About District 5
Our general mission is set forth in FCC regulation section 97.1:
"Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications."
In addition, FCC section 97.401 spells out our specific duties as an emergency service:
"When normal communication systems are overloaded, damaged or disrupted because a disaster has occurred, or is likely to occur, in an area where the amateur service is regulated by the FCC, an amateur station may make transmissions necessary to meet essential communication needs and facilitate relief actions."
Oregon Section ARES is part of the
Oregon Section ARES Leadership
District 5 ARES Leadership
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