn't get a copy you can download a pdf version by clicking here. A
more advanced color basic spotter's field guide is also available from the
National Weather Service website. Click
Here to download this 22 page pdf guide.
If you missed training in Stark County, the following counties
still are scheduled for the remainder of March. Summit on 3/21, Mahoning on 3/20,
and Portage Co on April 3rd. Additional
information and training sites are posted on the Cleveland NWS website and is
available by clicking here.
Our thanks to all of the presenters and those who took time out
of their busy lives to support this important training.
Stark County Emergency Notification System
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
(Dec 2, 2012) --
The Canton Repository published a story over the weekend introducing the new
Stark County Emergency Notification System (SCENS). We ask you please sign-up
along with family, friends and employees. The article has already netted over
2,200 households registered. The following is a link to the Canton Repository
know, this system is a key means to contact individuals that may be impacted by
a host of different types of events within the community. SCENS, along with
announcements through media and local sirens, is critical to providing emergency
information during significant events.
will be triggered at the request of command level staff managing a significant
event. Messages are sent by designated persons logging onto an Internet portal.
This person will then determine the area to be notified by a map of the county.
notification database is separate from the other internal notification systems.
Therefore, even if an organization uses the system, it will not translate to
alerting internal notification recipients of a potential problem. The
traditional hard line database is not part of this system. Only those that chose
to sign-up for the system will receive voice and/or text messages.
following is the link to sign-up:
A link has been added to the Stark County main page as well as the Stark County
Library District web page. We ask you consider doing the same for your
contact our office with any questions or if you need additional information.
Stark County Emergency Management Agency
Early ARES Operations
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
2012) --- The following story recently appeared in the Columbus Dispatch
newspaper and is reprinted by permission.
V. Akerberg, believed to be the first person to use amateur radio in a disaster,
died on Nov. 6, 1964, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
During the March 1913 flood in Columbus — a catastrophe
that killed nearly 100 people — Akerberg was a 15-year-old Hilltop resident. He
used his home radio transmitter — the second established in Columbus — to send
“SOS Hilltop Business Men’s Association wants city to send
boats,” Akerberg, a West High School student, tapped out in Morse code the
afternoon of March 26, 1913. “Supplies will last until about tomorrow. Men are
hanging on trees. Send supplies. Water is receding. Try and get us water and
gas. People are suffering. Send this to Mayor (George J.) Karb at once. SOS.”
During the flood, the Scioto River raged through Downtown,
taking out bridges, inundating Franklinton and isolating the Hilltop by sweeping
away telephone and telegraph lines.
In his 1925 History of Ohio, C. B. Galbreath wrote: “For
about three days and nights, practically continuously for seventy-two hours,
young Akerberg remained on duty at his radio set, in communication with the
radio station on top of the Huntington Bank Building, sending messages to the
mayor and keeping the public advised as to the conditions on the devastated West
Side. “Many messages were sent to the friends and relatives of those in the
He kept this constant vigil during heavy downpours of rain
and at intervals waded in water up to his knees to the doorsteps of adjoining
houses to get information to communicate to the city. His services were highly
commended by the city authorities, and his achievement widely heralded over the
country as a new contribution to the comparatively new science of radio.”
As an adult, Akerberg served with the Army Signal Corps in
World War I and directed the building of Avery & Loeb Electric Co.’s WPAL
Columbus radio station in 1923. In 1929, he joined the fledgling Columbia
Broadcasting System and helped build out its radio and television networks.
Times have changed, but amateur radio thrives in Columbus.
The city is home to more than 1,500 licensed ham radio operators.
Stark ARES Display
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
29, 2012) -- Stark ARES hosted an information table at the October 28th
Massillon Hamfest. The table was staffed by ARES Net Manager Mike Lackney -
KB8MIB and Assistant Net Manager Mike Palmer - KD8ENV.
Our display included a PowerPoint presentation covering basic ARES & Skywarn
operations, a display of several versions of Emergency Response or (Go-Boxes)
and informational literature.
Many visitors stopped by with questions and comments covering our ARES & Skywarn
programs here in Stark County. My thanks to both Mike's for staffing the booth
during the hamfest !
Mike Lackney, KB8MIB at the ARES Display
ARES Supports Airport
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
2012) --- Stark County ARES participated in a full-scale airport
disaster drill at the Akron-Canton Airport last Wednesday that involved more
than 50 area emergency responders.
The scenario involved a cargo plane colliding with a passenger
plane over Stark County. Debris from the make-believe crash was scattered in
multiple locations throughout the area. The participants in the drill included
FBI agents, airport security, multiple area police & fire departments and Stark
ARES responded to the Stark Co EMA office to activate our
emergency response plan that included operators at the EOC and establish an
emergency net in case additional operators would be needed.
