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.

Cass County Radio Operator Badge Photo Session on September 18th

A photo session for the new Cass County (ARES) Radio Operator badges will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (during the ARES and Business meetings) on Tuesday, September 18th.

This session is for RRRA Members who previously submitted a Radio Operator ID Application & Background Check Consent form.

A follow-up session may be planned for those unable to attend the September meetings.

Please contact the if you have any questions.

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.

Cass County ID Badges

Cass County will be issuing new Radio Operator ID Badges for RRRA ARES participants. The issuance process for these badges includes a background check.

While these badges are not required for participation in ARES, they will be required for certain ARES deployment positions.

Please contact with any questions.