AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE©
District 2, South Texas
Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Joe Connell, KB5DTS
Asst. Emergency Coordinator
Tom Martin, N50EY
Our partnership began with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Since those events, we have continued to serve Walker County as an emergency amateur radio outlet. The Emergency Management Coordinator has been proactive for amateur radio since our first event. Walker County ARES © has been afforded a radio room, communications equipme
Our partnership began with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Since those events, we have continued to serve Walker County as an emergency amateur radio outlet. The Emergency Management Coordinator has been proactive for amateur radio since our first event. Walker County ARES © has been afforded a radio room, communications equipment, tower, antennas, and coax cable. In addition to amateur radio equipment, our radio room has first responder radio equipment in the VHF and 700-800 spectrum as well as satellite communications. Operators receive training in first responder communications in order to maintain contact during all activations.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps provide a much needed service to Walker County.
Operates three repeaters under the call of W5SAM
442.850 with a tone of 127.3
147.180 with a tone of 136.5
147.060 with a tone of 127.3
Note: 147.060 will be linked soon with the Lufkin Interetie. Further information will be posted about the project
Walker County ARES © conducts a net each Monday beginning at 6:30PM local time on the 147.180 repeater. All licensed amateur radio operators are encouraged to join in. The net is semi-formal and discusses local and regional amateur radio events. Operators are also invited to join the Walker County Amateur Radio Group net on the local 146.860(neg. offset) repeater with a tone of 131.8 each Monday at 7:00PM local time.
December 4, 2020. Four members attended planning meeting. It was suggested we have a local drill. We will start with a table top drill to show digital capabilities for all interested. Date and location TBD. Join us on the 147.18 net Monday evening for further discussion and set up of date.
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