The May 2020 VARES meeting is cancelled because of COVID-19. We will hold a de facto meeting on the KV4EOC repeater on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 1900 EDT.
Tonight’s VARES weekly net will also include a SIMPLEX drill. Net control will be set up at the Volusia County EOC with a portable tower and will call the net as usual beginning at 19:00, EDT on the KV4EOC (147.240 … Read more
Volusia ARES will be conducting a simplex RF survey on April 1, 2020 at 17:30. We will start the exercise by holding a net to take check-ins on the KV4EOC repeater (147.240 +600 Tone 123.0). When checking in, please provide you … Read more
November 23rd & 24th is the Bike MS 150 and we need your help! There are still rest stops and SAG vehicle volunteers needed. For the first time, all communications are being handled by amateur radio operators and without your … Read more
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, the meeting has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Due to the approach of newly-named tropical storm Nestor, which is forecast to make landfall tomorrow morning in the big bend area of Florida, Volusia ARES is canceling its participation in the Simulated Emergency Test tomorrow. As of 15:00 Friday, … Read more
The two-day Bike MS-150 is November 23ed & 24th 2019. The event starts in northern St Augustine and goes south to Hilton in Daytona on A1A. The next day they ride back to St Augustine. If you would like to … Read more
Funeral service for Sam Mastrogiacomo, Mark Mastrogiacomo KE2WC’s brother will be held on October 11th, 2 PM at Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery 700 Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater Fl 32132. Everyone is welcome to be there.
Keep an eye on Tropical Storm Dorian. The latest NHC track brings it ashore just south of Volusia County as an 80 mph hurricane on Sunday night, with the track forecasted over Volusia County through the night. Keep in mind … Read more
Today I have sad news. Mark KE2WC’s brother Sam has lost his battle with cancer. Anyone who has met Mark has met his brother. They were both always active in VARES, participated in many public events, local clubs and both … Read more