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St.Patrick’s Day 2018 Run

St.Patrick’s Day  2018 Run


Please come out and help with the run by providing radio communication. All ham radio operators helping with this event will meet at 8:00am for breakfast at GW’s.

The race starts at 10 o’clock . Registration  starts at 8:30 at The Renaissance. There is one water station on the route and will be placed most likely around the half way point.  Thank you so much for helping us out for this great event.

Mid Winter Hamfest

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Richland County Fairgrounds
750 North Home Road

Gates Open at 7am

Forums and VE Test Session
10:00 am—Ohio Army MARS Forum
11:00 am—OSSBN Forum
12:00 noon ARES Forum
12:00 noon VE Test Session (Pre-registration for test is required, e-mail to register)
Sponsored by the Intercity Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Tickets: $5 Tables, Advance Only: $20 Ticket and Table Deadline- January 29
Online ordering-

Advance orders (must include SASE) to:
Danny Bailey, W8DLB   70 Euclid Street Shiloh, OH 44878
419-896-2165 (After 3 P.M. Please)
Volume 1 Issue 1 Published Once A Year by IARC, Inc.

Christmas Pizza Party

The Seneca Radio Club would like to invite the ARES members and all Amateur Radio Operators to their annual Christmas Pizza Party get together.

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 91 N Washington St, Tiffin, Oh.
The party will be Dec. 11, 2017
Start time is 6:00 PM.
You pay for your own meal.

All are welcome, amateur radio operators, spouses, kids, and friends.

Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

ARRL Bulletin 19 ARLB019
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 24, 2017
To all radio amateurs

ARLB019 Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part.

“This exercise will begin with a notional massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communication, including landline telephone, cellphone, satellite, and Internet connectivity,” Army MARS Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY, explained in an announcement.

During the exercise, a designated DOD Headquarters entity will request county-by-county status reports for the 3,143 US counties and county equivalents, in order to gain situational awareness and to determine the extent of impact of the scenario. Army and Air Force MARS organizations will work in conjunction with the Amateur Radio community, primarily on the 60-meter interoperability channels as well as on HF NVIS frequencies and local VHF and UHF, non-Internet linked Amateur Radio repeaters.

Again this year, a military station on the east coast and the Fort Huachuca, Arizona, HF station will conduct a high-power broadcast on 60-meter channel 1 (5330.5 kHz) on Sunday from 0300 to 0315 UTC (Saturday evening).

New this year will be an informational broadcast on Sunday, on 13483.5 kHz USB from 1600 to 1615 UTC (Sunday morning). Amateur Radio operators should monitor these broadcasts for more information about the exercise and how they can participate in this communications exercise, English said.

“We want to continue building on the outstanding cooperative working relationship with the ARRL and the Amateur Radio community,” English said. “We want to expand the use of the 60-meter interop channels between the military and amateur community for emergency communications, and we hope the Amateur Radio community will give us some good feedback on the use of both the 5-MHz interop and the new 13-MHz broadcast channels as a means of information dissemination during a very bad day scenario.”

Contact Paul English for more information or questions about this exercise via email at:



ARES JOTA Planning

Seneca County ARES Members
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Seneca County ARES members will support the Boy Scouts of America annual JOTA, Jamboree On the Air during the weekend of October 20 -22, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will be an all-day event each day to provide an Amateur Radio experience for the Scouts. Jeff WB8REI initiated a net on Thursday, September 28 at 8 PM on the KB8EOC Repeater to discuss planning and operational issues. All Amateurs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this upcoming event. The Scouts will be eager to learn all we can teach and show them about our hobby. JOTA will culminate with Scouts earning their Radio badge.

We will get together next on Thursday, October 5, 6:30 PM at the EOC to assemble and test our proposed HF remote controlled station. This will be a dry run under controlled circumstances to test and modify equipment in preparation for the event. We will also make preparations for locating antennas and a supporting AREDN MESH network. We will need plenty of help on Thursday evening.

