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My goal is to make sure this website is always current during my term(s) as section manager. I want to have as many communication methods available as possible to hear what you in the Oregon section have to say. This is one of many ways for me to hear you. I welcome any suggestions for content. With the help of the section leadership, it will be added to continually. I look forward to working with you and am making plans to visit all the affiliated clubs in the state during my first year in office and hope to be able to participate in some of your activities. I have visited some ARES groups as well.

Also please keep in mind that this website is a work in progress and we will do our best to keep it updated with the information provided by our amateur radio community. Currently login access is limited primarily to the Oregon section cabinet. I am beginning to provide access to individuals designated by the DEC's for updating ARES-related information. As we make more features available you will be notified via the arrloregon Yahoo Group. Join the group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrloregon/.

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Friday 03 September 2010
Clatsop County OADN Quarterly Connectivity Test - September 2010

TO: Kevin Hedgepeth NB7O
POSITION: State ARES Emergency Coordinator

FROM: Roxann Holwege AB7HO
POSITION:Clatsop County ARES

SUBJECT: Oregon ARES Quarterly OADN Connectivity Test Report
DATE/TIME:Sept 3, 2010 / 1546 hours


Reporting County:
Location of Station where this connectivity test was conducted:Clatsop County
EOC Callsign used in OADN quarterly connectivity test:N7AST

A. Oregon ARES Digital Network HF Pactor Station Connectivity Test
1.) Station Contacted (W7ODN or K7ODN):Could not contact either station
2.) Date of Contact:attempt made 3 Sept 2010
3.) Time of Contact:
4.) Frequency/Band:
5.) Maximum Throughput observed in Airmail:

B. Winlink (non-OADN) HF Pactor Station Connectivity Test
1.) Station Contacted:K7DAV
2.) Date of Contact:3 Sept 2010
3.) Time of Contact:1531 hours
4.) Frequency/Band:7064.40 USB / 40 Meters
5.) Maximum Throughput observed in Airmail: 301 bytes/ Minutes

C. Oregon ARES Digital Network Neighboring County VHF Packet Connectivity Test
1.) Neighbor county where gateway is located:Wahkiakum County Washington
2.) Station Callsign:K7GA-10
3.) Frequency:145.630
4.) Connection made via (enter direct or the specific path used):Via NM7R-8

D. Problems identified that can be solved locally
We still need to improve the configuration of our HF antenna.

E. Problems identified that need follow-up by OADN Development Team

S-SIGNATURE: /S/Roxann Holwege AB7HO
POSITION:Clatsop County ARES

REPLY: Roxann, Thank you for the Qrtrly Report. Your information will be included in the next section

I concur that you may need to work on the HF antenna. You should be able to work W7ODN on 80M

When reporting the max throughput could you refer to the connection speed in the lower left corner of you
window? This way I have consistent info to work with throughout the state. Thanks for your help with
the cables at the Leadership Conference.

Seven three de

DATE/TIME: 6 September 2010/1300
S-SIGNATURE: /S/ Kevin Hedgepeth
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Oregon Cabinet
Section Manager
Everett Curry, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon

Assistant Section Managers

Southwestern Oregon
Dan Bissell, W7WVF
Bandon, Oregon

Youth and Mentoring
Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR
Portland, Oregon

Pat Roberson, W7PAT
Aloha, Oregon

Affiliated Club Coordinator
Dan Bathurst, WA7ABU
Salem, Oregon

Official Observer Coordinator
Everett W Curry Jr, W6ABM
Hillsboro, Oregon

Section Emergency Coordinator
Vince VanDerHyde, K7VV
Salem, Oregon

State Government Liaison
Kevin E Curry, KA7KYQ
Tigard, Oregon

Section Traffic Manager
D Scott Gray, W7IZ
Clatskanie, Oregon

Technical Coordinator
Ron Fial, KO7V
Oak Grove, Oregon
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