ARES for the Town of Babylon provides auxiliary communications as needed in times of emergency
and during public events.
Radio Emergency Services is a part of the ARRL that helps
to train operators and provide operators during times
of emergencies. In addition, local A.R.E.S. groups help to provide
communications for walkathons, bike-a-thons, marathons and Special
Olympics, just to name a few. Most of the ARES for the Town of Babylon members
are also GSBARC members.
R.A.C.E.S.- Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services is part of Civil
Defense. This group provides communication between government
agencies during times of a declared emergency.
In the Long Island area, both groups work closely together. Many hams
are members of both groups.
GSBARC helps to support ARES for the Town of Babylon. GSBARC repeaters
are used to support ARES for the Town of Babylon during times of emergency and public
events. Also a
weekly net is held on the 146.685 repeater every Monday
evening at 20:15 ( 8:15 PM EST ).
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month
at 20:00 ET
( 8:00 PM) in the Babylon Town Hall Emergency Operations Center.
You do not have to be a member to attend these meetings. If you
would like to join or just want more information, you can come down to