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2019 SET, Saturday, November 9th PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Butterfield-KF5JLK   

The 2019 Similated Emergency Test (SET) is planned for Saturday, November 9th. The following zip file contains documents for the SET:

http://tcares.org/tcares/images/ARES_docs/2019 SET Documents 1107a.zip

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2019 16:11
TCARES PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

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
Weather Radio Notes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   

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, 19 January 2020 20:38