As you know the bad weather is coming at us with the possibility of snow and ice. The ICE has the potential to cause power and communications outtages. To prepare for the possibility of the outages, we have been requested to staff the AUXCOMM position at the Wake County EOC starting at 3pm local time tomorrow, Wednesday 12 FEB.

I do not have all the details at this time, but need to know your availability to staff the Wake County EOC. Please rely to me directly with your availability and a primary / secondary phone number to contact you back with details on shift assignments.

Make sure your generators are fueled and tested before tomorrow.

Thank you for your support in this time of need.

Best Regards,

Frank Frank Pleshe N3FRP

Wake County AUXCOMM Coorinator

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AUXFOG now available

The AUXFOG manual has now been posted.




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The FLDIGI team has published a new manual that is easier to read

and provides additional details on setup and configuration.


There is both a PDF file for download/print located here:

and also an online HTML version located here:


I was impressed with the changes and think that you will benefit

by taking a few minutes to look at them and bookmark them for future






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FLDIGI and FLMSG training links

Training slides from Ryan N7RYN : N7RYN FLDIGI-FLMSG


NBEMS Intro:


Link to youtube video:

Another configuration video:



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2013 SET Details

We will participate in the SET on 14 DECEMBER.


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Winlink RMS RF only presentation


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GO BAG presentation by Steve K4WEB.

Steve K4WEB gave an outstanding GO BAG presentation this past weekend at the Shelby Hamfest.

You can find the presentation and a spreadsheet containing the materials list on the AUXCOMM.US


GREAT JOB Steve, and thank you for sharing the information!!!





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HAM Public Service (HPS) Net starts this week

A new group has been setup to unify the efforts of HAM’s in North Carolina and their participation in Public Service events.

The first on air net will begin this Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

Here is the latest net information from John AI4RT:

If you need repeater information:

Here are the repeaters we will be using:

441.725 (+)(100) – Raleigh Hub

443.450 (+)(100 – Cane Mt./Snow Camp

444.325 (+)(100) – Holly Springs

444.375 (+)(100 – Henderson

444.550 (+)(100 – Coats

444.775 (+)(100) – Cary

444.875 (+)(100 – Wendell

145.330 (-)(100) – Goldsboro

We hope to also add a Durham repeater in the near future.


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National Response Framework updated

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Training this Saturday – 13 July 8am – Cross band repeating

We will be meeting this Saturday the 13th @8am (I know….) to conduct a training session
on Cross Band repeating, common channel/frequency configurations with our HT’s and a after
action review of the Harris exercise on April 30th.

The location is open field area at Lake Crabtree at the first parking lot, (indicated by HERE on the map).

LakeCrabtree copy


My plan is to bring a pop-up shelter and a few folding tables along with required gear to conduct the training.

I would also suggest that you start familiarizing yourself with the FREEWARE program called CHIRP.  Going forward, we will have a common set of channels as defined by our Wake County ICS-217a which will be discussed during our training session.

Things to bring:

1. Folding chair
2. Your HT (programming cable / software / laptop / documentation(nifty guide)) – battery charged ;-)
3. Your current repeater list
4. Something to take notes

Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

I hope to see you this Saturday.


Frank N3FRP
AUXCOMM Coordinator
Wake County, N.C.

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