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The new Introduction to Emergency Communications course
includes updated content from the previous Basic Emergency Communications Level
1 course, as well as some content previously included in the former Level 2
course. The EmComm training program has been restructured to offer two courses:
This enhanced basic course for EmComm volunteers who want to serve as part of an
ARES® response team and the management course -- Public Service and Emergency
Communication Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016, also available
on the ARRL website) -- for those who are serving in ARES® leadership and
Here for Complete Details...
To learn more, visit the CCE
Course Listing page or contact the Continuing
Education Program Coordinator.
Check out our Training Page for Additional Information on
Training Opportunities !
(Jun 21, 2011) -- The National Weather Service (NWS)
has updated its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ARRL (scroll
below to access a link to the document). The updated MoU serves “as
a framework within which volunteers of the ARRL may coordinate their services,
facilities and equipment with the NWS in support of nationwide, state and local
early weather warning and emergency communications function.” In May, ARRL
President Kay Craigie, N3KN, signed on behalf of the ARRL, and in June, NWS
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services’ Director Dave Caldwell signed
on behalf of the NWS. The ARRL and the NWS have had a formal working arrangement
The NWS, in the MoU, acknowledges that Amateur Radio operators can be
of valuable assistance in early severe weather warning and tornado spotting.
Through its SKYWARN program, the NWS recognizes that Amateur Radio operators
have assisted as communicators and weather spotters since the program began in
the late 1960s. “In areas where tornadoes and other severe weather have been
known to threaten, the NWS recruits volunteers and trains them in proper weather
spotting procedures,” the MoU states. “These dedicated citizens help
keep their local community safe by conveying severe weather reports to their
local NWS forecast office. SKYWARN spotters are integral to the success of our
nation’s severe weather warning system.”
Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio is a resource for the Amateur Radio
operator who volunteers as a trained storm spotter. This book includes
information on resources, training, equipment, safety, storm spotter activation
procedures, reportable weather criteria, developing a local storm spotter
manual, and the experiences of storm spotters from around the country. It also
provides some meteorological information about severe weather such as
hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, floods, damaging wind, and winter weather.
A comprehensive index is included with weather-related web sites and a
state-by-state listing of SKYWARN® web sites.
new publication is available from the ARRL Bookstore for $22.95.
Gary Garnet with the Cleveland
NWS handed out a Spotter Reference Sheet during the Spotter Training meeting.
Supplies were limited and were gone before everyone got a copy. He recently
provided us a copy in Pdf form that has been added to our website.
Click Here to download a
Storms Rock Stark County during Summer 2007.
Here for a review of the 2006 severe weather season from Cleveland NWS.
County Skywarn Spotter Statistics.
Assessments Report over 268 Million in damage to 60 Ohio Counties during
February Flooding. Stark ARES Assists Ohio EMA.
full color booklet titled "Basic Spotters' Field Guide" is also
currently available from the National Weather Service On-line library of
Publications. CLICK HERE
for a listing of their currently available information guides.
Weather Alert Comes to Ham Radio.
Weather Paging Notification Comes To An End.
Weekly Weather Fact
Weather Service is second only to the Postal Service among government agencies
in day-to-day contact with U.S. citizens. And the public seems pleased with what
it gets. The NWS's approval rating has jumped to 70%, up from 51% in 1948. Those
saying that it was doing a poor job fell from 15% to a mere 7%. These numbers
would please many a politician.
Supporting Homeland Security
"Amateur Radio - The only fail-safe method of
FCC Special Council
"Amateur Radio - The Last Line of Defense"
Craig Fugate, FEMA Administrator
on the link above to get a birds eye view from the repeater site !
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Stark County EMA
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Feb 6, 2016) - -
The Stark County EMA was briefly activated last Monday evening when a train
derailment occurred at the Brewster Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway station. Four
railroad tanker cars derailed and one carrying butane caught fire at about 5:30
PM. By about 6:15 PM the Stark County EMA was activated uncertain as to the
extent of the emergency.
ARES was requested to activate the communications center to monitor the county
emergency station and establish and an emergency net in case additional support
was needed at area hospitals and the Red Cross Center.
About 100 local residents in close proximity to the scene were evacuated and
assisted by the Red Cross.
County Emergency Coordinator Terry Russ, N8ATZ was contacted and also responded
to the EOC with Assistant EC David Beltz, WD8AYE who staffed the Comm
Center for several hours assisting with communications. Once the on scene fire
and Haz-Mat crews had the situation under control at about 8:00 PM, the EMA was
deactivated and our Emergency Net was closed. EMA Director Tim Warstler
appreciated the quick response from the Stark County ARES who monitored
communications during the emergency.
