CT ARES Section 3 DEC
(District Emergency Coordinator)
Phil Crombie, Jr. K1XFC
860-687-7449 (Days - Work)
860-644-0618 (Evenings - Home)
The DEC's schedule:
Monthly - 2nd Wednesday - BEARS of Manchester Club Meeting - Manchester EOC/Virtual
Monthly - 3rd Thursday - PVRA Club Meeting - Marcus Communictaions
Sundays - 2000 Hours Local - Statewide ARES Net - 147.345 (KB1AEV Repater System
Sundays - 2030 Hours Local - Statewide ARES DMR Net - CT DMR Network
Mondays - 2000 Hours Local - Region 3 ARES Net - 147.345 (KB1AEV Repeater System)
Daily - 1800 Hours Local - CPN Traffic Net - 3.973 MHz
Daily - 2030 Hours Local - WESCON Traffic Net - 145.410 (PVRA Repater System)
Watch WWW.CTARES.ORG for near real-time level changes.
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been distributed to the Region 3 ARES mailing list. It has also been uploaded to this web site.
The Net Control assigmnet list has been updated. Our net is great place to learn and practice the important skills of an NCS. We encourage anyone to volunteer. We provide the training and support. If you are interested in becoming a net control station please contact AB1LZ.
Kevin, KC1GLN, has been appointed EC for Canton. Congratulations Kevin! Thanks for volunteering. The Region 3 map has been updated accordingly.
If you live in Region 3, are interested in ARES, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I encourage everyone to also register on the CT ARES web site at www.ctares.org. If your information changes, please update it on that site as well.
Everyone interest in Region 3 ARES is encourged to check in to our weekly net. The net takes place every Monday at 2000 hours local (8:00 PM) on the KB1AEV Linked Reapter System. The Vernon VHF repater in the system is on 147.345, plus offset (+600 kHz), and a PL of 151.4. Other linked repeaters in the system can be found on the KB1AEV web site.
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,
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!