Washington County ARES/RACES

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
•ARES HF Net 3.964mhz – 1st & 3rd
Tuesdays have a message to give
•Register with “mail chimp”
Winlink Class 1/10/2015
N7QQU B @ Synopsis
Sundays at 6PM Voice 440.550
8PM Digital 440.550
•Ronler Fire Station
•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
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
•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.
•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.”)
D-RATS Mapping
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.
Click on Registration
Step-by-step instructions:
Typical Radio Configuration
•Frequency: 440.550 MHz
•Repeater Offset: +5 MHz
•Mode: DV
•MYCALL: Your Callsign Here (e.g. “KU7PDX▪▪”)
•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
21 ,
Saturday, February
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
• 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
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
• Share knowledge and experience with COAD
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.
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
Tone 127.3
+5Mhz Offset
•What Did I Miss

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