A Tanker Car Fire
ARES Volunteers Help
to Distribute Water in Ohio Community with Lead-Tainted Water
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jan 28, 2016) - -
Flint, Michigan, is not
the only community with water problems due to high
lead content. During the week of January 18, some
8100 water customers in Sebring, Ohio, were notified
that they, too, had problems with high lead content
in their drinking water. On January 22, both Ohio
and Mahoning County emergency management agencies
began passing out bottled water in Sebring. Mahoning
County ARES Emergency Coordinator Wes Boyd, W8IZC,
activated ARES to assist.
“Response on the workday
was low, but a handful of ARES volunteers were able
to respond,” said Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator
Stan Broadway, N8BHL.
Boyd said, “EMA and Red Cross were overjoyed that
radio operators came to work not needing a radio.”
ARES volunteers joined others in moving and
distributing pallets of bottled water, and another
call went for weekend duty. ARES members from
neighboring counties volunteered. All told, the
volunteers moved more than 166 pallets of water in 6
“This is a perfect example of being ready to
serve in whatever capacity we can, in order to help
our communities. Sometimes it doesn’t involve only
operating a radio,” Broadway said.
Gary Garnet Selected
as Meteorologist-in-Charge of NWS Cleveland
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jan 17, 2016) - -
Gary Garnet has served the
National Weather Service for over twenty six years.
Since starting his career in 1989, Gary has held
many positions including: Intern in Charleston
South Carolina, General Forecaster in Charleston,
West Virginia, Science Operations Officer in Grand
Rapids Michigan and most recently sixteen years as
the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Cleveland,
Ohio. Gary has served periods as the Acting
Meteorologist in Charge at NWS Cleveland and briefly
at NWS Pittsburgh.
Gary has earned several awards
throughout his career including the U.S. Department
of Commerce Silver Medal for actions during
Hurricane Hugo and the NOAA Administrators Award for
work with the Great Lakes Marine Program. Gary has
provided support to multiple other NWS offices
during significant events such as Deep Water
Horizon, Super Storm Sandy and the Super Tornado
Outbreak of April 2011.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Atmospheric Sciences from The Ohio State University
and a Masters of Computer Science from Grand Valley
State University in Michigan.
Mr. Garnet assumed his new position on January
2015 Year End ARES
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jan 18, 2016) - - Ohio State ARES was
actively involved during 2015. The year end report
recently issued by Ohio Section Emergency
Coordinator Stan Broadway, N8BHL reported some
impressive totals for the year.
Ohio ARES averaged 1,700 active
members across the Ohio Section. Those members
contributed over 55,500 hours in training,
exercises, participation in various net operations
and performing public service. Of these hours, over
2,000 was directly involved in providing emergency
ARES is indeed a viable emergency
resource in Ohio and we continue to need volunteers
to participate in the many scheduled events and
emergency activations that happen here in Ohio.
Please volunteer your time when we call !
2016 ARES Calendar of
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jan 2, 2016) -
- The 2016 ARES Calendar of Events has been updated and includes the dates of
our weekly ARES nets and the normally scheduled public service events we
participate in. The exact dates of many events are not yet known and will be
updated when they are decided.
Ohio Emergency ID
Stan Broadway, N8BHL -
Ohio Section EC
(Jan 2, 2016) - - I have exciting news to start 2016! AS you may
remember, Ohio ARES has been working unsuccessfully to get some type of
statewide accredited credentialing system in place. It seems everyone thought it
a good idea, but no one agency wanted to be the responsible party for
maintaining a database. Now, things have changed!
The Ohio Department of Public Safety has launched a new
program that will generate temporary ID’s (visible on your cellphone!) which
~should~ allow you to gain access to an emergency or disaster scene. The
credentials, coupled with a quick records-check the type any police cruiser can
do, should allow access. Now, the reality is that local law enforcement will
have the ultimate say in whether you’re accepted, but this should go a long way
for such programs as ARESMAT, where neighboring or ‘outside’ assistance is
required by local ARES groups. These ID’s can also be used for ‘level three’
snow emergencies or other situations.
Most of the ID’s will carry a seven-day period, and are
good for only the specific emergency situation involved. A second layer ID is
good for multiple emergencies over a six-month period.
Ohio ARES is one of the OP3 partners, Section Manager Scott
Yonally N8SY and myself are registered with the program. We will get more
information on the practical application of this program as it is available.
