Ohio Section ARES Year End Report 2021

Ohio District 3 ARES: Serving Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties ARES Around Ohio Ohio’s amateur radio operators continued to train and supply important community service over the year 2021.  Using their own radio equipment, these operators continued to educate themselves through NIMS and other sources to present a trained, ready resource to counties and Ohio. According to independentsector.org, the 2021 hourly value of a volunteer was $28.54. Ohio ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) members provided 58,202 hours of training, meeting, and service valued at $1.661 Million.  In addition, each of our over 955 members…

Ohio ARES to Sponsor “NVIS Antenna Day”

Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will sponsor “NVIS Antenna Day” on Saturday, April 25. The idea, said Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator Stan Broadway, N8BHL, is to determine if the sometimes-vaunted near-vertical incidence skywave — or NVIS — concept really works as an antenna for emergency communication on HF. NVIS, is a technique that allows using HF for highly reliable short-range communication. “We are encouraging groups in every Ohio county to devise several portable NVIS antennas that they think will perform, and then actually test them on the air,” Broadway said. The program grew out of an annual antenna party in…