Click Here for voice recorded announcementsThe Fox Hunt on Saturday the 23rd was an informative and fun experience. Kora W8KMH and her Dad, Rob KV8P were the winners. Congradulations !!!!We would like to welcome Tom KM6AYG to the Net Control Station group. Tom will have is first ARES in Brief Net Control in the month of October 2023.Friday, October 6th 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. 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 the month at 1 PM on 147.375. Then next session will be July 5 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. The Northwest Ohio ARES Traffic net is looking for liaison stations for both the Ohio Single Side Band Net and CW Traffic Nets. The net meets at 6:30 PM daily on 147.375. Contact Colleen Roth N8TNV during a net session for more information.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. Ohio Department of Public Safety is hosting a Virtual ICS-300 class October 3-6 (0830-1530) and Virtual ICS-400 class October 25-27 (0830-1330). This course is free of charge. Prerequisites for the 300 course are ICS 100, 200, 700, 800; Prerequisites for the 400 are ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800. Contact Mike W8MAL -[email protected] - for more information to enroll. This information is also on the website calendar.The Lucas County EMA is hosting a Damage Assessment workshop on November 8 from 0930-1200. This workshop is designed to assess the impact and magnitude of natural and man-made disasters. This course is geared towards CERT, ARES and other voluntary organizations and is presented by the Ohio EMA. Contact Mike W8MAL -[email protected] - for more information to enroll. This information is also on the website calendar.The next LCARES general meeting will be Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the 9-1-1 training center, 2127 Jefferson Ave. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM. The training topic will be fox hunting. Contact Mike W8MAL to suggest a topic for education.Upcoming Training Schedule:
August 26- Staging Areas
September 23- SET Preparation
October 21- American Red Cross
November 25- TBD
Just an FYI for the ARES membership. Skywarn Net Controllers do have access to the 911 building for serious weather eventsThe next LCARES Board of Trustees meeting will be Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the 9-1-1 training center, 2127 Jefferson Ave. The meeting starts at 8:00:am.