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Are You "Weather Aware"?

Posted by KD4CAL PIO/PRO on April 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

April 27, 2013 will mark the two year anniversary of one of the deadliest tornado out breaks that the state of Alabama, as well as other locations, had ever experienced. Over 200 lives were lost in Alabama that day with 9 of those being right here in Calhoun County.


The Calhoun County ARES/RACES Group would like to take this time to encourage everyone to be sure that you have multiple ways of receiving severe weather information. Please DO NOT rely only on outdo...

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Logistics Support Team (LST) Basic Training

Posted by KD4CAL PIO/PRO on March 21, 2013 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Calhoun County EMA  has scheduled the “basic training” for the Logistics Support Team (LST) on Tuesday, April 2, from 6-8pm. The training will take place at the Civil Defense hall on Bynum-Leatherwood Road and will coincide with their regular Tuesday meeting.

All RACES Staff and Members are requested to attend if able.


This training is a “wrap aroun...

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First Meeting of 2013

Posted by KD4CAL PIO/PRO on February 27, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

On February 1, 2013 the Calhoun County ARES/RACES had it's first meeting of 2013 at the Calhoun County EMA office in Jacksonville, AL. We were pleased to have Jonathan Gaddy, EMA Director, and Greg Militano, EMA Officer II who also attended and shared some of the things that the EMA will be doing in the future.


David Spinks, W4EMG, the newly appointed RACES Commander introduced the new Command Staff of Joey Dodd, KJ4CYK, who will be in charge of RACES radios at ...

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Upcoming Events:

Saturday, Mar 31 All Day
Tuesday, May 15 All Day
Thursday, May 31 All Day
Friday, Jun 1 All Day

Calhoun County


RACES Repeater Information:


146.780- Primary EMCOMMS

145.280- D-STAR

443.350+ D-STAR


The Calhoun County ARES/RACES EMA Training Net meets every Monday night @ 7:00PM on 146.780-.

Important NOAA Weather Radio Information:

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To ensure that you are receiving the correct weather information for Calhoun County, AL make sure your weather radio is set to Channel 4 (162.475MHz) and the Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) code is 001015.

Important Weather Terms To Know:

FLOOD WATCH — Conditions are right for flooding to happen soon.

FLOOD WARNING — Flooding is occurring. Be prepared to evacuate if told to do so.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH — Severe thunderstorms are possible in your area.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING — Severe thunderstorms are occurring.

TORNADO WATCH — Tornadoes are possible in your area. Remain alert for approaching storms.

TORNADO WARNING — A tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. If you are in a designated tornado warning area and the sky becomes threatening, move to your pre-designated place of safety.