ARES News: SET Oct. 29, ARES Registration Requirements

13 Sep

Cedric and Josh operate W1CWA from the Bloomfield EOC during SET 2009.

Simulated Emergency Test Oct. 29-30, 2011

The following is from Connecticut Section Emergency Coordinator Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV:

Greetings!

After getting consensus from the members of the Connecticut ARES Leadership Council (CALC), I have decided to conduct the Simulated Emergency Test (SET) for the Connecticut Section during the weekend of 29-30 October 2011.

The activity tempo of IRENE and an unusually large number of Public Service events (as well as other related activities) in October have made this change necessary. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Please pass the word to all ARES, SKYWARN, and NTS operators in your Regions and on your respective nets. And have them encourage ALL amateurs to participate in this important exercise!

See you on the radio for the Simulated Emergency Test on Saturday, 29 October 2011!!

73 & Thanx, Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV
Connecticut Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service(r) (ARES(r))

ARES Registration Requirements

One the issues that became very apparent in the days leading to Irene, and during the deployment was that not enough hams are ARES members, and that there may be gaps in the information that registered members have provided.

You do NOT need to have specialized training to be sign up as an ARES member, or have any “fancy” gear. The training is important, and go-kits useful, but we need people to register first! We can help you find the resources for training, and building go-kits as you develop your interest and hone your EMCOM skills.

Regardless of your CT-ARES registration status, please visit the ARES registration site to update your information or create a new registration record. Please also contact your local EC (for Bloomfield it’s AC1N).

Thank you for all your help!

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