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April 18 ARES Meeting

This month we discuss sending email over HF Radio. Hope to see you there.

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ISS Packet System is Back on VHF

4/14/2017 The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet digipeater system is again operating on VHF — 145.825 MHz. Follow this link to ARRL for the full story.

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About Amateur Radio

W5YI – VEC Test Session Scheduled Every 3rd Thursday monthly at the EOC at 7pm Central. 75 S. Davis Ln. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 We now have the ability to submit License applications electronically to expedite the process. New and Upgrades

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Walton County ARES DSTAR Stack

This is the new DSTAR Repeater Stack for Walton County ARES located at the EOC Operated by Walton County EARS – N4EMA. We hope to have the new N4EMA DStar Repeaters on the air this weekend. There is still lots

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ARES Meeting March 21st

Just a reminder. Our next ARES meeting is tomorrow night at 7pm at the Walton County EOC. 75 S Davis Ln. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 Please bring your laptop. We’ll be setting up 4 mock deployments using the “Go Boxes”.

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W5YI-VEC test session Thursday March 16th 7pm

The local W5YI-VEC Team has a test session scheduled for 7pm Thursday March 16th at the EOC. That’s 75 S Davis Ln, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Please bring a photo ID and a signed copy of your existing license if

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D-STAR Live About D-STAR Live Please join D-STAR Info, broadcasting live from George Gwinnett College! The D-STAR panel of experts will be discussing various aspects of the D-STAR System, including updating/programing your radio, different D-STAR devices and more! Click the

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Outpost Packet Message Manager 

Walton County ARES is now using Outpost PMM as a backup to DSTAR and DRATS. There are still Hams who don’t have DSTAR radios and Outpost another way to connect by packet, bbs or keyboard to keyboard. Here’s the link.

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ARES Meeting Feb 21, 2017

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Upcoming Events
  • Laurel-VEC Test Session May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 * FREE * Laurel-VEC test session on the 1st Tuesday monthly at 6pm at The Life Enrichment Senior Center. 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435. Walk-ins welcome. Please, bring a photo ID. If you will be taking your 1st exam please register for your FRN at  Contact Rodney Ryals KJ4JAH 850-892-2562.
  • Club Meeting May 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 312 College Ave. Defuniak Springs, FL. The Walton County Amateur Radio Club's Monthly meeting is held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. The location is - The Life Enrichment Senior Center 312 College Ave. DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32435.
  • ARES Meeting May 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 75 S Davis Ln, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32459 Walton County ARES meeting begins at 7pm local time at the Walton County EOC, aka "The Bunker". All Hams interested in participating are encouraged and welcome to attend. For info or directions contact John - W4CJB by email at