Lessons Learned from Derecho

ARES net Controllers:


  • Gary W0GRY 1st Tuesday of each month
  • Colin W9UPK 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Dan KB0LSJ 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • ARES meeting 4th Tuesday of each month no net, meeting EOC 7:00 PM 
  • Brian KE0HOZ 5th Tuesday and Fill in


Beginning Tuesday, September 18th ARES nets will be done on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM


ARES Drill​


The ARES team participated in an exercise March 24, 2018. The exercise was used to practice passing information and to locate areas that have trouble reaching the repeater. A number of members took part and we identified areas that need work to be a more successful team. Thanks to all of those that took part. Colin W9UPK

ARES training nets are held every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM. This time is used to train members in message handling and procedures. Drills and other pertinent information are passed to the team at this time.

Black Swan Exercise



Members of the ARES Team participated in a four state exercise lead by the Ohio State National Guard.

We were able to call up 8 members. The exercise consisted of passing information concerning flooding and road closures in the Bellevue area. A number of local messages were passed and the request for manpower and equipment was forwarded to the state level (national guard)  using our HF capabilities. Another message was sent to a Clinton Iowa ham to warn them of impending river problems.

The drill was deemed a success. We found areas that needed work and that is why we run drills. The team will be training on those areas of weakness on the third Tuesday of each month at the EOC at 7:00 pm. We encourage all team members to attend.