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

ARES August Meeting

The meeting is this weekend 8/19/17 starting at 1pm. You can find directions here. The agenda will cover  September 10th Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society (LMARS) Champions Ride  October 14 & 15 Bike MS 150 – This is just the current information and the September meeting will be dedicated to the October Bike MS 150  Net procedures before and after a deployment We look forward to seeing you there. — Karl … Read more

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

Submit Your Volunteer Hours

Starting June 1st and ending November 31st we want you to start submitting your volunteer hours at a chance to win a Amazon.com gift card. First prize: $20 Gift Card Second Prize: $10 Gift Card Third Prize: $5 Gift Card To participate go to volusiaares.org and click ARES>Volunteer Hours and submit the hours you volunteer. Hours are counted in 30 minute increments. 0.5 = 30 minutes 1.0 = 1 hour. … Read more

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

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