Best wishes for 2016!
ARES Going into 2016
Stan Broadway, N8BHL -
Section Emergency Coordinator
(Nov 26, 2015) - -
ARES has been evolving to meet the needs of our served agencies. Agencies
and the volunteers are better organized than ever, and are required to be better
trained in technology, tactics, and organization. Volunteer organizations must
be self-sufficient rather than rely on their served agencies to provide them
support. The Ohio Section is working to ensure that ARES remains a viable and
vital partner in emergency communications to our served agencies and a partner
in managing public events in our communities. In 2016, you will see several
important changes throughout the Ohio Section.
1. More rigorous
training. Building and maintaining essential skills and qualifications
is a priority. These need to cover radio technology and tactics,
organization, and relevant regulatory concerns. We’ll continue putting
these to work in the kind of multiagency exercises that many ARES groups
throughout the Ohio Section have been supporting in recent years,
showing the agencies just how we can support them.
2. Greater capability.
Our system of providing support to local ECs through Districts and with
ARESMAT will help to ensure our agencies that should the time come,
trained and capable operators will be available. The OARS database helps
us to identify and to organize assets needed to respond. Team W8SGT
keeps the State EOC on our airwaves. Exercises in using NVIS, mesh,
fldigi , and other technologies have proved successful, giving us
more options than ever to move voice, text, images, and video all
without others’ infrastructure.
3. Greater service to
our agencies. As our skills and capabilities increase, our focus is
still on making ARES a working partner with our agencies. We have the
capability to become a ‘technical advisor’ to our agencies. We should
always display the attitude that we’re there to help- whether that be
via ham radio, our first priority, or in any other was that we can. With
our own support systems, field operations capabilities and
infrastructure such as repeaters we can ensure our served agencies and
public events coordinators that we have the resources to support them.
The Ohio Section leadership is excited about 2016, and are looking forward to
working with all Ohio Section ARES volunteers to realize the vision of a
fully-capable Amateur Radio Emergency Service throughout Ohio. My great thanks
and appreciation to all of you for your enthusiasm and dedication!
Stark ARES Display
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Nov 1, 2015) -- Stark ARES hosted an information table at the October 25th
Massillon Hamfest. The table was staffed by ARES Net Manager Mike Lackney -
KB8MIB and Assistant Net Manager Mike Palmer - KD8ENV.
Our display included a PowerPoint presentation covering basic ARES & Skywarn
operations, a display of several versions of Emergency Response or (Go-Boxes)
and informational literature. New this year was literature provided by the Stark
County EMA Office.
Many visitors stopped by with questions and comments covering our ARES & Skywarn
programs here in Stark County. My thanks to both Mike's for staffing the booth
during the hamfest !
Mike Lackney, KB8MIB at the ARES Display
Severe Weather Report
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Stark Co EC
(Jun 19, 2015) - -
Situation update to the severe weather pattern that came through Stark
County last Thursday.
Our initial evaluation of the area shows most of the damage occurred in the
Uniontown and Hartville areas. According to the NWS the winds in our
area reached 80 mph. The wind damage path is several miles wide with a
smaller intense path approximately 300 ft wide. This path was located in
the area of the Uniontown Fire Department to the intersection of Smith-Kramer,
Middle Branch and Market Avenue following a path to State Route 44 in Marlboro
The NWS will be out later today to evaluate the pattern of damage to
the area. There is a possibility that this smaller intense path of damage
is consistent with tornado activity. The NWS suggests at this time without
further evaluation that it is possible to have had a small tornado embedded
within the larger storm.
All the resource needs in the damaged areas were met locally with the Red
Cross providing canteen services to local responders until 3:30 am. One
person was provided shelter by the Red Cross due to specific medical needs.
The NWS has determined that Stark County had an EF-1 tornado estimated to be
100 yards wide at 105 mph. The tornado touched down in Uniontown and
traveled East-SE along an intermittent path for approximately 9 miles.
Most of the damage was to trees being uprooted or snapped half way up. A
newly constructed dairy barn in Marlboro Township in the area of Rt 44 and
Peters Church road had significant roof damage. Minor roof and siding
damage to homes was observed along the path.
Throughout the event Stark County Skywarn was activated and maintained close
communication with the Stark County EMA office in case our assistance was
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Stark Co EC
(Jan 19, 2015) - - Stark County ARES was activated the evening of January
13th when a telephone outage caused by an equipment failure in a Summit County
AT&T switching station caused multiple equipment failures throughout the area.
