Connecticut ARES - Region 3 DEC: George Lillenstein, AB1GL Asst DEC: Bill Storey, AB1LZ Connecticut ARES - Region 3     DEC: George Lillenstein, AB1GL     Asst DEC: Bill Storey, AB1LZ

Where to Find Us:

CT ARES Section 3 DEC
(District Emergency Coordinator)

George Lillenstein, AB1GL
39a Downey Dr
Manchester, CT 06040

Phone: +1 860 289-1445 (H)

                 860 716-3367 (Cell)

                 860 645-5449 (Work) (leave voicemail here only)


The DEC's schedule:

Tuesdays thru Dec 2 - Teaching Tech Class at Newington Sr. and Disabled Center, Newington 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Nov 7-9 - The 2014 CT ARES SET. Email the DEC at

Put \\WL2K R\ in subject line

NO TECH CLASS 11/11/14 - Newington Sr Center closed for Veteran's Day

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March 15 - SARA Hamfest - Spring ARES Meeting, Southington High School.



About A R E S

ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the field arm of the American Radio Relay League. 

  • General volunteers for ARES do not have to be ARRL members, but must be FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators. 
  • ARES Leadership must be ARRL members and are appointed by the ARRL Section Manager.


Our special focus is the use of Amateur Radio for emergency communications, and the recruiting and training of a pool of skilled radio operators to be available in times of emergency.


ARES in Connecticut supports requests for auxiliary communications from state and municipal governments, public health entities, and non-profit providers such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army.  


Most agencies that receive federal funds of any kind are required to be compliant with NIMS, the National Incident Management System.  This framework requires that everyone on scene be certified in use of ICS, the Incident Command structure.  If you wish to be assigned a role with one of ARES' served agencies, you must provide proof that you have passed the required training courses.  These courses are provided free by the US government over the internet.  For hams who do not wish to take these courses, ARES can assign you to work from your home or mobile unit during an emergency.


For a  detailed list of training available, see the training page of the state ARES web site, CTARES.ORG.


IMPORTANT!  Whenever there is an ARES activation, leadership will notify and assign tasks ONLY to those who have current records in the ARES member database.  Go to and update your record now!


2014 CT ARES SET Net Schedule

Connecticut ARES will be sharing the use of the wide-area linked repeater systems for the duration of the 2014 SET.  Each part of the hour will be reserved for a specific use.


0800 SEC and section manager command net - KB1AEV linked repeater system
0815 HF net - 3.965 and/or 7.280 lower side band
0830 Skywarn net - KB1AEV statewide or local (region 3 may use 146.790)
0845 Statewide DMR net - CT ARES SW2 Talk Group, Group Call ID 8901, Time Slot 2
0900 Regional nets - EC's in Region 3 will use simplex in their towns this year
0900 CT HF Phone Net on 7.280 Mhz +/- 5 Drill Net and on the hour thereafter
0930 local NTS nets - Wescon 147.410, -600 ,PL141.3 Vernon
                                    ECTN 146.685, -600 ,PL156.7 Norwich
                                    Nutmeg 146.685, -600, PL141.3 Bristol
11 AM Sunday - Region 3 DEC will hold a Region 3 resource net on W1EDH in Glastonbury
At any time you may send email to the DEC addressed to
Make sure the subject line starts with //WL2K R/

Click below to download a PDF showing the proposed net schedule for Nov 7-9.


Linked repeater sharing schedule
This PDF shows which part of each hour will be used for which net during the CT ARES SET
Adobe Acrobat document [40.2 KB]


Skywarn nets specifically for the ARES Simulated Emergency Test in Region 3 will be held on the Hartford-Tolland Country Skywarn frequency: 146.790 + PL82.5 (PVRA), with backup on 147.000 + PL127.3 (MTARA)

--Saturday Nov. 8 8:30 am

--Saturday Nov. 8 10:30 am

--Saturday Nov 8 12:30 pm


All check-ins from licensed hams are welcome.  Please follow the scenario instructions for the drill as disseminated on the ARES discussion list.  Make up your weather reports accordingly, and preface each report with "This is a drill."



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