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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
ARES Assists With COOL
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jun 5, 2013) - - - On Saturday,
June 1st, members of Stark County ARES which included amateurs from both
Massillon and Alliance Amateur Radio Clubs provided communications support for
this years COOL Event.
COOL stands for Community
Outreach Of Love and is a collaboration of many area churches all sharing a
common goal: to facilitate physical and spiritual impact to the community. On
Saturday, nearly 1,800 volunteers and 15 amateur radio operators completed their
goal in the Southwest section of Massillon.
Radio operators were located at
strategic blocks to provide support communications as resources and materials
were transported to the over 250 individual homes in the neighborhood. Net
Control was handled using our ARES Trailer located at 7th Street and Walnut
Road, the staging area for this years event. My thanks to Mike, KD8ENV for
the use of the trailer and acting Net Control for the event and to the Massillon
ARC for the use of their generator.
Event Director Cindy Mandrell and
Communications Coordinator Cathy Storey, KC8EUC both expressed their deepest
appreciation for the long day's support to this community project. Throughout
the day, radio operators provided communications to help move manpower and
materials to complete the project tasks at the many homes on this years list.
We also recognize and appreciate
the service of the following amateur radio operators:
Tom Steele - KD8JRK, John Myers -
KD8MQ (both from the Alliance ARC), Bill Treacle - KD8TKX, Tom Gill - KC8QOD,
Russ McMahen - N8PII, Wade Huthmacher - WD8MIU, Bill Maurer - KD8LCS, Terry Russ
- N8ATZ, Rick Fligor - KD8NYZ, Don Wade - W8DEA, Danny Newport - KG8RV, Ron Kuhn
- KC8LAB, Bruce Brown - KC8RKS, Mike Palmer - KD8ENV, and Cathy Storey - KC8EUC.
Wade, WD8MIU (L)
and Mike, KD8ENV as Net Control in the ECOMM Trailer
Cathy, KC8EUC and Danny, KG8RV review assignments
Army Provided water and support during the day.
Be Prepared - It Could
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(May 24, 2013) - - The Wednesday, May 22, 2013 edition of both the Canton
Repository and the Massillon Independent covered in detail the damage caused by
the recent tornado in Moore, Oklahoma that left 24 people dead, injuring more
than 200, and destroyed schools, neighborhoods and vehicles.
It also covered a history of severe weather that Stark County
has experienced in the last 10 years as reported on by Stark County EMA Director
Tim Warstler. This included several F-2 tornadoes that struck in 2002 and again
Stark County Skywarn was a part of the advanced warning system
in each of these weather events and we continue to provide a strong program of
severe weather spotters today. Even before severe weather strikes Stark County,
our storm spotter system will be activated by our Skywarn Coordinator Mike
Lackney, KB8MIB who will establish a severe weather net on our 147.12 Mhz ARES
Repeater. Our core team of trained weather spotters will begin relaying visual
observations of cloud patterns, wind speed and direction into Net Control.
We will then forward this information to the Cleveland National
Weather Service using the six meter backbone system. We also provide weather
situation reports to our area hospitals and to the EMA Office.
We pray that a tornado such as the EF-4 that struck Moore,
Oklahoma never hits our homes here in Stark County, but one thing you can be
certain of, when any severe weather threatens ---- our Spotters Are READY !
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.
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
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.
Renowned Storm Chaser Tim
Samaras, WJ0G, Killed In Oklahoma Tornado
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Jun 3, 2013) - - -
chasers Tim Samaras, WJ0G, his son Paul Samaras and
fellow investigator Carl Young were
on May 31 near El Reno,
Oklahoma when an EF3 tornado suddenly changed paths
and slammed into their vehicle; they were unable to
escape. According to
, Tim Samaras -- an
ARRL member -- was found dead in his car, still in
his seat belt; Paul Samaras and Young were pulled
from the car by the tornado; one of the men was
found a half-mile away.
Society Vice President for Research, Conservation
and Exploration John Francis
told The Washington Post
that he fears that there are too many people jamming
the roadways in pursuit of twisters and that this
might have contributed to Friday’s fatalities. In a
online interview with
National Geographic, Samaras told of the
increase in the number of storm chasers in recent
years. “There’s lots and lots of storm chasers out
there, but you can probably count on one hand the
number of people who go out into the field and
collect data from tornadoes,” he said. “We run into
[storm chasers] all the time. On a big tornado day
in Oklahoma, you can have hundreds of storm chasers
lined up down the road. Oklahoma is considered the
Mecca of storm chasing. We know ahead of time when
we chase in Oklahoma, there’s going to be a traffic
Forecasters Calling for
"Active or Extremely Active" Hurricane Season
Courtesy of the ARRL
(May 25, 2013) - - -
Forecasters with the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA
are calling for an
“active or extremely active” 2013 Atlantic
. In its initial
outlook for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season --
which begins Saturday, June 1 and runs through
November 30 -- NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC
is forecasting a 70 percent likelihood of 13-20
named storms (winds of 39 miles per hour or higher),
of which 7-11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74
miles per hour or higher), including 3 to 6 major
hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111
miles per hour or higher). These ranges are well
above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6
hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
devastation of [Hurricane] Sandy fresh in our minds,
and another active season predicted, everyone at
NOAA is committed to providing life-saving forecasts
in the face of these storms and ensuring that
Americans are prepared and ready ahead of time,”
explained NOAA Acting Administrator Kathryn
Sullivan. “As we saw first-hand with Sandy, it’s
important to remember that tropical storm and
hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline.
Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding and
tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where
the storm first makes landfall.”
Amateurs In Oklahoma
Respond to Storm Aftermath
Courtesy of the ARRL
(May 23, 2013) - - After an
EF5 tornado swept through Oklahoma on
May 20, radio amateurs in that state assisted the
American Red Cross with its communications efforts.
“Amateur Radio operators were asked to support voice
communications from the American Red Cross Oklahoma
City Chapter Headquarters to their feeding station
at the Incident Command Post located in Moore,”
explained ARRL Oklahoma Section Emergency
Coordinator Mark Conklin, N7XYO. Moore, located
about halfway between Norman and Oklahoma City,
suffered the brunt of the tornado damage. As of 8:30
CDT on May 22, all Amateur Radio operations in
support of the American Red Cross ceased.
At least 24 people, including nine
children, were killed when the 1.3-mile wide tornado
moved through Moore, Oklahoma’s seventh largest
city. The National Weather Service stated that
the tornado traveled an estimated
17-mile-long path for 50 minutes, with an estimated
peak wind that ranged from 200-210 miles per hour,
making it an EF5 storm, the most powerful category
of tornados possible.
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 !