Here in Stark County local emergency service phone line failure resulted in an
emergency declaration and the Stark County EMA office was activated.
EMA Director Tim Warstler requested ARES activation to provide
communications and logistics support to his office. ARES member David Beltz was
first to respond to the office at 9:00 PM only to find that our equipment had
been temporarily removed as building renovation was in process. Dave
contacted EC Terry Russ to respond as well. Our portable equipment kit was
brought to the EOC to establish communications. Antennas had also been removed
and thanks to support from local radio station WHBC and their remote truck,
station engineer Dale Lamm, NX8J, we were able to setup a temporary antenna.
This completed we established a net on our ARES Repeater.
During net operations, we made contact with the multiple EMA
offices affected by the phone outage. We were also in contact with the Ohio EMA
office in Columbus. During the next four hours we helped maintain communications
links with multiple offices and public safety forces as well as staff the MARCS
Statewide Radio System. The Massillon ARC offered the use of their
Communications Trailer in case support equipment was needed.
Stark County Sheriff George Maier and EMA Director Tim Warstler
were thankful for area amateurs quick response to this short communications
emergency. Full phone service was restored and by approximately 1:30 AM we
closed down the emergency net and operations from the EOC.
Click Here to read the ARRL recap of the comm emergency.
County EC Terry, N8ATZ operates using our Go-Box from the
(Photo courtesy of Dale Lamm, NX8J)
"Go-Box" Version 2.0
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Stark Co EC
(Dec 27, 2014) - - While I was very satisfied with my latest Equipment or
Go-Box based on the Gator 8U Rack Mount Case, it did have several limitations.
On my latest design, I tried to correct these limitations and come up with a
more useful Field Box. The full report including several pictures is
posted on the Projects Page. Have a look
at it and let me know what you think.
ARES Readiness Update
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Stark Co EC
(Oct 18, 2014) - - Massillon City officials have initiated an
incident command system (ICS) as a precautionary measure in the event of a local
emergency relating to Ebola. ICS is a military-style command structure used to
coordinate response to emergencies and has been part of the Stark County ARES
training for many years.
Massillon City Health Commissioner Terri Argent noted that the
agency is ramping up and maintaining communications daily with city safety
forces in order to be able to respond quickly if an emergency occurs.
City Safety-Service Director Al Hennon, Fire Chief Tom Burgasser
and Argent meet daily to discuss the status of this issue and how it might
relate to the city. The Canton City Health Department has also implemented a
similar response system in the event of an emergency.
Stark County ARES maintains communications with our County EMA
office and would be ready if called upon to provide support communications to
area hospitals, health departments and the EOC if needed.
The Equipment Box Primer
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Feb 2, 2014) - -
An equipment or "Go-Box" is quickly becoming an
essential part of every radio amateur involved in public service communications.
More and more, amateurs are being tasked to quick deploy to everything from
local public service drills to disaster scenes.
Equipment Boxes have been showcased at several Ohio Section ARES meetings and I
have posted several of my designs on this website the past year. I have received
a few emails asking for more information on the topic and have added some
additional information on the Projects Page of this website. Additional pictures
of several of my own designs are included as well as a link to many shown during
the past Ohio Section ARES meetings.
If any of you have built your own versions we would be happy to include them on
the page. Send me a short recap of your design with pictures if you have them
and I will post them.
A portable Go-Box can be a great project and very useful when you need
additional capability during an ARES event.
Click Here for a direct link to our Project Page.
Don Wade, W8DEA receives
Public Service Award
Terry Russ, N8ATZ -
(Jan 20, 2014) - - The Massillon Amateur Radio Club recognized club
member Don Wade, W8DEA with their annual Public Service Award for 2013 during
their annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 11th. Don is also part of Stark
Co ARES as an Assistant EC in charge of our training program.
A past recipient of this award, Don again demonstrated his
commitment to our community and the Amateur Radio Service during 2013 on
assignment throughout the country with FEMA working in the aftermath of several
major disasters providing support to victims at relief centers. Once this
mission was finished, often requiring several months or more away from home, Don
returned to Stark County to resume serving his club and the ARES.
Congratulations to Don for this well deserved recognition !
MARC President Mike Sciarini, WA8MKH
presents Don (R) with his Public Service Award.
