The Travis County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (TCARES) provides emergency communications to several served agencies with the motto "When All Else Fails". Monthly meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Applied Research Lab, 10000 Burnet Road. Weekly Nets are each Sunday evening at 7:00 pm on the 147.36 repeater (tone 131.8). Activities include training, certifications, exercises, and events, in addition to responses to communication incidents. Visit our website http://tcares.org/ for more information
Our served agencies include:
If you are interested in supporting one or more of these served agencies, please join us on our weekly nets or monthly meetings.
Sunday Night Net is held @ 19:00 local time on the 147.36 MHz (+) repeater (131.8 Hz tone), or backup frequencies if required.
Travis County ARES (TCARES) holds two training nets each Sunday evening. The first net is a voice net and proper radio techniques are practiced. Important information is also shared regarding upcoming events. The backup repeater is 146.94 MHz (-) with a tone of 107.2 Hz. If needed, the simplex frequency of 146.58 MHz will be used. The second scheduled net is a packet net and is used to test our skills and equipment using 1200-baud Packet to support WinLink/Airmail operations. The Packet Net is held at 20:00 local time on 145.73 Mhz. Use the Unconnected mode.
In an emergency, tune to the Resource and Information Net on the 147.36 MHz repeater. During a weather event, tune to the SkyWarn and Information Net on the 146.94 MHz repeater.
The table below is the schedule for Net Control operators:
(day of month)
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
TCARES has several training videos available on YouTube. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/TravisCountyARES