Tropical Disturbance #1

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 740 PM EDT WED MAY 25 2016 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Cloudiness and showers over the western Atlantic Ocean a few hundred miles northeast of the Bahamas are associated with a newly formed area of low pressure. Environmental conditions are expected to gradually become more conducive for … Read more…

WX4NHC Annual Station Test 5/28

The National Hurricane Center will have the annual station test on May 28th from 9am to 5pm. All the information can be found at the following link. http://w4ehw.fiu.edu/wx4nhc_annual_test_2016-annoucement.html   Karl Martin VARES EC kg4hbn@gmail.com

EchoiLink on 147.240

People have asked to add Echolink to the 147.240 repeater a few times in the past year. Thanks to Charlie WX4CB for the next month or so we will test having Echolink running on the 240. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to try using echolink on the repeater or connect to the repeater using echolink. The only restriction we have is that ARES NCS’s not use Echolink to run a … Read more…

Hurricane Expo this Saturday 

Volusia ARES will be participating in this years hurricane expo this Saturday the 21st starting at 9:30 AM. This is a public event and all are welcome. Some of the other participants included, Volusia County emergency management, Volusia County sheriffs office and the National Weather Service are just a few that will be there. There will be fingerprinting for the kids.  Special needs registration and displays of equipment. The event … Read more…

May 18th Hurricane SET information.

*** Updated 5/16 *** The May 18th Hurricane S.E.T will start around 9am est. We will be simulating deployment to shelters and other locations that might be open during a hurricane. This is a tabletop exercise and there is no need to physically deploy to any location. If you decide you want to physically deploy to a location you can do so. IMPORTANT – Schools will be in session during … Read more…