Content in the 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.

Nets

RRRA Sunday VHF/UHF Net A public service net—intended for the passing of traffic and, in general, for the betterment of amateur radio—which meets every Sunday night at 9:00 pm local time on the W0ILO Repeater System. This net is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the ARES Division of the American Radio Relay League. NCS Operator volunteers are always appreciated. Please contact function f( str ) { return decodeURIComponent(escape(window.

RRRA Sunday VHF Net Preamble

Good evening! This is (call) opening the Red River Radio Amateurs Sunday Night VHF/UHF Net. My name is (first name), and I will be your net control operator this evening. This net meets every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. local time on the W0ILO linked repeater system. It is intended for the passing of traffic and in general for the betterment of amateur radio. This is a public service net affiliated with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the ARES Division of the American Radio Relay League.

Positioning ARES for Serving in Todays World

Providing service to others (e.g. Public Service communication support) requires adaptation to the evolving needs of those being served.

In his Positioning ARES for Serving in Todays World article (a free preview from the September 2018 issue of QST Magazine), ARRL Communication Manager David Isgur, N1RSN, writes:

With the advent of more uniformly functioning public safety organizations across the nation, more requirements imposed upon agencies and organizations assisting them, and the development of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS), ARRL was challenged to align the standards of ARES with current needs of our served partner agencies.