Updates - 10/11/2014:
Thanks to everyone who participated with Survivor Day!  Please send after-event reports.
Thanks to all who participated in the Occtober 4th SET!  Please send after-event reports.
EC reports for 2014 Q3 are due.  Please submit them ASAP.


Alert Status:  Level 0 (Normal Operations)

Normal Operations as of 07/06/2014 @ 1800 hours
ARES/RACES Volunteers:  monitor the 145.430-/74.4 Repeater during inclement weather



Virginia Capital District ARES supports public service communications for special events in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan area.  These events provide an opportunity for amateur radio operators to provide a public service in providing communications to nonprofit organizations hosting the special events.  This page provides a listing of public service, community education, and Virginia Capital District ARES events


Virginia Capital District ARES Nets:

Mondays @ 2000 hours
Goochland County ARES
147.270+/203.5 (turned off for net)

Mondays @ 2100 hours
Combined Hanover/Henrico County ARES

Tuesdays @ 2100 hours
Chesterfield County ARES

Goochland County ARES Team Activation - April 26, 2011

April 26th seemed to just be another day and, as usual, I had already begun the central Virginia six meter net early list check in. There were two stations from North Carolina near Raleigh already waiting their turns for comments.

The phone rang with what I assumed to be my daughter’s morning call to her mom. This time however I answered the ring, and the voice on the other end I knew well.