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Section Emergency Coodinator:
MONTHLY TRAINING REQUEST
Read down thru the page to find this month's details!

Volunteerism Reporting Form

ARES/RACES Application/ Badging

Badged Volunteers

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Alachua Cty Vol. IPP

2021 FIELD DAY


NFARC HISTORY

PAST EXERCISES



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)

ARES(R)/NFARC meeting ZOOM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89530741792


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.


Page to go to to find the way to turn in the 214's:


Alachua County EOT Page


You will have to go there and drop down to the link, "Submit your 214"
because my attempt at creating a direct link didn't work...


    THANKS SO MUCH TO OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS!!!

ARES(R) Planning for Hurricane IAN

Florida Ham Volunteers IAP (9/27/2022 Version)




September 14th NFARC/ARES Meeting:
Alachua County Emergency Operations Center

GREAT MEETING!   See the Minutes
September Tentative Agenda
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.



TECHNICIAN HAM RADIO COURSE
Totally unexpected TV-20 Coverage
TV-20 1:19 video coverage

Group Photo

Our class got a "97%" (working together)
on their first Practice Test (hamstudy.org)
You would have been so proud of our instructors!!
Jim Bledsoe KI4KEA Amateur Extra T0, T1
Brett Wallace NH2KW General Class T3, T0
Emily Wallace KO4JWC General Class T4
Eric Pleace KO4ZSD Amateur Extra T5
Gordon Gibby KX4Z Amateur Extra T6, T7
Leland Gallup AA3YB Amateur Extra T8, T9


You would just not believe how WELL this course is going right now.  We have been EXACTLY on time for every talk so far, and we have just under twenty taking the course and getting IMMERSED in ham radio.


ARRL NFL Section TaskBook Evaluators

Guess which club has a whopping 43% of the entire section's taskbook evaluators??
That is evidence of commitment to following the directive of ARRL Leadership.
Arc Thames NFL SEC is providing our Section with a healthy dose of openness and transparency as we strive toward the goal of a truly well-trained volunteer ARES(R) across the nation.
County Emergency Coordinators were required by the Board of the ARRL to obtain the Level III signoff within 1 year of appointment...unless given extra time by the Section Manager.  
The next logical step would be to publish how we are doing at that ARRL Requirement.
Always avoid "over-promising."   If your volunteer org. says you're going to do something, by golly, DO IT!


1.  WONDERFUL Winlink Presentation by Jeff Capehart
Thursday evening -- EIGHTEEN Participants

2.  THE GENERATOR LIVES!!   Our first DIESEL
5kw Generator Purrs like a Mountain Lion!

3.  Our FIRST GPS NTP SERVER WORKS!!
 -- Thanks to Jim Bledsoe!

4.  New ANTENNA at Eric Pleace's House!

What a great group!!

Watch us TEAR THROUGH IMPROVEMENT PLANS!!



CALENDAR



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
DISAPPEARS



Primary Emergency Traffic Nets / North Florida

Alachua County ARES(R) Net:  Thursday evenings, 8PM 146.820 repeater
Florida Phone Traffic Net, 7 AM  3940 kHz LSB
Northern Florida ARES(R) Net, 8:30 AM, 3950 kHz LSB
QFN- Florida CW Net - currently 7PM 7117 kHz
(The listing on arrl-nfl.org is incorrect; the above is the correct information.)
Northern Florida Phone Net 7:30 PM 3950 kHz L:SB

Give them a try!
The July SEC Training Assignment is to send a radiogram to Arc Thames W4CPD (Milton Florida, 32572, [email protected], or [email protected] )
either by VOICE Radiogram, or Winlink RRI-Radiogram (.txt) Form.
(Both are quite easy to do and important skills, need I repeat?)
Alachua County LEADS THE SECTION in compliance!
Keep it coming!!
You are the CHAMPS, Alachua County!!!


