Tag: Emergency Communicators

New DMR Help and Information Pages

Since our last DMR training, the SRARC has had a large growth in the number of members getting involved with DMR.
As with any new radio or mode, we all have questions and issues. To help with those I have created a new section for DMR Radio on the SRARC Website. The new section is located on the main menu of our website.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be adding helpful information about various problems and solutions along with reviews on various DMR radios and configurations. The price range of DMR radios is wide so I’ll list several options that are worth looking into.
I’m also in the process of creating a Code Plug for the SRARC Members to help you get started using your new DMR Radio. It’ll contain the common digital talkgroups and I’ll be organizing all the VHF/UHF repeaters by distance radiating from the 145.230 W4CAT Lavergne Repeater. As well as the NWS, RC ARES and Mt Juliet Simplex Frequencies.

If you have any suggestions of things you’d like to learn about with DMR please feel free to contact us using the Contact Us form on the website.

Thank You,
Glenn Clute – W1KOM
Stones River Amateur Radio Club Vice President

ARES Update

The ARRL has switched to a new format for improving ARES and giving members a way to track their progress. The ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book will serve as a record of the training and skills achieved by each ARES member.
ARES members will need to keep the Task Book updated and signed off by their ARES EC as they complete various tasks.
Then, If asked to deploy for an ARES event you will need to present the Task Book as a record of your abilities.

This is from page 2 of the ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book.

“The Task Book is a working document that enables those ARES® communicators electing to participate in the ARRL training plan to track and document their training plan elements as they are completed towards the various levels of increasing proficiency. The Task Book should contain all training plan items, completion dates, and sign-offs as the ARES® communicator transitions through the three skill levels. The ARES® communicator is responsible for maintaining his/her Task Book and having it with him/her during training and assignments. The Task Book also contains sections with definitions of the communicator levels, as well as common responsibilities.”

“Since the Task Book is personal to each ARES Communicator, each user should feel free to adapt it to their needs and requirements of their geographical region.”

The Documents below can all be found on the ARRL Website: http://www.arrl.org/ares
For more information about ARES in Rutherford Co. contact the ARES EC Kevin Malloy (KG4CXH) at KG4CXH@arrl.net

1: PDF version of the Task Book.

2:  Microsoft Word Version of the Task Book

3: ARES Manual [PDF]

4: ARES Field Resources Manual [PDF]

5: ARES Membership Registration Form