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ARES
Purpose

Amateur Radio Emergency Service, which has developed since 1935, is a part of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Organization.

Part 97 of the FCC's RULES and REGULATION, which covers the Amateur Radio Service ,states under "Basis and Purpose" in 97.1 (a) that: "Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary non-commercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications."

Amateurs have been involved with Public-service communications, emergency communications, since 1913. In the early days the involvement was unprepared and without any coordination. As stated in the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS MANUAL, published by the ARRL, "As time progressed, the need for and value of organization became evident, resulting in the establishment of organized trunk lines and net systems; later the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS) were formed to complete the organization."

Today, "The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than the possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership".

Support Opportunities

Nets and Frequencies

  • Primary ARES Net for EL Dorado County is on Monday at 8:30 P.M. on 147.825 MHz[-][t82.5]
Primary VHF Repeater 147.825MHz (-) (pl 82.5) AG6AU 2m
Secondary VHF Repeater 52.78MHz (-) (pl 107.2) AG6AU 6m
Primary VHF Simplex 146.570MHz FM
Primary HF Simplex 3.987Mhz LSB
   

Net script file ARES_Net_Script.pdf Roster: El Dorado County ARES Roster pdf

Operations

El Dorado County ARES Emergency Plan - PDF document Jan03-2011
Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Plan - Word document April-2012
Sacramento Valley ARES Primary Frequencies - PDF document Oct 2014


Training

Provider Course Name Target Audience Link
ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications EC-001
Public Service and Emergency Communication Management for Radio EC-016
Everyone ARRL Online Course Catalog
FEMA All FEMA on-line courses Everyone Recomended IS-100.b,
IS-200.b,
IS-700.a
http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
 

Links

ARRL ARES
Sacramento Valley ARES

FEMA Department of Homeland Security
Large Animal Evacuation Volunteers

Files
ARES Application
ARRL Radiogram
ICS-213 Message Form
National Interoperability Field Operations Guide NIFOG
EDCARC 2m Net
Tuesday 8:00 P.M.
147.825 MHz[-] [t82.5Hz]


ARES Net
Monday 8:30 P.M.
147.825 MHz[-] [t82.5]




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