Three members of the Stark ARES including Assistant EC Terry
Russ, N8ATZ; Wade Huthmacher, WD8MIU and Don Wade, W8DEA activated our 2 meter
station and established an emergency net on the 147.12 Repeater. Check-ins were
taken on the repeater to solicit volunteers in case we were needed to support
response and relief operations including establishing evacuation centers.
We were also requested to monitor county drill communications
for any traffic to the EOC for Director Tim Warstler. ARES members have the
responsibility to use county communications equipment to support all drill
During the drill approximately 20 operators responded to our
request for assistance. This was done via the county emergency repeater on
147.12 and the Massillon ARC 147.18 Repeater. The Alliance ARC also stood by
with several operators.
The drill concluded at approximately 1:00 PM. Director Tim
Warstler appreciated our assistance during this annual drill. Participation in
these area drills provides us with important experience and the interaction with
area support agencies that would be necessary in the event of an actual
The EOC Operations Room converted to manage the Airport Drill.
Multiple agency representatives coordinate drill operations.
Firefighters practice response operations at the Akron-Canton
ARES Antenna Mount
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
(Apr 1, 2012) --- As amateurs involved in public service events, we are
often called upon to setup communications in a number of unconventional places.
In the last few years we have been asked to provide communications in everything
from RV's to Rescue Squads to City Busses. The trouble with some of these
vehicles is that the bodies are aluminum, not suited to amateur magnetic mount
antennas. This forces us to use our hand held using only it's stubby antenna.
This means limited range making reliable communications impossible.
After some research and discussion at ARES events and meetings
throughout last year, a few ideas came to mind to overcome this problem. It's a
simple antenna mount that is inexpensive and work well as a temporary antenna
mount. Click Here for complete
details including some pictures of the mount in action.
ARES Digital Workshop
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant
UPDATED (Feb 29, 2012) --
Members of the Stark County ARES including Assistant EC Terry Russ, N8ATZ and
Digital Coordinator Ralph Bugg, K8HSQ attended a FLDigi Workshop in Mansfield on
Saturday, February 25th.
The workshop was sponsored by the Richland County Amateur Radio
Emergency Service and EC Danny Bailey, KB8STK.
FLdigi is a computer program for Amateur Radio Digital Modes
operation and is one of a new slate of multi-mode programs that support multiple
operating protocols that are quickly finding their way into emergency
communications on both HF and VHF. Another plus is that the program is available
for either Microsoft of Linux operating systems.
The latest version of this free open source program was
distributed to workshop attendees and included installation and setup on
One unique aspect of this software program is it's ability to
automatically generate standardized message forms currently in use by both the
amateur service and public safety forces that comply with the new FEMA Incident
Participants then practiced on-air demonstrations of several
modes that would most likely be used for emergency communications.
A special thanks to Richland County ARES for sponsoring this
workshop. Stark ARES may consider sponsoring a similar mini workshop for our own
members interested in learning more about this messaging program.
Richland County ARES FLDigi Workshop Attendees
ARRL ARES E-Letter Posted
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Assistant Emergency
(January 19, 2013) -- The January 19, 2013 edition of The
ARES E-Letter is currently posted and includes the following highlights;
ARRL January VHF Contest; Florida Amateurs to Drill with State; The Origins of
CERT; MMSN Celebrates 45 Years of Service; New FM-Only Category Supports ARES
Interests; NTS Updates plus additional news. You can read the entire newsletter on the ARRL website. Click
Here for a direct link.
Radio Amateurs Provide
Comm Support In Boston Marathon Bombings
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Apr 17, 2013) - -
As has happened many
times in years past, over 200 Amateur Radio
operators participated in communications for the
Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Unlike
prior challenging situations such as very warm
weather for the runners or other weather-related
challenges, this year’s marathon will be remembered
for the bombings that took place at the finish line.
Despite this heinous act, professional first
responders, medical volunteers from the American Red
Cross that staffed the route, and Amateur Radio
operators performed magnificently in the face of
“Within minutes, cell phone systems
became overloaded and making phone calls and text
messages was difficult. Amateur Radio operators
performed communication duties under duress and
performed admirably. No Amateur Radio volunteers
were injured on the course in this terrible act,”
said Steve Schwarm, W3EVE, who is the Amateur Radio
Course Communication Coordinator and associated with
a consortium of clubs and groups known as Marathon
Amateur Radio Communications (MARC).
“At the finish line net control, which was only
400 feet from the initial blast, we heard the
explosion. I poked my head outside to confirm what I
thought it was and saw the white smoke. We
immediately knew what had happened and commenced a
roll call of all ham operators and medical tents.
State Police authorities initially ordered us to
lock down and post a ham for security watch outside
the net control trailer. Thankfully none of our
people were hurt,” said Paul Topolski, W1SEX,
Amateur Radio Finish Line Coordinator.
Hams Respond To New
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Feb 14, 2013) ---
As a blizzard swept
across New England February 9-10, SKYWARN was ready.
