2016 March of Dimes – March of Babies Event

Harford County ARES is supporting the March of Dimes/March of Babies event on Sunday 24 April from 8:00 AM to approximately 11:00 AM.  The walk is 2.7 miles in the town of Bel Air.

Jeff, KB3LFG and myself attended a planning meeting on this event and are requesting participation from Harford County and Cecil County Amateur Radio Operators.

Our duties will be similar to last year which is to call for assistance if any walkers need help and report on their progress. I think using handy talkies and a simplex channel 146.520 will be adequate but if not, we can use the Harford County 2 meter analog repeater, 146.775, -, pl 146.

After the walk there will be food and entertainment.

If you can help us, please email Jeff KB3LFG or Ted W3YR

March of Dimes / March for Babies

ARES Report Form Webinar

The ARRL recently held an ARES report form webinar on March 1st. The hour-long webinar was recorded and has been uploaded to the ARRL YouTube channel. Everyone interested in emergency communications is encouraged to watch the video.

Video of the March 1, 2016 ARRL webinar on the new ARES reporting forms. ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U; ARRL Field Services Supervisor Steve Ewald, WV1X, and ARRL Emergency Preparedness Assistant Ken Bailey, K1FUG were the hosts.

This webinar covered the following forms:

FSD-157 — Public Service Activity Report
FSD-212 — EC/DEC Monthly Report
FSD-96 — SEC Monthly Report

The webinar reviewed how to fill out these forms, who should complete them, where the information goes, how the information is used, and why good reporting is critical. The future of ARES reporting was also discussed.

View the webinar here:

Harford ARES net – March 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM

To all:

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 at 8:00 PM, we will have a ARES net on the Harford County 2 meter analog repeater, 146.775, -, pl 146.

All Amateur Radio Operators in and around Harford County are encouraged to check in.

Thanks,

Ted Wieworka, W3YR, Harford County ARES Emergency Coordinator

ARRL MDC Section Net – Feb 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM

The ARRL Maryland-DC (MDC) Section Net will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Amateur Radio operators can join via Echolink conference WASH_DC node 6154

Via http://www.arrl-mdc.net/EcholinkInfo.html:

MDC Section Echolink Net Information

The Maryland-DC Section holds a section-wide Echolink net every third Friday of the month at 8:00 PM EDT on the Echolink WASH_DC node 6154.

If you would like to join in on RF, the following repeaters/IRLP have linked in for previous Echolink nets:
– KA2JAI-R
– WB3GXW-R, 147.225(+), PL=156.7, located in Calverton, MD
– N3HF-R, 443.45(+), PL=151.4, located near Ocean City, MD
– N3HF-R, 443.45(+), PL=156.7, located near Silver Spring, MD
– W3ICF-R, 146.73(-), PL=141.3, located near Frederick, MD
– K3CAL-R, 146.985(-), PL=156.7, located near Sunderland, MD
– W3SMR, 147.150 MHz(+), PL=114.8, Brandywine, MD
– N3RO-L
– W3SMD-L
– K3GMR-R 146.61, No PL, Cheverly, MD

Everyone is encouraged to join in and give any updates on what is going on in your part of the ARRL Maryland-DC Section.

If you don’t have Echolink on your computer, you may download the software, free-of-charge, from: <www.echolink.org>.

As always, we thank John Creel, WB3GXW, for making the WASH_DC Echolink server as well as his WB3GXW-R repeater available for the Echolink net.

Everyone is invited to stay connected to the WASH_DC server on Echolink for the ARRL Audio ARES E-Letter and Amateur Radio Newsline which immediately follows our net.

Harford ARES net – Feb 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 at 8:00 PM, we will have a ARES net on the Harford County 2 meter analog repeater, 146.775 (-) tone 146.2  All Amateur Radio Operators in and around Harford County are encouraged to check in. Jeff, KB3LFG, or Ted W3YR will run the net and we will provide a short explanation of ARES and it’s purpose.

Ted Wieworka, W3YR, Harford County ARES Emergency Coordinator