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:

  • July 7 - NARL meeting, 7 pm, Newington Senior Center
  • July 17-27 - Region 3 DEC out of state on vacation
  • Aug 3 - Cruisin on Main in Manchester
  • Aug 9 - NARL Picnic
  • Oct 5 - Sun. - Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride starting in Winding Trails, Farmington.  Support by ARES volunteers. Contact to volunteer
  • Oct 11 - Sat. - Hartford Marathon - amateur radio comms. Contact AB1LZ to volunteer.
  • Oct 12 - Sun - Nutmeg Hamfest in Meriden

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!


Net Controls Needed - Please volunteer

Please volunteer to act as Net Control for the Monday night ARES net at 8 pm on KB1AEV.

The more Net Controls, the less often we all need to serve.  And being Net Control is excellent practice for emergency communications, when you will often be challenged to accurately hear strange and unfamiliar call signs and terms.

To volunteer, contact W1RWC Richard Claing, net manager or send email to

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