LCARES Annual Truck Sale and Swap is May 5. Volunteers are needed. Contact W8VHS to Volunteer.Help Wanted: Qualified Individual to assist with FLDIGI Training. Contact [email protected] for more infoAREDN Mesh Meetings have been suspended until February 2024. More information will be forthcoming at the January LCARES Meeting.Welcome to Rick Sharpe K8RKS, Chrissy Hart KC8UFV, Ryan Carson KE8OCH and Richard Cummins KE8KXT to the LCARES, Inc. Board of Trustees for the 2024-2026 termCheck out the Announcement Page for up to the moment announcements.ARES In Brief Net will be cancelled on Sundays that we have an ARES event or a holiday that falls on a Sunday.





ARES-in-Brief Announcements

Week of February 18, 2024





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    The LCARES By-Laws have been revised. A .PDF of those By-Laws was sent to the membership through Groups.io and is posted on the LCARES Groups.io page under the file section.
    Welcome to Rick Sharpe K8RKS, Chrissy Hart KC8UFV, Ryan Carson KE8OCH and Richard Cummins KE8KXT to the LCARES, Inc. Board of Trustees for the 2024-2026 term. A well deserved thank you to all candidates on this year's ballot.
    Friday, February 2nd is the monthly siren test. The net will start at 11:45 on the 147.270 and 442.850 linked  repeaters. Net Control will take checkins, wait for the sirens to sound at noon.  Net Control will then take reports as to where sirens were heard.
    The next scheduled LCARES Hospital Radio Test will be TBD at TBD. Contact Rich King KE8IJV for more info. The NORC-2 tests will go on as normally scheduled.
    The Northwest Ohio Regional Communications 2 Meter Net (NORC-2) is the first Wednesday of January, April, July and October at 1 PM on 147.375. Then next session will be January 3
    The Northwest Ohio Regional Communications HF Net (NORC) is the first Saturday of the month at 9 AM. This net starts on or about 3910 KHz with an alternate frequency of about 7215 KHz.
    Steve Dennniss KC8IDM is the new Net Manager for the Northwest Ohio ARES Traffic and Training net. He is inviting you to the net whether you are new or a former member. The net meets at 6:30 pm every night. On the 147.375 machine except for when A.R.E.S is utilizing it. Then the net is on the 146.610 and on the 15th of each month. The net also meets on the 29th of each month on the 146.940 machine. The net is a training net and is looking for traffic handlers, new net controls and through traffic liaison stations. Please feel free to join us.
    On Monday evenings at 8:30pm. There is an Ohio DMR Net held on Talk Group 3139. The Net covers all 10 ARES districts in Ohio. Lucas County is in District 1 so we are first up. The Net Control Station asks for your call sign, first name, and county. If you have a DMR radio please consider participating
    Activity reporting is available on the website's Active Member Area. This google form will assist the Leadership in accounting for time spent on Amateur Radio projects, events, nets and the like. It is very similar to ARRL's ARES Connect system. Contact Mike W8MAL if you have questions or comments.
    Net Controllers- There is a form on the website's Active Member Area to directly input your net report data into a spreadsheet to allow for a more streamlined process. Contact Mike W8MAL if you have questions or comments.
    ARRL National Traffic System Radiogram training is available to members via Email correspondence. Contact Mike W8MAL - [email protected] - to enroll or for questions.
    Lucas County ARES Education AEC is currently looking for a qualified individual to assist in presenting FLDIGI training. Please contact Mike W8MAL - [email protected] for more information.
    The next LCARES general meeting will be Saturday, January 24, 2024 at the Lucas County EMS Training Center, 2127 Jefferson Ave., Toledo. The meeting starts at 9 AM. The training topic is TBD. Contact Mike W8MAL to suggest a topic for education.
    Upcoming Training Schedule:
      February TBD
      March FLDIGI
      April Net Operations
      May NTS Overview
    Thanks to those who renewed their membership in Lucas County ARES.
    The next LCARES Board of Trustees meeting will be Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the The Lucas County EMS Training Center, 2127 Jefferson Ave., Toledo.  The meeting starts at 8 AM.

Updated: February 18, 2024 20:13

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