Severe Thunderstorms for EPA

Current indications are ALL of Eastern Pennsylvania will experience thunderstorms in the Strong to Severe Category this afternoon. 80 mph winds are possible near storms. 1-2 inch hail is also possible. Secure objects outside to minimize pot...

Mt. Holly National Weather Service Office offering Skywarn Training

Mt. Holly National Weather Service Office offering Skywarn Training This free webinar scheduled for Thursday, May 5 from 7 - 9PM.  You must pre-register for the webinar.   If you have been interested in becoming a Spotter or learning more a...

ARES EPA (Eastern Pennsylvania) Spring SET Date May 20-21

We have finalized the date and time for the ARES EPA Spring SET. Please mark your calendars. The exercise will be conducted on the following schedule Friday – May 20:  2000-2400 Local Time Saturday – May 21:  0600-1200 Local Time The Simula...

Delco ARES Field Day Expo - Committee and Volunteer Interest

Last night at our monthly meeting we presented some of our plans for the Delaware County ARES Field Day Expo.  We are hoping to be able to put on a large scale event at the Delaware County Emergency Services Building (911 Center), but we ne...

New FCC License Fee Clarifications

One of our members has checked with ARRL HQ and they placed this on Facebook page.  The only charge which is not refunded if not successful is for vanity calls if the calls requested are not available.  No refund.  BUT, upgrades are NOT cha...

New Castle County, DE ARES running SET March 28-30

Our ARES friends down in New Castle County, DE are running a SET March 28-30.  Most of us should be able to reach some of the repeaters in question.  Please read the attached document and consider signing up.  This is not required, just som...

FLDIGI for complete beginners

FYI: For those of you who are not online with FLDIGI/NBEMS here is a great opportunity: N3FLL, Frank and K3EUI, Barry, and NY3J Ron are sponsoring a       “FLDIGI (otherwise known as NBEMS) Class for BEGINNERS” That is, for someone who woul...

Updates from K3EUI on Five County Digital Training

Who Are We? The FCDT net is a Philly regional net set up to enable us to share our technical skills using sound cards and radios. Over the past few years we have concentrated on FLDIGI and FLMSG/FLAMP,  Winlink (HF SSB and 2m FM) as well as...

ARES Mutual Assistance Team (ARESMAT) - Posted Training Requirement for EPA and Mid-Atlantic

As was discussed on the weekly Net last night, Robert G Wilson W3BIG has provided us with the ARESMAT Task Book (Levels 4 and 5).  These are the requirements to be eligible for ARES Mutual Assistance Team deployment in the Mid-Atlantic Regi...

PEMA ACS & Delco SKYWARN Activation for Winter Storm

Although I expect less impacts from the winter storm here in Delaware County, PEMA has activated ACS for storm reports.  Any ham radio operator can join in and submit reports. In support of PEMA's Activation for Hazardous Winter Weather, PE...