Site updated: May 29, 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)
TENTATIVE DRAFT FOR ARES/NFARC 2023 FIELD DAY
Operating & Network CheatSheet
Greet The Public (Docent) CheatSheet
FIELD DAY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP FORM
Great Video's With Ideas & Training
Vermont Training Video -- great fast-paced voice QSOs at end
2214 Contact Laid-Back SC Station - CW via keyboard / SSB / Satellite
Very Exciting Intro....anyway!
North Fulton Co (Georgia) - extensive stations!
Current Volunteer Schedule NF4AC Field Day
Draft 2023 Club Brochure For Field Day
Hooray, we did it!!! Thanks to Everyone!
NVIS-VHF GTMO Functional Exercise
Hotwash Comments & Preliminary Results
One of the most unusual HF propagation days we have seen.... 3 M-class Solar events, almost an X-class, and the lowest afternoon ionization seen in a long time.
Many thanks to the Waldo EOC Crew and Everyone who participated. Extraordinarily strong performances demonstrated by so many!
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.
LUNCH'N'LAB MARCH 25th
Low or Moderate Power 9:1 Balun Systems for Deployment Antenna
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
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.
Course Finishers Holding their new 20-Meter Dipole Antennas!!
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 (docvacuu[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!)