Reminder, our next monthly meeting is tonight, Monday, July 10th, starting at 7pm.  Agenda is below.


at 7:00pm (1900 hours) at Delaware County Emergency Services building (911 center)

360 Middletown Rd, Media, PA 19063

Discussion items




5 minutesIntroductions & Welcome

10 minutesField Day Recap

This year we joined with the Marple Newtown Amateur Radio Club (MNARC) for ARRL Field Day 2023 at Drexel Lodge Park

20 minutesDiscussion of ARES Communications Trailer

Thanks to Danielle we now have our communications support trailer that we can use for a mobile operations center, located primarily at the 911 Center in Lima.

The plan is to setup and deploy the 3 original Go Kits (both the yellow and orange ones) furnished by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Counter-Terrorism Task Force.  This will give us a full set of frequencies that are available to us to operate on: HF, VHF/UHF using the Yaesu FT-857 and 1.2 GHz high speed digital data using the ICOM ID-1 DSTAR units.  The kits also have a Pactor modem, antenna tuner, notebook computer for digital modes, wireless router, DC portable printer and magnetic mount antennas.

20 minutesLook at ARES Communications Trailer

After discussing the trailer, we'll head on outside behind the building to take a look at the trailer.

15 minutesDiscuss Next Actions/Plans for TrailerWe will then discuss work we need to do on the trailer and come up with an action plan of what we need to do next.
10 minutesGeneral discussionIf we are on schedule, we can have a general discussion and Q&A at the end of the meeting.