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Special 2017 Hamvention® Issue!
In This Issue:
ARES Briefs, Links
Hamvention Organizers “Counting Down the Hours,” Anticipating up to 35,000 Visitors (5/4/17); W5KUB Again to Offer Abutting Best Thing to Actuality at Hamvention (5/4/17); Outer Banks Repeater Affiliation Receives 2017 Governor’s Advance Account Award (5/1/17); FCC Personal Radio Account Revisions Will Affect GMRS, FRS, CB, Added Allotment 95 Devices (4/28/17)
Nearly 280 Abecedarian Radio Volunteers Abutment 2017 Boston Marathon — Story Here
ARRL Represented at NVOAD Anniversary Appointment in Houston
The 2017 Anniversary Civic VOAD Appointment is underway in Houston, Texas, as this is written. ARRL is a NVOAD affiliate organization, and ARRL Emergency Accommodation Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, is currently apery the League in Houston. Watch for appointment summaries and news. NVOAD is an affiliation of organizations that abate and allay the appulse of disasters, provides a appointment announcement cooperation, communication, allocation and collaboration; and fosters added able commitment of casework to communities afflicted by disaster. Since its founding in 1970, Civic VOAD Affiliate organizations accept formed endlessly to abetment communities afflicted by disasters and accept developed to added than 100.
Among abounding presentations, Director of Individual Assistance Chris Smith, W4HMV, provided the FEMA amend at the appointment this anniversary in Houston. The affair of the appointment is “Bridging the Gulf.”
ARES® Members: Allegation See’s, Allegation Do’s at 2017 Hamvention® This Week
The admirable Hamvention®, at the new breadth — Greene Canton Fairgrounds — in Xenia, Ohio, is this anniversary — Friday, May 19, through Sunday, May 21. This year, Hamvention is the ARRL Ohio Accompaniment Convention. Actuality is a adviser for accessible event/emergency/disaster acknowledgment communicators planning on attending. First, analysis out the ARRL Expo, a allegation for any conventioneer. ARRL will accept a huge attendance at Hamvention and welcomes all. ARRL Expo appearance a ample abundance of ARRL pubs and added items, and a absurd arrangement of exhibits. Download the ARRL Expo Exhibit and Activities Guide. Accommodated ARRL administration and key agents including ARRL Emergency Accommodation Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, who is amenable for proposing, developing and administering ARRL emergency preparedness, emergency and adversity acknowledgment initiatives and accompanying programs at the civic HQ level.
ARRL Accessible Account Communications Console Discussion
To be captivated on Saturday afternoon at 1:45 to 3:00 in Room 4, the Accessible Account Communications Console Altercation is artlessly not to be missed. With a console of experts and antecedents in their corresponding nationally accustomed programs and organizations, chastened by ARRL Emergency Accommodation Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, you’ll accept a adventitious to accept and ask questions involving contemporary, analytical accessible account communications issues with these leaders.
Panelists accommodate Rob Macedo, KD1CY, VOIP WX Net and VOIP Hurricane Net; Paul English, WD8DBY, US Army MARS; David Stapchuk, KD9DXM, US Air Force MARS; Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, Hurricane Watch Net; Bill Feist, WB8BZH, SATERN; and Ross Merlin, WA2WDT, Department of Homeland Security, SHAred RESources (SHARES).
Next, enmesh yourself in the Cobweb Networks attendance – on-the-air, forum, booth, and mini-classes. This technology takes advantage of the abecedarian bake bands and the bandwidth that goes with them, for ultra aerial acceleration abstracts and applications. Hams are now architecture radio-based aerial acceleration agenda cobweb networks low amount bartering accouterments acclimatized for Abecedarian Radio use. Cobweb provides flexible, aerial acceleration wireless communications that can be acclimatized to capricious breadth types, can be rapidly deployed, are fun to body and use, and are decidedly able-bodied ill-fitted to the emergency/disaster acknowledgment needs of abounding served agencies. The Miami Valley Cobweb Alliance (MVMA) has abutting with the Abecedarian Radio Emergency Abstracts Arrangement (AREDN) amount abstruse aggregation to accommodate the Cobweb Arrangement attendance at Hamvention.
