ClayARES Christmas Party…fun in any mode!

The 2014 ClayARES Christmas Party will be December 2, 7:00PM at Journey Church, 6225 Lake Gray Blvd, Jacksonville, FL.

Now in Hamspeak…

PAN-PAN PAN-PAN PAN-PAN: CLAYARES; 021900EST DEC 2014 (030000Z DEC 2014); QTH 6225 LAKE GRAY BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL (30° 12′ 11.5884″, -81° 44′ 43.4106″)

And finally, in CW…

-.-. .-.. .- -.– .- .-. . …  -..- — .- …  .–. .- .-. – -.–  ..—  -.. . -.-. ..—  .—- —-. —– —–  -…. ..— ..— …..  .-.. -.-  –. .-. .- -.– -… .-.. …- -.. –..–  .— .- -..-  ..-. .-..

Finally, back to plain English…

Food, fun and frivolity! Not $100, not $50, not $25 per person! For just $10 per person you get to enjoy all of this and a recap of 2014 with the coolest radio geeks in NE Florida!  That’s right, just $10 per person.

Please RSVP Scott Roberts at by Friday, NOV 21.

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Clay County ARES Donations & Contributions

Clay County ARES is a 501(c)(3) (not for profit) organization. Ongoing efforts are made possible through generous donations of people just like you and those listed below.

Our special thanks to those who have made donations
& contributions to Clay County ARES.

To join us in our efforts by making a tax-free donation, please contact Joe Bassett, W1WCN at or any other AEC for Clay County ARES.

Click here for a list of Donations & Contributions made to Clay County ARES

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ARES Groups and Individuals Should Protect Passwords

The ARRL released a news article recently concerning the hacking of a server in the League’s network late last month. That article can be found here. My professional background is in digital forensic investigations and includes teaching in the Digital Forensics and Cyber Security program at Valencia College in Orlando (Florida) so I’d like to make some cyber security suggestions to readers. Continue reading

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Late October Exercise to Test MARS-ARES Interoperability

US Army and Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) stations will participate in a 48-hour nationwide contingency communication exercise on October 27 and 28 as part of an effort to develop greater cooperation between the Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored MARS program and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). MARS is encouraging its members to discuss communication interoperability in advance of the exercise with their ARES section and district or local emergency coordinators.

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Clay County ARES Badges

Clay County ARES is very close to printing and issuing badges to our members.  Here is the presentation that was covered at our monthly Clay ARES meeting last night. Continue reading

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