KY ARES CONFERENCE SET FOR OCT. 8TH. There’s still plenty of time to make plans for the 2011 KY ARES Conference, set for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in Bardstown! Visit the conference website, www.KYARESConference.com, to register and be eligible for some special giveaways!
CONFERENCE AGENDA AVAILABLE. The KY ARES Conference agenda is available for download here, or you can find it on the KY ARES Conference website.
NEW INDEPENDENT NET LAUNCHED. If you hear references on-the-air to the Kentucky Phone Net, don’t automatically think the reference is about the former morning traffic net that was held on 3960. A new, independent net of the same name was launched recently and is scheduled for 7 p.m. every weekday evening on 3808 kHz. Tom Lykins, K4LID, and some of the other Good Morning Kentucky Phone Net regulars have helped get the net started. They are looking for check-ins and volunteers for Net Control. The net isn’t an NTS traffic net per se, but traffic is accepted. Due to propagation and other stations occupying frequencies in that area of the 75 Meter band, you may need to tune up or down a few kHz to find the net if 3808 is occupied.
SUPPORT KYHAM.NET. For many years, the KYHAM.net web site has been the resource for all things in Kentucky related to Amateur Radio. The KYHAM e-mail list is one of the valuable services that is free and an important resource for knowing what is going on in the Commonwealth. Signing up is simple and easy. Pat Spencer, KD4PWL, runs a tight ship, and you won’t be receiving a lot of spam or junk mail. Visit KYHAM.net and click on the “Listserv“link on the lefthand menu.
ACTIVITY REPORTS. Please submit your reports of your station activity, net or public service by the 9th of each month. The report forms on the KYHAM.NET web site are the easiest way for you to send in your reports (click here for the KYHAM reports page).
|2011 ARRL-Sanctioned Kentucky Hamfests|
|OCT. 29, 2011 – Hazard Hamfest, sponsored by the Kentucky Mountains ARC, National Guard Armory, 782 Dawahare Drive, Hazard, Ky. Info: John Farler, K4AVX, (606) 476-9662 or email: email@example.com
PLANNING A HAMFEST? Get official ARRL sanction for your hamfest and receive special benefits such as free prizes, handouts, and other support. The League’s web site has a handy hamfest planner, as well as the rules for ARRL-sanctioned events. It’s easy to apply using the League’s online form. For details visit the Hamfests & Convention web page, or contact ARRL HQ by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone, (860) 594-0262).
|Kentucky Section Net Schedules|
|KEN - The Kentucky Emergency Net is held every Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 6:30 p.m. Central time on 3972.5 kHz. The purpose of this net is training for emergency and is an ARRL sponsored net. Net Manager is Kentucky Section Manager KY4Z.
KDN - The Kentucky Digital Modes Net is held every Wednesday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 p.m. Central time on 3585 kHz using PSK31. The purpose of this net is training in the use of digital modes. Net Manager is Jim Rayburn, KC4BQK.
KDN-2 The Kentucky Digital Modes Net 2 is held every Monday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 p.m. Central time on 3585 kHz using PSK31. The net follows the weekly KEN on Mondays, and you can find some of the regulars hanging out on the KEN frequency of 3972.5 kHz offering help to those with questions about the operation and use of digital modes on the KDN and KDN-2. The purpose of this net is training in the use of digital modes. Net Manager is Jim Rayburn, KC4BQK.
KYN - The Kentucky CW Net is held at 9 PM ET daily on 3535 kHz and runs at about 15 WPM. Information is available from the Net Manager for the format and procedures of the net. Net Control Stations will send to match the speed of those who check in. For more information, contact Net Manager John Farler, K4AVX.