GROUPS.IO:   https://groups.io/g/NF4RC
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]



Alachua County ARES(R) Participation in NFL Section
SEC Training Program




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May 2022
Voice or Winlink
May/June
FEMA EXERCISE
June 2022
SEC Training Request
July 2022
SEC Training Request
"go to deployed
ntenna"
AUG 2022
SEC Training request - list biggest concern
Sept 2022
Sec Training Request
1
KX4Z
Gordon Beattie
WA4AMY
Amy Woods
KG4VWI
Susan H.
KK4INX
Craig Fugate
He BEAT ME -- #1 in August!!!
KK4INX
Craig beat me again!!
2
KK4INZ
Dave Huckstep
KK4INZ
Craig Fugate
KK4INX
Craig Fugate
KX4Z
Gordon G.
KX4Z
Gordon
3
AC4QS
ALICE Huckstep
AC4QS
Vann Chesney
KX4Z
Gordon Gibby
AA3YB
Leland G.
KV4RL
Dean
4
KO4LBS x 2
Rick Palm
KX4Z
Gordon G.
AC4QS
Vann Chesney
Brett W.
NH2KW
KG4VWI
Susan
5
KG4VWI
Jim Bledsoe
AA3YB
Leland Gallup
NH2KW
Brett Wallace
(7/14/2022)
AC4QS
Vann Chesney!
NH2KW
Brett

6
K4ZSW
Leland Gallup
KO4TWZ
Barbara M.
WB2FKO
Mike Hasselbeck
(7/15/22)
Susan Halbert KG4VWI!!
K4ZSW
EArl
7
WA4AMY
Reid Tillery
NH2KW
Brett
KO4LBS
Lorilyn
(despite being sick!) & also did Winlink net checkin - Go Lorilyn!
Eric Pleace
KO4ZSD
WB2FKO
Mike
8
KI4OXD
Earl McDow
KG4VWI
Susan H.
KG4VWI
Susan H.  (7/18 OR BEFORE)
(Yes...I goofed and listed her TWICE!)
Jim Bledsoe
KI4KEA

9
NH2KW
Gordon (kx4z)
WB2FKO
Mike H.
NN4DF
David Fox (7/18)
K4ZSW
Earl McDow

10
KI4KEA
Gordon (ncs521)
W4JIR
David H.
W4JIR
David Huckstep (7/26)
Mike Hasselbeck
WB2FKO

11
AA3YB
Vann Chesney
W9ALI
Alice H.
KI4KEA
Go Jim!!
Jeff Capehart
(telnet)
W4UFL

12
KN4TWS
Craig Fugate

K4ZSW
(Sorry I missed you, Earl!)
David Huckstep
W4JIR
2 or 3 times!!!

13
W4JIR
Brett Wallace

AA3YB
(Better late than never, Leland!!)
Amy Woods
WA4AMY

14
KD0QIX
Go Barry!
Dan Fox

Eric Pleace
KO4ZSD
AliceHuckstep
W9ALI
HOORAY!!

15
W2TTT!
MARC UNIT

W9ALI
Alice H again!!!!
WOW!!! Whois next???

16
K1CE
Kevin Rulapaugh

KN4TWS
Wendell,...recovery from SURGERY!!


17

EOC Alach. Cty




18

EOC Alach Cty.




19

Mike ridlon




20

Eric Pleace




21

Amy Woods




22

Mike H.




23

Wendell W.




24

Susan H.




25

Jeff Capehart






Latest Participants FINISHED BADGING!!!!
Reid Tillery K9RFT
Dean Covey KV4RL
Brett Wallace NH2KW
Amy Woods WA4AMY
Lorilyn Roberts KO4LBS

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.




NFARC Zoom Link





ARES(R)/NFARC meeting ZOOM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89530741792




UPDATED


Alachua County Shelter Radio Systems Testing
:  https://qsl.net/nf4rc/2021/MassCareShelterAntennaTesting.pdf




Leadership in our group is SERVANTHOOD

FCC Licensed Club Callsign:

NF4RC

Contact Information
Trustee
Gordon Gibby MD  docvacuumtubes  at  gmail.com
More information on qrzcq.com
 

"How-To" on building a Go-Box

(I have plenty of wood forms if you need one already cut and screwed together.)





Forest Grove NF4RC-7 FireTower station


Beatty Tower dual-frequency station

Beatty Towers Antennas W4DFU-8

Our two digital antennas at base of Beatty Towers antenna installation.  W4DFU-7/8/9

Art on Beatty Towers

Art on top of Beatty Towers (164' up!)