Welcome to the ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) group in Union County.We work with the Union County EMA ( Emergency Management Agency ) and their RACES group. The RACES group meets regularly on Wed evenings around 6:30ish at the Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720.
The ARES group meets monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm at the Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720. Most ARES and RACES volunteers are part of both groups.
Marvin C. Gilbert EMA Operations Building - EMA Station 720
20900 Northwest Parkway.
Marysville, OH 43040
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Information about ARES
FEMA Traning courses:
If you are interested in becoming part of the Union County ARES group stop by on a 3rd Monday evening meeting, fill out the online form on the Ohio Section Website, or contact the ARES Union County EC, Ed Liddle at ed.liddle (at) gmail.com
Weekly ARES NETS
- Mondays at 9pm on the N8IG repeater - 145.350 Tone:127.3Hz
- Digital Simplex Net - Immediately follows the repeater net 145.60
- Nets do not meet on the 3rd Monday of the month.
- Net preambles are at the bottom of this page
The first training topic we covered is the ARES Field Resource Manual. A PDF of the ARES field manual can be downloaded from the ARRL site Here
The ARES Manual PDF can be downloaded from the ARRL site Here
Here are some links with additional information about ARES and RACES.
ARES vs RACES FAQ - http://www.arrl.org/ares-races-faq
Basic RACES information - http://www.usraces.org/
ARRL ARES Information - http://www.arrl.org/ares
ARES training information- http://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/training.html
Union County ARES/RACES information:
Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS) radio frequencies - 2 meter and 70cm Frequencies, Simplex and repeaters from the Ohio Repeater Council for central ohio and surrounding counties that hospital radios are programmed with. This list was last updated on 4/30/2015 by K8JWL
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