Site updated: August 18, 2022
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MONTHLY TRAINING REQUEST
Read down thru the page to find this month's details!
Volunteerism Reporting Form
ARES/RACES Application/ Badging
Minutes & Documents
Alachua Cty Vol. IPP
2021 FIELD DAY
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.
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!
You folks did 292 volunteer hours last month.....that's why!
TECHNICIAN HAM RADIO COURSE
Especially useful to government employees who would like to understand emergency backup communications.
Available to anyone, FREE
TEN Signed up So far!!
SATURDAY AUGUST 27 0800 - 1800 (8AM - 6PM)
SUNDAY AUGUST 28 1300- 1800
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!
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
Brett & Emily's Final Field Day AARIP
TECH NITE TALK -- Software systems @ Field day --
THANKS to all who partcipated.
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!
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!!
Served Agency THANK-YOU's!!
Start Writing the AAR/IP!!
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
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.
Leadership in our group is SERVANTHOOD
FCC Licensed Club Callsign:
have plenty of wood forms if you need one already cut and screwed
Our two digital antennas at base of Beatty Towers antenna installation. W4DFU-7/8/9
Art on top of Beatty Towers (164' up!)