Hurricane Irma Debrief

I hope everyone came out of the storm unharmed and your family safe. We at VARES are keeping those affected by hurricane Irma in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery. Like Matthew Volusia is very lucky. This could have been much more devastating if Irma took one of the earlier paths. VARES is still in a stand by mode in case emergency management require our services in the … Read more

Hurricane Irma 6PM 9/4/17

This is the latest report on hurricane Irma by Volusia County Emergency Management and  National hurricane Center as of 6pm. VCEM is monitoring Irma. They have been in conference calls twice a day with the NWS, NHC and FDEM. They will keep everyone up to date as things change. From the NHC   — — Karl Martin KG4HBN Emergency Coordinator  Volusia Amateur Radio Emergency Service kg4hbn@gmail.com P/T 386-756-9861 volusiaares.org

Bike MS-150 Signup by September 4th – Update

Updated on 8/18/17 Bike MS-150 is set for Saturday October 14 – Sunday October 15. This event is in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The county’s of St. johns, Flagler and Volusia station volunteers at rest stops and intersections along the route to support communications and help track riders. Last year, due to hurricane Matthew the Ms had to make route changes and Volusia was unable to participate. … Read more

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

Field Day 2017 1 Month Away

Field Day 2017 is one month away on June 24th and 25th. If you plan on attending field day this year or want to bring out food or drinks to support the volunteers at field day, this is the time to let us know your plans. Go to https://www.volusiaares.org/field-day-2017/ and fill out the form to help coordinate efforts. You can also contact me directly at. Karl Martin KG4HBN Emergency Coordinator Volusia … Read more

April Monthly Meeting

VARES will be holding it’s monthly meeting on April 15th at 10 AM at the Volusia county fire training center located at 3889 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach 32124. We will be discussing this year’s field day, new location and new coordination. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Karl Martin KG4HBN Emergency Coordinator Volusia Amateur Radio Emergency Service kg4hbn@gmail.com P/T 386-756-9861 volusiaares.org

Chuck W4CFH Moving in April

Good evening everyone As some of you may know Chuck W4CFH has been planning a move out of state. The date is set for early April. This weekend will be his last ARES meeting. Chuck has server Volusia ARES for over 20 years. First as a volunteer and then as an AEC and net manager. Anyone wanting to wish Chuck a safe trip face to face is invited to come … Read more

March 11 MS Walk Updated on 3/9/17

REMEMBER: to signup on the Walk MS website. This way when you go to registration at the event your information is in place.  https://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/VARES   Here is the assignment sheet with all the details for Saturdays Walk MS 2017. This is in PDF format and can be downloaded or printed. I highly recommend everyone print a copy and have it with you during the event. This covers assignments, tactical callsigns, … Read more

ICS 100 & 700 Classes

The Volusia County Health Department will be holding free ICS-100 and ICS-700 classes every month for 2017. Everyone is welcome but you must pre-register with Gregory Melvin before you can take ether class. These classes can be taken online for free as well at https://training.fema.gov/nims/ After completing the class you will be given a certificate of completion. Please email a copy to kg4hbn@gmail.com or bring a copy to our next meeting. … Read more

ARES March 18th Meeting Time Change

During the February meeting it was discussed moving the ARES meeting time to 10am. Doing this would give people and ARES more time for activities in the afternoon. For now, this is just a temporary change just for the March and April meetings. If this time works better for our volunteers then we will make this a permanent change.    Meeting Agenda ED KA1G will be giving an NTS traffic handling … Read more