ARES Contact Information:
District Emergency Coordinator
The Anchorage ARES group provides communication during emergency operations when other forms of public communications fail. Please join us for the weekly ARES net Thursdays at 8:00 PM on a local repeater. Using even the simplest of radio setups and antennas, amateurs communicate with each other for fun, during emergencies, and even in contests. They handle messages for police and other public service organizations during all kinds of emergencies. Listen for ARES Net traffic on one of these local repeaters: 147.30 (PARKA) + 141.3, 146.67 (KL7AIR) + 103.5, 147.33 (WL7CVF) + 103.5 tone.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
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