ARES EC Report for July 2018



The schedule for the month of July 2018: 4 Monday Night Nets, 1 EmComm Meeting, 1 EmComm & Coffee, and 1 Public Service Event.

 Climb to Kaiser

The Climb to Kaiser Rides was held July 7. This is one of the most grueling cycling events in the state. It starts on the Valley floor and rises to over 9,000 ft. above sea-level to Kaiser Pass, east of Huntington Lake. Amateur Radio operators maned 9 rest stops and the Start-Finish. Our members alone put in over 89 man-hours on this event. The public service projects sometimes have long hours but are one of our best training tools.

 Our next event will be the Tour de Fresno. It will be held September 15, 2018. There is a need for more operators, if you can spare some time please contact Rob Mavis (AE6GE) at

 Public Service Calendar



September 15, 2018 – Tour de Fresno Bicycle Ride
October 13, 2018 – Bass Lake Double Century Bicycle Ride

If you would like to volunteer to work one or more of these events please go to and signup. You may also email Rob Mavis at (

Remember we use these public service events as training venues. We recommend that you participate in at least three events a year. Soon this will be mandatory for you to keep your ability to be deployed during a disaster. Remember we want to have qualifications and operational levels for our operators. This will help when we are asked to perform mutual aid for other County ARES/RACES Groups. When they ask for help, they want our people qualified.

Agenda for the July 26, 2018 Meeting

EmComm Meeting

Agenda for July26, 2018


Pledge of Allegiance


Old business

1. SATERN Update – Dan, AE6X
2. Monday Night EmComm Net– Gary, KI6OYW
3. Climb to Kaiser Ride After Action
4. Old business none on docket

New business

Training Agenda:

1. ARES MAC- Net Control II


EmComm meeting place: Hinds Hospice Building at 2490 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno. The time is 19:00 hr. please arrive a little early for we have to be escorted in for this is a secured building.

EmComm Website

We are now posting events and meetings on the calendar as well as posting articles on the home page. There is a lot of new information and links added to the site as well thanks to our new Webmaster Brian (K6OGR). Brian has taken over the position form James Majors (K6JDM). James stepped down because of time restraints. I would like to thank James for his contribution to our EmComm Group and his presents will be missed.

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. Our next meeting will be July26 , 2018 at 1900 hr. at the Hinds Hospice Building, 2490 W. Shaw Fresno.

Best of 73’s

Fresno County ARES EC/ RACES Officer