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2018 Saint Louis Metro ARES Field Day

Powering Field Day An interesting idea floated at Field Day 2017 was the start of the power solution for St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). What if we used a volunteer’s car to power our radios? The suggestion from Norm Guittar, Master Tinkerer and husband to Dolores Guittar, KD0CIV, was a novel idea. […]

2018 VE Test Session Calendar Is Out!

The 2018 Cliff Cave VE Team test session calendar for the first half of 2018 is out! Come down and see us every Tuesday (except the first week in April) for your testing and upgrading needs! Use the links on the right to download the new PDF or click here.

Nine new 2017 EC-001 Course Graduates

Nine Amateur Radio operators are now trained in emergency communications after a class offered by St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES). Students and Field Instructor Peter Brisbine, N0MTH, met each Saturday in March at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital. The final exam on March 25th completed the certification for this group from St. […]

Update: Intro to EmComm Class, Book Out of Print

It was brought to my attention that the Introduction to Emergency Communications, 4th Edition book from ARRL is no longer available from the ARRL store. I’ve been in touch with ARRL’s Emergency Preparedness staff and have the following update as of 2/2: “I checked with our warehouse and we indeed have no copies in stock. […]

Pactor mode added to Winlink Gateway

Well, I finally broke down and wired up my Pactor modem to my Winlink gateway running RMS Trimode. The gateway is now scanning a frequency on 20m, 30m, and 40m. P1 & P2 speeds are available on 20m. P3 is available on 30m. P1, P2, and P3 speeds are available on 40m. The gateway simultaneously […]

EmComm training opportunities for 2017

St. Louis Metro ARES is sponsoring the following free classroom training for 2017. If you would like to see other options, please let me know and we will get them worked into a schedule. March Each Saturday in March (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) will be the ARRL’s Introduction to Emergency Communication class. The class […]

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