Marshall County ARES / RACES Team
Emergency Coordinator - Chuck Dilts, N9CAD
Assistant Emergency Coordinator Frank Endres, KC9OJG
What’s the Difference?
ARES: Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). ARRL has the longest history of public service of any Amateur Radio emergency communications provider organization.
RACES: The federal government created RACES after WWII. The FCC addresses the need for Amateur Radio to function as part of a state, county or local Civil Defense agency in time of national emergency or war.
Who are we?
Marshall County ARES/RACES consists of FCC licensed amateur radio operators that have been trained in emergency communications, They have volunteered their qualifications and equipment for duty in public service when a disaster happens. Our group provides support operations as well as a reliable backup system when normal means of communication has failed
Who we provide for...
Public Service Events - Numerous Training Exercises - Government Agencies
Disaster Relief Organizations - Emergencies and Disasters
Administration Procedures - Communication Technology - Disaster Preparedness
Message Handling - Weather Awareness
How to join our Team..
Before you can do anything, you need to get an Amateur Radio license from the Federal Communications Commission.
Once you have your license, the rest is up to you. What you do next depends on what sort of equipment you intend to use and what type of communication you'd like to try.
Membership Requirements include…
Þ An Amateur Radio license from the FCC
Þ Attendance to monthly meetings and Participation on weekly on-the-air nets
Þ Periodic training
Þ Participate in events and operations