ARRL ARES E-Letter Posted
Terry Russ, N8ATZ - Emergency
(Jan 20, 2016) -- The January 20, 2016 edition of The ARES
E-Letter is currently posted and includes the following highlights;
Answering The Call To Serve In Historic Missouri
ARESÂ® Supports Major Flood Response in Pacific
GlobalSET 2015 is a Wrap, with Lessons Learned
West Central Florida ARES/ACS Group Learns in SKYWARN
Winter Field Day at End of Month
Northern Indiana Hams Activate NWS Office for SKYWARNâ„˘
Letters: HOA Embraces Amateur Radio for Emergencies
Tips for Beginning Net Control Operators
Sacramento EC Recognized for Past Service
See Something, Say Something
ARES in 2015 Click
Here for a direct link.
ARRL Signs New Memorandum
of Understanding with American Rad Cross
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Feb 4, 2016) - -
The ARRL and the
American Red Cross have
signed a new
The document, signed in
January, succeeds one
agreed to in 2010; it
will remain in place for
the next 5 years. The
MoU spells out how
League Amateur Radio
Emergency Service (ARES)
interface with the Red
Cross in the event that
ARES teams are asked by
the Red Cross to assist
in a disaster or
“Whenever there is a
disaster requiring the
use of Amateur Radio
and/or facilities, the
local Red Cross region
or chapter may request
the assistance of the
local ARES organization
responsible for the
jurisdiction of the
scene of the disaster,”
the MoU provides.
Such assistance would
include mobilization of
ARES personnel in
accordance with a
prearranged plan, and
the establishment of
necessary during a
disaster or emergency.
“Both ARRL volunteers
and American Red Cross
workers will work
cooperatively at the
scene of a disaster and
in the disaster
recovery, within the
scope of their
respective roles and
duties” within the scope
of the MoU, the
Hams Turn Out to Help as
Massive Snowfall Stuns Several States
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Jan 26, 2016) - -
volunteers were at the
ready as a storm of
over the January 23-24
weekend dropped up to
3-1/2 feet of snow, some
of it on states not used
to seeing much snow at
all. Some communities
Monday morning, as they
continue to dig out.
Utility line icing
caused power outages in
some states, and
flooding occurred along
coastal areas. While the
storm bypassed Northern
New England, it brought
major East Coast cities
to their knees, and some
30 deaths have been
blamed on the severe
weather. In the New York
City area, Hudson
Division Director Mike
Lisenco, N2YBB, said he
tried to keep up with
the rapid and heavy
snowfall accumulation as
he anticipated reports
from Section Managers (SMs)
shoveled snow three
times already today,” he
said late Saturday.
“There’s still another
foot of snow out there.
The city is completely
shut down. No cars are
allowed to be on the
road at all! I’ve
never seen that
happen in my 62 years.”
A record 26 inches of
snow fell in New York
City’s Central Park.
Lisenco said 31 inches
fell in Brooklyn.
Amateur Radio volunteers were at the ready as a
storm of historic proportions over the January 23-24
weekend dropped up to 3-1/2 feet of snow, some of it
on states not used to seeing much snow at all. Some
communities remained paralyzed Monday morning, as
they continue to dig out. Utility line icing caused
power outages in some states, and flooding occurred
along coastal areas. While the storm bypassed
Northern New England, it brought major East Coast
cities to their knees, and some 30 deaths have been
blamed on the severe weather. In the New York City
area, Hudson Division Director Mike Lisenco, N2YBB,
said he tried to keep up with the rapid and heavy
snowfall accumulation as he anticipated reports from
Section Managers (SMs) and Emergency Coordinators (ECs).
“I shoveled snow three times already today,” he
said late Saturday. “There’s still another foot of
snow out there. The city is completely shut down. No
cars are allowed to be on the road at all! I’ve
never seen that happen in my 62 years.” A record
26 inches of snow fell in New York City’s Central
Park. Lisenco said 31 inches fell in Brooklyn.
Boston Marathon Seeks
Amateur Radio Volunteers
Courtesy of the ARRL
(Dec 28, 2015) - - Preparations are under
way for the 120th running of the Boston Athletic
which takes place on Patriots’ Day, April 18, 2016.
Nearly 300 trained Amateur Radio volunteers staff
the event each spring, providing vital communication
services over the entire 26 mile course. Volunteers
are recruited, selected, and managed by the BAA’s
Communications Committee, now in its second year.