The storm dumped heavy snowfall -- with some areas
receiving upwards of 3 feet of snow -- as blizzard
conditions brought hurricane force winds that
created power outages and significant tree and power
line damage over Southeastern Massachusetts and
Rhode Island. ARRL Eastern Massachusetts Section
Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, helped lead
, the Amateur Radio
station at the National Weather Service office in
Taunton, Massachusetts, where hams were active for
28 continuous hours. Macedo also serves as the ARES
SKYWARN Coordinator for the NWS office in Taunton.
“The Amateur Radio mission in our region has evolved
into providing information on damage, power outages
and meteorological surface observations in
situations such as this blizzard,” Macedo told the
ARRL. “But our hopes of escaping the winter of
2012-2013 with nothing more than routine winter
storms ended when this blizzard came to New England.
Eastern Massachusetts ARES was placed on stand-by on
Friday, February 9 and that standby continued
through Tuesday, February 12 for both Eastern
Massachusetts ARES and those amateurs remaining
active on Cape Cod who provided communications
support for active shelters and for the Barnstable
County Mutual Aid Coordination Center on Cape Cod.”
147.12 Mhz Repeater for Severe Weather information here in Stark County !
Our thanks to Mercy Medical Center for their commitment to the
Stark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and First Communications for their
support of Stark County Winlink.
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Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the ARES logo are registered trademarks of
the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.
Welcome to the new Stark County ARES Website. The Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily
registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the
public interest when disaster strikes.
The Stark County ARES has always been dedicated to the completion of three
goals. One, to provide the citizens of Stark County and local Public Service
officials with a team of highly skilled and dedicated radio operators ready to
assist when needed. Two, to provide Stark County amateurs with a full featured,
reliable wide area coverage ARES Repeater. And three, to provide an information
service for both amateurs and the community.
With the redesign of this website, we hope
we have accomplished this mission. We welcome your comments.
Remaining ARES Meetings are scheduled for June 6, and September 5th.
will be on Thursday Evenings at the Stark County EOC Office beginning at 7:00
Stark Co ARES Repeater is on
147.12+, PL 110.9
Winlink RMS Packet Relay is on 145.07 Simplex. Callsigns are N8ATZ-10 (Eastern
Stark Node) and WA8GXM-10 (Western Stark Node).
Ohio Section ARES News is available on the Ohio ARES
Website. Click Here to read the latest Section
Here to see some simple ARES portable antenna mounts you can use during local
public service drills and events.
Current Activities in the Stark County Winlink Initiative.
Your Power Connections
The ARRL recently reviewed a new website that
does a great job of describing the Anderson Powerpole connectors. The site
describes the connectors in detail and provides tips on assembling and using
them on your equipment.
higher power rigs and DC power supplies, the Anderson Powerpole is the emerging
National ARES/RACES standard.
site also contains links for additional Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
ideas, a portable EC station and a Quick Response Team Go Kit. This site has
lots of useful ARES information, well beyond the powerpole ideas.
Here to visit the site.
New Emergency Communications Handbook
The ARRL announces
a new emergency communications handbook for all hams that volunteer their skills
in public service applications. The handbook includes details on basic emergency
communications skills, message handling, and much more. This reference will help
you to understand the public service role amateurs will play and what to take
The Handbook is 176 pages and costs $ 19.95 plus shipping from
the ARRL and other dealers.
(Mar 26, 2006) -- The ARRL has
introduced a new Emergency Communications Catalog containing a host of items
using the "When All Else Fails" theme. The items are a great
reminder that Amateur Radio provides immediate, high-quality communications that
work every time, when all else fails.
The items include T-Shirts, Pins, Stickers, Patches, Magnetic
Signs, Banners, a Coffee Mug and Key Chain all carrying the "When All
Else Fails" theme. Click
Here to visit the catalog.
Click Here to
download a current ARES Registration Form. Help us keep your record current !
Anderson Power Pole Connectors,
the defacto standard for ARES power connections.
Support COOL Project...
Tour de Cure Report...
HOF Festival Timken Grand Parade....
HOF Festival Community Parade Report..
ARC Take Part in Drill.
ARES Attends District Meeting.
ARES & MARC Assist With 2009 Annual MS Walk.
Assists With Massillon Holiday Parade.
Ike's Winds Hit Stark County.
ARES Assists With Akron Marathon.
2008 Winlink Updates
Teams Activated for Northwest Near Record Flooding.
Assists With Annual MS Walk.
Board Accepts NERPC Report.
Station Completed at Mercy Medical Center.
County ARES Part of OEHA Fall Conference.
Remember the Ohio ARES Net every
Sunday at 5:00 PM on 3875 Mhz !
Click above for official ARES Logo merchandise from the
The Official Stark County ARES
Name Badge Supplier. Click on the logo for details.
The Stark County ARES is a proud supporter of the Annual
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival providing communications
support for over 25 years !