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Guilford ARES News and Announcements!

Next Meeting
August 1, 2016
At our regular meeting location
is at the EMS facility
1002 Meadowood St., Greensboro, NC 27409

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF INTEREST


The 2016 Edition of Operation Red Sleigh
is Saturday, July 16th, 2016.


PLEASE PUT THIS DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR >>> 7-16-2016

>>>> UPDATE <<<<
7/6/16

Hi all,

I just about dropped the ball on this one! Operation Red Sleigh, 2016 is here once again. I just about lost track of time !!!

http://www.operationredsleigh.com/#%21the-sleigh-ride/c12s

The Sleigh Ride is drawing near, I think I hear the jingle of sleigh bells in the distance! Or was that me dropping the christmas balls.
1) Our primary concern is the long route (100k) As you all know, per previous emails, that route has been redrawn. Please see the below link for route locations. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7869194

2)KISS principle on comms this year. See attached ICS 205. VIPER RADIO CACHE on order and approved. 442.825 (82.5hz) primary, 145.250 (88.5hz) seconday, 147.555 (csq), if all else quits)- No cross band, or field repeaters or crazy pet tricks. maybe some folks playing HF on 7.232 lsb using NVIS antennas.

3) Looks like the forecast is calling for 95 degrees and a chance of PM storms, mostly sunny. Dress and plan accordingly! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/sophia-nc/27350/daily-weather-forecast/11277_pc?day=11

4) For those with MotoTrbo capability, I still hope we can test the EVTS-DIR simplex TG. I will say that a mobile can hit the Greensboro TRBO repeater over 70%of the route, HTs are hit and miss. Probably just plan on using the Guil Main talkgroup for this one. Also the Brown Summit repeater is as hit / miss as the Greensboro DMR repeater

5) Public safety primary comms will be on the P-25 VIPER radio system using EVENTS Delta 1 as primary and EVENTS Delta 2 as secondary.

6) Each rest stop and support position will have 1, 800mhz radios. 1 from the state cache on the VIPER Delta 1. User selectable to Delta 2..

For those that want to go above and beyond, see below! Otherwise, not planning on bringing the entire shack / house this year!

Dont forget mast, tripod, antennas and feed line. With the comm bus mast and the relay mast being up 50ft. I'm comfortable with 15 - 20ft of mast at RS 1, RS 2, RS 4. RS 3 is the furthest away 9.5 miles with potential for terrain issues. RS 3 will get a little extra help with mast, antenna and feed line, plus a tripod base.

The plan is (if staffing allows) 2 operators at each rest stop (3 rest stops, total). Rest stop 3 get used twice. Brian Lowe (KI4IDJ) said he would take drag - last rider - tail end support. Need 2 that dont mind roving / sagging the route if possible and 1 that doesnt mind hanging out with the bike tech dude. Probably have Dub and Greg work the back up command post.

All in all looking for about 12-14 folks. The more that merrier!

I think that's it. Please call me or email me with any questions or thoughts!
Thanks to all,

Route Maps and assignments and more details will be forthcoming.
Please sign up by sending Nathan Jackson K4NWJ, an
email at:
k4nwj@triad.rr.com or call 336-688-5289.


Emergency Minded Individuals


Have you looked at the EMCOMM Challenge Award offered in this year's North Carolina QSO Party?

Please see: http://ncqsoparty.org/index.php?id=rules (loads slow)

We know that the qualifications for this award can be a little confusing, here are the highlights:

1 - This is a tag-on award and is not a category.

2 - One emergency minded person pre-registers and becomes the contact for his/her team.

3 - The contact person solicits individuals or clubs that are or will be operating in one of the NCQP categories for a county in the chosen emergency management area. (mobiles or expeditions that will operate across area boundaries cannot be used)

4 - When the individual or club submits their log they will enter the team name in the Club field of their Cabrillo file.(one team name only)

5 - Scores of the individual logs will be added together to form total points for this award.

6 - When a winner is chosen the contact person will receive the award and can share between participants of the group.

As to date we have not received any pre-registrations. (see rules page linked above)
This is a great opportunity to test portability, preparedness and for leaders to learn more about their resources.

As part of the digital operations W4DW and NC4QP will include MT63-1K. Stay tuned for possible schedules.

Tnx es 73,

Dwayne Ayers N4MIO
NC ARES AREA 10 DEC
NCQP Committee Member At Large

n4mio@arrl.net




We need to do some continuing education. Visit the US AUXCOMM SOCIETY web-site.

http://auxcomm.us/

On the home page notice the post dated July 27th.

Notice that Tom Brown, N4TAB, our NC ARES Coordinator posted the information.

Read that post and follow the link.

Note that there are five video presentations...... I watched in Windows Media Player format.... Pick a comfortable format.

Notice that the same videos are available in different formats... there are only a total of five (five only) presentations.

  Less than two hours of presentations.

Please watch these videos over the next few weeks.

 

IF ANYONE HAS A.R.E.S ARTICLES YOU BELIEVE WOULD BE OF INTEREST FOR THIS SITE PLEASE E-MAIL THESE TO TOM FORREST, N4GVK - n4gvk@bellsouth.net

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NEW NET SCRIPT
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• NET CALL LIST •

Thru 9/1/16


June 9, 2016 - Mark Siepak, KJ4VSM
June 16, 2016 - Charlie Hahm, KK4WLE
June 23, 2016 - Rob Erikson, KG4OPX
June 30, 2016 - Byron Shore, N4CTT
July 7, 2016 - Rick Grubbs, N4QLX
July 14, 2016 - Layman Idol, KW4GU

July 21, 2016 - Bob Gusek, NC4RG
July 28, 2016 - Andrew Guse, KC4AG
August 4, 2016 - Jim Hightower, W4JLH
August 11, 2016 - Mark Robertson, KG4STP
August 18, 2016 - Greg Spencer, KG4UQV
August 25, 2016 - John Strandberg, W4DX
September 1, 2016 - Chan White, KJ4ADX


*** HURRICANE / TS UPDATES ***

From June 1 to November 30. Special outlooks may be issued as conditions warrant.

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DOWNLOAD A PDF FILE OF THE WEEKLY SCRIPT

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Updated 5/30/12)

READ ABOUT THIS HISTORY OF
"HAM" RADIO IN THIS EXCELLENT ARTICLE

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ARES FREQUENCY CHART
Download this PDF file and have it handy
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POWERPOLE™ CONNECTORS ARE NOW AT AILABLE FOR ALL AMATEURS
Contact Tom, N4GVK: n4gvk AT bellsouth.net

A new "Archives" page has been added to the web site for past events. - Archives

FORMS

Forms needed for shelters


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For more forms - click the FEMA logo below


National Incident Management System Course •

If you are a volunteer with Guilford ARES, please take the Federal course on the Introduction to the National Incident Management System.

You can access the main course list here
Individual course links to the right


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NEW GUILFORD COUNTY
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR

Jim Waynick, N4JLW

ARES Webmanager/N4GVK

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