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Site updated: August 14, 2022

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

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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.


GARS -- Busy Week!
Meeting Tuesday Evening -- Saturday Ribbon Cutting.
(That's also Nancy's BIRTHDAY!)
Check out our CALENDAR if you've never tried it...
I don't always get everything, but I try!
CALENDAR


You folks did 292 volunteer hours last month.....that's why!

Tentative AUGUST MEETING Agenda - Wednesday August 10 - In Person

Brett's Updated AARIP for Field Day


TECHNICIAN HAM RADIO COURSE

Especially useful to government employees who would like to understand emergency backup communications.

Available to anyone, FREE

SIGNUP LINK:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGHGafN4pprCOeon4o5uC_t3JZ_BwgUb_6rVazhFuLSsZMZg/viewform

TEN Signed up So far!!

SATURDAY AUGUST 27   0800 - 1800 (8AM - 6PM)

SUNDAY AUGUST 28  1300- 1800


MASSIVE ALL-FLORIDA

SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST

SATURDAY OCT 1

Arc Thames W4CPD is doing a GREAT JOB on this.....

DRIVEN BY VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING EVERY POSSIBLE BACKUP COMMS GROUP IN THE STATE!

https://arrl-nfl.org/set/


NEW RTTY FIELD DAY HOW-TO DOCUMENT

This took a bit of effort on my part to produce..   I'm pretty new to RTTY and I was amazed at the systems within FLDGI to help with SEMI AUTO Logging!   Please review and let me know any comments or corrections. Gordon.

RTTY FIELD DAY SUGGESTIONS


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



Brett & Emily's Final Field Day AARIP


TECH NITE TALK -- Software systems @ Field day --
THANKS to all who partcipated.
Slides:  
Field Day Software Systems
(July Meeting is Next Week)
(Click the CALENDAR on the menu list at the top.)

Vann Chesney just became our FOURTH successful Radiogram Challenge Training Particpant for the month of JULY.   Get er done!!

We have a "new to us" 5.5 kW DIESEL GENERATOR  (near zero-time!) now in Gainesville that Leland and David are going to transfer to our TRAILER for attempted startup once new oil installed and I return to Gainesville.
Will be great power for us for years if it works!!


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!


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!!

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
1
KX4Z
Gordon Beattie
WA4AMY
Amy Woods
KG4VWI
Susan H.
KK4INX
Craig Fugate
He BEAT ME -- #1 in August!!!
2
KK4INZ
Dave Huckstep
KK4INZ
Craig Fugate
KK4INX
Craig Fugate
KX4Z
Gordon G.
3
AC4QS
ALICE Huckstep
AC4QS
Vann Chesney
KX4Z
Gordon Gibby
AA3YB
Leland G.
4
KO4LBS x 2
Rick Palm
KX4Z
Gordon G.
AC4QS
Vann Chesney
Brett W.
NH2KW
5
KG4VWI
Jim Bledsoe
AA3YB
Leland Gallup
NH2KW
Brett Wallace
(7/14/2022)
AC4QS
Vann Chesney!
6
K4ZSW
Leland Gallup
KO4TWZ
Barbara M.
WB2FKO
Mike Hasselbeck
(7/15/22)
Susan Halbert KG4VWI!!
7
WA4AMY
Reid Tillery
NH2KW
Brett
KO4LBS
Lorilyn
(despite being sick!) & also did Winlink net checkin - Go Lorilyn!
Eric Pleace
KO4ZSD
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!!
Who is next!!
TEN ALREADY FROM ALACHUA COUNTY!!!!!
12
KN4TWS
Craig Fugate

K4ZSW
(Sorry I missed you, Earl!)

13
W4JIR
Brett Wallace

AA3YB
(Better late than never, Leland!!)

14
KD0QIX
Go Barry!
Dan Fox

Eric Pleace
KO4ZSD

15
W2TTT!
MARC UNIT

W9ALI
Alice H again!!!!

16
K1CE
Kevin Rulapaugh

KN4TWS
Wendell,...recovery from SURGERY!!

17

EOC Alach. Cty



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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.




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!)