We had the unit up and operational for VHF/UHF, DSTAR, and HF by 0900. We were able to erect the 40 and 80 meter NVIS HF antennas and the multiband vertical HF antennas and all systems worked well today.
I had coordinated ahead of time with several operators down in Coastal Georgia near Savannah and Fort Stewart so that we could simulate moving traffic between the Guard units at Clay and at Fort Stewart. We were able to successfully make contact with several on HF voice and HF digital using PSK31. Made contact with NT4TH at the CRTC near Savannah International Airport, Dwight Biechler at the Liberty County EOC, and Tom Gillan in Savannah.
Thanks to all who participated today and continuing to demonstrate to the Georgia Guard our extensive capabilities to provide reliable communications for them.
Cobb County ARES members:
Guy McDonald - K4GTM
Anthony Gaito - KC0CSG
Dawn Humphries - KI5EV
Eldon Morris - N1MN
Chris Loftus - KK4LZW
Georgia State Defense Force :
Roger Shaddick - N7BU
Coastal Georgia Operators:
Todd Hargrave - NT4TH
Dwight Biechler - K4YPM
Tom Gillan - KG3Z
|What our communications network looks like|
|Cobb County ARES EMCOMM Unit set up at the Joint Operations Center|
|Chris-KK4LZW operating the HF station|
|Anthony-KC0CSG and Chris-KK4LZW working on the HF NVIS antenna|
|Got all of the antennas hooked up|
|Chris-KK4LZW and Dawn-KI5EV erecting the VHF/UHF antenna|
|Anthony-KC0CSG fueling up the generator|