Welcome to the Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Emergency Service (SEARES) Website.  This site is dedicated to supporting and promoting ARES operations, emergency communications, emergency preparedness & the service of amateur radio.

ARES is an arm of the Field Organization of the ARRL.  ARES is dedicated to providing radio based backup communications to served agencies in our region. To hone skills as communicators, we provide radio support for a variety of community events such as walks, marathons, races, bikes, or large gatherings requiring communications, both digital and voice.

All radio amateurs are eligible to become general members of ARES. Learn more, become a member, become a served agency, sign-up to receive SEARES announcements, or contact us!

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Join SEARC for their annual ARRL Field Day event this weekend in Sioux Falls. ...

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2 months ago

Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Emergency Service - WØFSD

ARRL - the National Association for Amateur Radio
#WeatherChannel Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams interviewed #ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, on how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season by using #amateurradio.

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3 months ago

Paul Yanzick

Hello all! I'm looking to reduce some of the ham hardware I have. So.. I am parting with:

Kenwood TS-2000 (Gigaparts refurb with maybe 10 hours on it since)
Kenwood TH-D72A
Yaesu FT-8900R
Diamond quad band antenna for the 8900R
Signalink for the TS-2000
Pyramid power supply to power the TS-2000

Most of the hardware was not used that much other than for Bike MS.

Please let me know if anyone is interested in any of it. I will start posting in other locations outside of the group late this week, but thought I'd give all of you first chance at anything that may be of interest.

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3 months ago

Sioux Empire Amateur Radio Emergency Service - WØFSD

Another round of showers and storms are expected to develop around the region by late afternoon. A few storms could become severe. Check out the projected timing and primary threats with these afternoon and evening storms. ...

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I would like to thank you for the opportunity to hold the position of the Minnehaha Co. ARES Emergency coordinator for the past 4 years. I have enjoyed working to build the organization and working with my fellow amateur radio operators. I’ve learned a lot and look forward to continuing to invest in emergency communications, the hobby and community.

As you may already be aware, due to constraints in my personal life, I have respectfully resigned my position with the ARRL Field Organization and SD ARES. I will remain the primary point of contact until a replacement can be nominated and duties transferred. We will also suspend the monthly drill nets. I hope to stay active in the ARES community and an active ARES member.

If you happen to be interested in the Minnehaha County Emergency Coordinator position, or have any questions about the role, please reach out to me directly, message SEARES on FaceBook or our DEC, Tony Busss (KB0WSW).

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to serve and for your support in the past. I hope that, at some point in the future, I will be able to be an EC again in the community.

Best regards,
Dustin Schnabel - KDØQYR

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