Call for Volunteers - Ga400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride - Sunday July 12

Greetings all !!!

Once again, the Georgia 400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride is upon us. North Fulton ARES is looking for volunteers to help provide radio communications for Rest Stops, SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles, Motorcycle Marshals and others.

The event is Sunday, July 12, 2015. The ride starts and ends near the intersection of Ga 400 and Holcomb Bridge Road. This year, the ride DOES NOT compete with ARRL Field Day and is one week after the Peachtree Road Race and 4th of July fireworks!

Announcing the February 10 2015 NFARES meeting

Join us for the February 2015 NFARES meeting on Tuesday, 2/10/2015, at 7p at Brandon Hall School in Sandy Springs.

Topics include:

  • FEMA Training Courses
    • All NFARES members should complete the recommended FEMA training courses.
  • Net Efficiency - KK4JYO Fred
  • Joint ARES Net Recap
  • Ga400 Bike Ride Prep
    • Save the date: Sunday July 12
Meeting time: 
Tue, 2015-02-10 19:00

Joint ARES Net results

I'd like to thank everyone who took the time to check into the Joint ARES nets Sunday night. Here are some of the results.

Total check-ins was 128: Atlanta 48, DeKalb 40, North Fulton 40.

Total participants was 63: Checking into one net 19, two nets 23, three nets 21.

Joint ARES Net on Sunday January 18 2015

Please join us for a Joint ARES Net on Sunday January 18 2015 at 8pm local time.

The purpose of the net is to allow participants to work together in a joint exercise and to become familiar with the names, call signs and voices of hams in neighboring jurisdictions.

The net will rotate among three ARES repeaters. Each ARES group will host a net. All interested persons are encouraged to check into each of the three nets.

Announcing the January 13 2015 NFARES meeting

Join us for the January 2015 NFARES meeting on Tuesday, 1/13/2015, at 7p at Brandon Hall School in Sandy Springs.

Topics include:

  • Joint ARES Net (DeKalb, North Fulton, Atlanta) on Sunday 1/18/2015
    • Several ARES members have requested joint exercises with neighboring ARES groups. This joint net is the first in a series of activities.
    • The net will rotate among repeaters used by the three ARES groups. We'll start in DeKalb, switch to North Fulton, and finish up with Atlanta.
Meeting time: 
Tue, 2015-01-13 19:00

NFARES Twitter Feed Info

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Planning Underway for 2014 Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

The North Fulton ARES team is planning now for the 2014 SET which will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014.
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To read more about the SET, please click SET Overview.

To see a list of SET locations, please click NFARES 2014 SET.

North Fulton ARES Training Requirements

NIMS ICS Training

Introduction to Incident Command System
ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents
National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
National Response Framework, An Introduction
Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 - Communications

FEMA Training Website:

Digital Training for Upcoming SET (10/5/2013)

For everyone who would like to use digital messaging during our upcoming 2013 NFARES SET (Simulated Emergency Test) on October 5, from 9 AM - 2 PM, please join us on our NFARES Digital Training Nets.

You are welcome to join us on the nets even you you are not planning to volunteer for the 2013 SET.

July 2013 NFARES Meeting

This is a reminder of the North Fulton Amateur Radio Emergency Service meeting that will be held on Tuesday evening, July 9th at the Brandon Hall School. The school is located at 1700 Brandon Hall Drive off Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs, GA.

The agenda for this months NFARES meeting will include:

1. Review recent events: Field Day, Ga400 Bike Ride, Sandy Springs Fireworks.

2. Review 2012 SET.

3. Start planning for 2013 SET coming up in October.

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