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  TEXAS STATE RACES          DISTRICT 17       WELCOMES YOU

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Welcome To The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

At TEXAS STATE RACES DISTRICT 17  we support the TDEM and other agencies during natural disasters and manmade disasters. We are trained Amateur Radio operators who are committed to serving the State Of Texas

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WHO WE ARE

Amateur Radio Support for Emergency Operations

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Program

We are a group of trained Amateur Radio Operators providing Emergency Communications and supporting the TDEM & State Of Texas.

The State of Texas is susceptible to the effects of both natural and man-made disasters.  At times, state and/or local government resources are inadequate to effectively respond to such incidents.  This can be especially true in the area of communications when normal day-to-day systems are used in support of widespread emergencies or disasters.  Because of system outages or overcrowding by emergency traffic, normal communications systems may become unusable or inadequate to meet emergency or disaster response needs.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authorized emergency management organizations to officially organize and employ radio amateurs to supplement state and local government communications systems during emergencies or disaster operations.  The FCC advocates the principle that a fundamental basis and purpose of the Amateur Radio Service is to provide voluntary noncommercial emergency communications to the public. Amateur radio operators are often needed to assist in communications during an emergency.

For State of Texas specific info on Amateur Radio support, contact the State Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Officer (SRO), Kevin Lemon at (512) 424-2451 or (512) 424-2208

 
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Texas State RACES District 17 Members

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NOEL VILLARREAL
KD5PMU

District Radio Officer DRO 17

District Radio Officer For District 17 covering the Texas counties of Calhoun,Dewitt,Goliad,Gonzales,Jackson,Lavaca,Victoria counties.

MARIO GARCIA
WO5O

RACES Calhoun 17-057A ACLO

Mario is the Assistant County Liaison Officer for Calhoun County and a very trained on digital modes such as VARA FM VARA HF and also maintains the radios at the Calhoun EOC.

TERRY TURNER
N5HV

RACES Victoria 17-469 CLO

Terry is our County Liaison Officer For Victoria County and is also Red Cross Volunteer.

BILL PONTILLO
W5WMP

RACES Victoria 17-469A ACLO

Bill is our  Victoria County Assistant County Liaison.

GARY DRESCHER
KI5FU

RACES Gonzales 17-177 CLO

Gary is our Gonzales County Liaison Officer is also the ARES EC.

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Thomas Learn
KI5OMW

RACES Jackson 17-239 CLO

Thomas is our Jackson County Liaison Officer and is our newest member he is also the ARES EC.

            Emergency Communication Activities

               Providing You With The latest Information

Above the Clouds

 Victoria County Activities

**** NEW NOTICE ****  (10/6/2021)

 The October and November  General Meetings will be Person-to-Person

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​The Victoria Amateur Radio Club Inc, VARC, monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month will be conducted at the DeTar Medical Plaza North Conference Room located at 110 Medical Drive  for Officer Nomination and Voting in the October and November meetings.

COVID-19 Masks and Social Distance measures are recommended.

Victoria County Residents are encouraged to prepare & have a plan and make sure to have a hurricane check list and supplies in hand for the 2021 Hurricane season Stay Safe ! Victoria County DDC 17 is at Level -4 Normal Status.

The Texas Statewide RACES Excercise will be held October 30,2021 Saturday 8 Am - 12 Noon.

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  Calhoun County Activities

          To be Updated.

 Jackson County Activities

            To be Updated

Dewitt County Activities

            To be Updated

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 Gonzales County Activities

                 To be Updated

Lavaca County Activities

                 To be Updated

Goliad County Activities

            To be Updated

"Please Participate & Join Texas RACES District 17"

Noel Villarreal

Texas RACES Presentation Video

The Role Of Texas RACES

           WINLINK INSTRUCTIONS POWERPOINT

                                                        Please Read & Follow Directions Carefully.

Texas RACES Files

RACES County Unit Numbers

RACES Preamble

Texas Disaster Districts

RACES Regional Boundaries Map

RACES Volunteer Interest Letter

Description Of Austin SOC

District Coordinators By Region

                    TDEM -103

SOC Situation Reports

Texas State RACES Net Schedule

Texas RACES District 17 Jitsi Agenda

District 17 Area Repeaters Analog/DMR

Texas DPS Emergency Alerts 

TDEM DDC 17 Emergency Activation Status

         DDC 17 Activation Status 
  *Level 4 - Normal Status
  Level 3 - Readiness Status
  Level 2 - Virtual Status
  Level 1 - Emergency Activation Status

TX State SOC Emergency Activation Status

         TX SOC Activation Status
  *Level 4 - Normal Status
  Level 3 - Readiness Status
  Level 2 - Virtual Status
  Level 1 - Emergency Acvtivation Status

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your District 17 DRO for processing.

RACES APPLICANT CRIMINAL HISTORY DISQUALIFIERS

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TEXAS RACES APPLICATION

RACES CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

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CONTACT TEXAS STATE RACES DISTRICT 17

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Noel Villarreal 

Amateur Radio Callsign: KD5PMU

District Radio Officer DRO 17

Address: 2501 Lone Tree # 10

        

 

Phone: 361-655-7980

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