Delco ARES has been requested to assist with communications for a Citizen Corps of Delaware County event hosted by Individuals Aiding in Emergencies (IAE) Foundation https://www.iaefoundation.org/ on Sunday October 24 at Delaware County Community College. This mission will primarily be concerned with setup of the ARES booth and demonstrating our communications capabilities to the general public and other volunteers at the Phoenix Market.…
We will be having a drill to test our ability to communicate and document information during a emergency in the area.  The operational procedures are: At the start of the exercise and every 15-20 minutes a message will be sent explaining that “This is a test and all non ARES communications should be moved to other repeaters”. The drill will be a simulated SkyWarn event, all the normal procedures for such an event will be followed. The drill will be from 1PM to 3PM this Sunday, October 10, 2021.…
Advanced Skywarn Training
Here’s an online Advanced Skywarn Training class that is being held online over webinar.  This is presented by NWS Austin/San Antonio office. NWS Austin/San Antonio offers SKYWARN severe weather training to allow citizens, first responders, emergency management, amateur radio operators, and volunteer organizations the opportunity to learn about severe weather preparedness and safety. Besides learning about severe weather topics specific to South Central Texas,…
So with all of the historic weather we’ve had here with the remnant low of Hurricane Ida causing 7 tornadoes https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?new&prod=XXXPNSPHI&wfo=phi and severe flooding, I figure that I would share and highlight some of the most important to know weather related information available on the DelcoARES website.…
We will be impacted by the remnant low pressure system from Hurricanes Ida today.  Expect extreme impacts from flash flooding, and significant impacts from river flooding and severe thunderstorms.  Rain of 2-5+ inches is expected, along with the possibility of large hail and tornadoes. Here is the event summary statement from the National Weather Service: The remnant low of Ida will pass through the region today and tonight. Excessive rainfall and severe thunderstorms, including tornadoes,…
Winlink Nets and Training
This message was posted to the Philadelphia ARES groups.io list https://groups.io/g/PhiladelphiaCountyARES/, and I wanted to share with Delco ARES as well.. Team: Our member Laura, KC3QFB, has found the following WinLink Nets for those of you who would like to polish your WinLink Express skills.  A big thanks to Laura for finding and compiling these!! Here you go: These two nets are on “WinLink Wednesdays”.  Submissions can be made anytime on Wednesday.…
We now have setup a group on groups.io for us to use for quick questions and communications via email https://groups.io/g/delco-ares https://groups.io/g/delco-ares You should have received an invitation email already, but feel free to signup using the site or email. ARES/RACES of Delaware County delco-ares@groups.io mailto:delco-ares@groups.io Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is an organized unit of trained,…
Hello, Please stay alert for possible activation to assist with refugees from Afghanistan. I have NOT been asked to supply communications support yet, but those of you who were around when the Vietnamese Refugees were taken to Indiantown Gap will remember that Ham Radio is involved. I expect to see Health and Welfare messages coming through next week.…
Hello All: We are now only 6 weeks away from one of the largest HAM involved events.  The 2021 RIDE MS – CITY TO SHORE is once again in the need of our services, like we have been supporting for the past 35 years.   Our recruitment efforts have now stalled to only a few a week.  Currently, not only are we filling positions that have been entrusted for many years, but our check point positions are dangerously low.  We are still in the need to fill at least 35 positions.…
ARES/RACES of Delaware County will have a Net on the W3KG repeater to confirm receipt of today's FEMA/FCC test of the Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures. This test message is scheduled to be sent out starting at around 2:20pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday.…