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Repeater Tips for New Hams (and Old)

New User Tips for VHF-UHF Operation

by Dave Schultheis WB6KHP San José, California

Be sure the frequency (or “channel”) is “clear” before you transmit. Think howyouwould like it if someone interrupted your conversation.

Recommendation: when you turn to a repeater or a simplex frequency, listen for at least thirty seconds before transmitting.

Using Q-signalstoo oftenis […]

ITU Phonetic Alphabet

ARES uses the International Phonic Alphabet so here it is for you to learn


American Red Cross Looking for Amateur Radio Operators

09/24/2017 The American Red Cross (ARC) has asked the ARRL for assistance with relief efforts in Puerto Rico. ARC needs up to 50 radio amateurs who can help record, enter, and submit disaster-survivor information into the ARC Safe and Well system. In the nearly 75-year relationship between ARRL and ARC, this is the first time […]

The Oregon Eclipse Information Net

ARRG Solar Eclipse Net



Oregon Section News August 1 2017 – Solar Eclipse

The Great Oregon Solar Eclipse is coming August 21st and a lot of people will be traveling to see this one-in-a-lifetime event! From Lincoln to Malheur County, Oregon Amateur Radio operators will be on the air either participating in the national Solar Eclipse QSO party sponsored by ARRL (details in the August 2017 QST, Page […]

Welcome to the New Oregon ARES District 1 EC

Oregon ARES District 1 would like to welcome Ed Bodenlos W7EWB as the new District 1 Emergency Coordinator.


Fun with Scouting

Hal (KC7ZZB), Debbie (W0DSF), and Kevin (W0KCF) spent the day talking to Scouts that were camping at Trojan Park near Rainier. Russ (N7QR) was the control operator at the scout camp and Chuck (W7HDF) suppied the communications trailer.

We made contact with 52 scouts through out the day. The scouts asked many great […]

NEW NTS Website

Northwest Oregon Traffic and Training Net now has a website. If you are new to National Traffic System traffic and how to format and send/receive traffic this is a great site. If you are a old hand at traffic handling, you can refresh you knowlege and see the stats of the NTTN. Please visit it […]

Digial mode Training

We did some info and training on digital modes. the info was provided by Jim Beischel WB8NUT and his website is at




hope to see you on digital soon

Tips for Beginning Net Control Operators

Here in northwest Ohio, we have acquired many new hams and encourage them to operate as net control station (NCS) for various routine nets to gain them experience, providing us with a pool of competent net controllers in the event of an emergency/disaster. Here are some of the basic tips we convey to our […]