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Alachua Cty Vol. IPP

2021 FIELD DAY


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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.


FEMA REGION 4 / REGION 6 EXERCISE

MAY 31 EVENING / JUNE 1 DAY

SEE GROUPS.IO/NF4RC FOR DETAILS

ALL ARES(R) VOLUNTEERS PLEASE PARTICIPATE



Sign Up Link For 2022 NF4AC Field Day

Draft IAP for San Felasco Park Ranger Station

Draft IAP for Veterans Memorial Park

Unfortunately, the Veterans' Memorial Park is DEFINITELY NOT AVAILABLE.

We do have an approval for the San Felasco, but this is not definite as our site yet as Emergency Management looks into alternatives for the continuity of operations.

NFARC Zoom Link
(Used for all our online meetings and likel for hybrid meetings.)

Section Newsletter:
https://arrl-nfl.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/00-QST-NFL-May-2022.pdf


GROUPS.IO:   https://groups.io/g/NF4RC
If you would like to join, please send me an email ([email protected]) and I'll send you out an "invitation."   There is probably a better way also, but at least I know how to do that one...


Alachua County ARES(R) Participation in NFL Section SEC Training Program
Naturally, the Emergency Manager is interested in participants who are actively engaged in training.
(If I missed your participation, give me a ring!  Gordon )
#
Mar 2022 Training:
Voice Radiogram
Apr 2022 Training:
Voice Radiogram
May 2022
Voice or Winlink
1
KX4Z
KX4Z
KX4Z
2
KO4TWZ
(Barbara M.)
KN4TWS
KK4INZ
3
K4ZSW
KG4VWI
AC4QS
4
KG4VWI
KI4QBZ
KO4LBS x 2
5
KN4TWS
AA3YB
KG4VWI
6
WA4AMY
WA4AMY
K4ZSW
7
WB2FKO W4JIR
WA4AMY
8
AC4QS
AC4QS
KI4OXD
9
AA3YB

NH2KW
10
KO4LBS

KI4KEA
11
KI4QBZ

AA3YB
12
W4ZUJ

KN4TWS
13
KN4ZUJ?

W4JIR
14
W4JIR

KD0QIX
Go Barry!
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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.


Startup Meetings with Local Government Officials
The ARRL encourages local volunteer groups to get to know their local government officials @ city, county, state levels as part of Field Day and other volunteer service.   Contact with a Chief of one of the local public services is soon to lead to meetings with local Managers and Commissioners to better explain and introduce our volunteer group.

As part of that, several individuals have provided Resums or Curriculum Vitae to provide to local government officials.   Communications is involved in linking layers of the civil government -- so we're emphasizing at the top of our documents, our strong involvement at all of these levels:

FEDERAL: Department of Homeland Security Communications

DHS CISA/SHARES - various involvement including operating RMS, Emergency Response Personnel, licensees, etc.

Homeland Security Information Network - multiple local members admitted to DHS lectures, data.


STATE: State of Florida EOC Communications

Region 3/Region 5 EOC Communications Drills - Leaders & participants locally

SARNET EOC to State Communications Drills - Multiple frequent participants


Citizen Volunteer Communications

  • Our group includes nationally known leaders, speakers, and moderators, e.g. American Radio Relay League, Emergency Communications Academy 2022

  • Our group includes nationally recognized radio assets that were utilized in the Puerto Rico national response.

  • DHS/HSEEP - our group has executed multiple HSEEP-compliant exercises including publishing the AAR/IP results. 

  • Our group includes multiple Level III ARES(R) postion task book holders, and Evaluators, Field Instructor and other recognized volunteer leaders 

LOCAL: Alachua County Volunteer Communications

Our group has a solid history of providing training in assisting local government emergency communications responses. 

Beginnings of Field Day 2022 Planning
April Meeting Participants selected San Felasco Hammock Ranger Station as our 1st choice for a site presuming the space for a 2F at the EOC is not going to be available this year.
This is a FIRST DRAFT of an Incident Action Plan, submitted with our Permission Request for the San Felasco Site, today, April 14 2022
YOUR COMMENTS WELCOME

DRAFT Field Day 2022 Plans DRAFT




Delighted to see that both Earl McDow and Leland Gallup are now being invited to give talks to other Ham Clubs in the area!!
Go Guys
!

ARRL National Convention 2022


Emergency Communications Track:  TALKS GIVEN
Amateur Radio & Disasters - M. Curtin
Basic Voice Traffic - Curtin & Straughn
Hands On ICS-213 Traffic - Curtin & Gallup & Straughn
Data Comms - Gibby
Emergency Antennas - Gibby & Curtin
Emergency Power - McDow & Capehart

Additional talk given Friday by Gordon KX4Z:
Growing your ARES(R) Group

CURRENT PROGRAM











NFARC Zoom Link



Older Information

2021 Alachua S.E.T. AARIP Draft




ARES(R)/NFARC meeting ZOOM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89530741792







UPDATED


Alachua County Shelter Radio Systems Testing
:  https://qsl.net/nf4rc/2021/MassCareShelterAntennaTesting.pdf






Leadership in our group is SERVANTHOOD

FCC Licensed Club Callsign:

NF4RC

Contact Information
Trustee
Gordon Gibby MD  docvacuumtubes  at  gmail.com
More information on qrzcq.com
 

go box

"How-To" on building a Go-Box

(I have plenty of wood forms if you need one already cut and screwed together.)





Forest Grove NF4RC-7 FireTower station


Beatty Tower dual-frequency station

Beatty Towers Antennas W4DFU-8

Our two digital antennas at base of Beatty Towers antenna installation.  W4DFU-7/8/9

Art on Beatty Towers

Art on top of Beatty Towers (164' up!)