“If you’re not risking you life for what you believe in, you’re probably on the wrong side.”


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Welcome to my Web site!

This Web site is dedicated to Amateur Radio in general, and specifically to Emergency Radio Communications in the Mid-Ohio valley.

Emergency Communications in the Mid-Ohio Valley

Wood County Emergency Communications, Inc. (WCEC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer Amateur Radio organization that provides backup, overload, and emergency communications to support public safety agencies, and also provides volunteer communication support for community events. WCEC also holds a seat on the Wood County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

All licensed Amateur Radio operators who are members of WCEC are also members of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), many are members of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), and all have received training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). [More information.]

My Presidential Candidate

Here is a list of qualities that I expect to see from not just a presidential candidate, but from all elected officials at all levels of government — federal, state, and local.

Amateur Radio License Examinations in Wood County

Members of Wood County Emergency Communications who are certified Volunteer Examiners provide frequent Amateur Radio license examinations. No Morse code is now required! Click here for the current schedule.

Join Our Weekly Net

The WCEC weekly phone net is every Sunday night at 20:30 (8:30 PM for you non-radio people) on 147.255 MHz with a PL tone of 131.8. On the first Sunday of the month the net operates simplex. The net is open to all licensed Amateurs, and typically runs for about 45 minutes. A schedule of other local nets is here.

Communications Unit Leader (COML) Resources

The All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader training course is provided by the Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications. This course trains emergency responders to serve as Radio Communications Unit Leaders (COMLs) during all-hazards emergency operations under the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS). This training will significantly improve communications across the multiple disciplines and jurisdictions responding to an incident. I have put a few resources for local COMLs here.

Wear Your Emergency Medical Information

Most people know they should carry a card in their wallet that provides the Emergency Room staff with information about critical health concerns. Most people don't know that they have to be conscious to hand that information to the E.R. doctor! Here's what to do.

Protect Your Gun Rights

Why are your personal rights to keep and bear arms so critically important? Because only you are responsible to defend your property, your life, and the lives of your family. The U.S. Supreme has ruled in multiple cases that the police have no responsibility to protect you, only to try to identify and apprehend the person who rapes your daughter or murders your son. [More here.]

My Other Web Sites

The Center for Messianic Learning. The Messianic Jewish Restoration, or Modern Messianic Judaism, is a prophetic movement that marks the beginning of the fulfillment of a long series of Biblical prophecies. If we believe that the Bible is the Creator’s handbook for humanity, shouldn’t we be doing Bible things in Bible ways, and naming Bible things with Bible words? Shouldn’t we be doing what the Bible says we should do?.

More to be listed soon.

“Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.” - Unknown

U.S. Embassy Releases Video Taking
Tough Immigration Stance…
But Only On Israelis!

But the so-called “President” is still doing

to defend our southern border,
and is actively preventing
our southern states from defending it!!

Read the article here