ARES/RACES EC’s Report Dec. 2015

 EMCOMM-Letterhead-1-150x86EC Report for December 2015

Hi All,

This month’s schedule was a rather relaxing one in a hectic season: 4 Monday Night EmComm Nets, 1 EmComm l meeting, 1 EmComm and Coffee, and a public service event.

Radio Workshop

We are still holding Radio Workshops to assist our members and nonmembers alike solve problems and get assistance with anything Amateur Radio related.We will not have a workshop until after the holidays February 06, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

EmComm Website

We are now posting events and meetings on the calendar as well as posting articles on the home page. Check us out at

Public Service Calendar 2015

Most of you know we help CARP doing Public Service events. We use them for training; they help keep us sharp handling traffic and working under a net condition. I am including the calendar of events as it is now. 

2015 Public Service Events:


  • February 20 – The Rotary Chocolate Run
  • March 5 – Blossom Trail 10K

If interested in volunteering at any of the above events, contact Rob Mavis

.Newbee Net or IntroNet

Lew Roberts (KI6YWX) will be starting a new net Tuesday January 05, 2016, the time will be 19:30 and the frequency will be 147.15 MHZ with a PL of 141.3. The net be held every Tuesday unless otherwise noted. This is designed for the new Ham. He will call it The IntroNet. He and at least two others will be there to answer questions and give advice to the new Ham as well as some of us more seasoned ones that are having problems. He will try to answer your questions at the time asked, but if he isn’t able he will research and get back to you.

Build Project

“Easy Digi Kit” interface project that Lew Roberts (KI6YWX) will be conducting has now closed registration. We now have 26 interested and parts are on order. Lew will get the kits together and at that point will set a project building date. Thanks for your interest.

Net Control Staff Needed

We are looking for volunteers to take a turn as net control on Monday nights. This is not a difficult task. We will provide the preamble and net roster. This is a great way to enhance your skills running a net for emergency situations. If you are interested, please contact Gary (KI6OYW) at 559-269-1340 or email

The Salvation Army Toy & Food Distribution

Friday December 18th ARES & SATERN members assisted The Salvation Army with their annual food and toy distribution to the less fortunate. Over a 1,000 families received assistance so that the children would have toys and food on the table Christmas morning.

Our duties were to keep applicants in the correct line; there were 4 time slots that divided up the crowds into manageable groups. We also controlled vehicle traffic; no one got ran over.

I would like to thank the following Hams for their help:

Richard (KE6SHL), Dwaine (KG6SYA), Gary (KI6OYW), Joe (WA6FFJ), Steve (AG6JI), Randy (KI6NHT), Karl (W6TUI), Ben (WB6GBS), Robert (KJ6HFW), Chris (KE6OUG), Bill (KK6ESJ) and of course Dan (AE6SX) who put the whole operation together.

Our Calendar

Don’t forget the Monday Night EmComm Net and the Tuesday Intro Net at 1930 hr. on the 147.15 MHz Pl 141.3. We have some good information and camaraderie. On the third Friday of the month there is the EmComm Coffee at YFC on Cedar south of Ashlan in Granite Park at 07:00hr. And last but not least the EmComm Meetings are held on the Fourth Thursday of month. The next meeting will be held January 28th at 1900 hr. at the Salvation Army Citadel at 1854 Fulton St., Fresno.


Best of 73’s


Fresno County RACES Officer

Fresno County ARES EC