2018 Saint Louis Metro ARES Field Day

Powering Field Day An interesting idea floated at Field Day 2017 was the start of the power solution for St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). What if we used a volunteer’s car to power our radios? The suggestion from Norm Guittar, Master Tinkerer and husband to Dolores Guittar, KD0CIV, was a novel idea. […]

Nine new 2017 EC-001 Course Graduates

Nine Amateur Radio operators are now trained in emergency communications after a class offered by St. Louis Metro Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES). Students and Field Instructor Peter Brisbine, N0MTH, met each Saturday in March at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital. The final exam on March 25th completed the certification for this group from St. […]

Update: Intro to EmComm Class, Book Out of Print

It was brought to my attention that the Introduction to Emergency Communications, 4th Edition book from ARRL is no longer available from the ARRL store. I’ve been in touch with ARRL’s Emergency Preparedness staff and have the following update as of 2/2: “I checked with our warehouse and we indeed have no copies in stock. […]

Advanced Winlink Class is coming…

This 5-hour class is geared towards more advanced use and functionality within our ARES®/RACES/HARN organization. We will also review how this system will be used to support our served agencies. When: September 17th, 2016 Time(s): 9:00am – 4:00pm Lunch break from 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room is reserved till 4pm. We may not go that long […]

21 Hams attend Basic Packet Radio Class

21 amateur radio operators once again took time out of their weekend schedule to attend the “Basic Packet Radio Class” instructed by St. Louis Metro ARES AEC/Training & Digital Operations, Peter Brisbine/N0MTH. Many students attended in order to better enhance their understanding of basic packet radio technology, the local network topology, and how packet radio […]