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:
1st Mon each month - NARL club meeting, Newington Sr Center (2nd Mon in September)
1st Wed each month - Emcomm elmer session, Manchester EOC
2nd Wed each month - BEARS meeting, Manchester EOC 7 pm
3rd Wed each month - PVRA meeting, Marcus Communications, Manchester CT
4th Wed - Manchester CERT briefing
Sep 3 - Vintage Radio and Communications Museum - All ham club BBQ, noon.
Sep 9-11 - Boxboro Hamfest
Sep. 18 - CF Ride for Life, Cromwell
Sep 27-Nov 15 - Tuesdays 6-8:30 pm - Amateur Extra class sponsored by the NARL club in Newington. AB1GL and WA1YNE, co-instructors
Octobr 16 - Nutmeg Hamfest
ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the field arm of the American Radio Relay League.
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 partners with state and municipal governments, public health entities, and non-profit providers such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
ARES members have their own radios and many can respond from their homes and vehicles, allowing ad hoc ARES nets to form using operators who are already in place when a disaster wipes out communications infrastructure. This means ARES functions even when the roads are blocked and the electric and telecom grids are jammed or down.
Amateur radio can be used to
To keep our operators trained and equipment working, we provide Public Service communications at no charge. ARES members volunteer for service at charity races, runs, walks, parades, and other large events. Operators man checkpoints, observe along the course, circulate in large venues. They contribute to public safety, guiding first responders to where they are needed, clearing the way for emergency vehicles, and reporting incidents to the Unified Command post.
Our radios work where cell phones can't get dial tone or coverage, and are interoperable where the specialized public safety and commercial radios are not.
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 www.ctares.org and update your record now!
Weather nets are held routinely by ARES Skywarn Coordinators, and on special schedules during severe weather.
For Region 3, there is a weather net every Thursday at 9 pm on the W1HDN repeater in Tolland.
Tune to 146.790, minus 600kHz offset, PL tone 82.5.
To report severe weather, please give the information in the order below. Also indicate if it is measured, averaged, or estimated, and if it is storm total or since last report,
The Middlesex Amateur Radio Society is seeking more ham radio operators for SAG vehicles. Contact Don, K1CMM email@example.com or Amanda, KC1EER to volunteer.
Date: September 18, 2016
Check-in: 7:00 am
Start Time: 7:30 am 60 Mile route, 8:30 am 32 miles route, 9:30 am 10 mile route
Route Mileages: 60 miles, 32 miles, 10 miles
CFF Chapter: Connecticut - Wethersfield Chapter
Event Location: New England Athletic Club,
WHAT: The Great 2016 “GO BOX” Competition
ALL Hams Welcome to Enter!
WHERE: NUTMEG HAMFEST 2016
Sheraton Four-Points Hotel, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT
Get organized to “Go Portable”!
- Eliminate the last minute hunting for gear before leaving.
- Banish the frustration of not having what you need at the operating site… because it is still back at the home QTH.
The “Go Box” is probably the best way to organize your radio equipment for those times when you want to (or need to) “Grab-‘n-Go” for Portable Operations such as:
- Day Trips
- Weekend Get-Aways
- Public Service Events
- ARES Drills/Exercises
- Real World Disasters
DETAILS, ENTRY RULES and OTHER THOUGHTS
Don’t have a “Go Box”?
Get Started and Build one!
- You’ll be glad you did. ;-)
Sponsored by: CT ARES – Region 2
Douglas Sharafanowich – WA1SFH
District Emergency Coordinator, Region 2
Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES)
(Home) 203-876-1189 [Cell] 203-494-3885
CATERED BBQ PICNIC at the Museum, 115 Pierson Ln, Windsor CT 06095. All ham clubs' members are welcome to attend. $10 each. Picnic begins around noon, Sat. September 3 (Labor Day Weekend). Please RSVP to Chris Kelling, N1WKO@arrl.net by Aug. 29th.
EC's need to be collecting headcounts, start and end times for all ARES nets, drills, emergency responses, and public services events supported by ARES within their jurisdictions. ARES Net Managers should be sending checkin logs to their EC, so he can eliminate duplications, verify how many new hams attended each net, and who the liaison was between the net and the NTS message system.
EC's: AT MONTH END, PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM and click "Send".