On the air, the bounded Cobweb arrangement will be begin on Channel -2 at 10 MHz bandwidth. The SSID is AREDN-10-v3. At the Cobweb Networks Appointment (Saturday at 1:30 PM in Appointment Room 2), AREDN’s Andre Hansen, K6AH, will altercate AREDN capabilities, deployment and applications. Reps from MVMA and the AREDN Amount Aggregation will host visitors at their Berth #1001, amid in the acute southwest bend of Architecture 1.
The AREDN Amount Aggregation will present mini-classes at the booth. Topics include:
· Addition to Cobweb Technology
· Cobweb Implementation Techniques
· Arrangement Planning and Link Performance Estimation
· VOIP Applications for Rapid Deployment
· Cobweb Arrangement Applications for Adversity Response
· Arrangement Performance Metrics and Tools
· How to “Un-Brick” a Cobweb Node
· WinLink affiliation with Mesh
· Live alive video cameras
· Using MeshChat
· How to Setup Node Breadth Data
· See berth for chic agenda details.
SHARES, NWS, APRS, MARS, SATERN Forums and More
SHARES – Interoperable HF Emergency Communications: Friday, 9:15 to 10:15, Room 2. Ross Merlin, WA2WDT, SHARES Affairs Manager, will abstinent a appointment on SHARES (SHAred RESources), a Federal government HF radio affairs for advancement communications and interoperability amid Federal agencies and Federally-affiliated entities that accept a allegation to accelerate or accept civic aegis or emergency accommodation communications such as accompaniment agencies, canton emergency administration agencies, and analytical infrastructure/key assets providers (telecommunications, energy, healthcare, transportation, etc.). This affair will accommodate both an addition to SHARES for abeyant users and an accessible appointment for admirers associates to altercate affairs issues with the SHARES Affairs Office staff. Merlin wrote the Civic Interoperability Acreage Operations Adviser (NIFOG), which is broadly acclimated by accessible assurance and emergency communications professionals beyond the country.
Also in Room 2, anon afterward the SHARES program, is the MARS forum, chastened by Paul English, WD8DBY. The Aggressive Abetting Radio Arrangement (MARS) is a Department of Defense (DOD) sponsored affairs implemented by the Army and the Air Force that trains abecedarian operators to accommodate accident Aerial Frequency (HF) communications abutment for DOD. MARS volunteers are accomplished on different aggressive messaging formats and use Aggressive Standard agenda protocols as able-bodied as agenda encryption on DOD assigned HF frequencies. This appointment will affection presentations from both the Army and Air Force MARS affairs leaders and may accommodate added abstruse presentations accordant to this different DOD abutment mission. This appointment is accessible to all MARS associates as able-bodied as amateurs who are absorbed in acknowledging the MARS mission. Presentations will be accustomed by Paul English, WD8DBY, Army MARS Affairs Manager, and Dave Stapchuk, KD9DXM, Chief Air Force MARS.
The APRS Appointment will be captivated in Room 1 from 10:45 to 11:45, chastened by APRS inventor/developer Bob Bruninga, WB4APR. APRS continues to aggrandize into added areas. Bruninga will accord an amend on the accompaniment of APRS and the opportunities for APRS via the several abecedarian satellites now including common advantage via three geostationary birds receivable with a SDR dongle and Raspberry pi kit.
At 1:15, in Room 1, John Peterson of the US Department of Homeland Aegis (DHS) — Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) will altercate communications training and issues DHS- OEC forum, which will be of absorption to abetting emergency communicators who advance to accommodate advancement communications abutment for accessible assurance and emergency acknowledgment agencies. Typically they are Abecedarian Radio communicators from groups such as MARS, ARES, RACES, SATERN and others. They are commonly acclimated by accident planners and emergency managers at all levels of government. Today about all the States/territories accept congenital some akin of accord by abecedarian abetting advice operators into their communications interoperability plans. Allocution with the DHS Communications Unit (COMU) accountable amount experts and apprentice about the nationally accustomed NIMS/ICS adjustable AUXCOMM branch and with chief akin emergency communications experts who accept congenital this training in contempo civic akin disasters. This appointment will additionally accommodate altercation of the AUXCOMM advance and the AUXCOMM Acreage Operations Adviser (AUXFOG); advice on OEC’s Interoperable Communications Abstruse Assistance Program; how amateurs are congenital into the Civic Emergency Communications Plan (NECP); advice on how you can become able to advise the OEC AUXCOMM advance for your state; the latest changes accepted for Communications Unit (COMU) training, which includes Communications Leader (COML), Communications Technician (COMT), adviser courses for COML/COMT, AUXCOMM, Incident Communications Manager, Incident Tactical Dispatcher and the RADO courses.
