DeKalb ARES
News and Events

Announcements

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be February 4, 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 and the DeKalb County Fire Headquarters Building.

SKYWARN SPOTTER TRAINING

Everyone who is not yet Skywarn Storm Spotter trained, there is a Skywarn training session scheduled for March 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to Noon at the DeKalb County Fire Headquarters Building.

What is covered?

  • Importance of Storm Spotters
  • Basics of thunderstorms
  • Relationship between NWS, Media, and Emergency Management (EMA)
  • Basic radar interpretation
  • Identifying storm & potential severe weather features
  • How (and what) to report storm information
  • Storm spotting safety and awareness tips

Location – DeKalb County Fire Rescue / 1950 W Exchange Pl, Tucker GA 30084 Point of Contact – Email RSVP to Chief Sue Loeffler / svloeffl@dekalbcountyga.gov

GEORGIA MARATHON

Race MARCH 19, 2017

Training March 11, 2017 1pm-3pm at DeKalb County Fire Rescue Headquarters

This is the best training opportunity we have for ARES all year and also great fun. All members are encouraged to join in.

This will be the 11th running of the event and the second year the Atlanta Track Club (ATC) is organizing the event. ARES has been involved every year and has committed once again to helping provide a safe environment for the runners, spectators, and volunteers by providing a reliable communication network. This is a big event over 25 miles, of course, several public safety jurisdictions, thousands of participants all with lots of moving parts. There are over 60 ham radio positions to fill: we need your help!

2017 Georgia Publix Marathon ARES Volunteer Sign up

Event Date:  Sunday, 3/19/2017

Pre-Event Meeting:  Saturday, 3/11/2017 1pm-3pm at DeKalb County Fire Rescue Headquarters

Sign-up this year is a TWO step process: first, you will register with the Atlanta Track Club, then you will have to register with ARES.  Please complete the forms on both links below:

http://tinyurl.com/marathon2017step1

http://tinyurl.com/marathon2017step2

More information about the event can be found at www.icommandtools.com/marathon

Routine Events

Weekly ARES Practice Net

Every Sunday night at 8pm local time, the DeKalb ARES Practice Net meets on the 145.45(-) repeater of the Alford Memorial Radio Club.

The repeater does not currently use a PL tone, but we will be putting a tone of 107.2 on it the next time we update the station. Please go ahead and set your radios now so you will be able to contact the repeater after we update it.

This net is open to anyone interested in amateur radio emergency communication and you don't need to be a member of DeKalb County ARES to participate.

Every week we have a different operator running the net. You can find a schedule showing who is scheduled to operate the net in the "Net Operations" page of this website.

The repeater operates on the frequency of 145.450 MHz with a minus(-) offset and PL tone of 107.2Hz.

Meetings

If you are interested in emergency communications, feel free to attend any meeting. No advance registration is needed.

We normally meet at the Fire Rescue Headquarters.

DeKalb County Fire Rescue HQ is located at:
1950 Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084

Calendar

February 4 at 1pm - DeKalb ARES Meeting
Location: DeKalb County Fire Rescue HQ 1950 Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084
March 4 from 10:00 to Noon - Skywarn Spotter Training
Location: DeKalb County Fire Rescue HQ 1950 Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084
March 11 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Georgia Marathon Training
Location: DeKalb County Fire Rescue HQ 1950 Exchange Place, Tucker, GA 30084
March 19 starting 5:00am - Georgia Marathon
Your location and start/end times will be discussed in the 3/11 training meeting