Winter Field Day 28 – 29 2017

Winter Field Day will be January 28 – 29 2017. This is a joint event between ARES and DBARA. The event will be held at. Florida Hospital New Smyrna 401 Palmetto St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 In the south side parking lot on the corner of Smith St. & Palmetto St. Due to space and possible interference, We will be restricting the number of stations at this event. Go … Read more…

Hope KM4IPF on “Last Man Standing” Ham Station

Here is a Video of Hope KM4IPF on set of Tim Allen KK6OTD show “Last Man Standing”. Every week they invite a ham to operate the station on set. She got 139 contacts in just 2 hours, Congratulations. You can find out more about Hope and her family of hams at

No Meeting In December

There will be no meeting this month due to the holiday season. The next meeting will be January 21 2017. One of the topics for the meeting will be the final planing for winter field day. Up dates to winter field day will be posted here and on the Yahoo group. We hope everyone has a happy holiday. VARES Team

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 ( and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL; 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…