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WC-ARES New Emergency Coordinator 

AS Of 2/3/24 ARRL leadership has appointed a new Emergency Coordinator for WC-ARES.

 John Phillips KL7RI, is the new Emergency Coordinator for WC-ARES. 

From the National Weather Service Reno, NV 

For water and weather briefing come and join us if you can. We will share our slides and recordings afterwards. Please see the webinar link below.


Web/App: https://meet.goto.com/NWSRenoBriefingRoom

You can also dial in using your phone.

Access Code: 809-981-517

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412


The schedule is:

Thursday March 7th @ 10:00 am

Tuesday April 9th @ 10:00 am

Wednesday May 8th @ 10:00 am

June TBD if needed.

DMR 

The Peavine Peak DMR repeater is NOW BACK UP.

as of 1/30/24 @ 8:45 PM

Update on WA6MTY Services

Bob Miller WA6MTY services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. January 30 at 1:00 PM. The address is 14 Veterans Way, Fernley NV 89408

 Park in the parking lot and proceed to the center of the cemetery to the pavilion for the military service 


Update on WA6MTY Services

Bob Miller WA6MTY services will be held at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. January 30 at 1:00 PM. The address is 14 Veterans Way, Fernley NV 89408 

OFF THE AIR

As of 1/22/24. The Peavine Peak DMR repeater is currently down. The technicians are unsure when the repeater will be fixed. This is due to the delay with the snow to reach the site. SNARS tech committee is aware and will update and get it fixed as soon as possible. Please consider using other repeaters see list below.


FREQ Offset Access Call   Location 

442.4750           +5         CC1 WA6EWV  South Lake Tahoe

442.4375           +5         CC0 W7NV Reno, Peavine Peak   (OFF THE AIR)

442.8750    +5         CC1 W7TA Spanish Springs, Virginia Pk

443.6125           +5         CC0 W7NV Fernley, Olinghouse Mine

443.9250           +5         CC1 W7TA Lake Tahoe, Relay Peak

443.9500           +5         CC1 W7TA Incline Village

444.8250       +5         CC1 W7TA Virgina City, Mt Davidson

444.9250           +5     CC1 W7TA Reno, Peavine Peak  (OFF THE AIR)

News From Nevada ARES Section  Emergency Coordinator 

John Abrott KD7NHC


WA6MTY-SK

It’s very difficult to announce, Bob Miller WA6MTY is now a silent key. He has lost his fight to cancer. He passed away on January 11th. Bob was the EC for Washoe County ARES. Bob became the EC for Washoe on June 22, 2006.

 

During the Tonopah leadership gathering, Bob attended via ZOOM. He talked about going in for treatment, and was very optimistic he would beat the cancer.

Unfortunately it was his time to leave us.

 

Bob was very committed to his ARES team.  He was always finding events for his communicators.  Everything from Bike rides/races, foot races, supplying communications support for the PODS giving out shots to the community.  The Reno Air Races as security teams, Helping establish packet and voice communications for the hospitals just to name a few.

 

Bob made sure Ham Crams were conducted and prospective hams were tested.  He was so proud of the EMCOM1 truck for the Washoe County Ares use.This was a work of love. If there was some event that could  use ham radio he was there, even if they did not know they needed radio communications, by the time Bob talked and sold the need for ham radio support they would welcome the ARES teams with wide arms.

 

Arlan Robinson KA7ZAU the Washoe AEC has been working with Bob, and learning the duties  of EC.  Arlan will continue to make sure that WC-ARES moves forward until  an appointment is made.  We will announce if and when there will be a service for Bob. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to me. Have a blessed day.  Please say a prayer for Bob's wife Dorothy.

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John Abrott

KD7NHC

Nevada ARES Section  Emergency Coordinator

Nevada State RACES Officer

ARRL OES

775 790-1739


 News From Nevada ARES Section  Emergency Coordinator 

John Abrott KD7NHC

12-12-2023

Thank you everyone for participating in the Nevada Section SET 2023. Overall the SET went very well.  As with any exercise it identifies areas needing improvement, and what went well.  Please add the areas needing additional training to your local training programs. I am very pleased with the activation of your membership on a 4 day weekend. With limited resources you successfully completed the mission. Job well done.


Communications across the state with DEM in Carson City was very successful using HF Voice, and Winlink. With the world situation as it is, it is not if there is a major failure of the power grid, but a question of when. Nevada Energy is cutting power to various areas of northern Nevada when high winds are predicted. This often impacts 1,000's of people, for a few hours to several days. It is imperative that we are ready to support our communities when called upon.


After the first of the year, we will plan a Winlink P2P test. Please maintain your equipment and backup power sources.  Be prepared to take care of your family first and then your community.


Thank you for all you do.

Merry Christmas and a Great New Year

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John Abrott

KD7NHC

Nevada ARES Section  Emergency Coordinator

Nevada State RACES Officer

ARRL OES


2024 Reno Air Show has finally come out


Washoe County ARES will be asking again for security volunteers. Just like we did for the Reno Air Races. A small note below from (RARA) Duane Meye

 

Good evening RARA security volunteers!!

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  And just like that Christmas is almost here!!!

Well, the long awaited announcement of the 2024 Reno Air Show has finally come out.  It will take place October 4th through October 6th of 2024. It will include the Blue Angels and the Snowbirds!!!!  Both of these will be performing next year. This will be the only opportunity to see the Snowbirds in the West next year.The only other opportunity to see the Snowbirds in the United States is at Oshkosh next year.

  

Each and every one of you were a critical component in ensuring a safe and secure event for the Air Races and will be a critical component in ensuring a safe and secure Air Show.  I do not know any specifics at this point as it sounds like RARA just confirmed the attendance of the Blue’s and Snowbirds. Hopefully, planning will start soon as this will be a different event with different requirements.

  

The biggest planning for Security will be getting our security folks on board. Will each of you please return to work the event this year? You are so important to a successful event and I know I really can’t express my gratitude enough!!



I know it is not the same as the Air Races, and air shows are available throughout the Country, but this will be a rare event as it includes the Blue’s and Snowbirds, and will be an extremely important transition to a new location for the Races.

Thank you, and I hope you are all doing well!!


Duane Meye

As of October 2023

 Washoe County AREAS is excited to announce. The purchase of Starlink. It uses satellite communication technology. We can deploy Internet service when all other internet service has failed. This also will give ARES an opportunity to have internet capabilities during functions. Such as races, events, marathons, exercises and of course disasters.