ARES EC Publication for May 2016



EC Report for May 2016

Hi All,

The schedule for the month of May: 4 Monday Night EmComm Nets, 1 EmComm meeting, 1 EmComm and Coffee, and 1 public service event.

Radio Workshop

The workshop for the month of May was canceled due to scheduling problems at The Salvation Army Citadel in Fresno. This June we will not have a formal Radio Workshop but will have an informal one June 24 the Friday before Field Day. We will be setting up some of the equipment and testing the system to ensure all will be in working order for the event, the time will be announced on the Monday Night Net..

RACES Exercise

The County Of Fresno has asked us to participate in an RACES Exercise before the end of the physical year, June 31. We will have limited exercise on June 15, 2016. We will have operators at the OES, ECV (Emergency Communication Van) and 3 other locations around the Fresno area. The exercise will consist of a roll call, passing of limited traffic and a simplex test. The time of the event should be from 08:30hrs to 10:00hrs.

If you are a member of RACES and interested in taking part please contact me at the email or phone number at the bottom of the publication.

SATERN Field Day

Again this year we will be holding Field Day at The Salvation Army Citadel in Fresno using the SATERN Station. We will be operating from 11:00hr Saturday June 25 through 11:00hr Sunday June 26. We are looking for operators so if you would like to help contact Gary Greenberg (KI6OYW) at 559-269-1340 or email or myself at                559-999-7590 or You will then be added to the schedule. Remember this will be going on the complete 24 hours so if you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot sleep come on down and join us.

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

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


Our Calendar

Don’t forget the Monday Night EmComm Net at 19:30 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 June 23rd 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