ARES Meeting on July 15th At 1PM

This Saturday is the monthly ARES meeting. It will be held at the normal meeting location but at a new time 1pm. You can find directs here. Meetings Agenda Field day results and lessons learned. Repeater, shelter and hospital survey. The last week of this month or start of August we will have a survey to check for changes in the 147.240 and other repeaters antenna pattern and strength. We … Read more

Missing Alzheimer’s Patient 

Harrold Cantarell White Male 6ft 160 lbs Mixed Dark and graying hair Multi colored horizontal striped shirt Dark USN ball cap Last seen on 7/5/17 around 17:00 (5pm) Heading East from Indigo Palms Assisted living On National HealthCare blvd May be heading to Flagler where he previously lived Contact DB EOC at 671-5555 with information.

TD Four 2017

  Taken from hurricanes.gov BULLETIN Tropical Depression Four Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL042017 1100 AM AST Fri Jul 07 2017 …DEPRESSION FORECAST TO DEGENERATE INTO A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION LOCATION…15.6N 50.9W ABOUT 690 MI…1115 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1011 MB…29.86 … Read more

NWS Radar Out Of Service

The National Weather Service in Melbourne announced today that the radar took a direct lighting strike yesterday taking it out of service. This strike caused sever damage to the radar and they have no return to service date at this time. Until service is restored, they suggest using the radar from NWS Tampa. http://www.weather.gov/tbw/

Field Day Testing Session Time Change

The testing session scheduled for 9am has been moved to 3pm. The powerpole workshop is still scheduled for 3pm but will be held outside. If you can not make the workshop at 3pm you are still welcome to come out any time during the field day event. It doesn’t take long to show you how to make the changes. I hope this does not present any inconvenience. Karl Martin KG4HBN

Hurricane Season Starts off Active

Hurricane season this year is starting off very active. We have had 3 tropical depressions and 2 of those have become named tropical storms. This is a great time to remind everyone to be ready. Have your go kits ready and your batteries charged. Here are some resources to keep bookmarked this season. National Hurricane Center hurricanes.gov National Weather Service Melbourne  weather.gov/melbourne Volusia County Emergency Management  https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/ 2017 Volusia County … Read more

Hurricane Season June 1 – November 31

Hurricane season starts June 1st and extends to November 31st. Currently the National Hurricane Center hurricanes.gov is predicting higher then normal tropical activity this season. As emergency communication volunteers we must be prepared, ready and trained when disaster strikes Volusia and Florida. First you need to be prepared by having a personal kit ready. What I mean by personal kits are the items you will need if you leave your house or … Read more