|Kentucky Traffic Report – August 2011|
|NET NAME||SESSIONS||TRAFFIC||CHECK INS||NET MANAGER|
|Oldham County ARES Net||5||0||33||KE5YCW|
|Eastern KY ARES Net||4||0||49||WB4CLW|
|Perry County ARES Net||4||0||56||KA4AOU|
|Harlan County ARES Net||4||0||60||KC4FNV|
|Nelson County ARES Net||4||0||11||KY4Z|
|Shelby County ARES Net||6||62||53||KI4USD|
|Public Service Honor Roll – August 2011|
|KO4OL 110||WD8JAW 65|
|Station Activity Reports – August 2011|
|KO4OL 96||KY4Z 20||K4AVX||WD8JAW 16||WD4ZDU 8|
|Section Emergency Coordinator’s Report: August 2011|
|1.) Section: Kentucky
2.) Month: August
3.) Year: 2011
4.) Total Number of ARES Members:465
5.) Number of Active Nets:425
6.) Total Net Man hours: 437.04
7.) Total Public Service Events: 32
8.) Total Public Event Man hours: 13
9.) Total Emergency Operations: 6
10.) Total Emergency Operation Man Hours: 59.88
11.) Total Events: 475.04
12.) Total Man Hours: 1537.9
Comments:Reminder: All ARRL ARES Appointees are required to have current ARRL membership. ARES appointees (OES, EC, DECs) need to file a monthly report so we can track activities. Minimum required ARES Training: KYARES Online Tests, FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800. Recommended training for ARRL Field Station Appointees: ARRL EMCOMM Levels I.
ARES DISTRICT REPORTS
Crittenden County: Still trying to workout the interference on the repeater but still no reply from the owner or the person causing the problem can’t conduct any training with out a repeater to work off of.
Webster County: Just FYI, we are going to talk over at our next meeting getting involved in the ARRL Simulated Emergency Test on October 1st and 2nd, 2011…… We will see what we can do.
Metcalfe County: I Have been planning on joining the KY Net on Monday night, but I seem to be having trouble with my tuner or maybe a short in my cable somewhere. hopefully it will be fix soon.
Grayson County: We are working on reactivating 147.225 in Leitchfield. The tower, antenna, coax and tuned duplexers are in place. We have ordered a new repeater. This will be for the Grayson Co Amateur Radio Club which had its first informal meeting in August. Our next meeting will be the 22nd of September and we are hoping to elect officers at that time. I have several from this group who are interested in ARES. I presently have 4 who I have been reporting that is my core group. We are hoping in the next few months to see who from the GCARC will want to be active in ARES.
Hardin County: (Too many things lumped together in the “Off-Air Administrative Hours:” for doesn’t properly include many of the other members in the wording). Spent much of 3 days monitoring MARS & other nets during Hurricane Irene. One plane crash – AI4VF with ARC while we monitored his progress. Monitored the svr wx in Louisville, but nothing but hvy rain here. 3 of our members are now certified in the National Registry of Certified EmComm Volunteers, with a 4th application in for processing. Will be in hospital Sept 26 for a day.
Marion County: Completed Red Cross Training and promoted Amataure Radio at every session. Weather net was opened on 9/1/2011 for Tornado Warning in Green County.
Anderson County: Two weather nets.
Jefferson County: KEN – 1.5 hours (split between EC & ADEC) Jefferson County ARES Net – 2 hours Admin – 1 hour (split between EC & ADEC) Training – 0.5 hours (ICS 250 online) Database – 1 hour Hardin County ARES Meeting – 2 hours (split EC & ADEC) D-Star Presentation – 3.5 hours (split EC & ADEC) Shelby County ARES Meeting – 2 hours (split EC & ADEC) Amateur Radio Demo at Car Show/Prep – 4 (split EC & ADEC) Trimble County ARES Meeting – 2 hours (split EC & ADEC)
Shelby County: 8/8 Repeater club meeting was about the 147.000 repeater and planning for booths at local “Festivals” 8/13 Weather Net for severe weather in Shelby County (2hrs. 18 check-ins) 8/22 ARES Mtg we had a visiting expert speak on digital communications. (15 attendees) 8/24 a digipeater was installed in Shelbyville on 144.390 8/25 EC and another member attended ARES Meeting in Oldham County to continue coordination. Coordination with Oldham and Trimble Counties ECs on a continuing basis.
