This is NC4ES, Welcome to the ARES of Jackson County, NC.

For a description of what the A.R.E.S. is click here.


       The ARES of Jackson County was reorganized under the direction of Ronald Rearick, AD4XV, in the fall of 1998. Ron is the Emergency Coordinator for Jackson County which is part of the ARRL Section 15.  Since that time it has been enrolling numerous active members.  The members are also involved with the SKYWARN program, which falls under the ARES, and have been provided with training from the National Weather Service from Greenville-Spartanburg.   Most of its members are certified Weather Spotters and some are trained traffic handlers

Agencies in the area that ARES works hand in hand with are:

Jackson County Emergency Management 
The Red Cross 
Jackson County Social Services 
Harris Regional Hospital 
All Fire Departments in the County 
Rescue Squads in the County


These agencies have participated in all the drills conducted by this ARES.



County Officials

Mike Ensley - Jackson County Emergency Manager 
EOC located at the Jackson County Criminal Justice Center, Sylva, North Carolina


County Shelters 

Jackson County Community Services Building 

Smokey Mountain High School 

Smokey Mountain Elementary School 

Blue Ridge School 

Cullowhee Valley Elementary School 

Scotts Creek Elementary School 

National Guard Armory 

Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad Building


The ARES of Jackson County is affiliated with the Tarheel Emergency Net with three of its members serving as Net Control Operators, and with the North Carolina Evening Net with two members handling the Net Control duties for this traffic net.


Jackson County Emergency Coordinator (EC)

AD4XV Ronald Rearick 


Jackson County Assistant EC's

W8FWX Hank Crider 




Chain of Command

Section Manager-Roanoke Division-North Carolina W4CC- John Carrington 

Section Emergency Coordinator KE4JHJ- David Fleming 

Section Traffic Manager N0SU - Don Negus 

District 14 & 15 Emergency Coordinator K4BNP - Tommy Queen 

Jackson County Emergency Coordinator AD4XV - Ron Rearick 

Jackson County Assistant Emergency Coordinator W8FWX - Hank Crider 


NETS:         Jackson Co. ARES 2 Meter Net         9:00pm           145.490 MHZ                   1st Mon. of month 

                       North Carolina Morning Net               7:45am           3927 MHZ                       Daily 

                       North Carolina Evening Net                6:30pm           3923 MHZ                       Daily 

                       The Tarheel Emer. Net                       7:30pm           3923 MHZ                       Daily 

                       The Carolina Slow Net                       8:00pm           3695 MHZ                       Daily 


LINKS:        ARRL ARES Page

                         ARES National Web Site 

                         NC ARES Web Site



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This page done by Jason Rearick (N3YUG)

01/01/2002 11:14:07