The NWMO ARES Group has supported for the last several years the WALK 4 HD in Liberty, MO. We are looking for more operators to assist again this year. It is Oct. 8th at the Liberty Community Center in Liberty, MO and begins at 7am and is usually over by 12:00p. Requirements are a reflective vest and a handheld radio. This is a very easy event and no traffic control is needed. There is a live auction after the event as well as silent auction and raffles.
If you can assist with this great cause contact kc0qlu at nwmoares dot org.
NWMO ARES® member, KC0QLU, met with the tower climbers today at the Osborn tower site. They replaced the 2M antenna with the new antenna the group purchased last year. This puts the repeater back on a DB224 antenna and should put it’s coverage back to what is used to be. Please feel free to try it out and send signal reports to kc0qlu at NWMOARES dot org.
The 2M frequency is 145.150- pl 107.2
For more info see the Hurricane Watch Net Website at: www.hwn.org
Hurricane Watch Net Activation Plans
(UPDATE: Thursday, September 1, 2016 11:30 AM EDT – 1530 UTC)
Due to poor propagation on 20 meters, the Hurricane Watch Net will begin operations on 7.268 MHz at 11:00 AM CDT – 1600 UTC. Operations on 14.325 MHz will continue for as long a propagation last. To clarify, the Hurricane Watch Net will be operating on both 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz at 11:00 AM CDT – 1600 UTC and remain in operation until further notice. Any change to this plan will be noted on our website, hwn.org and the amateur radio media.
Thank you for your support and understanding!
HWN Net Manager
Quick update for Day 2. Caldwell County ARES, Livingston ARES and operator KC0QLU at the Region H MACC provided comm’s and SA for the event as well as hydration to riders from 6am to approx. 4pm. Great job by all involved and looking forward to Day 3.
Just a quick update and thank you to all involved with the Big Bam ride today. Operators from MoValley ARC, NWMOARES and Caldwell county volunteered over 175 man hours today alone! We still have 2 more days of operations!
In an effort to increase APRS coverage for the upcoming BIG BAM Bike Ride, a new IGATE has been setup in Plattsburg to hopefully port the stations along the route to the internet so the MACC officials can see the progress and locations of key resources. This IGATE may become permanent if it appears to do a service to the area.
Also those of you running APRS in our group can set up a message group called “WD0SKY*” and when messages are sent to WD0SKY everyone will receive them at the same time without messaging each person separately. Feel free to try it out as the EOC in Cameron is setup to receive 24/7. Any questions feel free to post here or email KC0QLU at NWMOARES dot ORG.
The Osborn 440 is back up and going, however it’s not a permanent fix.
Also, the Link from Plattsburg to the 440 is back on now.
The Osborn 2M machine is no longer part of the linked repeater network. We felt it was better to leave one repeater as a standalone for local rag chews and also to lessen the wear and tear on the repeater since 2 other repeaters cover the same area.
We now have the Plattsburg 2M, Osborn 440, Hamilton 2M, and Kingston 440 linked together permanently so the net will now be on all 4 repeaters again.
Big thanks to N0SWP for his help and trips up to get us at least back on.
Here is a link to the website with info on the Big Bam bike ride in June. Please review and as we get closer look for information as to how Ham operators will be used for the event.
Here is a recap from WA1SER of what was discussed at the meeting Jan. 9th 2016
At the NWMOARES meeting today Trevor (kc0qlu) and I did a FSQ/Fldigi demo for the group.
Trevor had his FT-817 connected to a SignaLink to his laptop running Fldigi and FSQcall, this station was called kc0qlu.
I had a UV5R connected to a SignaLink to a raspberry Pi running Fldigi, this station was called wa1ser/p (portable).
At my home QTH, about .4 miles from the meeting site, I had a FT-991 connected to a laptop running FSQcall, this station was called wa1ser/b (base).
Both stations, kc0qlu and wa1ser/p, were able to contact each other and wa1ser/b. Both stations were able to contact w0oem, in KC, by relaying through wa1ser/b. A successful multi-hop connection was made from kc0qlu to wa1ser/p to wa1ser/b to w0oem and back. The group then discussed FSQcall, Fldigi, Flmsg, Flwrap, Flarq, NBEMS, EMCOMM and the progress that FSQCALL-KC has made in this area.