At 1:30 in Room 2, Brandon Peloquin, Warning Allocation Meteorologist, Civic Acclimate Account of Wilmington, Ohio, will present the NWS Forum. Topic: Alive With Abecedarian Radio To Save Lives During Astringent Weather. NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation action is about architecture association animation in the face of accretion vulnerability to acute acclimate and baptize events. To accomplish this, the Civic Acclimate Account (NWS) strives to advance and strengthen partnerships with those who accord to this initiative. This presentation will alarm the affiliation amid Abecedarian Radio operators and the NWS and how they assignment calm to advice communities be bigger able for astringent weather.
On Saturday, at 9:15 in Room 3, adjudicator Bill Feist, WB8BZH, will altercate SATERN in The 21st Century: The Civic SATERN Committee will altercate the new Strategic Plan for SATERN accustomed by The Salvation Army in 2016. This will accommodate a altercation of the goals SATERN is ambience for itself over the abutting several years and the after-effects of the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis aloft which those goals are based.
Disaster Acknowledgment Communications In Asia
Special Achievement champ S. Ram Mohan, VU2MYH, will altercate adversity systems and deployments in Asia. Ram Mohan is the Executive Vice Chairman and Director, Civic Institute of Abecedarian Radio, Hyderabad, India. As Chief Investigator for the Indian government’s Department of Advice Technology, he implemented programs for agenda connectivity to urban/rural/remote areas through Abecedarian Radio, advised advancement in littoral areas and developed an avant-garde agenda Abecedarian Radio advice network. He led aggregation associates on abundant adversity deployments including the Nepal Convulsion 2015, Cyclone Hud 2014, Uttarakhand Floods 2013, West Bengal ‘Ayla’ Cyclone 2009, Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004, Gujarat convulsion 2001, and the Orissa Super Cyclone 1999. Attend this appointment at 10:30 in Room 3, on Sunday morning.
Enjoy Hamvention! (Information for this article, and added advice on Hamvention forums for this year can be begin here. Back accession at Hamvention, be abiding to analysis for any changes/additions to the appointment schedule.)
Pennsylvania EMA Hosts Arena 3, U.S. Army MARS Anniversary Conference
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Springtime allows us to agitate the winter dawdling and account the radio berth to ensure all systems are acceptable to go. If you are a MARS operator, that additionally includes gleaning the latest updates on Aggressive Abetting Radio Arrangement (MARS) operations. U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force MARS operators from Arena 3, composed of the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, aggregate for the Arena 3, Army MARS anniversary appointment April 6-8, 2017. The accident was hosted by the Pennsylvania Army MARS agents in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Emergency Administration Agency (PEMA). As MARS nears 100 years of account to the country, the jam arranged appointment showcased the affecting change of assets accessible to abutment today’s advance MARS abettor to accommodated the mission of accouterment accident and emergency communications for the Department of Defense (DOD) and federal and civilian authorities.
The appointment was opened by Travis Best, the U.S. Army MARS Pennsylvania Accompaniment Director, and ally from PEMA, the ability host. Travis aggregate the outstanding accord and assurance developed amid PEMA and the Pennsylvania MARS operators. This has accustomed MARS to authorize a accompaniment of the art Abecedarian Radio operating base in cooperation with the PEMA Abetting Advice Casework (ACS) central the PEMA Commonwealth Acknowledgment Allocation Center (CRCC). Following, the U.S. Army MARS, Arena 3 Director, provided a actual absorbing keynote appointment on the accompaniment of MARS associates in Arena 3, which has remained analytic abiding over the aftermost three years.
The accumulation was abutting on the aboriginal day via video teleconference by the U.S. Army MARS Affairs Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, who accepted the affiliated account and adherence of the arena MARS membership, and provided account and updates from Army MARS HQ and the U.S. Army NETCOM Command, which is Army MARS’ academy command. The appointment was accent by the educational presentations on the latest Army MARS operating accoutrement and software packages.
Across the region, operators address bags of advance man-hours annually to the mission of acknowledging our nation, the Department of Defense, and the armed casework with two accident emergency advice abutment systems advised to accomplish in a cyber denied or broken environment.
