Concerned by the low adoption rate of ARES Connect reporting software two years after its introduction by the League, the ARRL’s Director of Emergency Management Paul Gilbert (KE5ZW) instituted a review of the application. Following a review of all available information, ARRL leadership has decided to discontinue the use of ARES Connect and seek development of a software reporting package more tailored to the needs of ARES.
All ARRL Sections that have been using ARES Connect should plan to transition to the ARES Form 4 reporting form until a replacement system is identified. ARRL HQ will continue to support ARES Connect through June 30, 2021.
The 2021 WCRA Hamfest is being held virtually due to COVID-19. It will be held on January 17, 2021, 8:30AM to 1:30PM Via Zoom.
More information can be found here.
Comments by District Director W9XA and Section Manager W9RY on a recent ARES DEC/EC Zoom meeting can be found here. (This is a recorded ZOOM video. If it doesn’t work for you, try a different browser.)
Our Section Manager has posted a holiday newsletter. The link is on the Resources drop-down menu.
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