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BIG ISLAND ARRL NEWS, 22 October 2016, 23:10 hrs, UTC, Post #26.

Source: ARES (

Accessed on 22 October 2016, 23:10 hrs, UTC.

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Since the ARRL and ARES are the main topics of this blog, I thought a brief review of what ARES is and what it does in times of emergency would be appropriate.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of trained radio amateurs who provide public service communications support to their communities and to their emergency management personnel.

This article from the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) includes several topics:

ARES membership requirements.

How to get involved in ARES.

Emergency Communications Training.

What ARES does in local communities.

What should I bring with me if I’m deployed?

Where are ARES volunteers needed?

Working with government agencies.

Working with non-government organizations.

Find your Section Emergency Coordinators.

Downloads for the ARES and ARES Field Resources Manuals (PDF format).

How to subscribe to the ARES E-letter (excellent publication).

Send your newsworthy items to at least two weeks before your event.  I’ll send the notices to our local print and electronic media.

Thanks for joining us today!

Until next time,

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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