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 27 - Manchester Road Race - The DEC is one of 3 net controls on duty from 6:30 am to 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day. The BEARS of Manchester provide communications for the race, which starts at 10 am rain, snow, or shine.

VE Session Tues Dec 2, 2014 - Newington Sr Center 6:30 pm, please RSVP if not in the NARL tech class.

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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!


11-24-2014 Winter Storm Watch

A plowable snow event is expected in the Connecticut Region 3 area for Wednesday afternoon going into Thursday, Thanksgiving day.


EC's please keep an eye on this situation and stay in touch with ARES leaders -- watch for changes in Alert levels as posted on the CTARES web site, the CTARES discussion list, emails, and Skywarn weather nets.

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