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

VARES Frequency List Updated

The frequency list sheet has been updated with a new simplex frequency. It was updated tonight. (9/6/17). This sheet lists all primary and secondary frequencies used. We suggest you put the frequencies in your radio’s memory in the same order listed. This way if someone needs to use a radio everyone will know what memory channel to go. https://www.volusiaares.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VARES-freq-list-9-6-17.pdf

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

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

Skywarn Basic & Advanced classes

There will be a basic skywarn class on Tuesday August 15 at the Daytona International Speedway – One Daytona Boulevard, Daytona 500 Room, 1st floor. There will be an Advanced class on Tuesday August 22 at the Daytona International Speedway – One Daytona Boulevard, Daytona 500 Room, 1st floor. For more information and to register please visit. http://www.weather.gov/media/mlb/skywarnclasses.pdf

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 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

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