Trimble County: I am happy to report our first meeting of the Trimble County ARES group took place with a turn out including support from Rick kc4s ADEC,EC, Roman ke6ycw EC oldham his wife Linda ke6ykn,John n4rja AEC Trimble County,Kerry kj4cvi,George Kg4lhf who is also assisiant Emergency Manager for Trimble County Thanks for all the help and support.
Gallatin County: Met with personnel at Carrollton Co. Hospital about installation of their emergency radio equipment.
Owen County: Tabletop exercise. All other times on DEC report.
Region 3 ASEC KY4COP: New groups in Oldham and Trimble Counties continue to evolve and Shelby county has had a change in leadership resulting in increased interest in the EMCOM group. Jefferson county is also starting to get reorganized. Thanks to sponsorship by LG&E, the 146.88 repeater has improved coverage and a new 444.900 machine has been implemented. Both have excellent Jefferson County coverage and also well into the surrounding areas including Southern IN. Keep up the good work guys.
Bath County: 4 Area 8 Ares Nets 3 KY EM Net 4 Greater Mason County Net
Bracken County: As far as I know I am the only ARES member in Bracken. I also checked in on the KEN at 7:30 on two Mondays but I dont know how to count that time.
Fleming County: 22 Aug. 2011 14 check-ins no emergency traffic 29 Aug. 2011 14 check-ins no emergency traffic
Boyd County: Started net this month also had ARES meeting with membership going from 2 to 4. Slow and steady.
Carter-Elliot county: mostly worked on station,storm repairs,antenna damage. Have been available at all times
Floyd County: checked in floyd county day net on 8-1-11,8-15-11,8-29-11 and was net control. checked in ken net on 8-1-11,8-8-11, 8-22-11, 8-29-11. can not make the ares net on tuesday evenings.
Lawrence County: asissted in replacing antenna and hardline on phelps repeater on aug.20 and nothing else to report.
DEC 9 K4KBR: 5 hours installing new antenna at Phelps repeater site. This repeater is part of the East Ky linking system. Participared in 24 hour FEMA training on Wide Area Search by Texas A&M University at Paintsville Fire Department.
Letcher county: Monday Aug 1, 2011 the 145.35 repeater was down for repairs. No net was held on 8/1/11
Perry County: Attended Local Red Cross Meeting 8-24-11 discussed storing a emergency base antenna in their response trailer and what our ares program was all about and that we will respond and provide communications when the red cross in perry county is activated
ASEC Region 4 WA4SWF: We did some work on the Louisa repeater and it is working good into the linking system since the antenna has been moved. Getting ready for the KY Conference 2011 and working on my AEC’s getting their reports in on time.
McCreary County: Continuing to recruit, Planning for an upcoming event to support U.S. Adventure Racing Association with an event to be held in October. This will be with support of ARES members from the Lake Cumberland Amateur Radio Association.
DEC 11 AD4WB: I try to check into adjoining District ARES Nets and Skywarn nets in adjoining counties.
Jessamine County: During the monthly ham meeting and during Hurricane Irene the group took part in club meeting and also in close traffic relay during the hurricane, taking part in relaying traffic. Than during the month hams were out talking to inactive operators to take more interest in ARES and local nets and talking to other county Hams to get them active,preparing for possible bad weather and up grading staions to be able to contact me in case of emergencies.Ke4ooi has an active weather station up to assist in bad weather and also availible real time report.
Madison County: This report also contains the Wilderness Trail Emergency Net on 146.715 Wednesdays at 2030 hrs. We had an increase of 1 ARES member in August. KJ4RPY also completed the KY EMCOMM courses.
Note: The reporting section of KYHAM is functional. Please submit all monthly reports there. EC reports will go to their respective DECs for totaling. Areas with no DEC will still come to me. This will make reporting and accountability more streamlined. http://www.kyham.net/emcomm/reports.html. Reports are due to your respective DECs by the 5th of the month. DECs need to have their reports to me by the 10th of the month. Please fill out the reports completely so they do not get returned for correction. Please do not “test” the online system.
Kenny Garrett, N4KLG