Mid-Winter Hamfest & Computer Show

Sunday, February 19, 2017


Gates Open at 7am
Forums and VE Test Session
9:00 am—Ohio Army MARS Forum
10:00 am—ARRL Forum
11:00 am—OSSBN Forum
12:00 noon Digital Forum
12:00 noon VE Test Session (Pre-registration for test is required, e-mail steve@n8smb.com to register)
Sponsored by the Intercity Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Tickets: $5 Tables, Advance Only: $15 Ticket and Table Deadline- January 22
Online ordering-http://hamfest.w8we.org
Advance orders (must include SASE) to:
Danny Bailey, W8DLB 70 Euclid Street Shiloh, OH 44878
419-896-2165 (After 3 P.M. Please)
Volume 1 Issue 1 Published Once A Year by IARC, Inc.
w8dlb113@gmail.com

Annual Pizza Party

The Seneca Radio Club would like to invite the ARES members and all Amateur Radio Operators to their annual pizza party get together.

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 91 N Washington St, Tiffin, Oh.
The party will be Dec. 12, 2016
Start time is 6:30 PM.
You pay for your own meal.
Scott Yonley N8SY the ARRL Ohio Section Manager plans to attend.
All are welcome, amateur radio operators, spouses, kids, and friends.

MARS Information Release COMEX 16-4 Information

TO:  Region AF MARS Directors

RE:  MARS Information Release  COMEX 16-4 Information

Please disseminate to all AF MARS Members and to Amateur Radio lists and service organizations

Subject:  Military Auxiliary Radio System to Conduct Interoperability Exercise with Amateur Radio Community, COMEX 16-4

From 30 October through 1 November, members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (both branches)will be conducting a quarterly Department of Defense Contingency Communications exercise. The purpose of this quarterly exercise is train on our ability to provide communications following a “very bad day” scenario when traditional forms of communications will likely be unavailable. While the simultaneous loss of all communications nation-wide is not likely, for training purposes, we are assuming there has been a massive nation-wide outage.

One of the objectives of this exercise is to continue the partnership with the amateur radio community to help provide information about local conditions and send this information to the Department of Defense to help understand what is happening around the United States.  During this exercise, we will use 60 meters, local VHF and UHF repeaters as well as HF NVIS amateur radio bands. Our goal is to have a conversation about the local conditions in and around your county. During the conversation, our operators will be asking basic questions such as the status of commercial power, public water systems, and road conditions. These will be person to person conversations…you don’t need to use any digital modes or know any special messaging formats.

To kick off this exercise, we are encouraging the amateur radio community to monitor 5,330.5KHz from 0300-0400 Hrs Zulu on 31 October. During this hour, we will be doing a high power voice broadcast from a military station on the east coast and alternate with a voice broadcast from the west coast. Amateur radio operators are encouraged to submit a reception report as indicated in the voice broadcast.

For the remainder of the exercise, MARS personnel will be calling for amateur radio operators on the 60 meter channels as well as using already established amateur radio nets on HF NVIS and VHF/UHF repeaters.  Amateur radio operators are also invited to attend the ARRL webinar scheduled for 25 Oct at 2000 hrs eastern time where Dave Stapchuk, Chief AF MARS, and the Army MARS Program Manager will give a presentation about the MARS program. Please register for the webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/4300481724544982273

If you have further questions about this exercise, please email: mars.exercises@gmail.com .

Jodie Rouse

Region Seven Public Affairs Officer

Missouri State Director

Army MARS

2016 Seneca County Fair

Again this year the Seneca County ARES will have a display setup up in the garage area of the Public Safety Building.

We will need help with setup on July 24th at about 1:00pm.

Help with manning the booth all week (July 25-31) is also needed so any time you can come out and help would be greatly appreciated.

For more information contact Dan KC8PBU on the 145.150 repeater.

2016 ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST

ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST (14 MAY 2016)

The Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard are sponsoring the annual military/amateur radio communications tests in celebration of the 66th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day (AFD).

The AFD Military/Amateur Crossband Communications Test is conducted 14 May 2016. The annual celebration is a unique opportunity to test two way communications between Amateurs and military communicators authorized in 47 CFR 97.111, and features traditional military to amateur cross band SSB voice, Morse Code, practice using legacy interoperability waveforms, as well as an opportunity for Amateurs to utilize more modern military communications modes such as MIL-STD Serial PSK and Automatic Link Establishment (ALE). New for Armed Forces Day this year, military stations and amateur radio operators are authorized to directly communicate on the 60 Meter interoperability channels.

These tests give Amateur Radio operators and Short Wave Listeners (SWL) an opportunity and a challenge to demonstrate their individual technical skills, and to receive recognition from the appropriate military radio station for their proven expertise. QSL cards will be provided to those stations making contact with the military stations.

More Information 

  ANNUAL ARMED FORCES DAY CROSSBAND MILITARY/AMATEUR RADIO COMMUNICATIONS TEST (93.7 KiB, 551 hits)