Monthly Report
Submitted to:  ARES Central Ontario District DEC
Subject:  Central Ontario District Emergency Coordinator Report
Report Month/Year: February, 2002
Date Submitted:  February 28, 2002
EC Area of Responsibility: South Georgian Bay West Simcoe County
EC Name and Callsign:  Michael Moreau VE3LKI
EC's Email Address: [email protected]
Club Names: South Georgian Bay ARC / Blue Mountain ARC
ARES Members this Report: 30
Registered Stations Increase/Decrease since last report:  n/c
Local Net Name:  South Georgian Bay West Simcoe ARES Net
Number of Net Sessions / Checkins 4 Nets / 45 Check-ins - 10 Formal Traffic (5 Sent - 5 Rec'd)
Section Net Name: Ontario ARES Net - 7.150 MHz
Group preparations and planning underway for Table Top Exercise for the Emergency Planning Committee for the Municipality of Wasaga Beach .  Report on Exercise next month.

Continued training for communication operation modes for ARES Response.  February meeting attended by 16 operators, and 2 guests.  Topic was Basics / Refresher on APRS (Automatic Postion Reporting System).  Next month's session will be on PSK31 mode, followed by SSTV in April.

NTS Liason Station - Ken - VA3KEW, X traffic to / from ARES group to the OSN and the OPN.  Formal net report traffic commenced during this month. Local traffic = XX.   OBS - Doug - VA3KNR read X Bulletins.

VE3REK-1 BBS hardware upgrades - local area transmitter power boosted to 45 watts - links to "outside" network remain the same.  Potential for FBB software upgrade later this year to allow for full mail / messaging / file services. 

APRS Digi - VE3REK placed on air as local node, but open to all users.  Information on local area and ARES available through the Digi.

Organizing a group to attend the CANWARN seminar in Orillia in April.

ARES data updated on local club website and ARES website weekly.

First month with no increase in registered stations, since April 2001.


M. K. Moreau - VE3LKI - Emergency Coordinator - SGBWS ARES.
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