Site updated: Mar 31, 2023
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Alachua Vol. Comm Plan
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Alachua Cty Vol. IPP
2022 Field Day
2021 FIELD DAY
Alachua Cty. Vol. EOP
Alachua Cty Vol. IPP
Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Information
North Florida Amateur Radio Club
created to support Alachua County ARES(R)
Reid is making steady and GREAT progress training people to use Winlink! Hooray!
GENERAL REMINDER -- Get Credit for What You Do!
Alachua County Emergency Volunteer Taskbook (Levels 1, 2, 3)
Florida Wide ARES(R) Taskbook
Huge Progress on the MOBILE BROADBAND KIT by some of our Team Thursday 3/30/2023
Part of our team trying to figure out how to mount the Cell Antenna on the $645 tripod mast
RE-figuring trying to keep it from TIPPING OVER
SUCCESS!!! That thing is WAY WAY UP THERE -- 30 feet!
We figured out the guy wires AND the antennas AND the box.....
AND we were able to check on the BATTERIES that we keep on a smart-charger in a storage area.
TENTATIVE DRAFT FOR ARES/NFARC 2023 FIELD DAY
FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM
NFL SECTION APRIL 22 S.E.T. Exercise
Section Overall Exercise Plan
Local Plan Coming from JEFF W4UFL
NVIS-VHF GTMO Functional Exercise
Sponsored by the Gainesville Area NVIS Net.
Fascinating proposed exercise that will give everyone a chance to practice directly serving the public by moving health and welfare messages.
Hooray Reid Tillery & others!!
OPTIONAL EXERCISE REGISTRATION
Online Tally Form Reporting
LUNCH'N'LAB MARCH 25th
Low or Moderate Power 9:1 Balun Systems for Deployment Antenna
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Beautiful new Travel Trailer Roof Coating
This is the 3rd coat going on. You can see how gorgeous the first two coats appear, and the third coat finished the job for us. About 80 lbs of new polymer roof protection. We pre-caulked everything that had any cracks.
The elevated platform that we constructed from pressure treated lumber made this very easy and no need to climb on the roof!
February 2023 Minutes
GREAT Open House with Ham Radio Mentors Contributing lots of ways -- photos to follow!
Lorilyn Roberts KO4LBS with two of her successful Morse Code Middle Schoolers! Cornerstone Academy Open House. The two students just each won their own code-key set!
GREAT Signal Report from INTERLACHEN for our
NF4RC-7 Digipeater (VARA)
31 miles East, PAST HAWTHORNE and in Putnam County
David Huckstep and Eric Pleace did VERY SIGNIFICANT antenna improvements at the EOC. Report and Photos to follow.
January Training Assignment Results
lot of learning is going on. I'm coaching people who are
struggling but eventually succeeding. They're still getting
this down. A little repetition at a later day MAY be useful
to help them cement their understanding of this....but they are
SUCCEEDING!! Need to discuss at next meeting, our training goals and
Download this sample signed file (better to use this than your own):
Send it by VHF FM RADIO (either AX.25 (slow) or VARA-FM (fast) to [email protected]
(In order to use digipeaters / fast VARA FM you'll need to register your copy.)
DO NOT SEND IT IN BY TELNET. That defeats the purpose of the training.
ICS201 for General Class Course
SIX HARDY SOULS MADE IT THROUGH
TO THE END!!
Course Finishers Holding their new 20-Meter Dipole Antennas!!
Out testing antenna rope....went over TWO TREES....requred 150 feet of paracord.
Pulled up each antenna as a sloping dipole.
Leland is handling the far rope as Jim works the antenna end
Sub-Element Volunteer Instructor
01. Rules Gallup
02. Op Practice Wright
03. Propagation Halbert 0
04. Radio Practices Emily Wallace
05. Electricity Pleace
06. Components Pleace
07. Circuits Gibby
08. Signals Gordon
09 Antennas Brett Wallace
00 Safety Bledsoe
Antenna Build: Gordon
Very Productive Antenna Work Day
Alachua County EOC
Many thanks to Leland AA3YB and Eric KO4ZSD -- job well done!!
See the photos of our glorious 270-foot OCFD antenna at our sister site
for the Alachua County EOC callsign:
TRAINING ICS-214 SIGNED FORM
Download this form and use for our training drills so you don't have to use your own signature.
NEW BLANK ICS-214 FORM FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD AND ADD JPG SIGNATURE
550-foot DIGIPEATER Article
New VARA Narrow High Speed Digipeater
144.990 Approx 550 foot antenna
Courtesy of TV-20 and Jim Carr
Draft 2022 Hurricanes AAR/IP (Alachua County Vols)
VAR-AC now offers fascinating broadcast modes on HF and VHF - and file and email transfer. Obviously competing effectively with AX.25 systems!
Great opportunities for communications volunteers.
Saturday LabNLunch -- big progress made by many in fixing problems, learning techniques, building new radio assets. No way I could get them all in photos -- too much happening simultaneously all over the 1st floor!
The group worked for aboutt four hours on a slew of different projects!
Minutes from our Hurricane Nicole Meeting!
Alachua County Approved Volunteer Communications Plan
Approved Nov 9 2022, as amended.
NFL Section Hurricane Nicole IAP
Bibliography Document 2022
(Note: Hold down LEFT SHIFT KEY while "reloading" document to force acquisition of most recent copy of the rapidly updating document.)
Requested document by the EOC to list what we trained, taught, built, served just so far this year! We've been BUSY!!
TECH NITE TALK on AX.25/VARA (Part One)
If you weren't able to join us for this talk, you might wish to review this.
BEATY TOWER GARC2 (W4DFU-8) UP AND RUNNING!!
Hooray Earl, Susan & Jon!!!
Digipeater Coverage for East Alachua County Returns!
We are a DYNAMIC and VIBRANT amateur radio club involved in almost every aspect of this incredibly fun hobby, teaching and training as many people as we can, both to benefit them and to increase support for serving our Community through backup radio communications in times of need.
(Ongoing updates: refresh your browser to get latest version)
List of options to gain data techniques:
Sound Card Options - 2022
Page to go to to find the way to turn in the 214's:
because my attempt at creating a direct link didn't work...
THANKS SO MUCH TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!!!
ARES(R) Planning for Hurricane IAN
All-Florida ARES(R) Taskbook for All
Taskbook Specific for Alachua County Badged Volunteers
Lorilyn's MORSE CODE Practice for Middle School Students is going WELL! It is fascinating to see their interest in this unique skill.
NEW FORM TO REPORT YOUR VOLUNTEERISM
VOLUNTEERISM REPORTING FORM
(This link is also now in the LEFT COLUMN
<----- over THERE
and you can find it there long after this little blurb here in the center column
If you would like to join, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I'll send you out an "invitation."
Email to subscribe yourself: [email protected]
If YOU would like to be qualified to serve our local County in communications in times of need, look at the requirements https://qsl.net/nf4rc/WelcomeToAlachuaCountyARES.pdf There are plenty of other ways to serve, but this gets you built into the County Response.
Leadership in our group is SERVANTHOOD
FCC Licensed Club Callsign:
have plenty of wood forms if you need one already cut and screwed
Our two digital antennas at base of Beatty Towers antenna installation. W4DFU-7/8/9
Art on top of Beatty Towers (164' up!)