Emergency Preparedness Fair
With Participation By The
Location: LDS Church in Hamilton, VA - 15 Reid St. - Close to Harmony School
Event Coordinator: Robert Hyatt
Keynote Speakers and Slide Show Presentations:
Traci Winfree - American Red Cross - Loudoun Chapter
Kevin Johnson - Loudoun Co. Emergency Preparedness Operations Center
Robert Hyatt - Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints - The Bare Necessities
Bill McGann - Chief, Hamilton Fire Department
Dale Harrison - Loudoun Amateur Radio Group
Booths and Tables With Information:
American Red Cross Understanding National Threat Levels.
Loudoun Co. Emergency Preparedness Operations Center - Be A Volunteer.
Food Storage - Canning, Bottling, Storing Food for Emergencies.
Gardens - Information from the County Extension Office.
72 Hour Kits - See a Kit on Display for Home, Car, and Animals.
Emergency Supplies - Learn what to have in your home for emergencies
Water & Electric Generators - Learn how to store and purify water. Learn about Generators and safety issues.
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications - Learn how local Radio Operators aide during Emergencies.
The above billing was true: Everything you need to know and do to survive. The credit and a special thanks to Robert Hyatt for packaging and coordinating this event. More folks should have attended and those that did now have an advantage. Many thanks to Tom Dawson - WB3AKD the Emergency Coordinator for Loudoun County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Dale Harrison - K3CN, President of the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group for recognizing the value of us participating and to all who helped spread the word about the Amateur Radio Service. Best Regards, Norm Styer - AI2C.
Dawson - WB3AKD released the following message to the LARG and
Loudoun ARES Reflectors of Saturday evening.
Dawson - WB3AKD - Round Hill, VA, July 17, 2004 5:16 PM
was, without question, a very successful day for LARG Community relations.
As usual, LARG/ARES members Gary, NC4S, Bill, W3EMH, and numerous
others arrived promptly and had the trailer-tower parked, vertical,
and equipped, with the ARES repeater operating in less than a half
hour, which has got to be a record for us, and certainly was an outstanding
demonstration of our emergency preparedness capabilities."
The LARG Mobile Tower Supported ARES Repeater
Gary Quinn - NC4S of Lovettsville had brought in the LARG mobile tower and with the help of several veteran antenna men, the WB3AKD/R - Loudoun ARES Repeater was operational on 440 MHz. Dave Putman - KG4KZZ of Woods Road - Leesburg tailgated his APRS Demo next to the tower and had his own portable mast erected for his operation. And Red K0RAF displayed his neatly packaged mobile comm van.
Putman, KG4KZZ of Woods Road - Leesburg had a full APRS
Station and Server tracking Allon Stern - KE4FYL of Purcellville
in his mobile and Norm Styer - AI2C of Clarkes Gap in his mobile.
For demo purposes an AC-Powered Display was also available; otherwise,
everything was operated from deep-cycle 12-volt batteries.
Cross Band Repeater - KF4TJI
Boehler - KF4TJI of Leesburg deployed his mobile VHF - UHF station
to the ridge southeast of Hamilton and established a portable
cross band repeater to extend the range of the WB3AKD ARES 440
MHz Repeater into eastern Loudoun County. Communications were
conducted with mobiles and fixed stations east of Route 28.
The Mobile Comm Van of Red Davidson - K0RAJ of Hamilton
Red Davidson - K0RAJ of Hamilton brought his well equipped and neatly arranged communications van. It's equipped with HF, VHF and UHF packages and through his home repeater, Red can extend communications via the repeater or via an operational Internet-Based Echo link to other parts of the county, the state or the country.
Red Davidson - K0RAJ
Mobile HF Voice
VHF - UHF Between The Front Seats
The ARES and LARG Information Briefs
Tom Dawson - WB3AKD of Round Hill made a slide show ( Click Here - 472K PDF File ) and video brief to those that stopped by during the breakout sessions. He was assisted by Allon Stern - KE4FYL of Purcellville.
In the main briefing room, Gary Quinn - NC4S of Lovettsville, Dale Harrison - K3CN of Leesburg, and Larry Hughes - K3HE (not shown) provide information on Amateur Radio and Loudoun ARES and the LARG.
Important Critique From Jay Greeley, Loudoun ARC
Greeley - In Northern Iraq,
July 18, 2004, 2:22 AM
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