Folks. Today, October the 12th is our monthly meeting, it will be a virtual meeting starting at 7PM on the analog repeater.  Thanks to Ed Kline we are having a informational meeting about DelCo ARES at the Springfield Fire House this Saturday 10AM to 11AM, the Springfield Chief have invited all the Fire Chiefs in DelCo. We will be giving a talk on ARES and Ham Radio, lets hope the meeting leads to many good contacts and some interest in ARES and Ham Radio.…
Online VE Exams GLAARG
This is a link to GLAARG - ( Greater Los Angeles Amatuer Radio Group ): https://glaarg.org/ https://glaarg.org/ This group is offering on-line VE exams. 
Folks, Don't forget the Get Together tomorrow at Drexel Lodge Park 10AM.  We have a number of things to discuss I.E. training classes, NET times and leaders, "Get Together" locations, etc.  Hope to see you there. Mike T.  KB3SUS DelCo Emergency Coordinator 
Want to learn more about weather? We invite you to take one of our Skywarn webinars! The first one has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 from 7 PM to 9 PM. Additional webinars will be scheduled in the next few weeks (You only need to take one class to become a spotter). https://www.weather.gov/phi/skywarn https://www.weather.gov/phi/skywarn BD4F3759-C7E7-4D37-8061-D469BA417439.jpeg
Folks, This Saturday is the next Meet-Up, it's at Drexel Lodge Park 4140 West Chester Pike Newtown Square at 10 AM (about 2mi+ West of Rt 252 on West Chester Pike). Topics: Review of new NET protocol for both the Analog and D-Star NETs. Review of the rules for the Weather NET. Review the info on our Web Pages by Chris(CTK) Discussion of a new D-RATS group. General discussions on DelCo ARES operations. Hope to see you there.  Have a peaceful week. Mike Thomas DelCo ARES Emergency Coordinator
Folks, Saturday is scheduled to be mostly sunny and 75 degrees, and NOAA is never wrong.  Let's have a Meet Up at Ridley Creek State Park, picnic area 14 starting at about 10AM.   I'll be on our analog repeater about 9AM if you need help getting there. Channel Mike T  KB3SUS DelCo Emergency Coordinator
From this month’s ARRL magazine: In March 2018, the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network known as First Responder Network Authority, in contract with AT&T, was launched as FirstNet®, the first nationwide 4G LTE communications platform dedicated for public safety’s wireless broadband needs. The 2012 Spectrum Act, which funded FirstNet, allows the dedicated band on the 700 MHz spectrum to be shared with second responders (extended primary status), such as people in healthcare, utilities,…
ARES meeting tonight
Folks, I over stated what we will do tonight.  We must program, label and document the equipment prior to using them, that will take a week or so.  We hope to have a master program for each of the three(3) models I.E. ICom 880, 4100A & 5100.  Please make every effort to attend the outdoor (?) meeting starting at 7 PM.  All the equipment will be available to look at. Mike Thomas  KB3SUS DelCo ARES Emergency Coordinator
Folks, The GoKits have arrived.  Rich and I are setting up a plan to disseminate the equipment ASAP.  Rich and I will be at the 911 center this weekend to insure that "All is right" with the order (I know, I'm a doubting Thomas) .  What we plan to do is have an outside meeting at the 911 center on Monday and pass out the GoKits to members.  In order for an DelCo ARES member to acquire a GoKit the following rules MUST be adhered to;   1.…
In support of PEMA's Activation for Weather, PEMA ACS will operate a net on August 4th from 0800(L) Till 2359(L)  Eastern and Central area stations are requested to report weather conditions.  Central and Western area stations are requested to monitor the nets and assist net control with any relays of traffic that may be needed.  The net will track: check in / reports from any amateur radio operator, consisting of Call Sign, real time conditions - Rain Fall Amounts, Wind Speed,…