Site updated: Sept 27, 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.
ARES(R) Planning for Hurricane IAN
September 14th NFARC/ARES Meeting:
Alachua County Emergency Operations Center
GREAT MEETING! See the Minutes
September Tentative Agenda
All-Florida ARES(R) Taskbook for All
Taskbook Specific for Alachua County Badged Volunteers
SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST
HALF of Florida County ARES(R) groups participating!!/ Volunteer Groups Participating!
FDEM & 4 Florida Traffic Nets Participating!
NEXT TIMELINE MILESTONES:
SAT OCT 1 8AM -- S.E.T. Begins In Florida!
Alachua County Current Incident Action Plan
DRAFT EXERCISE PLAN
Lorilyn's MORSE CODE Practice for Middle School Students is going WELL! It is fascinating to see their interest in this unique skill.
TECHNICIAN HAM RADIO COURSE
Totally unexpected TV-20 Coverage
TV-20 1:19 video coverage
Our class got a "97%" (working together)
on their first Practice Test (hamstudy.org)
You would have been so proud of our instructors!!
Jim Bledsoe KI4KEA Amateur Extra T0, T1
Brett Wallace NH2KW General Class T3, T0
Emily Wallace KO4JWC General Class T4
Eric Pleace KO4ZSD Amateur Extra T5
Gordon Gibby KX4Z Amateur Extra T6, T7
Leland Gallup AA3YB Amateur Extra T8, T9
Q&A Zip Files - Tech Elements
You would just not believe how WELL this course is going right now. We have been EXACTLY on time for every talk so far, and we have just under twenty taking the course and getting IMMERSED in ham radio.
ARRL NFL Section TaskBook Evaluators
Guess which club has a whopping 43% of the entire section's taskbook evaluators??
That is evidence of commitment to following the directive of ARRL Leadership.
Arc Thames NFL SEC is providing our Section with a healthy dose of openness and transparency as we strive toward the goal of a truly well-trained volunteer ARES(R) across the nation.
County Emergency Coordinators were required by the Board of the ARRL to obtain the Level III signoff within 1 year of appointment...unless given extra time by the Section Manager.
The next logical step would be to publish how we are doing at that ARRL Requirement.
Always avoid "over-promising." If your volunteer org. says you're going to do something, by golly, DO IT!
1. WONDERFUL Winlink Presentation by Jeff Capehart
Thursday evening -- EIGHTEEN Participants
2. THE GENERATOR LIVES!! Our first DIESEL
5kw Generator Purrs like a Mountain Lion!
3. Our FIRST GPS NTP SERVER WORKS!!
-- Thanks to Jim Bledsoe!
4. New ANTENNA at Eric Pleace's House!
What a great group!!
Watch us TEAR THROUGH IMPROVEMENT PLANS!!
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
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!!!
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 FINISHED BADGING!!!!
Reid Tillery K9RFT
Dean Covey KV4RL
Brett Wallace NH2KW
Amy Woods WA4AMY
Lorilyn Roberts KO4LBS
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!)