“A major initiative of the Committee this year is
to bolster the technology we use on Marathon
Monday,” said Communications Committee member
Matthew Forman, K6MCF. “To do so, we’re forming a
Technical Infrastructure Subcommittee (TIS) and
seeking amateurs who can offer current skills in
analog and/or digital modes (UHF/VHF), repeaters,
and infrastructure. We’d like to have the TIS
consist of one technically seasoned member from
Amateur Radio clubs in Massachusetts, Southern New
Hampshire, and the northern parts of Connecticut and
Committee member Mark Richards, K1MGY, will
assist in representing the TIS to clubs and other
Richards for more information.
147.12 Mhz Repeater for Severe Weather information here in Stark County !
Our thanks to Mercy Medical Center for their commitment to the
Stark County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and First Communications for their
support of Stark County Winlink.
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Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the ARES logo are registered trademarks of
the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.
Welcome to the new Stark County ARES Website. The Amateur Radio Emergency
Service (ARES) consists of licensed Amateur Radio operators who have voluntarily
registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the
public interest when disaster strikes.
The Stark County ARES has always been dedicated to the completion of three
goals. One, to provide the citizens of Stark County and local Public Service
officials with a team of highly skilled and dedicated radio operators ready to
assist when needed. Two, to provide Stark County amateurs with a full featured,
reliable wide area coverage ARES Repeater. And three, to provide an information
service for both amateurs and the community.
With the redesign of this website, we hope
we have accomplished this mission. We welcome your comments.
A new ARES On-Line Registration form is being tested on
the website. Using this form you can complete a new or update your existing ARES
Volunteer Registration Status.
2016 Stark Co ARES meeting schedule will be
posted when dates are set.
will be on Thursday Evenings at the Stark County EOC Office beginning at 7:00
Stark Co ARES Repeater is on
147.12+, PL 110.9
Winlink RMS Packet Relay is on 145.07 Simplex. Callsigns are N8ATZ-10 (Eastern
Stark Node) and WA8GXM-10 (Western Stark Node).
Ohio Section ARES News is available on the Ohio ARES
Website. Click Here to read the latest Section
Here to see some simple ARES portable antenna mounts you can use during local
public service drills and events.
Current Activities in the Stark County Winlink Initiative.
Your Power Connections
The ARRL recently reviewed a new website that
does a great job of describing the Anderson Powerpole connectors. The site
describes the connectors in detail and provides tips on assembling and using
them on your equipment.
higher power rigs and DC power supplies, the Anderson Powerpole is the emerging
National ARES/RACES standard.
site also contains links for additional Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
ideas, a portable EC station and a Quick Response Team Go Kit. This site has
lots of useful ARES information, well beyond the powerpole ideas.
Here to visit the site.
New Emergency Communications Handbook
The ARRL announces
a new emergency communications handbook for all hams that volunteer their skills
in public service applications. The handbook includes details on basic emergency
communications skills, message handling, and much more. This reference will help
you to understand the public service role amateurs will play and what to take
The Handbook is 176 pages and costs $ 19.95 plus shipping from
the ARRL and other dealers.
(Mar 26, 2006) -- The ARRL has
introduced a new Emergency Communications Catalog containing a host of items
using the "When All Else Fails" theme. The items are a great
reminder that Amateur Radio provides immediate, high-quality communications that
work every time, when all else fails.
The items include T-Shirts, Pins, Stickers, Patches, Magnetic
Signs, Banners, a Coffee Mug and Key Chain all carrying the "When All
Else Fails" theme. Click
Here to visit the catalog.
Click Here to
download a current ARES Registration Form. Help us keep your record current !
Anderson Power Pole Connectors,
the defacto standard for ARES power connections.
Support COOL Project...
Tour de Cure Report...
HOF Festival Timken Grand Parade....
HOF Festival Community Parade Report..
ARC Take Part in Drill.
ARES Attends District Meeting.
ARES & MARC Assist With 2009 Annual MS Walk.
Assists With Massillon Holiday Parade.
Ike's Winds Hit Stark County.
ARES Assists With Akron Marathon.
2008 Winlink Updates
Teams Activated for Northwest Near Record Flooding.
Assists With Annual MS Walk.
Board Accepts NERPC Report.
Station Completed at Mercy Medical Center.
County ARES Part of OEHA Fall Conference.
Click above for official ARES Logo merchandise from the
The Official Stark County ARES
Name Badge Supplier. Click on the logo for details.
The Stark County ARES is a proud supporter of the Annual
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival providing communications
support for over 25 years !
Stark County EMA is now on Facebook. They will use the new social media site to provide
ongoing public information about disaster related issues in the county.
Please Like and share with your friends !
Look for them by going to "starkcountyema" on facebook.