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

TD Four 2017

  Taken from¬†hurricanes.gov BULLETIN Tropical Depression Four Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL042017 1100 AM AST Fri Jul 07 2017 …DEPRESSION FORECAST TO DEGENERATE INTO A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION LOCATION…15.6N 50.9W ABOUT 690 MI…1115 KM E OF THE LESSER ANTILLES MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 21 MPH…33 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1011 MB…29.86 … 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

Hurricane Season Starts off Active

Hurricane season this year is starting off very active. We have had 3 tropical depressions and 2 of those have become named tropical storms. This is a great time to remind everyone to be ready. Have your go kits ready and your batteries charged. Here are some resources to keep bookmarked this season. National Hurricane Center hurricanes.gov National Weather Service Melbourne  weather.gov/melbourne Volusia County Emergency Management  https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/ 2017 Volusia County … 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

Web Site Updates 5/31/17

I wanted to let people know there have been some changes in the menu system on volusiaares.org. A new tab called “ARES” has been created. Yahoo group link has been moved under ARES tab. Pages “Roster” and “Net Reports” have been moved under ARES tab. New pages named “VARES Requirements”, “Leaderboard” and “Submit Hours” located under ARES tab. New Page “VARES Requirements”, Volusia County Emergency Management to be compensated by … 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