Flagler ARES Weekly Net Reminder.

Please remember to join us on the net tonight. The weekly Flagler ARES training net will be held on the 147.075/R plus 600 offset PL Tone 123.

We hold a net every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm minus meeting nights and holidays.

We welcome ALL licensed amateur radio operators to participate.

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Flagler ARES Needs You!!

Are you a licensed amateur radio operator? Soon to be licensed with an interest in Public Service and volunteering in your community? Then Flagler ARES needs you !!

Flagler ARES is a group of licensed amateur radio operators who volunteer their time and skills to varies agencies and organizations supporting communications. Our goal is to provide various modes of communications in the event that main resources have become incapacitated or overwhelmed. We are also able to provide communications resources before during and after large events.

Flagler ARES is a serving organization with Served Agencies like Florida Hospital Flagler and Flagler County Emergency Management Agency. There is something to do for everyone.

Flagler ARES meets the second Thursday of each month at Florida Hospital Flagler. Meeting time 6:30. Location Classroom D by the South Entrance in the Lind Education Center. We also hold a weekly net on the 147.075/R with a minus 600 offset and a PL123. Our nets are every Thursday minus meeting night and holidays.

To learn more about Flagler ARES please visit this web site which has a lot of valuable resources. You may also email AEC-PIO Eddie Cail at w2lec@arrl.net.

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Skywarn Storm Spotter Class Available.

These classes are only available twice a year… if you want to take this class, be sure to sign up!

Be a volunteer storm spotter! This class will train you what to look for and how to report potentially dangerous weather conditions, so that earlier warnings may be issued. The class also details how warnings are issued and why.

The National Weather Service and Flagler County Emergency Services will be hosting a Skywarn class on Monday April 28th, 2014 at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Assistant Warning and Coordination Meteorologist Angie Enyedi from the National Weather Service will conduct the class at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center located in the Flagler County Government Complex located at 1769 East Moody Blvd.


The EOC is located behind the Government Services Building. You can also use the entrance at 2927 East Moody through the Sunshine Business Complex.

TO SIGN UP for the class, please call Bob Pickering Emergency Management Technician at (386)-313-4250 or email BP at bpickering@flaglercounty.org

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April Volusia ARES Meeting Agenda.

We will be reviewing the PSN shelter exercise we had in March. I want to cover what worked and what needs improvement. Also discuss ways of communications between ARES and other groups in Volusia & Flagler like local hospitals and other emergency organizations.
With out preparedness and planing we would be no good to our served agencies and communities.
See you this weekend.

Karl Martin

Volusia County

ARES Emergency Coordinator


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Flagler County Simulcast Exercise


As discussed in our last meeting, Flagler Emergency Services is sponsoring a simulcast exercise that is tentatively scheduled for May Saturday, 10th. Flagler ARES will be participating along with members from FECA and REACT.

The role of ARES will be to operate the dispatch station from the Emergency Operations Center, and to support Flagler County Fire Department on their apparatus and stations.

Volunteers are needed. This is a great opportunity to support the EOC and show the value of Amateur Radio.

Please review the Incident Action Plan for details of the exercise.

Please let me know if you will be able to participate in this exercise so that we can continue the planning process. Please direct any questions or confirmations to kk4osd@arrl.net.

I look forward to working with everyone at the exercise.

73 and thanks,
Jason KK4OSD

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Flagler ARES Monthly Meeting Reminder

Meeting Reminder:

There is no net tonight due to our monthly meeting. Please join us at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM. If you have a friend who is licensed or going to be licensed please bring them along as well.

The Flagler County Emergency Operations Center is located behind the Government Services building on State Road 100 W Bunnell. The address is 1769 E Moody Blvd Building 3. We will monitor the 146.715/R -600 offset PL123.

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Flagler County Assist REACT – GMRS notice

From: Bob Pickering

Please pass this along to the GMRS users in your respective organizations.

Flagler County Assist REACT has announced that as an experimental run, they will move their operations to the 462.600 (TAC 10) Repeater effective with the weekly net on Thursday 4/10/2014. This is to see if the that repeater will cover the area better than the 462.675 (TAC 8). From that date (4/10 7 PM) onward they will use the 600 for weekly and Skywarn weather nets. This will continue until 5/4 in which they will decide if they will continue or switch back.

The frequency is 462.600 the PL tone is 156.7

I am passing this along as many of you also participate with them during their weekly nets.

As all of you know I am all about sharing information and working together. In the spirit of that, I am passing along this info.

