ARES / RACES NET - Every Tuesday 7PM EST 146.700 PL123.0 Echolink #845553
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) offers a wide range of skills and resources to support radio communication needs. This group of skilled radio operators is dedicated to providing vital communication services during times of disasters, helping our served agencies such as the Red Cross, hospitals, shelters, schools, and more. When other forms of communication fail, ham radio continues to work reliably, ensuring critical communications are never lost.
We highly recommend watching one of the best instructional videos on how to participate in a net. It's an excellent resource to help you get started and become more comfortable with net operations.
TRYON Scripts and Forms
ARRL ARES Level 2 Training:
Simple Dipole Antenna
To calculate the length of wire for one leg of your dipole, use the simple 1234 Rule:
Installing PL259 or N Connectors
Installing Anderson Powerpole Connectors
ITU Phonetic Alphabet
The use of ITU (International Telecommunications Union), or NATO, phonetics in both tactical and formal message traffic handling is essential for accurate and efficient communications. From the beginning of radiotelephone communications, several different phonetic alphabets have been used. During WWII, the United States used one version, while the British used another. Other countries had a different phonetic alphabet than either of those allies. In 1956, the ITU adopted the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) phonetic alphabet. Today it is the worldwide standard for military, civilian aeronautical, and maritime use, search and rescue groups, public safety, and the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Good Net Practices
Best practices for net control and station operators during public service events or emergencies. Advice from the members of the Marin Amateur Radio Society in Marin County, CA.