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Monroe County ARES/RACES

Monroe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service




Monroe County RACES Radio Officer Kevin McCauley, KB3EJM

Monroe County ARES Emergency Coordinators
EC - Kevin McCauley, KB3EJM
AEC - Chris Saunders, AJ3C

Monroe County ARES Official Emergency Station
OES - Open 

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The Monroe County ARES/RACES net meets weekly on the Monroe County OES repeater 146.865[-] pl 100.0 {WX3OES} on Sunday nights @ 2030 hrs.
147.045[+] pl 131.8 {WA3MDP} is the Secondary ARES/RACES repeater
147.420 is theMonroe County  ARES/RACES simplex frequency

WE ARE CURRENTLY USEING THE SECONDARY REPEATER, WA3MDP

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What is ARES?

The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training is required to participate fully in ARES. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is highly recommended, but is not a requirement for membership. 

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What is RACES?

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service is a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission. RACES volunteer operators are licensed Radio Amateurs Certified by a civil defense agency and are able to communicate on Amateur Radio frequencies during drills, exercises and emergencies. Activated by local, county and state jurisdictions and are the only Amateur Radio operators authorized to transmit during declared emergencies when the President of the United States specifically invokes the War Powers Act.