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Welcome to Travis County ARES (TCARES)


We meet at 7:00 PM on every 4th Tuesday at the UT Applied Research Laboratories (ARL Labs) at 10000 Burnet Rd at the corner of Rutland. The organization uses two repeaters, 147.36 (tone 131.8) is primary and is the location for weekly nets. The 146.94 repeater (tone 107.2) is a backup and is also used for weather nets. In the event both of these are unavailable, use 146.58 simpex, no tone. Training nets occur on the 147.36 repeater at 7:00 each week on Sunday night. See Weekly Nets for more.


This group is a county level organizational unit of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), a part of the ARRL. ARES groups can be created at the county level in each division and section of the ARRL. We consist of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. The group is headquarted in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Every licensed amateur in the local area, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in ARES. We have monthly meetings, training, activations as well as weekly voice and data nets to keep up our skills. Please explore this site for more information about what we do and how we do it. You can also print the New hams ARES handout

Last Updated on Friday, 23 November 2012 23:26
 
Weather Radio Notes PDF Print E-mail
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Print out this placard and keep it by your weather radio. It has symbols and details about the terms used during watches, warnings and other NWS alerts.

Here are the SAME codes for each Texas county. They are used to set up your weather radio.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2009 23:18
 
Member Database PDF Print E-mail
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Travis County ARES records are maintained in the STX ARES database at http://www.arrlstx.org/vault_area/vault_gateway/site_gateway/vault_gateway.php

TC ARES Volunteers should register at that site, establishing a account and indicating their capabilities. This database is the official record of your membership in TCARES and will be used for alerting and ARESMAT activation in emergencies.

Your active membership in TC ARES is not complete without this database record.

Members should review and update their database record regularly.

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 March 2013 23:18