RI ARES had planned to do a Winter Field Day in cooperation with the RI EMA. Unfortunately one of the RI EMA Emergency Communications Command Post vehicles is out for repair and they cannot spare a vehicle for our exercise. As such, we will not be hosting a Winter Field Day event this year. Plans are in the works to set something up for Field Day in June.
That said, there are several other groups holding Winter Field Day this year in Rhode Island. If you want to participate, get in touch with them and see if they could use your help!
KC1CUE – Coventry RI Emergency Management Agency
W1SYE – Newport County Radio Club
W1OP – Providence Radio Association
If you know of another event to add to this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
As many of you may knw, the NB1RI (KA1RCI) Repeater Network links have been down for some time. This limits our ability to do a statewide net. As an interim solution some of the ARES leadership have been running nets on some of the standalone NB1RI repeaters. On the 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm tune in to a repeater near you and if you hear a net, check in!
Some of the machines we try to activate are Cumberland 147.170, Westerly 147.390, Exeter 146.985, and Portsmouth 147.075. If you want to help by becoming a Net Control station get in touch with your local RI ARES coordinator.