PUBLIC SERVICE Category

Content (e.g. blog posts, information pages, and files/links) about the activities of the RRRA ARES Committee and the “voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications” (“Amateur Radio Service.” 47 “CFR” 97.1(a). 2016.), provided to the public by Amateur Radio operators.

July 24th Simplex Exercise

Is your station prepared for effective simplex operation? How rusty are your message passing skills? Here’s your chance to find out…

A portion of the July 24th Net will be spent practicing simplex message passing on 146.520 Mhz.

This exercise will commence after check-ins are completed on the W0ILO linked repeater system. The net will temporarily move to 146.520 Mhz under the direction of who will become the NCS for duration of this exercise.

More information about the July 24th Simplex Exercise—including a description of how operations will be conducted—is available in KC0ODE’s mailing list announcement.

The Conspiracy That Never Was

ARRL has built an infrastructure for EmComm within our public service organization that we call the Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ®, or ARESĀ®. This is both an organization and a framework for people to volunteer, take needed training, join a local group, and then practice or drill to ensure readiness when required. It is the responsibility of your Section Manager to ensure that the position of Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) is staffed and managing emergency communications.

MARS Interop Exercise May Need You

On April 29, 2022, ARRL News reported about a MARS HF skills exercise during early May 2022…

Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio community.