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Washington County ARES
Upgrades & Certificates
Stations – Served Agencies
•New computers for EOCs – _--still waiting… •New Templates for Winlink – •RMS Express classes Lisa Clark
•Oregon ARES web site oregonaresraces.org – register and log in •ARES HF Net 3.964mhz – 1st & 3rd Tuesdays have a message to give •Register with “mail chimp”
Winlink Class 1/10/2015
DSTAR Net N7QQU B @ Synopsis
Sundays at 6PM Voice 440.550 8PM Digital 440.550
DSTAR Class •Ronler Fire Station st •Feb 21 •9:00AM to 12PM • Cue Chris KU7PDX
Overview of D-STAR and the N7QQU D-STAR Repeater January 20th, 2015 Chris Arnesen, KU7PDX Washington County ARES/RACES D-STAR Repeater Administrator
What is D-STAR? •D-STAR is an open standard for digital voice and data on Amateur Radio. •One of several digital modes in Amateur Radio. •Developed by the Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL). •Uses an AMBE vocoder chip from DVSI. •Compared to FM, SSB, Packet, Winlink – D-STAR is just another mode.
What can D-STAR do? •Transmit/receive voice and 1200 bps data simultaneously. •128 kbps data on 23 cm via ethernet bridge. •D-PRS (digital APRS) simultaneously with voice. •Flexible repeater linking and callsign routing with a gateway and internet connection. •Reflectors allow multiple repeaters to connect into a single conference bridge. •DV Dongle, DV Access Point (DVAP), NW Digital Radio, and other 3rd parties allow voice and data access to D-STAR via a home (or remote) internet connection – similar to Echolink.
D-RATS •Free, easy to use, D-STAR digital data package that provides email style messaging, real-time chat, file transfers, mapping and position reporting. •Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X versions available. •Written by Dan Smith, KK7DS. •Link to download at WashCoARES.org (click on “Comm Modes,” then “D-STAR.”)
Gateway Registration •Required to pass anything across the gateway server to the Internet. Also allows for callsign routing. •Very easy to do, most users approved within 24 hours.
https://n7qqu.dstargateway.org/ Click on Registration Step-by-step instructions: www.dstargateway.org
Typical Radio Configuration •Frequency: 440.550 MHz •Repeater Offset: +5 MHz •Mode: DV •MYCALL: Your Callsign Here (e.g. “KU7PDX▪▪”) •URCALL: “CQCQCQ▪▪” •RPT1: “N7QQU▪▪B” •RPT2: “N7QQU▪▪G”
Weekly D-STAR Nets Digital Voice Net Sunday Evenings at 6:00 PM Digital Data Net (using D-RATS) Sunday Evenings at 8:00 PM (Remember to change DV DATA TX from PTT to AUTO and set GPS MODE to OFF.)
Upcoming D-STAR/D-RATS Training st 21 ,
Saturday, February 2015 9:00 AM – Noon Ronler Acres Fire Station (K7HIO) 4455 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Winlink Class –
I Want It All!! • Location Ronler Fire Station
• March 14th
9AM to 12PM
• TNC’s • Radios • Packet • Pactor • Cables
• Dummy Loads • Get your hands on everything
Task List 1 • John Core KX7YT • Sam Corbin KF7BUC • John Bucsek KE7WNB • Kent Powloski N7KPN • Pat Flanagan KE7NVB • Richard Stack K7TKK • Frank Wenzel AE7IS • Bob Yolton W7ZXX
State and Federal CSZ Plans
Cascade Rising QUAKE EX I APRIL 25TH
• A Joint FEMA-OEM Exercise, June 2016 • FEMA Region 10 has recently released the Cascadia Rising Exercise Scenario Document which has just been posted at: • http://www.oregonaresraces.org/?page_id=559
• This is a large file about 7 Mb in size with many maps of expected damage from a CSZ quake based on the most recent research. Our Spring and Fall SETS this year will be based on this document. You will find it very interesting reading.
• John Core, KX7YT • ASEC SET Coordinator
Run with Paula 5/3/15 Kiezer Volcanoes
COAD - Community Organizations Active in Disaster
• Educate member organizations about what each one does day-to-day, during a small scale disaster that does not require aid outside the County and for larger events that do require state and/or federal assistance. • Share knowledge and experience with COAD members.
Earthquake talk: Chris Goldfinger, PhD While we can’t predict exactly when the next Great Cascadia Earthquake will happen, we CAN forecast the probabilities from a long history of past earthquakes. The study of the geological history of the last 10,000 years of the Cascadia Subduction Zone has shown that there have been 43 great earthquakes (magnitude 8.0 or higher) along the coast of Oregon, Washington, California, and British Columbia. Some of these earthquakes were probably magnitude 9.0 or higher, and like the 2011 Japanese and 2004 Sumatran earthquakes, they probably also caused large tsunami waves that were devastating all over the Pacific. At this Science on Tap, Chris Goldfinger, PhD, http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/goldfinger/, professor of geology and geophysics at Oregon State University, will talk about the geology of Cascadia and his research on the recurrence interval of major earthquakes. While this research may not allow us to pinpoint a date for the next great quake, a better understanding of the geological forces at work can help us prepare. ***EVENT DETAILS*** DATE: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m. LOCATION: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, Ore. COST: $8 online advance tickets, $10* suggested cover at the door (see ticket link above) FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you. Event Website: http://www.viaproductions.org/events/clinton_feb_3_cascadia/
Morning ham radio 440.350mhz Tone 127.3 +5Mhz Offset
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