June 25, 2016
Field Day 2016 – Red Cross Agency Visits
Field Day Planners in the American Red Cross Central and Southwest Texas Red Cross Region (CSTAR Region TX* County List below).
ARES® is THE partner for Red Cross Communications.
Field day is a great way to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions.
It is also a great way for Red Cross Officials to better understand what Radio Operators can do.
Red Cross in the CSTAR Region is supporting Agency Visits to Field Day sites in our region. As a part of this visit we will provide documentation you can use to prove a “Site Visit by invited served agency official” for Bonus points. We will also supply a message suitable for bonus points for ICS Messages handled.
To register for a site visit please send your email request by 06/10/2016 to:
kevin.mccoy who is located at redcross.org Containing the following details:
Name of group:
Preferred date and time of visit:
Contact Name / Call Sign / Cell Phone
We will reply with our visit plan.
The following Counties are contained in the American Red Cross CSTAR TX region.
North Texas Section
Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan
West Texas Section
Andrews, Borden, Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Upton, Ward, Winkler
South Texas Section
Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Crockett, Dimmit, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lee, Leon, Llano, Madison, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Milam, Real, Robertson, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Washington, Webb, Williamson, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
If your county is not listed you can still contact your local Red Cross and request a visit.
http://www.redcross.org Select locate your local chapter in the top bar.
JUNE 15- SEPTEMBER 1
Denton County Amateur Radio Association special notification
Amateur Radio on the air at Philmont
Amateur radio will be on the air from Philmont throughout the summer. Watch for K2BSA/5 on the porch near the Tooth of Time Traders.
You’re invited to participate, or observe. Dale Finley, ham radio call sign KB5NFT, will be the primary operator. He will be using equipment provided by Icom America, a sponsor of amateur radio within Scouting.
Antennas will be suspended high in the nearby trees as well as vertical antennas on the ground. These antennas along with Icom’s transceiver will allow communication across the country and at times around the world.
Operation will be subject to Dale’s availability and that of other authorized operators. It will definitely include ARRL Field Day in June. Posters will provide updated schedules of expected days and times of operation. Or just watch for them on the porch!
Summer 2016 Modes and Frequencies
June 15 – Sept. 1 we will operate as k2bsa/5
at the Philmont Scout Ranch Cimarron, NM
Our goal: Operate mostly digital psk, rtty, mt63, winlink modes
Showing ham radio to as many scouts and staffers using Icom products
PSK31 USB Main Mode of Operation
1.838 (occasional operation)
3.580 (occasional operation)
7.040 to 7.060 for region 1 and region 3,
7.070 and 7.080 for region 2 *
80m 3.940 & 3.690 (3.920-3.940 Extra Segment)
10m 28.350-28.400 (Incl Novice & Techs) 6m 50.160-50.200
Echolink Node JOTA-365
FSQ HF Frequencies
3594 kHz USB (sunset to sunrise)
7104 kHz USB (sunrise to sunset)
10144 kHz USB (local day, DX night)
IRLP Node 9091
DMR Make contact and move to DMR-MARC UA talkgroups or to the DCI TAC-310 talkgroup
Dstar Reflector REF033A
2 Meter FM Simplex
Calling Channel or 146.52
70 CM FM Simplex
446.000 as Calling Channel
Local Area Repeaters & Frequencies:
TAOS ARC main call and monitoring frequency 147.120 + 67PL
147.140 + 67PL Taos Ski Megalink
444.350 + 100 Iron Mountain Eagle Nest MegaLink
444.975 + 123PL Taos Ski Valley (Enchanted Circle Link)
147.340 + 100PL Angel Fire (Enchanted Circle Link)
145.390 – 100PL Red River (Enchanted Circle Link)
146.500 & 146.52 Simplex
147.2800 + 100PL Raton MegaLink
446.7750 – Dstar KD0RDI
147.200 + 67 Wagon Mound MegaLink
Note: There could be other nodes such as Allstarlink and Echolink in TAOS