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ARES AND SYVARRG

There are two main groups that hams in the Santa Ynez Valley participate in: ARES and SYVARRG.

ARES

ARES LogoThe Santa Ynez Valley ARES is formally known as the Central County ARES for the Santa Barbara District of the Santa Barbara Section.

Net and Activities

The local ARES net is held on the K6SYV repeater(147.21+) on Wednesdays at 8pm. ARES activities are posted on the main calendar.

Local ARES Meetings for the Santa Ynez Valley occur a couple of times a year. The ARES Section Meeting for the Santa Barbara Section (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties) occurs about 4 times a year. Location and times to be announced.

SYV ARES Bulletin

The Santa Ynez Valley ARES Bulletin is published on a monthly basis. To obtain a copy, contact the editor, Dave Lamb (WA6BRW). The bulletin contains information about local events and ARES information.

Santa Barbara CENTRAL County ARES Personnel

Title Name (Callsign) Description
SEC Dave Gilmore (AA6VH) SEC - Section Emergency Coordinator - Emergency Coordinator for the Santa Barbara Section which includes the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
DEC Lou Dartanner (K6ZKJ) DEC - District Emergency Coordinator - Emergency Coordinator for the Santa Barbara District which covers the Santa Barbara County portion of the Santa Barbara Section.
DDECs   DDEC - Deputy District Emergency Coordinator - Assistants or seconds to the DEC.
EC Jim Gilbert (AK6JG) EC - Emergency Coordinator - Emergency Coordinator for Santa Barbara Central County which covers the general Santa Ynez Valley area in the Santa Barbara District/County of the Santa Barbara Section.
AECs Buzz Davis (KE6BQC)
David Higgins (KG6OWE)
AEC - Assistant Emergency Coordinator - Assistants or seconds to the EC.

SYVARRG

The Santa Ynez Valley Amateur Radio Repeater Group is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to building repeaters and improving Amateur Radio communications in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Board Members

Kendall, John (KO6JW), President
Whitesell, Jim (KI6DBD), Vice President and Equipment Manager
Bixler, Anne (KD6HJO), Secretary
Gilbert, Jim (AK6JG), Treasurer and ARES EC
Polan Art (KD6VSD), Member At Large
Higgins, David (KG6OWE), Member At Large and ARES AEC
Bixler, Tad (KA6YRJ), Member At Large, Repeater Trustee

Contact Information

SYVARRG
P.O. Box 686
Solvang, CA 93464

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