Lt. Robert D. Cirri, Sr.
Web Links

Library of
Emergency & Public Service 

An assortment of links and online documents

Quick Index for this page:

Books- Online and Printed

  • ARRL "Public Service Communications Manual" - online or .PDF file or order copy - An overall source of basic information on the ARRL's public service communications program. Includes details on ARES and NTS. #PSCM

Get the Adobe Acrobat PDF file viewer - free download

  • ARRL "ARES Field Resources Manual" - .PDF file or printed copy
     A quick trainer and resource guide for the Emergency Communicator. #5439
  • ARRL Emergency Coordinator's Manual - order printed copy
    Covers some of the finer points of Emergency Coordinator duties, as well as recruiting and obtaining the necessary resources to properly plan and implement effective emergency and disaster communications. #FSD9
  • The ARRL Net Directory - order printed copy
    Listings for hundreds of Amateur Radio nets of interest to North American hams, including local and statewide traffic, rag chew, maritime service, special-interest, fun, and public service nets. #7393
  • Disaster Communications by Mark Wood G4HLZ. Online version. Disaster Relief Communications Foundation -- discusses all communication types

Digital Modes - Packet, TV, APRS

Disaster Information - General

Emergency Power and Connectors


General Info about Ham Volunteers

Incident Command System

Links to Links

The World Wide Web is filled with web sites dealing with public service and emergency communication. Many sites have "links" pages which list other emergency communication sites. Here's a short list of some better pages for "links". 


  • QRZ - Call Sign Lookup

Mailing Lists - Reflectors

When you subscribe to a mailing list (also called a reflector) you will be sent an email anytime another member of the list posts a message to the group. It's a great way to exchange ideas, discuss issues, and announce important developments.

  • ARES-RACES -  national discussion group

To subscribe, either:

  1. visit Qth.Net and select the list you would like (both are listed under the "Clubs" section)
  2. send an mail as follows::

    TO: [email protected]
    BODY: subscribe ares-races

Operating Aids, Hints, and Information

Other States - Web Sites and Plans

Ready Kits - some suggested lists