Stan ARES

Welcome Stanislaus County ARES


The Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is composed of FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily registered their capabilities and equipment for public service communications duty under Federal regulations, Amateur Radio public service communications are furnished without any compensation of any kind. ARES® personnel are prepared to respond during emergencies by a continual training program, and by maintaining their radio equipment and other response items in excellent condition. The team consists only of those who want to help, and who are dedicated to staying prepared to render radio-communications assistance during emergency conditions.

ARES® operates under the authority of the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services (OES), and the Stanislaus County Assistant Director for OES. ARES® is organized under the auspices of the American Radio Relay League, the San Joaquin Valley Section Manager, and the San Joaquin Valley Section District Emergency Coordinator.

Operational control is under the county OES.

ANNOUNCEMENTS & STATUS

Status: Normal

Situation normal. No activation at this time

Stanislaus County – Health Services Agency ( COVID-19) information

http://www.schsa.org/PublicHealth/pages/corona-virus/

Announcements:

Welcome to the Stanislaus County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

HAM CRAM – Saturday August 15, 2020 – https://www.stanares.org/ham-cram/

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the SARA Ham Cram will be a “test only” option. On Saturday, AUG 15 we will host three testing sessions: 11:00am, 1:00, and 2:30. Each session will be limited to 6 people. To help you prepare, ham cram material will be provided at no cost. The cost of the test only session is $15.00. Email John Otte, K6JRO ham cram coordinator at k6jro@arrl.net for the question pool and video instructions.

“all participants must wear a mask and maintain. Social distance in accordance with state law.”

ARES Meeting Date and Agenda

August 2020

  • Saturday August 1, 2020 10AM – 12PM

Our monthly training meeting is this Saturday August 1, 2020 at 10:00 am.  We will not be meeting in person but will use the next best thing ZOOM.  An e mail will be sent out before the meeting with the link to ZOOM.

We will have ARES officer reports and the training will consist of ARES Connect overview and a review of Winlink forms. 

I have sent out several documents that you may find helpful.  There is a document that tells you how to change your name in Zoom.  If you can please have your name and call sign displayed. 

Remember even if you do not have a sound card or packet station you can still use Winlink via telnet which is the internet connection.

September 2020

  • Saturday September 5, 2020 10AM – 12PM

Our monthly training meeting is this Saturday September 5, 2020 at 10:00 am. We will not be meeting in person but will use the next best thing ZOOM. An email will be sent out before the meeting with the link to ZOOM.

We will have ARES officer reports and the training will consist of reviewing “backup power in the shack”.

October 2020

  • Saturday October 3, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • ARES Annual Meeting – Annual ARES Meeting,  Updates,  Training, Paperwork and Processes.

November 2020

  • Saturday November 7, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Digital Skills Recap – Review digital skills that need further focus.

December 2020

  • Saturday December 5, 2020 10AM – 12PM
    • Building a Go Box – Building go boxes for portable radio use.

When all else fails…Amateur Radio.