The Scouts will be given an opportunity to see firsthand our HF radio remote setup and to operate alongside our ARES Licensed Hams. We will be using an HF radio remotely located in the fairgrounds and operating from the EOC. The control function will utilize an AREDN MESH network between these locations. Several additional amateur related functions will also be utilized via this MESH network including, video links between the remote and control locations, Voice Over Internet Protocol, VOIP, Telephony, and Chat. All of this will use the network for connectivity. The AREDN MESH Network is a wireless network especially designed for Amateur use.

We will be having regular net sessions for those interested in assisting during JOTA. All Amateurs are again encouraged to join us as we put together and complete this exciting project supporting the Scouts and their annual JOTA exercise. The preparation prior to the start of the event will require a good amount of setup in addition to the actual JOTA exercise. Please come join us as we support our local Scouts and give them a great Amateur Radio experience. You will also see some great technology in action.

Additional details will be provided via email and on the website.

Thanks & 73,


Heritage Festival Parade Communications

Our next public service event is the Heritage Festival Parade Communications, Saturday, September 16

Amateur Radio assists with communications for the lineup.

At 8:00 am we’ll begin the day with breakfast at GW’s, on Washington St, Downtown Tiffin.

Then at 9:00 am, we’ll move to St Joe’s, at the point, to organize positions for the parade setup.

The actual parade begins at 10:30 am and our portion should be complete by 10:45 am or so.

Please contact Dan, KC8PBU to sign up.

Thanks, everybody.

W3BWW DMR Repeater Online

At last nights ARES Meeting, much discussion was held in reference to the new W3BWW DMR Repeater.

It was decided to begin a new “DMR NET” to be held 7:00 PM each Wednesday on this new repeater and you are invited to participate.

Here’s the info for the “Channel” for the net.

Freq: 444.825/449.825

Channel Name: TIF LOCAL

Contact Name: Group 2

Group List: 2

Color Code: 1

Repeater Slot: 2

Hope to here you on the net.


Daniel L Stahl, Emergency Manager

KC8PBU – Amateur Radio Operator

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA)

We will have an on the air meeting Saturday morning at 9:00am on the KB8EOC repeater 145.150MHz PL 107.2.

GOBA 29, June 17-24, 2017
Findlay–> Tiffin (Sunday)
Tiffin –> Bellevue Optional Layover Day(Monday)
Tiffin–>Upper Sandusky (Tuesday)
Upper Sandusky–>Bellefontaine
Bellefontaine to West Liberty/Urbana–> Optional 50/100 mile rides -( Thursday)
Bllefontaine –>Kenton (Friday)
Kenton–>Findlay (Saturday)
The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) is a week-long event for bicyclists who travel to a different part of Ohio each year to bicycle, eat, camp out, and have fun with 1500 of their closest friends.  GOBA bicyclists travel 50-60 miles each day, from one host community to the next.   This small bicycle mobile town needs all of the same services that would be needed in any small town, including an above average amount of bicycle and flat-tire repair service.

GOBA is also the largest bicycle ride in the world with emergency and health & welfare communications provided exclusively by amateur radio.

Become a ham

Amateur Radio Operations on GOBA

Amateur Radio provides GOBA’s 3000 bicyclists with quick access to emergency services provided by GOBA’s organizers.  Volunteer amateur radio operators from local county Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) groups and amateur radio clubs in GOBA’s host communities work hard each year to help keep GOBA riders safe.  For these amateur radio operators, all of whom have passed tests to earn their radio licenses from the Federal Communications Commission, volunteering on GOBA is both a community service and an important emergency preparedness exercise.  Using their technical communications skills and thousands of dollars of privately owned radio equipment, these critical volunteers use GOBA to refine their skills and improve their equipment to ensure their ability to provide emergency communications services to Ohio citizens in the case of a local, state, or national emergency.

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