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:

Nov. 1 - Airline Trail Ghost Run, Tactical call "Finish" in East Hampton

Nov. 2 - Jamie's Run, Tactical Call CP-6, Old Wethersfield

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

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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!



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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