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Solar News

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 novice net control stations for a smoothly running net:

· Get a glass of water or something to drink.

· Make yourself comfortable. Sit in a good location with plenty of room on a desk or table to write.

· Have a good writing instrument and a back-up along with an extra piece of paper in case you need to jot down notes.

· Take your time; go at your own pace. Remember, you are in control of the net and the frequency.

· Don’t worry about making mistakes; there are no mistakes to be made.

· To handle the crowd that is trying to check in, you will develop your own way.

· Stop stations from checking in (“Let’s hold it for a minute”) until you are caught up.

· Weak stations and stations who give their call signs too fast, are always a problem — skip them at first. Go back later for repeats.

· Write your log as you see fit. You are the one that has to read it.

· Headphones are a good idea — they help you focus on what you are hearing and help keep you from getting distracted.

As I mentioned before, there are no mistakes, only experience. When you’ve finished the net that is what you will have. — Steve Bellner, W8TER, Maumee, Ohio

From: The ARES E-Letter for January 20, 2016

These are all good pointers. Remember you are in control of the net, run it how it works for you.


For net participants remember net check ins are not a race, Listen, Listen then check in.

Happy Hamming

From KE7WKM and the OOEM ARU

2nd Saturday of every month we will reserve for training.

This is not a requirement, but a training opportunity

We have put together a little bit of a schedule of our 2nd Saturdays

We will focus on radio operations and COOP operations:

I want our training to be short and sweet 9AM to Noon, so we can get back to our families.

All ARES are invited to join in the training,

Anyone who gets this email, can pass this on to any ARES, even out of state.

Date        Subject/Training

Jan 9th    The fine art of Net Control HF/VHF

I am looking for 1 or 2 NCSs for this duty both VHF & HF

The least qualified gets priority

This Rediness test will be very short 9:00 to 10:30

                    The reason is we have some of our own maintenance at our stations

                      If you call us after 10:30  OEM will answer if we can

                    Send an activation message via Winlink.

                        If you are net control or in your area send an ICS309

                         If you have a lot of contacts and your not NCS send an ICS309

                            309 are important documents, ECs depend on them for AARs

                    Send an activation, if you have a TNC, great, if not send one Telnet

Send ICS 309 to me burrell.lynn@gmail.com

VHF – Local VHF frequencies

                           I’m planning on using the ARRG repeater system

                               South Saddle Mtn 147.32 & 442.325 both + T100.0

                               KOIN on 147.040 & 442.225 both are + T100.0

                               Timberline – Mt. Hood 147.120 & 442.225 both + T100.0

                                Part of the Timberline system includes the new Central Oregon

                                    system to:

                               Cinder Butte – Redmond & Bend 147.040 + T114.7

                               Warm Springs 442.225 + T114.7

                           If you got a previous email, we need to drop:

                               Bend 147.040 + T100.00

                               La Grand 147.260 +T100.0

                               Pendleton 145.330 – T103.5

                            New tools comes new understanding

                         HF – 3.964 LSB

                           HF – 7.248 LSB

                          Anyone ARES that wants to play in this can do so

                          When checking in give NCS your:

                               Name, call sign, county & available back up power in hours


Feb 16     State ECC Operational Drill

ESF-8 Focus is on Health & Medical – Hospitals, Red Cross, etc.

Feb 20     Setup at Rickreall COOP trailer – pending permission

We will move our 2nd Saturday to 3rd on this month

March 12  HF Testing in COOP trailer 80/40m – Test antennas

April 9th    VHF/UHF local check-ins

HF check-ins

Winlink – Check your templates – send all the forms with all the info in place

I’ve found that some forms are broke, they won’t send – TEST your Templates

May 14th  Coop trailer – participants will call in & test antennas

May 16th  State ECC Operational Drill

ESF-18 Focus is on Business & Industry

June 7-10th  Cascadia Rising

July 9th   Only OEM made it to their station everyone else stays home

(part of this design is because June was a heavy month)

everyone checks in from their homes and gives a report

On the county level members check into Net Control

Net controls gives reports to OEM

August 13 Drop box setup & operate

Sept 10      HF check in and signal reports from their home counties

We will find a net control in another county

This is the plan, I Expect it to change.

Send me comments if you have input.

Lynn Burrell burrell.lynn@gmail.com

Any ham radio operators out there, check in with the District One Amateur Radio Emergency Service Net tonight. Santa Claus will be the net control. Linked repeater system of 147.32 and 442.325 and 147.04 with a 100 hz tone, complete with Echolink capabilities at 7:30 p. m. These repeaters are located in Portland, OR. Unlicensed persons may check in if you know a licensed ham radio operator that would be willing to help or you can listen if you have a scanner.


Happy Holidays from District 1

District 1 would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas


Happy Hanukkah


and a great New Year


Some New Faces in the District (or Not so new)

We would like to congratulate Steve Taylor N7BEF who is taking over Washington Co. ARES as EC. Congrats to Lynn Burrell KE7WKM who has taken over the job as EC of the OOEM ARU, and John Core KX7YT who has become the District 1 EC.

Again Contgratulations to all.

Some images from QuakeX II

From Tim K7TRP Washington County ARES this photo of his mobile/portable Winlink Post Office Box setup at Dixie Mt. The PO Box allowed Columbia and Washington ARES to store and forward WL2K packet messages between the two counties during the SET during high winds and heavy  rain.            k7tep_mobilewinlink

From Clackamas County ARES/RACES, here is Ted K2TJR serving as Net Control during the Quake EX II SET. Clackamas focused on SSTV setup and transmissions from multiple locations around the county, tactical nets and mobile unit coordination. Clackamas units folded up early due to high winds and rain on SET day.


On the West Side, operators in the City of Tigard EOC COOP tent were getting soaked and had to scramble to move electrical equipment away from ares that were flooding from the heavy rain. Six ARES/RACES operations and several Tigard CERT volunteers were involved. Nobody got electrocuted according to Station Manager Richard Stack K7TKK.


Really big quake

The New Yorker magazine had a great article on the Cascadia earthquake and what to look forward to.
you can read it here

Did your group do something noteworthy?

EC’s did your ARES Unit do something that you would like to list here? Give your people some recognition the deserve. Every ARRL letter I get has a story about some ARES group doing something, but never are they an Oregon ARES unit. What Doesn’t Oregon ARES D1 do anything. A small group of us lead by Paul Thutt (KC7PMU) supported the Mt. Scott Motorcycle Rally Last month. Many Hams are supporting the Intel International Air Show this month. So post what your group is doing.

Portland Bridge Pedal volunteer opportunity

Jim Schaeffer, KB7ADH, is looking for ham radio volunteers to help with communications along the Bridge Pedal route on Sunday, Aug 9. Hams will be stationed along the route to report when they see the lead & tail of the event and to report any medical or safety conditions which may arise during the event. A 2-meter HT is required.

This particular exercise is not an ARES event. You will be serving as a volunteer to the Bridge Pedal.

If you would like to help or have any questions, contact Jim with your:

Amateur Call-
E-mail address-
Cell Phone # (if any)-

Jim’s contact information is:

Jim Schaeffer KB7ADH
Cell: 503-504-0272
e-mail: CSMMPDX@aol.com or adhwdeb@aol.com

Washington and Clackamas ARES supports Mt. Scott Motorcycle Club

KC7PMU, K7RDB, W0DSF, W0KCF and KF7RQR Supported the Mount Scott Motorcycle Club for an endurance rally held in the Tillamook Forest.