What is Ares in ham radio?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (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.

How do I join Ares radio?

The only requirements to join ARES are a willingness to serve and a valid amateur radio license. Groups are organized locally by the person holding the position of Emergency Coordinator (EC). The EC maintains full responsibility for organizing the local groups and serving as their leader during operations.

What is Ares SkyWarn?

SkyWarn is a volunteer program run by the National Weather Service with more than 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

What is a ARES repeater?

Repeaters, even ARES, RACES and Skywarn, are all run by individuals or amateur radio clubs. They own the repeater, they control what can/cannot be done on them.

What is the difference between RACES and ARES?

ARES is activated before, during and after an emergency. Generally, ARES handles all emergency messages, including those between government emergency management officials. RACES is normally shut down shortly after the emergency has cleared.

How do I join RACES?

Follow the steps below to take part in GTA Online races:

  1. Go to the ‘Online’ option in the tab.
  2. Click on the option that reads ‘Play Job’.
  3. Then click on ‘Rockstar Created’.
  4. You will then see the ‘Races’ option. You can select this option and then take part in the race of your choice.

What is the difference between Ares and races?

ARES is activated before, during and after an emergency. RACES, on the other hand, almost never starts before an emergency and is active only during the emergency and during the immediate aftermath if government emergency management offices need communications support.

What is the difference between races and Ares?

How do you enter a GTA Race?

The race series can be easily accessed by navigating to the ‘Online’ tab. From here, you need to click on the ‘Play Job’ option, then select ‘Rockstar Created’. Now, click on ‘Races’. Once you are on the Race menu, you can scroll through all the different types of Races and choose a job.

When did the RAC Ares training manual come out?

The RAC Section Managers have been meeting on a monthly basis and are now reviewing the RAC Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Operational Training Manual which is used by emergency groups across Canada. The current version was prepared in September 2015 and has served us very well for several years but is in need of an update.

What do you need to be a member of Ares?

Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership. Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to your local Emergency Coordinator. Volunteers Wanted!

Do you need a go kit for Ares?

In addition to personal Go Kits, volunteers may also need to bring their long-term Deployment Kits. • A local ARES group may sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a local government agency or the MOU may be between an ARRL section to the state government.

What is the role of Ares in EmComm?

Every ARES member is encouraged to embrace the new manual, to use it in training and operations, and to provide constructive feedback for improvement. There can be no doubt that, with the roll out of this document, ARES and other Emcomm operators have a vital and broadly focused standard guide to add to their existing resources.