ARES EC Report for June 2018


EC Report for June 2018


The schedule for the month of June: 4 Monday Night EmComm Nets, 1 On the Air Exercise and 1 EmComm & Coffee.

Climb to Kaiser

The Climb to Kaiser Rides date has been changed from June 30 to July 7 due to the availability of permits from the CHP. All assignments have remained the same as well as the locations of the rest stops. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, Rob is still in need of operators. Please contact him on the CARP Website.

There is a New Net in Town

Dan (WL7COO) our SJV Section AEC has created a new net, it was launched Sunday June 10. This net will be held every Sunday evening at 19:00 hrs on the W6BNX repeater system. The local frequencies are 147.03 mhz positive offset and pl tone of 118.3 or 444.700mhz. positive offset and pl tone of 118.3. The purpose of this net is to provide a medium where the ECs of the SJV Section and their served agencies can connect and share information pertaining to training and emergency communications. The Net will be called the “Watch Net”

Local Field Day Information

Field Day is the weekend of June 23rd through the 24th. Find a local club or organization holding Field Day festivities and join in. Contact either CARP or FARC at their websites for their locations.


No Meeting for June

Due to scheduling problems at Hinds Hospice where our meetings are held, the meeting for June is cancelled. In its place we will have a on the air exercise. The exercise will begin at 19:00 hrs Thursday June 28, 2018. Details for the exercise will come in the near future.



July 7, 2018 – Climb to Kaiser Bicycle Ride

September 8, 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 can also email Rob Mavis at (

Remember that 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 that 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.

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. This month’s meeting has been cancelled. We will have an on air exercise in its place.