With the winter weather forecast for the next 3-5 days this is just a reminder for everyone to monitor local repeaters as well as 146.52 simplex for any assistance that may be needed.
For up to date list of repeaters that are linked in the NWMO area please see the Frequencies tab of the website.
Also for those with HF radios it would also be a good idea to monitor 3.963 LSB for any state-wide emergency and/or assistance needed. The back-up Daytime frequency is 7.263 LSB.
Thanks to a donation from a couple members we now have WIRES-X available to those using WIRES-X capable radios. The repeater is in AMS mode so analog users are still able to use the repeater. As of now the node is set to the NWMOARES-ROOM so that other nodes and rooms can connect to it.
If you have WIRES-X capabilities feel free to try it out and report your experience. We plan to have a demonstration at our meeting Jan. 14th at the Cameron EOC to show how it works.
Several members have been successful in linking to other nodes. There are now 3 WIRES-X repeaters in the NWMO area.
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.