This week, Delaware County’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the FCC-licensed volunteer amateur radio operator organization trained and managed by the County’s Department of Emergency Services, was excited to participate in the American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) National Field Day exercise. trailer.png Held at the Radnor Township Municipal Building,…
Please join FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC) on Wednesday, June 26 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET for an informational webinar announcing cybersecurity awareness training for CERT volunteers. FEMA partnered with CISA to identify cybersecurity awareness training courses to improve CERT volunteers’ knowledge of cybersecurity threat preparedness,…
ARES of Delaware County would like to extend an invitation for you to meet the COUNTY amateur radio operators as we participate in the national Field Day event. Public hours are: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, between 3pm and 6pm. Sunday, June 23rd, 2024, between 9am and noon. Hosted at Radnor Township Municipal Building.  Location: 301 Iven Avenue,…
The weather forecast for today looks wonderful, with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid 70s.  Perfect for planning our field day activities coming up at the end of this month.  We will also use this time to do some work on the Delaware County ARES trailer, which is located at Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne 19087.  Please join us starting around 7pm.  On the agenda will be a discussion about ARRL Field Day, which is June 22nd and 23rd this year: https://www.…
There were limited opportunities for participation in the 22 May Shippensburg PEMA exercise. All the clubs, ARES and unaffiliated hams that had expressed interest were not able to be accommodated. So, here is another chance to get involved. You and your group are invited to participate from 0000 to 2400 on May 25, 2024 in sending Winlink check-ins to the PA Red Cross Regions. Deployment is encouraged but you can participate from home. Telnet is okay. Detailed instructions are attached.…
Please see this notice below about a PEMA ACS state-wide exercise scheduled for tomorrow, May 22nd, from 11a to 2p.  You can participate easily by sending messages via Winlink to KB3NIA.  They will also be taking voice checkins on HF (7.2502 and 7.2275), as well as Brandmeister (Talkgroup 31420).  If you send a Winlink message, please CC me (W3CTK) as well.…
The weather forecast for tomorrow looks wonderful, with mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of around 72 degrees.  Perfect for an outdoor tour of the Delaware County ARES trailer, which is located at Radnor Township Building, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne 19087, starting around 7pm. This is the same location we had our combined CCDC/ARES/RCPO volunteer appreciation dinner in April 2023 for those that were able to attend.  Although this is an ARES meeting,…
From Jay King, W2AFE, EPA Section Emergency Coordinator Save the date - 25 May 2024 Red Cross is inviting Pennsylvania ARES, PEMA ACES, radio clubs and unaffiliated hams to participate in a joint exercise on May 25th. We've been hard at work preparing for the May National Mass Care Exercise (Keystone 6) and would like to leverage that infrastructure for a cross state Emcomm drill. Red Cross Emcomm Stations will be accepting check-ins on VHF, HF, Digital and Phone.…
NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) — a division of the National Weather Service — is monitoring the sun following a series of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that began on May 8. Space weather forecasters have issued a Severe (G4) Geomagnetic Storm Watch https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/g4-watch-effect-may-11 for the evening of Friday, May 10. Additional solar eruptions could cause geomagnetic storm conditions to persist through the weekend.…
Please see the information below on the multi-county simplex radio test scheduled for May 11th starting at 1p. Many of us know the Boy Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” And for many of us, we’ve learned it doesn’t just apply to those who are or have been members of the Boy Scouts of America – now branded as Scouts BSA. It’s a good way to live – prepared for whatever life puts in front of you.…