SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, was Skywarn Recognition Day across the U.S., and the NWS offices in Kentucky were active. It’s a great opportunity to showcase the many possibilities Amateur Radio can offer the NWS, and highlights the work ham volunteers perform across the country to assist the weather service.
GRANT APPLICANT AGENT COURSE. For those who wish to fine-tune their skills in grant writing, there will be an Applicant Agent Certification Course Feb. 6 – 10, 2012, in Frankfort at the KY Transportation Cabinet building located at 200 Mero Street.
Every facet of Federal funding is covered: from increasing the chance of making threshold for disaster inclusion, identification of projects, distribution of funding, audit issues, disaster closures, and records management. Non-FEMA disaster funding opportunities and mitigation projects will also be covered.
To apply, go to the Kentucky Emergency Management website today and at: http://www.kyem.ky.gov/applicantagentcertification
ARISS SCHOOL CONTACTS AVAILABLE. Proposals for Amateur Radio contacts with the International Space Station are being sought for the second half of 2012. For more information on the ARISS program, read the news story here: www.arrl.org/news/apply-now-to-host-a-real-time-conversation-with-crewmembers-onboard-the-iss.
For more information about the ARISS program click here: http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-on-the-international-space-station
KY SECTION NET REPORTS – NOVEMBER
NET NAME / SESSIONS / TRAFFIC / CHECK-INS / NET MGR.
KEN 4 / 11 / 57 KY4Z
KYN 31 / 32 / K4AVX
KDN 4 / 10 / 24 KC4BQK
KDN2 4/ 7 / 28 KC4BQK
OLDHAM ARES 4 / 0 / 32 KE6YCW
SHELBY ARES 6 / 132 / 66 KI4USD
MADARES 55 / 1 / 29 KO4OL
WTEN 5 / 1 / 34 KO4OL
EAST KY ARES 4 / 0 / 43 WB4CLW
NKARC NET 5 / 0 / 30 N4IJS
KD7ARET 3 / 1 / 37 KG4HMN
NOVEMBER 2011 PSHR
WD8JAW 59 / KC4BQK 66 / KO4OL 110
NOVEMBER 2011 SAR
WD8JAW 13 / KC4BQK 4 / WB4ZDU 9 / KO4OL 40
KY ARES NOVEMBER REPORT
1.) Section: Kentucky
2.) Month: November
3.) Year: 2011
4.) Total Number of ARES Members: 555
5.) Number of Active Nets:379.5
6.) Total Net Man hours: 928.17
7.) Total Public Service Events: 7
8.) Total Public Event Man hours: 59.45
9.) Total Emergency Operations: 5
10.) Total Emergency Operation Man Hours: 36
11.) Total Events: 391.5
12.) Total Man Hours: 1534.12
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.
Calloway: The total represents: 4 Weekly Nets: 11/7- 16 stations- 33 mins 11/14- 23 stations- 33 mins 11/21- 18 stations- 37 mins 11/28- 21 stations- 29 mins- Total 171.6 Op Hrs NWS Chat & EC Administration Time of 5 hours added to that total.
Graves County: Attended Graves County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meeting.
Marshall County: I MOVED OUR NET BACK TO WEDNESDAY EVENING @ 2030hrs. HOPING TO GENERATE SOME INTEREST, I HAVE CLEARED OUR GROUP LIST EXCEPT FOR THOSE WHO ACTUALLY CHECK IN. RAY
McCracken County: During November, McCracken ARES helped McCracken EMA to install a HF radio and auto tuner in thier command bus. Installation is not complete and will be completed in Dec.
Crittenden County: Still trying to get the owner of the repeater and the hospital to come to some sort of conclusion to fix the interferance before having to turn it into fcc
District 4 DEC N4VDJ: I haven’t received any reports as I have just returned to this position.
District 5 DEC WA4YPQ: Welcome Breckinridge County to the group they are looking for a vhs frequency if anyone knows of any. Happy Holidays and be safe. 73.
Grayson County: Slow month.
Hardin County: Several of our fellows participated in several different classes – Basic Search & Rescue, Urban Search & Rescue, IS-300, IS-400. 5 of our operators are now in the National Register of Certified Emcomm Volunteers. K4EK now 1st AEC. (Also PIO & Liaison to several agencies). K4EK, with help from K4DCG & WA4YPQ, tied for second place in the ARRL’s PSA contest!
Marion County: Two nets for flooding, one base station communicating with EM in mobile regarding potential flooding.
District 6 DEC K4TXJ: I still have not received anything from the EC in Franklin County for several months. We are still working on the plans for Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency.
Jefferson County: Five ARES Nets for Jefferson County Two ARES Nets Oldham/Trimble/Henry 5 of 10 hours preparation for Skywarn Recognition Day (other 5 reported under ADEC) 1 hour administrative as EC
Oldham County: Helped with Light Up Shelbyville.
Shelby County: ARES Nets (11/2,11/9,11/16,11/23,11/30) Work on digipeater installation (11/6,11/21,11/26) Light Up Shelbyville Public Service (11/11,11/12) Club Meeting (11/14) Severe Weather Net (11/14) ARES Group Meeting-Training with Packet e-mail (11/28) The group demonstrated digital packet communications between two sites in Shebyville transmitting thru the digipeater on 145.030. The digipeater is located on the 147.000 repeater tower.
Fleming County: Could not make nets in November.
Menifee County: Not much to report this month. We are in the recruiting mode trying to pick up two more guys. THANKS, Dan Goodpaster KC4UXI
Region 3 ASEC WA4SWF: I want to thank region 4 coordinators for the good work that they have done this year 2011. Reporting is the main thing so that we know what is going on in your area and what is needed. New AEC for Pike County Allen Epling WB4WAU want to welcome him and i know he will be of help to Brian Prater KY4BP EC in Pike County.
District 9 DEC K4KBR: Set up booth and demo for ham radio at diabetes day . Did talk at Seven Day Adventist Church who are going to organize a disaster team. Will start Technician classes on Dec 8. Visited site at Salyersville for new repeater location to be added to East Ky linking system.
Boyd County: We have moved our net time from sunday afternoon to thursday at 2100 hours.. we are having much more paticipation with the first week at the new time having 8 check-ins and 6 this last week (Thanksgiving).
Floyd County: 11-7-11 net control day net and checked in Ken. 11-14-11 net control day net and checked in Ken. 11-21-11 net control day net and checked in Ken. 11-28-11 net control day net and checked in Ken. did not check in ares net could not hit the repeater.
Lawrence County: attend world diabeties day was held at the painstville walmart with the arcs club. we setup a station with a generator to promte amateur radio. nothing else to report
Magoffin county: Comments: Evaluated repeater site for linked repeater. Attended Magoffin County LEPC EOC training.
Bourbon County: Just getting things re-started. There are no active members except me. Work in progress on other activities.
Jessamine County: The group has started a six meter net on Wednesday and a open chat nightly to encourage more activity in the area, available on 52.525 and nighly on 52.490, with at 15 to 20 check-ins.
Madison County: The report includes the Wilderness Trail Emergency Net 146.715, 2030 Wednesdays. Both nets serve Madison County.