Another Successful SET for the EPA

I would like to thank all of the Delaware County ARES members for participating in the EPA SET on Saturday.  We had a good number of members checking in and sending messages over Winlink, which was one of the goals of the exercise.  We also...

Chester County Improvements to VARA FM Winlink Network

Chester County has made a few improvements to its VARA FM Network on 145.670 this week with the addition of two VARA FM Super Digi's. They are both in testing mode but usable across the region. 1st one is on the Charlestown tower in Chester...

Help Prepare for the October 1st EPA SET - Five County Digital Training Net at 7pm

From Barry K3EUI of the FCDTN (Five County Digital Training Net): Agenda for tonight’s Five County Digital Training Net at 7 pm Monday Sept 26th Let’s meet at 7 pm on 147.270 (PL 77) repeater and check in by phone. We will use tonight’s net...

October 1st ARES SET - Detailed Instructions for Delaware County ARES

I put together some step by step instructions for Delco ARES participation in the EPA section SET scheduled for October 1st. Safety First As always, safety is our first priority. When deployed, ensure ARES team members use known safety prot...

New Space for ARES at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center

So Citizen Corps and all related organizations are well on the way to moving into our new training, office and storage space at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center https://delcoestc.org/.  I had the opportunity to go ther...

New Winlink Station supporting VARA FM on 2m in Radnor - W3CTK-10

In preparation for the upcoming EPA SET in October and to provide for additional support of the Five County Digital Net Winlink training efforts, I have deployed a new Winlink RMS Node at my home in Villanova.  The plan is to have this setu...

October EPA SET - Final Instructions

This is the latest from Bob Wilson W3BIG, EPA SEC, for the October SET.  I will be sending out some more information about the SET specific to Delaware County. The final instructions for the October 1 SET are attached in an MS Word document...

ARES of Delaware County In-Person Meeting Agenda, September 12, 7pm, 911 Center

Reminder, our next monthly meeting is on Monday.  Agenda is below Date 12 Sep 2022at 7:00pm (1900 hours) at Delaware County Emergency Services building (911 center) 360 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063 Attendees Chris Kelleher  Goals Regular ...

Philadelphia ARES October SET Plans and involving Red Cross

Bob Wilson, W3BIG, EPA Section Emergency Coordinator, has schedule a SET (Simulated Emergency Test) for all of the Eastern PA section on October 1st. Please review the following as we will be discussing our plans for the SET during our meet...

Happy Labor Day Holiday - No Net Tonight 9/5

Hope everyone is enjoying your Labor Day holiday today.  Because of the holiday, there will be no analog or alternative Net held tonight....