- Category: Ares
- Published: Monday, 22 March 2021 13:40
- Written by Administrator
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ARES, RACES, AuxComm
We get so sophisticated and we have gotten so used to the reliability and resilience in our wireless and wired and our broadcast industry and all of our public safety communications, that we can never fathom that they’ll fail. They do. They have. They will. I think a strong Amateur Radio community [needs to be] plugged into these plans.
—Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator (2009-2017), 3 May 2011
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.
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.
FEMA Training Courses for ARES®
Many of these courses are requirements for ARES operators registering with local emergency management/public safety agencies and more and more ARES programs across the country. Along with the basic ARRL EmComm course, they form the foundation for an educated, certified, trained corps of ARES volunteers prepared to serve as assets and not liabilities to their communities during disaster situations.
ARES NET PREAMBLE & SCHEDULE
The local ARES Net is held each Sunday Evening at 8:30 PM on the Suring repeater 145.470 (-) 114.8 pl. Feel free to join us, and follow along with the Preamble and schedule of Net Control Operators.
Welcome to the Tri-County Cooperative ARES & RACES Net. My name is (your first name), (your call sign) and I will be your net control this evening.
This net meets every Sunday night at 8:30 PM or whenever its services become needed. The primary repeater frequency is 145.470 with a tone access of 114.8. The backup repeater frequency is 147.000 with a tone access of 107.2. This is a directed net which is open to all ARES & RACES Stations in all locations that are within range of this repeater system.
The purpose of this net is to ensure proper understanding between ARES & RACES stations, to share information, and to become better prepared for public service emergency communications.
I will now take a standby for any emergency or priority traffic. Please call (your call sign), your net control station.
(Pause for any emergency or priority traffic)
I will now call all registered Marinette and Menominee County ARES & RACES stations. When called, please check in and list any traffic when doing so. (call each member)
KG9GH (Eric), K8IR (Jim), KD8FUE(Mike) KD80VR (Doug) K9STT(Steve)
I will now call all registered Oconto County ARES & RACES stations. When called, please check in and list any traffic when doing so. (call each member)
I will now take a standby for any out of county or late time ARES & RACES stations. Please call (your call sign), your net control station.
(pause for stations)
(Read any announcements or ask for general comments or questions)
Hearing no additional business for the net at this time, I will now close the net and turn the repeater back over to normal amateur use. Thank you for checking into the Tri-County Cooperative ARES & RACES Net. We look forward to hearing from you again next Sunday at 8:30 PM. 73, this is (your call sign).
ARES AND RACES MEMBERS NEW SCHEDULE 2022
JAN FEB MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE
2-MIKE 6-JIM 6-DOUG 3-LARRY 1-JIM 5-ERIC
9-ERIC 13-LARRY 13-JIM 10-MIKE 8-STEVE 12-DOUG
16-DOUG 20-MIKE 20-STEVE 17-ERIC 15-DOUG 19-JIM
23-JIM 27-ERIC 27-LARRY 24-DOUG 22-LARRY 26-STEVE
JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
3-STEVE 7-DOUG 4-MIKE 2-STEVE 6-DOUG 4-LARRY
10-LARRY 14-JIM 11-ERIC 9-DOUG 13-JIM 11-MIKE
17-DOUG 21-STEVE 18-DOUG 11-ERIC 20-STEVE 18-ERIC