Angry Tortoise Run – February 28

angrytortoiseThe Florida Striders Angry Tortoise Run is Sunday February 28 @ Cary State Park.

This year, we are looking for Seven (7) people to support this event.

If you are interested, please fill out the information below.  We will contact you with additional details for the event. Continue reading

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Clay County ARES Equipment Database

Please complete the information requested in this form so we know what radio capabilities each member has in case of activation or deployment. Continue reading

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ARES in 2015

ares-cl.jpgBased on reports submitted by ARRL Section Emergency Coordinators, with 33 out of 71 sections reporting in, here’s what we know about the state of ARES in 2015: Continue reading

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Tips for Beginning Net Control Operators

Taken from the ARES e-Letter for January 20, 2016

occupations_ham_radio_0Here 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: Continue reading

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YLs Love Ham Radio Episode 1

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MARS-Amateur Radio Exercise an Overall Success

MARS Logo-largeA 2-day Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) communica-tions exercise in early November was an overall success, especially in terms of MARS-ARES cooperation. The November 8 – 10 exercise was built around the scenario of a simulated massive coronal mass ejection (CME) that dis­rupts conventional communication systems across the US.  Following the simulated CME, MARS stations returned to the air and received requests for information from the sup­ported Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and asking that MARS stations establish contact with Amateur Radio operators in as many of the 3142 US counties as possible. MARS operators were limited pri­marily to using HF NVIS bands and VHF-UHF repeaters. Communication be­tween MARS and Amateur Radio operators was to be made directly, without relying on Internet-linking capabilities or store-and-forward messaging systems. Continue reading

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