SRDLogo2022.gif Skywarn™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that Skywarn™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the Skywarn™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.…
Reminder, our next monthly meeting tonight, Monday, November 14, starting at 7pm.  Agenda is below Date at 7:00pm (1900 hours) at Delaware County Emergency Services building (911 center) 360 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063 Online Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://envisionhealth.zoom.us/j/93306022931?pwd=aThkRnVTaEk0cjM0UzI5YjBQS1FYQT09 One tap mobile: +16469313860,,93306022931#,,,,*097975# +16465588656,,93306022931#,,,,*097975# Meeting URL: https://envisionhealth.zoom.us/j/93306022931?…
There will be no weekly nets tonight due to the combination of Halloween and the Phillies World Series game at home. Be safe out there if you are taking the little ones out and Go Phillies! halloween.png OG_Philadelphia_Phillies.jpg
So with assistance from Steve Castellano, 911 Systems Manager at DES, K3RF@delcoares.net (K3RF), w3big@delcoares.net (W3BIG) and myself, chris4gl@radnorcitizenspolice.org (W3CTK) were able to go up to inspect the equipment and antenna running the W3AEC - DELSTAR West Digital Repeater System.  The purpose was to see what, if any, maintenance needs to be done on the system and if anything was damaged.  While the 440 MHz digital voice repeater is working fine,…
Reminder, our next monthly meeting is tonight, Monday.  Agenda is below.  The county offices are all closed today, so its meeting will be online only. Date at 7:00 pm (1900 hours) ONLINE ONLY Meeting Link Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3aBKQ8D2T6UiXqzvTaGW4YA0FhETgO_V_hDtJk5eaaRUk1%40thread.tacv2/1665424904461?…
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 had Tom deployed at the DES Training Center in Sharon Hill near the Philadelphia Airport, and learned more about using that location.  I know Simplex communications were a bit challenging at times,…
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 County the 2nd is in Roxborough.  So the current network configuration is as follows on 145.670:  Roxborough Super Digi W3EOC-3 (Wide) Charlestown Super Digi W3EOC-6 (Narrow) West Chester EOC Digi W3EOC-4 (Narrow) Downingtown  WL2K Gateway N3MEL-10,…
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 to send an American Red Cross form using Winlink’s VARA FM mode (P2P) and if successful, then send the same message to one of the RMS Gateway stations in the region on 145.670 MHz (simplex) to a WINLINK address.…
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 protocols. When erecting antennas, keep them away from overhead power lines or other electrical power sources.   When routing cables, ensure they do not present tripping hazards for ARES personnel as well as other people in the area.…
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 there again today to drop off some ARES related paperwork and some equipment.   It is located at 1600 Calcon Hook Rd, Darby Twp near the Philadelphia Airport Here are some pictures of the outside of the building: IMG_3588.jpg IMG_3606.jpg The main area inside,…