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Sunday Night Packet Net Discontinued PDF Print E-mail
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The Sunday Night Packet Training Net has been discontinued - effective immediately. Please visit the Weekly Nets page for more information on its replacement - TCARES WinLink Wednesday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 March 2019 15:19
Technician class PDF Print E-mail
DE Roger W5WIA:
Watch for upcoming information as we go forward in this 100th year of the Austin Amateur Radio Club.
A Technician level class is being organized for the middle of the year in hopes we can have a banner 100th-year class in commemoration of the club's celebration.
This class will draw from around the district in all directions, and there has been some early talk about the possibility of having a General level and perhaps even an Extra level class at this same time. Each of us will have a part of this with activities through the year, and it will take a considerable number of helpers to pull this off.  We need to have mentors assigned to each student, and we need instructors to help.
Please spread the word - get ready for a great year helping others to join the ranks. If you are a part of another organization that needs communications for their operations, now is the time for them to learn how and become
a Ham.
Watch day to day and week to week for continuing updates as we go forth. For those of you that want to help, please email me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and let me know how you want to help.
Roger W5WIA
Last Updated on Monday, 15 April 2019 05:19
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 Sunday, 22 January 2017 18:14
TCARES PDF Print E-mail
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Welcome to Travis County ARES (TCARES)

We meet at 7:00 PM on every 4th Tuesday usually at the ARL Auditorium, 10000 Burnet Road in Austin. This is between US183 and Braker. You are required to sign in and out at the guard desk. 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 simplex, no tone. Training nets occur on the 147.36 repeater at 7:00 each week on Sunday night. See Weekly Nets for more info.


TCARES members with assigned badges for CTECC will not be able to check out or use those badges any longer. Some electronic reconfigurations have been done and each user must now be escorted by the guard or directed to the large situation room for admission into the ham radio room by someone already present.


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 headquarters is 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 Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:50
Member Database PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rick Kirchhof - NG5V   

Travis County ARES records are maintained in the STX ARES database at http://www.arrlstxvps.org/vault_area/vault_gateway/site_gateway/vault_gateway.php

TC ARES Volunteers should register at that site, establishing an 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 Saturday, 13 January 2018 17:26