Rhody Run Preparation

Here are some files that were requested during the VECOM meeting this morning.

Here is the latest Jefferson County VECOM frequency list in csv and pdf formats. I looked for Clallam lists to add a cross reference and found that their lists seem to be password protected. The only ones I found were from 2006. They were very different. I think it is best to have a printout of our list in your go kit and to know how to add new channels when needed.

There was a request for the all milepost form for the Rhody Run. Here it is.

Thanks to those of you who attended this month’s meeting.

Roger KL7HI will be doing the June meeting and will likely do a live demo of HF or VHF email data.

73 Dick Illman
Jeffco ARES EC

Downloads (PDF):


ACES Training Opportunity

VECOM team,
Lynn has not been mandating ACES training, this is short notice, and the Redmond event is on the same weekend as our Search and Rescue event, but you might consider attending this training. It is not as important for supporting just within Jefferson County but there are other areas of Washington and the US that do mandate this training.

If you did attend the training there might be an opportunity to provide the rest of us training content we could use.


Dick Illman
Continue reading “ACES Training Opportunity”

Rhody Run 2016

rhody-run-logoThis year’s Rhody Run in Port Townsend is Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 at 11:00 hours PDT.
Attached (PDF downloads) are the three critical pieces of information for the people who signed up to help with the Rhody Run.
Here are some reminders:
  • We will meet at Elks parking lot at 9:00 a.m. race day (May 22nd)
  • Elks will have breakfast if anyone is interested
  • Sun Screen or rain protection (to be determined day of race)
  • Clip board
  • Pencils
  • Lawn chair
  • Portable or mobile w/ charged batteries
  • We will pass out vests for each mile post
  • An earphone is useful if you have one
We will use the following frequencies:
  • Main Frequency:  145.15 MHz minus offset with a CTCSS tone of 114.8 Hz. (the Port Townsend Repeater)
  • Alternate Frequency: 145.15 MHz simplex with a CTCSS tone of 114.8 Hz. (the Repeater output frequency)

Volunteers, please print the following attachments:

Regards, Gary.

Kinetic Skulpture Race

Hi Everyone,

Here are the assignments for this year’s Kinetic Skulpture Race:

Kinetic Assignments – 2015

I want to thank you for participating in this public service event/training exercise. I think we’ll have a lot of fun and learn some things too. For the people who signed up for Saturday, we will plan on getting together around the American Legion sometime around 1:00 pm. There will be a lot going on before then so you may want to get there earlier just to see the insanity. Sunday, we will meet at 10:30 at the Safeway (Haynes) Park and Ride to check radios, sync watches, answer questions, make last minute changes, etc. We will pass out the t-shirts for those that didn’t get them Saturday.

Remember, if you want to see the water race on Saturday come on down. We still have a couple of openings.

I also want to THANK (in capital letters) Dick Illman and Roger Maynard for the super job they have done to add digital capability to the EOC and cover the Fall Simulated Emergency Test for the rest of us while we do the Kinetic Skulpture Race.

I’m looking forward to seeing you this weekend.


Gary, KD7MWL

All County Picnic a Success

ARES representatives man the "Corndog" communications trailer at the all-county picnic. Photo by KL7HI.
ARES representatives man the Jefferson County Emergency Management communications trailer at the all-county picnic. Photo by KL7HI.

Perfect weather and good company was the order of the day at the All County Picnic.  ARES members and Marrowstone Island Emergency Preparedness folks worked together to demonstrate ham radio emergency communications to the public.

Many members of the public wanted to learn more, and filled the sign-up roster for the ham radio licensing class to be held in September.  To learn more about the upcoming class, click on this link to check out the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club website.