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 the ARRL or any other organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required to fully participate in ARES. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateur operators are eligible for membership.
If you would like to join the local ARES, you can download and fill out the ARES Application. Bring it to a MARC Club Meeting, or mail it to:
MARC P.O. Box 1871 Columbia, TN 38402-1871
There is an ARES Net on held on the W4GGM VHF repeater on 147.120 MHz (tone 127.3) every Sunday night at 8:30 PM Central Time. We also have Emergency Practice Nets from time to time on 146.52 MHz simplex. It is always a good idea to have this frequency programmed in your radio for this and in case of emergencies, repeater outages, etc.
On Monday nights at 8:00 PM Central Time there is a MTEARS Net on the W4GGM UHF repeater 443.175 MHz (tone 100.0) that is linked to the MTEARS Network.
|Bill Reed, W4WRR|