NFBC Tour De Forts 2017

NFBC: 24th Annual Tour de Forts Classic
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When: Sunday, Apr 30, 2017
Time: 7AM – 4PM

Where:
St. Augustine High School
3205 Varella Street
St. Augustine, FL  32084

GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION: 25,37,56,70 and 100 miles

Repeater Primary: 146.625 St Augustine
Repeater Secondary: 145.210 KX4EOC

We are looking for 6 volunteers to ride in sag and 9 rest stops.  The priority is sags.

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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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Armed Forces Day Crossband Communications Test Set for Saturday, May 13

US Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard stations will participate in the annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communications Test on Saturday, May 13. This annual HF communication interoperability event, sponsored by the Department of Defense since 1934, challenges Amateur Radio operators to contact military stations across the US.

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Emergency Communications Driving Increase in Amateur Radio Operators

Hams standing by and ready to help during disasters or other events.

BY JAMES CARELESS / APRIL 11, 2017

More Americans than ever have been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as amateur radio operators, and those in the know say that emergency communications is driving their passion to be “hams.”

“There has been a tremendous amount of interest in emergency preparedness since 9/11 and Katrina, and this is true for the amateur radio community as well,” said Mike Corey, the emergency preparedness manager for the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). “Emergency communications is a gateway into amateur radio, and many join our ranks through an interest in being better prepared themselves and as a way to serve their community.”

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Wilford Gas Antenna Tower

A special thank you to Doug Wilford from Wilford Gas for the donation of a 100-foot antenna tower to ClayARES.  Today we met at the tower site and dismantled the tower.  Thank you to everyone who participated and helped!

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Florida Striders – Run to the Sun – April 8

We are looking for 7 operators to assist with the Run to the Sun event, sponsored by Florida Striders.  We need to setup at 7am and will be done around 11-11:30am.  This is a fun event.  It will start behind the Dog Track and go along River Road.

If you are able to assist in this event, please complete the form below.  The first SEVEN who sign up will get a spot… Continue reading

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