NWS Annual Tornado Drill

The National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct its annual Tornado Drill on this coming Wednesday morning, February 6th, beginning about 0900.

The Georgia D-STAR net will convene at about that time on Reflector 30C. All of the Georgia D-STAR operated repeaters will be linked to 30C. Other D-STAR repeaters in the state are requested to also be linked to 30C for this net.

The drill will also be conducted on VHF (2m FM) utilizing the 146.805+ offset 100hz tone which will be linked to the Georgia Weather net and the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Peachtree City, GA.

Chattahoochee Challenge 2013

The Chattahoochee Challenge 10K road race will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013. This is an annual event held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The course will be on Willeo Rd and Azalea Dr.

Charles K0CZR is looking for volunteers. Please contact him at k0czr@bellsouth.net if you are able to help out.

D-Rats -- A Communications Tool For D-STAR

At our last NFARES meeting at the Brandon Hall School, John Davis, WB4QDX presented a program on D/Star and D/Rats as a support tool for our emergency preparedness communications support. It was well received by the group that was in attendance.

During the next few weeks the North Fulton Amateur Radio Emergency Service net on 147.06 repeater we will begin training on D/Rats. You do not have to have a D/Star radio as we can do the training using just the repeater to supplement the training and the D/Rats program running on your home computer.

Georgia State ARES Meeting

The Georgia State ARES meeting will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 in Forsyth GA.

Please check this link for the latest agenda.

http://gaares.org/documents/2013_ARES_Meeting_AGENDA.pdf

2013 Publix GA Marathon ARES Volunteer Signup Form

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFRU...

It's that time of year again! Please consider volunteering again for the Publix Georgia Marathon on St. Paddy's Day. This is the largest public service event of the year for DeKalb ARES, requiring almost five dozen Ham Radio Operators, so please forward this message to any hams you think may be interested and available to assist.

January 2013 NFARES Meeting

This is a reminder of the North Fulton Amateur Radio Emergency Service meeting that will be held on Tuesday evening, January 8th at the Brandon Hall School. The school is located at 1700 Brandon Hall Drive off Spalding Road in Sandy Springs, GA.

Our featured presentation will be by John WB4QDX, EC Gwinnett. He will talk about using D-Rats for digital communications. D-Rats has form handling much like what we saw with fldigi / flmsg.

2012 SET (Simulated Emergency Test) Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3-6PM

NFARL / NFARES 2012 SET

Our 2012 SET (Simulated Emergency Test) is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2012, 3:00-6:00 PM. The drill will be our response to a simulated (hopefully not real) tornado.

We sure would like to have you join us this year. All hams are welcome. You don't need to be an ARES member or be experienced in emergency communications. A special welcome goes out to newly licensed hams!

CERT Tornado Drill sponsored by Sandy Springs Fire/Rescue, April 21, 2012

Seven NFARES and two NFARL members were among 11 hams, (Wayne – KG5WU, Tom – W4UOC, Mike – AD4MC, Steve – KK4DSW, Chuck – AE4CW, Linda – KJ4NYT, Shelia – KD4NKE, Bill – K4YJI, Bill – K4YJJ, Phil – KK4EFN, Stuart - AK4EX) who helped provide communications for the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Tornado Drill sponsored by Sandy Springs Fire/Rescue. The drill was held on the campus of St. Joseph's Hospital and included about 150 citizen volunteers in moulage (made up to appear injured).

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