FLAGLER ARES WEEKLY TRAINING NET REMINDER

Please remember to join us this Thursday evening (April 23rd) at 6:30pm for the Flagler ARES weekly training net.

This weeks net will be on the 145.470/R KG4IDD. This repeater has a minus 600 offset and a PL of 123.

This weeks NCS is KK4OSD – Jason

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2015 Florida Statewide Hurricane Exercise

Attached is the “tentative” handout/ExPlan for us in the NFL Section – tentative date is Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 from 0900 to 1200 hours EDT (0800 to 1100 hrs in the Panhandle).

This information to be discussed at the next ARES meeting.

NFL Section ARES Requested Participation Summary: 

Task #1:  Activate your group; staff your local EOC (real or simulated); deploy members to any two served agencies (hospital, fire house, shelter, police/sheriff dept, Red Cross, Salvation Army, church, school or any served agency in your local community) and establish a communication link via an RF based mode (HF, VHF, UHF, CW/FM/SSB, whatever).  Once there, have the member obtain the name of served agency, street address, and point of contact (POC) information (name and position/title is sufficient) and provide it to the county EOC in a NIMS compliant message form (ICS213 form) via the RF communications mode. 

Task #2:

  • The County EC/ARES Group/County EOC members should check-in to any established net :

o   Category A/Radio Based (One Check-in) – any Florida Traffic Net, SARNet, Florida Hurricane Net, any of the nets listed in the NFL Communications Plan (attached.)

  • The County EC/ARES Group/County EOC members should check-in to any established net or send a message using any of the following:

o   Category B/Internet Assisted(One Check-in or message sent)  – D-STAR, D-RATS, Winlink2K, SEDAN, or any of the means to send a message listed  in the NFL Communications Plan.  You can send the SitRep message using this.

The County EC should then forward the Activation, deployment locations/POC information, and what check-ins or messages were sent and forward this via any method to the NFL Section Emergency Coordinator – Strait Hollis KT4YT as a “SitRep’” (Situation Report).  Strait will forward a summary of what he has received to me at noon, and I will forward a copy to the State ESF2 Coordinator at the State EOC before the end of the day.  If the State EOC makes a request it will be thru our established liaison (me) and the request fulfilled as necessary (which means you may or may not get something from me during the exercise – but be prepared!).  That information will be by whatever method is available (cell phone, internet, radio message).

NFL Comm Plan July 1, 2014 Player Handout FL Statewide Hurricane EX 2015

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FLAGLER ARES MONTHLY MEETING REMINDER.

Hello All,

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting will be held this Thursday evening (March 9th) at 6:30pm.

We will meet at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center in training room A.

The Flagler County EOC is located at 1769 East Moody Blvd Building 3. Behind the Government Services building.

Our talk in frequency for the meeting is the 146.715/R – 600 offset PL123.

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February 2015 Monthly Report

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Flagler ARES Weekly Net Notice.

The next session of the Flagler ARES weekly training net will be held this Thursday evening at 1830hrs local time.

The Flagler ARES weekly training net is held every Thursday evening at 1830 hrs local ( minus the second Thursday of each month and major holiday’s) all licensed amateur operators are invited to check in.

This weeks net will be held on the 146.745/R – 600 offset PL 123. Please note the change in frequency for this weeks net !!

All ARES members are encouraged to check the Event/NCS schedule to make sure nets are covered and we are meeting on the announced frequency

This weeks NCS is KD2AU – George

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Flagler ARES Monthly Meeting Reminder.

Hello All,

Just a reminder that our monthly meeting will be held this Thursday evening (Feb 12th) at 6:30pm.

We will meet at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center in training room A.

The Flagler County EOC is located at 1769 East Moody Blvd Building 3. Behind the Government Services building.

Our talk in frequency for the meeting is the 146.715/R – 600 offset PL123.

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Field Day Opportunity at the EOC

All,

Flagler County Emergency Management will be welcoming any and all amateur radio operators to participate in the 2015 ARRL Field Day exercise, to be held at the EOC on June 27-28, 2015.

This will be a COMBINED event for all those who choose to participate – with a prime objective of giving all amateurs from different groups an opportunity to work together in a unified fashion, to promote the benefit of Amateur Radio to the community and to the Emergency Services operation of Flagler County. We will operate under a single FCC Callsign – in keeping with the theme of unity of operations.

