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December 2015 Bulletin Now Online

Our Mission:  To provide emergency communications to central Ohio public safety, emergency, health, government and relief agencies in times of disaster.
To keep our skills sharp, we provide communication support for many public service events. Enjoy the site and please contact us if you have questions.

John Montgomery, N8PVC
ARRL Emergency Coordinator
Franklin County, Ohio

COARES Wednesday Weekly Net
October 5 , 2016 8:00 PM
147.06 +Offset PL Tone of 94.8 Required

COARES October Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 07:30 PM

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office

5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd - Columbus, OH

Meeting Description: Marathon Meeting

OHIO SET – “Not your gramma’s SET!” The Ohio SET will be held on the national date of OCTOBER 1 – and our team is planning “the Big One” to be a true test of our capabilities! Here’s the deal: last year we handled a long-term power outage, and considered some of the radio-related issues that would present. This year, we’re moving way past that to TEOTWAWKI – “The end of the world as we know it”. Consider what would happen in society with a total breakdown, caused by any of several reasons. Food, water, all the necessities would become targets and behavior would presumably take a really bad turn. It will be up to us, as a remaining communications link, to pass important messages back and forth with other counties and the Sarge, to share what would surely become a much-desired commodity- information.

One cool addition to this year’s SET is the incorporation of the Ohio Military Reserve! We will be working with the OMR which will be conducting a tabletop to go along with our scenario. Next year, we are expecting actual movement of troops! So we have a military audience this year contributing to the exercise.

Expect to begin around 8 with alerting coming from the OHEOC to district then county EC’s. There will be injects throughout the day to keep everyone interested. Please plan to participate- it requires all of our effort to make this a success!

Sunday October 16th from 6:00am - 3:00pm
Columbus Marathon
Registration Procedures
Questions email Kal Dworkin - KA8RLC

Getting Started in Emergency Radio
(click the "Emergency Radio" logo)

COARES Operations Manual - Our handbook of operations
COARES Application - The Current Application to Join COARES
NVIS Presentation (5 MB) - Near Vertical Incidence Skywave
Simplex Hospital Communications Study (3 MB) - Requires Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
History of Hospital Antenna Testing
A Review of the Hospital Testing Program
The Hospital Antenna & Radio Testing Program - Rev 2
Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Operator vs. 1.01
COARES Recommended Radio Programming List vs. 2.0
Hospital Emergency Backup Antenna vs. 1 - Requires Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewe
ICS Forms Information
ICS-213 vs 1.1- COARES Message Form
ICS-214 - Activity Log


Site Index

What's New A list of recent changes in the web site
COARES Leadership A Who's Who in the organization.
COARES Nets Our weekly on-the-air meetings, in MP3 format
COARES Heritage A brief history.
COARES Repeaters Currently repeaters are off line, updates coming
COARES Events A complete listing of local activities that require COARES assistance.
Web Links A listing of Amateur Radio websites for the interests of Hams everywhere.
COARES Bulletin Our award winning monthly publication.
COARES Training Information on Training for Emergency Communications
COARES Sponsored VE Test Sessions Information for individuals wanting to take their Amateur Radio Examination.


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