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



ARES/RACES Application/ Badging

Minutes & Documents

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)

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.


JULY Section Newsletter
Alachua County is ALL OVER it!!  Great Job, Folks!

https://arrl-nfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/00-QST-NFL-July-2022.pdf


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!!!


Fantastic 2022 Field Day
Our Best Ever!

Lots of Antennas on Tower


Many thanks to the Region 3 MARC UNIT and District Chief Kevin Rulapaugh KE4NVI -- made that tower happen!   Huge interoperability experience gains made as a result.

Emergency Manager Grice, Coordinator Herding, and Fire Chief Theus -- Undersheriff DeCoursey and SHERIFF CLOVIS WATSON Jr all joined us!  

Craig Fugate's Incident Command Post a Big Hit!
Leland Gallup's Golf Cart Huge!
SO MANY TRAILERS!!  (Brett, Amy, David, Gordon, Brett X2)
Much better volunteer protection.
Earl's Part 15 MESH worked FLAWLESSLY
My Setup of LOGGING....No so much!
Huge GOTA Station Success!!
Dead 10M and 6M Saturday....
Emily's Fantastic Sunday Buffet!
Setup was SLOW!!  Ouch!
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80/40/20/15/10 Off Center Fed Dipole
40/20/15/10 Off Center Fed Sloping Vertical -- GREAT PERFORMANCE!
GOTA 40/20/15/10 Off Center Fed Inv Vee
65' High 6Meter Ground Plane Vertical
60' High Dual Band VHF/UHF
SHARES MARC Antenna (G5RV)
FIVE 2.4 GHz Mesh Antennas
2 WIFI Bridges
8 Networked Laptops
At least 6 Radio Systems,
not counting our handheld command net.
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Teardown was LIGHTNING!
Averaging almost 32 Contacts Per Hour x 22 hours!
Huge Thanks to our CW CREW led by David Fox NN4DF!!
More operators: 18 vs 15 last year!! 
Many more Points: 26.8% Increase Year over Year!!
Many more Contacts: 36.8% Increase Year Over Year!
(In WORSE Band Conditions!!)
Even more we can improve for NEXT YEAR!!

702 Total Contacts
2782 Operating Points
1390 Bonus Points
4172 Preliminary Points Total
(We got almost every bonus point possible....)
80 Meters:  146 Contacts (including 13 Voice!! - Huckstep!)
40 Meters:  403 Contacts
20 Meters:  179 Contacts
15 Meters:  19 Contacts
10 Meters:  4
6 Meters: 24
GOTA:  37 Contacts!!!!!
Including 3 Youth Contacts

HUGE MEDIA COVERAGE!!
(Hooray PIO Jim Bledsoe!)
Many Thanks to Erica from TV20!!  GREAT COVERAGE!
(And she made her FIRST HAM QSO!)

4 pages of HOTWASH NOTES!!

ARRL Submission Completed 6/28/22 (Emily & Gordon)
NFL Newsletter Article Submitted 6/28/22
Time for Media THANK-YOU's!!
Dignitary THANK-YOU's!!
Served Agency THANK-YOU's!!
Start Writing the AAR/IP!!


FIELD DAY RADIO OPERATOR SCHEDULE
IS APPENDIX EIGHT
OF OUR INCIDENT ACTION PLAN:
FIELD DAY INCIDENT ACTION PLAN


Hooray for a ton of volunteers!!

Draft IAP for 2022 EOC Location

Capturing Field Day Bulletin - 100 points

Addressing 2021 Improvement Plan Items

Command Post / Administrative Packet

Revised 2022 Tips on FT8/FT4

Revised 2022 Tips for CW Field Day

Revised 2022 Tips for PHONE Field Day

Personal ICS211E To Record Gear You're Bringing

Fire Rescue Alachua County Hosts Our Field Day at the EOC Location!

NFARC Zoom Link
(Used for all our online meetings and likel for hybrid meetings.)

EXCELLENT MEDIA COVERAGE,
Mostly Due to PIO Jim Bledsoe!


Alachua County Commission Presentation
https://alachua.granicus.com/player/clip/4769?view_id=8&redirect=true

Craig Fugate TWITTER

Alachua County News Publication
https://alachuacounty.us/news/article/pages/Alachua-County-Amateur-Radio-Emergency-Services-Field-Day.aspx

Alachua Chronicle:
https://alachuachronicle.com/alachua-county-amateur-radio-emergency-services-field-day/

MORE TO COME!!







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 & FEMA R4/R6 Exercise
We blew the doors off!!


Viewing Window For FEMA Reports

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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 antenna"
1
KX4Z
Gordon Beattie
WA4AMY
Amy Woods
KG4VWI
Susan H.
2
KK4INZ
Dave Huckstep
KK4INZ
Craig Fugate
KK4INX
Craig Fugate
3
AC4QS
ALICE Huckstep
AC4QS
Vann Chesney
KX4Z
Gordon Gibby
4
KO4LBS x 2
Rick Palm
KX4Z
Gordon G.

5
KG4VWI
Jim Bledsoe
AA3YB
Leland Gallup

6
K4ZSW
Leland Gallup
KO4TWZ
Barbara M.

7
WA4AMY
Reid Tillery
NH2KW
Brett

8
KI4OXD
Earl McDow
KG4VWI
Susan H.

9
NH2KW
Gordon (kx4z)
WB2FKO
Mike H.

10
KI4KEA
Gordon (ncs521)
W4JIR
David H.

11
AA3YB
Vann Chesney
W9ALI
Alice H.

12
KN4TWS
Craig Fugate


13
W4JIR
Brett Wallace


14
KD0QIX
Go Barry!
Dan Fox


15
W2TTT!
MARC UNIT


16
K1CE
Kevin Rulapaugh


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 Recommended for Background/Badging:
Reid Tillery K9RFT
Dean Covey KV4RL
Brett Wallace NH2KW
Amy Woods WA4AMY
Lorilyn Roberts KO4LBS
Now waiting on the wheels of government to spin!
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.







ARRL National Convention 2022

Emergency Communications Track:  TALKS GIVEN
Amateur Radio & Disasters - M. Curtin
Basic Voice Traffic - Curtin & Straughn
Hands On ICS-213 Traffic - Curtin & Gallup & Straughn
Data Comms - Gibby
Emergency Antennas - Gibby & Curtin
Emergency Power - McDow & Capehart

Additional talk given Friday by Gordon KX4Z:
Growing your ARES(R) Group

CURRENT PROGRAM






NFARC Zoom Link



Older Information

2021 Alachua S.E.T. AARIP Draft


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!)