We will be welcoming County and City officials to visit he venue and to see, first-hand, amateur radio operators working together toward a common goal – in support of the EOC. Also, in conjunction with the Emergency Services aspect of the event, we will be operating the event under ICS best practices – starting with an IPM (Initial Planning Meeting), as well as IAP’s during the exercise period (Incident Action Plans). Also consistent with ICS, we operate under a single Command Structure.

I encourage all of the groups and your respective members to participate, as this will be an event that will have wide visibility – and will be an opportunity to work together for the benefit of the community.

Please RSVP of your intention to participate, or not – with REPLY-ALL, so that we can get an early gauge of who will likely be participating. Our IPM will likely be in the month of March, with follow-up planning meetings as necessary so that we have all the logistical and tactical support required.

I hope that all of you can join – and look forward to working with each of you..!!

Best regards,

Mike – AA6ML
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Mike Lee, CPA COML COMT APCO-RT FCC-1CRTT/RE/AE FCC-AE
Interim Radio Systems Manager
Flagler County Board of County Commissioners
1769 E Moody Blvd Building #3
Bunnell, FL 32110

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Recruiting Notice.

Flagler ARES is actively seeking licensed amateur radio operators to join our organization.

If you have an active license and a passion for public service please consider attending one of our monthly meetings to find out what we are all about.

Flagler ARES meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Our meeting location is the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center.

The Flagler County EOC is located at 1769 East Moody Blvd Building 3 behind the Government Services Building.

Our talk In Frequency for meeting nights is the 146.715/R – 600 offset PL 123.

Flagler ARES also holds a weekly training net every Thursday night ( minus the second Thursday of each month and major holiday’s) at 6:30 PM. All licensed amateur operators are invited to check in.

Our net frequency is 147.075 +600 offset PL 123. There is also an echolink node of 130077.

To learn more about Flagler ARES or to join please contact Flagler ARES Emergency Coordinator Jason Writtenhouse at kk4osd@flaglerares.org

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Flagler ARES Weekly Net Reminder

The next session of the Flagler ARES weekly training net will be held this Thursday evening at 1830hrs local time.

The Flagler ARES weekly training net is held every Thursday evening at 1830 hrs local ( minus the second Thursday of each month and major holiday’s) all licensed amateur operators are invited to check in.

This weeks net will be held on the 147.075/R + 600 offset PL 123. We also have an echolink node of 130077.

All ARES members are encouraged to check the NCS schedule to make sure nets are covered and we are meeting on the announced frequency

This weeks NCS is KG4HUF – Robbie

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ARRL School Club Round Up

The ARRL will be hosting the annual School Club Round Up Feb 9th -13th. This is a great contest as it gets our youth involved in amateur radio.

Please be sure to get on the air and help those students make QSO’s. Below is an excerpt of details from the ARRL website.

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About School Club Roundup:

Objective: To exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.

Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:

Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
Non-school Clubs
Individuals

Web Submission of Scores and Logs: Click here for the SCR score entry website. Scores and logs for any School Club Roundup may be entered from the time the contest begins through the log submission deadline published below. A logs-received page is also maintained and provisional scores will be published immediately following the log submission deadline. Thanks to WA7BNM for creating this new score reporting and publishing web site.

Multipliers: Note that a station can only count for a single multiplier as described in Rule 5 below. i.e. a contact may count for a “School” or a “Club” but not both. A “school club” counts as a “school” only. Contacts submitted claiming both multipliers will be scored according to the log submitted by the station contacted.

Post Photos and Stories: One of the best parts of School Club Roundup is showing off your team members and station. Other participants will enjoy hearing about how you did and reading the story of your contest. You can upload photos and text via the ARRL Soapbox web page. (The October 2014 contest will be added to the list of supported contests shortly – it is currently unavailable as of Oct 25 – we apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back on Oct 27th or after.)

Stay updated on SCR. Send an email to: SCR-L-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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ONLINE RESULTS

The full results write up for the October 2013 and February 2014 contests is now available here. (Version 1.1) Click here for the online results table. Click on a call sign in the results to see more information about the entry. Certificates have been emailed as PDF files to all participants who provided an email address. If you did not receive a certificate or wish to receive a paper certificate, contact scr@limarc.org.

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