Yes, the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club and the Santa Barbara ARES
District have made national news!
Read all about it in the October issue of CQ magazine in an article
(page 68) authored by Gordon West, WB6NOA, titled "Personal Locator
Beacons New challenge for Ham 'Fox Hunters.""
The article prominently mentions the SBARC ELT monitoring system and the
work of the local ARES groups in assisting the Santa Barbara Search &
Rescue Team in ELT search. I assisted Gordon by contributing information
and photos about our program, which may become the model for Amateur
assistance in this field for the rest of the U.S. I am pleased he used
much of the material in his comprehensive article. Every member of SBARC
and ARES should be proud to be on the "cutting edge" of this public
service work and to be featured in a widely-read national publication.