Potomac Station Safety Day - 2005
Participation and Demonstrations By The
a bright sunny Sunday afternoon, many
community emergency services, public safety, police and fire fighting
groups and representatives gathers at
the John W. Tolbert, Jr. Elementary School
to participate in the local Potomac Station's community Safety Day.
The Loudoun Amateur Radio Emergency Service with members from the Loudoun
Amateur Radio Group of Loudoun County established several emergency
field radio stations and demonstrated emergency communication capabilities
using High Frequency, Very High Frequency, and Ultra High Frequency
Radios, including CW, Packet, and the Automatic Position Reporting
System. There were plenty of kids with dad or mom but they got distracted
by the Train Ride, the Moon Bounce and the Helicopter. So, not too
many got to the radio stuff. Anyway, it was a great day to practice
our deployment techniques. Best Regards, Norm Styer - AI2C.
Loudoun Amateur Radio Group Members In This Exercise:
Alert and Call For Assistance
- NC4S, Assistant Loudoun County ARES Emergency Coordinator
From: "NC4S" Date:
Tue May 10, 2005 12:13 am
The LARG Mobile Tower
Gary Quinn - NC4S of Lovettsville shows Alan - KB3LVU of Frederick, MD. the basic operation of the mobile tower. Alan plans to take the tower deep into West Virginia for the special operation from the "Quiet Zone" next month. WF1L - Bill and someone else looks on.
Up She Goes !!
Superman Gary Quinn - NC4S
Full Set Up
From the top, antennas - the most important items in any station - are a 2-Meter J-Pole, a 440-Yagi, a 2M-Yagi and a 40M Dipole.
On the right is the HF 40-Meter Station by Bill - WF1L
On the left are APRS and Packet Radio Stations by Dave - KE4S and David - K4ARP; along with some more 2-Meter antennas.
And walking around are several members with 2 and 440 handheld radios.
And, we exercised the WA4TXE Repeater that has recently relocated to the top of the 'old' Leesburg Hospital - it sounds very good!
Putman, KE4S of Woods Road - Leesburg had a full
APRS Station and Server tracking 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.
The Packet Radio
Mullins - K4ARP (r) shows off his completely portable, 12-volt
battery-powered Packet Station to Kurt - KI4FB.
40-Meter Fone es CW Station
They Try Dueling 706s
From Bottom Left: Kurt
Reber - KI4FWB, Dave Putman - KE4S, Gary Quinn - NC4S,
Mr. Mc Gruff says "Keep Your Guard Up !!"
When this Baby Landed, Everything Stopped !
As we 'Closed Station March Order,' the Kids were riding off into the sunset !