Membership is analytical to MARS success. Losing members, abnormally those that accept become abutting accompany and like ancestors over the years, is tough. During the conference, attendees aggregate a austere and adherent moment by Rendering Bell Honors in anamnesis of the six arena associates that became bashful keys (SK) over the accomplished year. The appointment was abounding of lighter moments as the attendees aggregate in assorted amusing activities to accommodate the Saturday black accumulation dinner. The adequately new PEMA ability was an all-around ability for this accident and PEMA has already affably continued an allurement for the arena associates to acknowledgment for abutting year’s appointment planned for April 6-8, 2018.
Tribal Emergency Accommodation Appointment captivated in Western Washington Section
On May 1-3, 2017, the Suquamish association hosted the 14th Anniversary Regional Joint Affiliated Emergency Accommodation Appointment at their Port Madison Indian Reservation overlooking dxÊ·sÉqÌÊ·Éb (“place of the bright alkali water” in the Southern Lushootseed language) at Agate Pass in Puget Sound, Washington. Radio amateurs from Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona all contributed to the success of this conference.
The Kitsap Canton (Washington) ARES/RACES/ACS accumulation set up a radio base and affectation tables in the advanced alley alfresco the appointment rooms, and abounding affiliated emergency administration leaders chock-full by for information, to babble about creating a stronger Abecedarian Radio attendance aural their tribes, and to watch the base in operation. Mike Montfort, KBØSVF, Kitsap Canton EC, termed his group’s accord as “a absurd opportunity” to body relationships with his neighbors. At the appeal of Chris Morganroth IV, KI7EGI, Quileute Nation Fire Chief, Montfort, forth with Dan Ransom, K7MM, will anon be administering a Technician authorization chic for Quileute affiliated members.
On Monday, two hams gave talks at the appointment accepted session. Suzanne Everson, KI7EGE, Regional Emergency Administration Specialist at Arena 10 Administration for Children and Families, co-presented “Administration for Children and Families, How We Can Assignment With You.” Lou Schmitz, KE7RYR, American Indian Health Commission, presented “Emergency Accommodation Toolkit.”
On Tuesday morning, three hams gave talks at the appointment accepted session. Jim Sande, KG7NRF, Civic Affiliated Emergency Administration Education Sub-Committee Chair, co-presented “Pursuing advancing Education in Emergency Management.” Nathan Nixon, N7NAN, President of the Civic Affiliated Abecedarian Radio Affiliation and Training Coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, batten about the “Indian Country Intelligence Network.” Tracy Depew, KI7EGC, Director of Emergency Management, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Association of Indians, presented “FEMA HMA External Stakeholder Alive Accumulation and PDM in Indian Country.”
On Tuesday afternoon, three hams gave talks during the blemish sessions. Bart Kus, AE7SJ, architect and advance developer of HamWAN, batten about the operational aerial acceleration agenda arrangement advised for best resiliency and survivability, which operates on abecedarian account bake frequencies and allows for affiliated barter of abstracts amid key emergency administration accessories throughout the Puget Sound region. Steve Aberle, WA7PTM, Assistant. Accompaniment RACES Officer, gave a allocution blue-blooded “ESF #2 (Communications) Abutment for ESF #6 (Mass Care) and ESF #8 (Public Health),” which included a practicum in bulletin accepting for the participants. Adam Geisler, KJ6YHN, Regional Affiliated Government Liaison, FirstNet, co-hosted “First Net Presentation, Listening Affair and FirstNet Surveys.”
On Wednesday morning, Suzanne Everson, KI7EGE, gave a blemish affair allocution blue-blooded “Children and Youth Task Forces,” and Lynda Zambrano, KE7RWG, Executive Director of the Northwest Affiliated Emergency Administration Council (NWTEMC), facilitated an accessible console altercation amid attendees and the NWTEMC Board of Directors. Lynda appear that abounding of the participants in the appointment had fabricated “best affiliated emergency accommodation appointment ever” comments to her.
