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

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 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 P/T 386-756-9861

ARES Meeting January 21

This Saturday the 21 at 3pm will be the monthly ARES meeting. This is a public meeting and everyone is invited. You don’t need to be a member of ARES to participate. The topics at this month’s meeting will be. Winter Field Day – Winter Field Day starts on January 28. We will cover all the details and coordination. Upcoming events – There are a few upcoming  events we will … Read more

July Meeting

This Saturday July 16 at 3PM will be the VAREs monthly meeting. You can find direction here. Here are just a few topics we will be covering. Field Day results Coke Zero Results MS150 in October Some website updates August special guests I hope everyone had a good holiday and I look forward to see you Saturday. Karl Martin EC

Have A Safe And Fun Field Day

Field Day 2016 starts this Saturday. The official start is 2PM local time and runs 24 hours. At the AG center the doors will open at 9AM for testing that will start around 10AM. We start setting up antennas at 11AM. Talk-in for this event is the 147.240 T123.0. for directions and other information, please visit out Field Day page at. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Field … Read more

Fl Gov. Issues Amateur Radio Proclamation

Gov. Scott issued the proclamation declaring June 20-26 “Amateur Radio Week in Florida”. Amateur Radio Week in Florida   Thanks to Steve Szabo WB4MMO for requesting this proclamation from Governor Scott. This proclamation celebrates amateur radio operators for being a critical link during disasters and providing emergency communications in times of need.