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About Our Wednesday Evening ARES Net
About ARES


All amateurs are invited to check into the regular sessions of the WIARC Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Training Net each Wednesday evening at 6:45PM local time on the W9AWE/R repeater on 147.63 / 147.03 MHz. The repeater is located in Quincy, IL. Membership in the WIARC, ARRL or ARES is not a prerequisite.

The net begins by taking check-ins from all stations, followed by announcements, news of interest and comments. In the event of failure of the 147.63 / 147.03 MHz repeater, the net will be held on the 146.34 / 146.94 MHz machine. If both repeaters are inoperable the net will then move to 146.52 MHz simplex. All stations are encouraged to participate. The net is a good place to brush up on net procedures, and to catch up on the latest news in the World of Amateur Radio, both locally and nationally.

The Net Preamble is available here in pdf format.  If you have trouble opening the PDF file, you may need to download the latest version of the free PDF Reader software available from Adobe at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

If you are interested in using your operating skills and equipment to serve in the local ARES group, the first step is to register with your local ARRL appointed Emergency Coordinator (EC). For those living in Adams County Illinois, that person is Danny Pease, NG9R. Registration is initiated by competing ARRL Form fsd98. The form may be downloaded here . Once completed, mail the form to Danny Pease, NG9R, PO Box 231, Camp Point, IL 62320. He will then contact you and tell you more about the group and its activities.

Wednesday Night ARES net
Control Station Assignments
Through January 9, 2019

December 5th, N9DT alt 146.94
December 12th, K9FHX alt 443.9
December 19th, NG9R alt 146.94
December 26th, WB9EWM alt 443.9
January 2nd, NG9R alt 146.94
January 9th, N9UPG alt 443.9

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ARES is the ARRL sponsored amateur radio organization charged with providing emergency communications support to public service and private relief agencies.

The local Adams County ARES group is headed by Danny Pease, NG9R, the Adams County Emergency Coordinator.

Membership in the local group is open to all licensed amateurs. Membership in ARRL or WIARC is not required. All that is required is for you to register your communications skills and station capabilities with Danny.

Training is provided and test drills are conducted to hone members communications skills.

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