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Menominee, Marinette, Oconto, area ARES/RACES

Our Local Ares/Races net is every Sunday Night at 8:30PM.  You do not have to be a Member of Ares/Races to check in. Just call in when they ask for other check in and state your call sign ,location, and if you have any traffic. The frequency is 145.470   PL 114.8.

Mike - KD8FUE - Committee Chairperson

What is ARES
ARES Net ARES Training

What is ARES?

ARES Membership Requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES.  Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.  Please inquire at the local level for specific information.  Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable but is not a requirement for membership.

How to Get Involved in ARES

Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator.

ARES Manual [PDF]
ARES Field Resources Manual
ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book
Intro to Emergency Communication (EC-001)
Public Service and Emergency Communication Mgmt for Radio Amateurs (EC-016)
PR-101: ARRL Public Relations (PR-101)
http://bit.ly/2Xcru8s  -  ARES CONNECT VIDEOS link









Here are members of the Area/Races


Mike Lemke KD8FUE EC Menominee County

Calvin Tharp K1SGW AEC Menominee County

Jim Callow K8IR   Menominee County

Ed Engelman KG8CX ( Skywarn) Menominee County

Eric Janssen  KG9GH Marinette County

Larry Buckholtz  N9OSF  Oconto County

Jeff Pownell AC9PZ ( MARS) AEC   Oconto County

Steve Mellenthin K9STT Marinette County


Emergency Communications


Most people know ham radio operators aid in storm spotting and reporting back to the National Weather Service.  But did you know Amateur Radio operators set up and operate organized communication networks locally for governmental and emergency officials, as well as non-commercial communication for private citizens affected by the disaster? Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communications due to power outages and destruction of telephone, cellular and other infrastructure-dependent systems.


How do Amateur Radio operators help local officials?

Many radio amateurs are active as communications volunteers with local public safety organizations. In addition, in some disasters, radio frequencies are not coordinated among relief officials and Amateur Radio operators step in to coordinate communication when radio towers and other elements in the communications infrastructure are damaged.



What are the major Amateur Radio emergency organizations?

Amateur Radio operators have informal and formal groups to coordinate communication during emergencies. At the local level, hams may participate in local emergency organizations, or organize local "traffic nets" using VHF (very high frequencies) and UHF (ultra high frequencies). At the state level, hams are often involved with state emergency management operations. In addition, hams operate at the national level through the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), which is coordinated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and through the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), which is coordinated through the American Radio Relay League and its field volunteers. Many hams are also involved in Skywarn, operating under the National Weather Service and provide emergency weather information to the NWS for analysis and dissemination to the public.

Is Amateur Radio recognized as a resource by national relief organizations?

Many national organizations have formal agreements with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and other Amateur Radio groups including: