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 January)
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 Mon each month - CTARES Region 3 DMR net on TAC3
4th Wed - Manchester CERT briefing
Sundays 8 pm - the CT ARES SM net
Mondays 8 pm - the ARES Reg 3 net
Mondays 9:15 pm - the BEARS traffic net
Tuesdays - 7 pm - Manchester CERT net
Wednesdays 9:30 pm - Nutmeg Traffic Net
Sept 21 - Cystic Fibrosis Ride for Life, Middletown. See K1CMM to volunteer
Oct 7 - NARL monthly meeting, Sr. Center, Newington
Oct 10-19 AB1GL out of state vacation
Oct 12 - Hartford Marathon, see AB1LZ to volunteer
Oct 13 - Nutmeg Hamfest, Wallingford
Oct 18-20 - Boy Scouts JOTA, contact WA1SFH for info
Oct 23 - Injects for ARES SET begin
Oct 26 - AREA SET (Simulated Emergency Test) on VHF FM, VHF Winlink, Packet, and HF FLDIGI
Net Control Script
***Sections in bold are spoken portions of the script for easy reading***
Is this frequency in Use?
(Pause) (Remember ham frequency is first come, first served. Be courteous. If someone else beats you to it and won't yield if asked nicely, move the net to an alternate.)
Calling the CT Region 3 ARES net. Calling the CT Region 3 ARES net. This is (callsign), my name is (first name), and I am net control station for this session of the CT Region 3 Amateur Radio Emergency Service Net. This net meets every Monday evening at 8 PM local time, on the KB1AEV Linked Repeater System. Our purpose is to pass ARES related bulletins and announcements, provide informal training, and encourage all amateurs to participate in emergency communications. This is a directed net. All communications will go through Net Control. Check-ins are welcome from anyone, anywhere.
If you haven't already done so, please use ARES CONNECT to sign up for tonight's net.
When checking into the net give
and then wait to be recognized. I’ll take several
check-ins at a time. If I miss you or have your information wrong, check in again so you are correctly listed in the log. I’ll now take all check-ins.
(Take several check-ins and then recognize aloud each station you heard. Loop until everyone is checked in successfully, then proceed with net business.)
(Always call on George, AB1GL (DEC), and Bill, AB1LZ, (ADEC) for bulletins and reports. Then call on Roger, K1PAI for Skywarn announcements, then other League officials, the rest of the ECs and then anyone else with announcements or questions.
***** CLOSING *****
Does anyone have additional business for the net or questions relating to emergency communications, regional information or any upcoming events?
Wait for any possible inquiries. Address the topics as they are presented. If you know the answer, feel free to answer the question. Otherwise, indicate ARES Leadership will research the topic and report back to the group at the net held on the following week if that schedule is appropriate for the topic. It is your responsibility to make sure leadership is aware of the issue.
Next week's Net Control will be <look up on the ctares-region3.org web site's NCS page)
If you are interested in training as a Net Control operator please contact any ARES appointed leader.
Thanks to all who participated. Thanks also to Dana; KB1AEV, and the control operators of the KB1AEV Linked Repeater System for the use of this repeater and the links. This concludes tonight’s session of the CT Region 3 ARES Net. We look forward to hearing from you again next week at 8PM local time anywhere on the KB1AEV Linked Repeater System. Please pass the word that this net is here for the good of everyone in our communities.
When an emergency is declared, tune to the Region 3 Primary frequency for activation instructions, according to the posted operations plan.
This is (call sign) returning the KB1AEV Linked Repeater System to regular Amateur use.