Thank You!


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Flagler ARES April Meeting Reminder and Temporary Location Change Notice

The Flagler ARES monthly meeting will be this Thursday April 10th at 6:30pm. Please note there has been a temporary change of location and we will meet at the Flagler County EOC instead of Florida Hospital.

The Flagler County Emergency Operations Center is located behind the Government Services Building in Bunnell on State Road 100. The physical address is 1769 E Moody Blvd Building Number 3.

Please make an effort to attend as we have a lot going on this year.

If you have a friend who is licensed or soon to be licensed and has an interest in public service then please bring them along.

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ARRL NFL Section Manager Election

FROM: Stephen W. Szabo
Mar 11

Good Day to You!

I have been nominated and accepted as a candidate for the ARRL Northern Florida Section Manager position. If you are an ARRL member in good standing and live in the NFL Section, you are affected by this election which is approaching quickly.

You are receiving this message as you are in my contacts list and it is my belief you are one of the NFL section members who has a choice in this election. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RE-SEND IT TO ANY CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, OR OTHER ARRL NFL MEMBERS YOU KNOW!!

The SM is the elected position that represents the section, makes ARRL appointments at the section level, and oversees ARES efforts. It is an important position. I am an ARRL Life Member, have worked at several ARRL field appointments, and support the league’s many efforts; even though at times, like you, I may not agree with everything that is done.

If you look up my call (WB4OMM) in www.qrz.com and read my bio and background, I am sure you would agree my qualifications far exceed the minimum for this position. Others may have some of these experiences, but not near the same level, tenure, or depth that I have. I am a retired Police Captain from Daytona Beach, experienced as an EOC Manager, and I enjoy an excellent reputation for organization and leadership.

I’m running on a platform of “no hidden agendas” – or put simply, I am not looking to “play politics”. I am not “coming in dumping people”, nor am I looking to make “big sweeping changes”. But it is my intent to move our Section forward and expand our capacities and capabilities. Our section has enjoyed some great successes and I want to build on these POSITIVE results. I am sure that like any other organization, there will be changes at some time, and some place, but that’s NOT what I am about.

EmComm and ARES remains a top priority and will continue to be sustained and guided. I also believe the Section Manager is responsible to support all of the interests of our service…. Contesting, QRP and CW, Traffic Handling, Nets, WinLink, Portable Ops, D-RATS, NTS, Digital, D-STAR, EchoLink, and QCWA, FCG, SKCC, OMISS, 10-10, ARCI-QRP and the multitude of other specialty modes and operations……..all deserve equal attention and I have been (and will remain) actively involved in most of them.

My vision for the Section is simple: Support and enhance the part of the Amateur Radio Service that is important to YOU; because without you, there is no Amateur Radio Service. Every facet of this hobby appeals to everyone differently. And that diverse, technical and operating knowledge and experience is what makes us a valuable community asset. We need to “market” ourselves and increase the public perception of what we do NOW, not what we did 50 years ago (although I am highly supportive of our great history!). We should increase our ranks with folks who are “radioactive”, and can contribute new ideas and develop new perspectives in our Service. We should thank those who have given personal time and effort for so much time while providing a service to our nation and the world.

I am hopeful the NFL members will elect me as a competent, fair, and unbiased ham radio practitioner looking to support all ARRL members and the entire Amateur Radio Service. That’s my platform. If you have any questions, contact me – by e-mail or telephone. I am here for YOU.

I am hoping you are a supporter! Either way, thank you for your time!

Steve Szabo WB4OMM

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Flagler County Assist REACT – Event on Saturday 3/22/2014

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From: Bob Pickering
Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM
Subject: Event on Saturday 3/22/2014

Good Afternoon!

I am sending this on behalf of Flagler County Assist REACT Team 4800

We have been asked to help with a 5K race on 3/22/2014. We will be helping along the course essentially acting as course martial’s making sure that the runners stay on the right course and watching for any problems along the route.

This operation is being conducted on GMRS 675 Repeater (TAC 8).

The Date is 3/22/2014, Time 7 AM to about 11 AM at the latest, Town Center.

We are inviting anyone who wants to work with us during this event to help fill a few gaps we would like to fill and also think this would be a great opportunity for inter organization cooperation.

If anyone is interested in working with us on this upcoming event please respond and let me know. In reality we have the main bases covered but 2-3 more people would help greatly…. Flagler County Assist REACT strongly believes in organizations working together in the community and we think this is good opportunity to do so.

Thank You!

Bob Pickering

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