It is time for nominations!!!  Please use the form below to make your nomination for Board Member, Secretary, and Treasurer for Clay County ARES. Continue reading

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Clay County ARES Equipment Database

Please complete the information requested in this form so we know what radio capabilities each member has in case of activation or deployment. Continue reading

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Public Safety Advocate: When All Else Fails, There Is Ham Radio

As I am preparing a report on the commercial and public safety communications activities during and after Harvey, Irma, and now Maria, which was the worst of the batch, I took some time to reach out to the amateur radio community to find out what they have been doing. The answer is a lot, and often!  First, the Radio Relay International (RRI) organization made up of amateur radio operators who specialize in long-range communications has been busy handling health and welfare messages from the islands. Meanwhile, the Red Cross, which has a relationship with the American  Radio Relay League (ARRL), put out a call for fifty Red Cross certified ham radio operators to travel to Puerto Rico. Tim Duffy, president of the Radio Club of America (RCA) and president of a large amateur radio supply company also played an active role.

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2017 OP Fall Festival

The OP Fall Festival will be this Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22.  Clay County ARES has a booth in the same location as last year and is looking for volunteers to help staff the booth.  We will have a go-kit setup and on the air as well as information to pass out to the community.  Our goal is to meet as many people as possible, let them know who we are, and educate them about the benefits of amateur radio to the community.

Please fill out the information below and let us know when you are available to assist. Continue reading

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JSCARC 50th Year Anniversary

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Johnson Space Center Amateur Radio Club (JSCARC) will operate at the W5RRR shack from Friday October 13th through Sunday October 15th, 2017 in commemoration of 50 years of club operations at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Continue reading

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Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico one transmission at a time

In times of need, Ham Radio operators are there to help.  Our own Joe Bassett, W1WCN is headed to Puerto Rico with the Red Cross to lend aid in the relief efforts.

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