Loudoun ARES -LARG Operations Plan
for Reston Bike
Club's Century 2009
Dated: Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:15 PM de Gary Quinn - NC4S Loudoun ARES AEC
Mission: Provide radio
communications support to the Reston Bicycle
Club on Sunday August 23, 2009.
Procedures: This will be a directed
voice net operation. All
communication will be on the primary frequency unless directed by net control
secondary frequencies for the handling of traffic. The net control will be
located at the
home of Gary NC4S. Net control will use the call sign of K4LRG.
Net Primary frequency will be simplex 147.480 MHz with sub audible tone of 100
Net secondary frequency will be 443.00 MHz with sub audible of 88.5 Hz. This is
the N2LEE repeater.
The cross band repeater in Reston will utilize 445.925 MHz using sub audible
tone of 100 Hz for
the uplink in Reston to the simplex 147.480 net frequency.
Note: sub audible tone is used to reduce interference in Reston.
APRS systems will use 144.390 MHz
Site installations start at 5:30 AM Sunday August 24, 2007. Station captains
decide on exact time for setting up their stations.
Sites installed and operational by 6:30 AM
Net control establishes net at 6:30 AM and will begin station check in and
Full net operations will commence at 7:00 AM
All stations should note during the test period what stations they can receive
and provide a report to net control.
All sites and stations should remain operational until told to secure by net
Net control operators; Gary Quinn,
NC4S, Bill Buchholz, K8SYH, Bill McCourt, WF1L, Dennis Boehler, KF4TJI, Carol Boehler, KF4TJI, and Dave Putman KE4S
Schedule for net operations: KE4S 6:30 AM until net close, WF1L, 8 AM until 12
noon, K8SYH 8 AM until 4 PM, KF4TJI and KF4TJJ 11 AM until net close.
Reston Town Center operators; AI1V, Rick Miller, assisted by KE5APC
Jeff Slusher, set up until close, Doug Johnson, KJ4BRN, 8 AM until noon, and
KB2CEV Steve Tedesko, 8 AM until 4 PM.
RBC contact at site Susan Thompson, cell 703-209-7181.
Ashburn rest stop operators; KI4TXP,
Jay Ives, WB8WKU, Eugene May, set up until close, KU1T, Z Tyrlik, Anna Tyrlik,
KJ4EOS 7 bAM unti close and Dave Tucker, KJ4BRU 10 AM until noon.
RBC contact at site Kathy Shea, cell 703-505-6805
Hamilton rest stop operators; AI2C,
Norm Styer, assisted by W4AU, John Unger, set up until close, Jay Greeley, KI4UTB, 7 AM until 11, (travel to
Ashburn to be Sag 1), John Westerman , WB5ODJ.
RBC contact at site; Craig Ellis, 571-344-8357
SAG-1: Ashburn area (see half-metric
8:00 to noon; Driver: Ann West, RBC, 703-599-2849
Radio: Dave Wendland, KE4OKY
Meet: Ashburn rest stop , at 12
noon meet new driver, Jay Greeley, KI4UTB
Finish: Return riders that can't finish
SAG-2: Leesburg to Hamilton and final sweep to RTC (see metric cue sheet)
7:30 to ~3:00 with radio operator, to 5:00 without rider
Driver: John Shea, RBC, 703-501-8336
Radio: Kurt Reber, KI4FWB
Meet: Hamilton rest stop
Finish: radio when last rider gets to Hamilton
Driver -- when last rider leaves Ashburn pickup signs on final sweep. Relay
can't finish to Ashburn and call SAG-1 for pickup.
SAG-3: Taylorstown Loop (see century
sheet cue )
8:00 to ~2:00; Driver: Valentino Frate, RBC, 703-298-3614
Radio: Greg Drew, N3MXX
Meet: Hamilton rest stop
Finish: When last rider gets to Hamilton, please pickup signs on final sweep.
that can't finish to Hamilton rest stop and call SAG-2 for pickup.
SAG-4: Hamilton South and West
9:00 to ~3:00
Driver: Carlos Chapa, RBC 703-622-3287
Radio: Ken Sullivan, KJ4GYL
Meet: Hamilton rest stop
Finish: When last rider gets to Hamilton rest stop please pickup signs on final
Relay riders that can't finish to Hamilton rest stop and call SAG-2 for pickup.
Please continuously patrol your route, Look out for sign tampering, and carry
Tire pump, tire levers, adjustable wrench, spare tubes (RBC will provide paper towels extra
water, first-aid kit (RBC will provide), broom, road mark chalk, map, GPS, pen,
paper, incident report forms and extra cue sheets and tie-wrap cutter
Each SAG radio operator should call their respective SAG driver and
coordinate time for pickup, equipment installation and confirm
The net control will be located at the home of Gary NC4S. Net control
will use the call sign of K4LRG.
Net Primary frequency will be 147.480 simplex with sub audible tone of 100 Hz.
Net secondary frequency will be 445.975 simplex.
SAG vehicle operators will use 144.390 MHz for APRS SAG riders if possible will
provide APRS in the vehicle they are riding in.
Equipment: All stations should have FM capability on 144 and 440 MHz.
All stations will be powered using appropriate battery power to cover
the entire day's operational needs.
We will use tactical call sings where possible:
Bike1 for KS1G Steve Greene
When using tactical call signs best practice is to use your FCC call
as you complete each exchange. This will keep you legal.
Operation and event Notes:
Station captains, need to set up radios, power, antennas and shelters
for each of their respective sites. If they need resources to fulfill
this requirement please let Gary Quinn or one of the team members
assigned to the rest stop know so that they may assist in providing
the resources needed. You may also set up more than one station for
dual operation on both 144 MHz and 440 MHz.
Electrical power for all radios is to be battery power.
Safety: Make sure that you check antenna positions so that they will
not risk adverse RF exposure, make sure antennas will not contact
power lines, make sure that cables do not create a tripping hazard,
and make sure that you are sheltered and hydrated.
ALL OPERATORS, Be sure that you can be self sufficient for food and
water. I hope that you will be able to receive water at the rest
stops and snacks but it is better to be prepared to take care of your
needs independently. SAG riders especially need to take food and
water with them.
Time and Logs: All fixed stations
should keep logs and record traffic. Keep
a log of all communications for your station in daylight savings time in 24