|Greene County, Ohio, Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (center)|
with Hamvention officials Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT (left) and
Michael Kalter, W8CI. (K0NEB photo)
According to DARA, Fischer checked into the SET net from his office and learned that, while his handheld was able to access the local weather net repeater, it was not sufficient to give him good simplex communication with the ARES Command Center at a local fire station.