Wedding Arena CW Key
When activating a affirmation base at these conferences, the catechism that consistently comes up is “what was your extreme contact?” Up until anon afore actuality asked, the acknowledgment would accept been “Florida.” However, afterwards actuality asked, Dan, K7MM, acquainted to 20-meter CW and heard some European DX advancing in adequately strong. But, none of the hams at the appointment had a beeline key or a bug with them. Monte Simpson, AF7PQ, ARRL Western Washington Section Manager, commented that he had already apparent a Coast Guard radio abettor use a pie tin with a abbreviate allotment of metal as a makeshift key. Dan, K7MM, again acquainted an unterminated cable into the key jack on the radio and affiliated one advance to his knife and one to his bells ring. He again acclimated his chargeless duke to tap his bells arena adjoin the knife, and the “wedding arena CW key” was born. With this, and to the admiration of all, Dan managed to accomplish a QSO with RU3XL in Belgorod, Russia. This accomplished archetype of improvising actual abundant afflicted the affiliated leaders.
The success of this appointment would not accept been accessible afterwards the outstanding efforts by the Kitsap Canton ARES/RACES/ACS members. — Steve Aberle, WA7PTM, Assistant Accompaniment RACES Officer (Tribal Liaison), Washington Accompaniment
Red Cross Recognizes ARRL Sacramento Valley SEC
ARRL Sacramento Valley Section News, April 29, 2017 — ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, has been alive in the development of flmsg HTML custom templates of Red Cross adversity forms. These templates acclimated with flmsg optimize adversity messaging communications over abstracts circuits by removing anatomy capricious data, i.e., the bulletin itself, from the all-embracing form. Saved to a baby article file, the bulletin can again be confused calmly over an HF, VHF, or UHF abstracts circuit.
During the April 2017 Red Cross Adversity Administration Council meeting, Mr. Robin Friedman, Red Cross Regional Adversity Affairs Officer, presented Greg with a Certificate of Appreciation inscribed:
Award for Excellence in Account to the American Red Cross Gold Country RegionIn acceptance of your outstanding contributions for your abounding hours of accomplishment developing Red Cross adversity forms templates acceptable for manual over agenda radio circuits. Your contributions reflect awful on the Red Cross mission and on the affiliation amid the American Red Cross and the American Radio Relay League.
Profiles in Accessible Service: Jim Pepper, W9PX, appointed Illinois Accompaniment RACES Officer
Jim Pepper, W9PX, was afresh appointed as the new Illinois Accompaniment RACES Officer and AUXCOMM Coordinator by Illinois Emergency Administration Agency Director James Joseph. Afterwards alive as a chemist afterwards college, Pepper went to assignment in the two-way radio industry in 1981. In 1988, he started a career with the Illinois Accompaniment Police Communications Bureau, breadth he currently serves as the Radio Arrangement Manager for the arctic third of Illinois. In this position, he is the de facto COML for the Illinois Accompaniment Police. He holds both Accepted Radiotelephone and Second Chic Radiotelegraph licenses, as able-bodied as APCO and NABER certifications. He was allotment of the aboriginal Starcom architecture team, back it began as artlessly a backup for the Accompaniment Police Low Band radio system. Pepper is a state-recognized COML and COML Instructor, as able-bodied as AUXCOMM Instructor, and becoming his Illinois Professional Emergency Manager (IPEM) acceptance in 2012. Pepper has served in abundant accessible account posts: firefighter/paramedic for the Rock Falls Fire Department, accessory assistant in the Electronics Department, Sauk Valley Association College, and Division Commander in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has served as District Chairman and Council Board Affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America.
Pepper was accountant as a Technician in 1976 as a affiliate of the Sterling Aerial School Radio Club. He bound upgraded to Abecedarian Extra chic and was issued alarm assurance W9PX in 1978. He has been alive for abounding years in CW, fox hunting, acreage ops, and Civilian Defense. Added recently, he has been alive on SSB, PSK31, and acquirements CAP and MARS procedures. Pepper is an ARRL Official Emergency Base (OES), and according to Illinois Section Manager Ron Morgan, AD9I, “Jim continues to be an asset to the abecedarian association and will accommodate acumen and administration amid the assorted authoritative agencies.” – Illinois Section News
K1CE For a Final: Acreage Day 2017 Abutting Month
I achievement to assignment abounding of you on Acreage Day abutting month. Forth with Aggregation K1CE affiliate Eliot Mayer, W1MJ, longtime acquaintance and Acreage Day fanatic, we will be operating on emergency ability all weekend, from the Three Rivers (Suwannee river, Santa Fe river and Ichetucknee river) breadth in rural arctic Florida. Look for us on the ARRL Acreage Day locator! Accept a abundant Acreage Day, one of the best above operating challenge that can simulate acreage altitude in a adversity area. It’s additionally aloof apparent fun!
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