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 gift card. First prize: $20 Gift Card Second Prize: $10 Gift Card Third Prize: $5 Gift Card To participate go to 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 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¬†and fill out the form to help coordinate efforts. You can also contact me directly at. Karl Martin KG4HBN Emergency Coordinator Volusia … Read more

ARES Public Event & WestVARS Tailgate

This Saturday April 22nd 2017 will be the Westvars tailgate & ARES public event. It will be held at the Deland Lowe’s located at 303 E International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724. The tailgate starts at 8:00 AM and end around 12 PM or 1 PM. ARES will have a HF and VHF station setup to promote amateur radio and emergency service to the public. Everyone licensed or not are welcome … 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

Severe Weather Expected Wednesday & Thursday.

The National Weather Service is expecting severe weather today and tomorrow. This system can bring heavy rain, lightning and winds. If you can hear thunder you can be struck by lightning. You can find out more about this event at. The Volusia county skywarn net is held on the 147.240+ T123 if there is a sever weather activation.

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