NWS Melbourne Skywarn Recognition Day 2016

During the first weekend of December, the National Weather Service Office in Melbourne, Florida will support SKYWARN™ Recognition Day for the 18th consecutive year. The event for Amateur Radio (ham) operators will be held from 7 pm Friday, December 2nd until 7 pm Saturday, December 3rd and is co-sponsored by the NWS (www.weather.gov) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL; www.arrl.org). We will also host a SKYWARN™ Open House from … Read more…

MS 150 For Volusia & Flagler Canceled

I just got the announcement that due to the devastation in Volusia and Flagler county’s the MS 150 has changed the route this year. The MS 150 will only be on Saturday and only in the north part of the route. Flagler and Volusia will not be included in the MS 150 route this year. They apologize to all the people that volunteered and thank you for all you do. Anyone still … Read more…

Photo’s Or Video’s During Matthew

Could any one that volunteered for VARES ether at a shelter or there home, please send photos or videos of yourself at there station? When I send my report to the section emergency coordinator and section manager. It helps to have photo’s or video’s showing how we used our skills and frequencies during the disaster. You can send them to KG4HBN@GMAIL.COM Thank you and I hope you, family and friends are … Read more…

Volusia ARES Standing Down

At about 5:30PM EOC gave VARES the ok the stand down and start heading home. The county is very happy with all the work ARES did and helped with communications during this disaster.  I would like to thank everyone that deployed, volunteered from home and stayed on frequency in case they were needed. You all did a wonderful job and went beyond what anyone could ask. The turn out was … Read more…