Just a reminder that our next monthly meeting is Monday, September 11th, 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

45 minutesHands on Practice with Older Go Kits

We will take a look at the older go kit radios and do some hands-on practice using them in order to get familiar with their operation.  This includes the HF/VHF/UHF Yaesu FT-857 and the 1.2 GHz ICOM ID-1 DSTAR.

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.

30 minutesLook at ARES Communications Trailer

We'll go outside to see the latest updates to the trailer, new dual position desk installation.  We will also take a look at antenna options both at the 911 center, and for whenever the trailer is deployed to another location.

10 minutesGeneral discussionIf we are on schedule, we can have a general discussion and Q&A at the end of the meeting.