Franklin County, Missouri
Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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MEETING DATES FOR 2016:

 Tuesday,

Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, April 19, May 17, June 21,

 July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December TBD

AT 7:30 PM at East Central College in Union usually held in DSSC 203 (formerly known as MP203)

***SEE ACTIVITIES PAGE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATION***.

See the Activities page for more information and directions.

Join our weekly net Mondays at 8:00 pm  on 147.240 (+).  

Digital net meets 1st Tuesday of the month at 8 pm on 147.180 (+)

Simplex net 4th Tuesday of the month at 8 pm on 147.405 (PL 100.0 Hz - 145.700 alternate)

 

What is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service?  We are a group of dedicated volunteers working with various agencies and local governments to provide an alternate means of communication when the need arises.  Amateur radio has the capability to get messages through when other channels of communication are unavailable or overwhelmed.  Hams (licensed amateur radio operators) have the equipment and know-how to be able to communicate across town and world- wide without having to rely on phone lines, satellites, or even the electrical power grid.  From 9/11 to Hurricane Katrina, and through many other disasters and emergencies, hams have been there to help. 

Interested in helping your community in an emergency?  This a great time to get involved!  We will be conducting training session and drills on a regular basis, plus working on our county emergency operations plan.  If you are interested in serving your community, please come see what we are all about.  While full membership requires being a licensed amateur radio operator, participation is open to all.  You do not need to reside in Franklin County to be a member.

For more information, contact Stacy Landers, Emergency Coordinator, at ec@franklincountyares.org or at (636) 239-2111.  See the activities page for information on our weekly net and meeting times.  Look for more information on ARES and amateur radio on our links page.

Ready to join?  Fill out a Member Application in PDF or MSWORD 97-2003 format that you can mail in or, better yet, bring it with you to a meeting!

We have a Yahoo! group for members.  As a member, you will be able to get the latest roster, calling tree, and other information.  You will also be able to post messages to the whole group (questions, ideas, etc.) at a single email address.  You can join by going to the group page (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/franklincountyares/) and clicking on ‘join this group’ at the top right of the page, or send an email to:

franklincountyares-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Group membership is restricted, so you will get a reply saying that your membership is pending approval.  Once approved, you will be able to post messages, files, and pictures for the group.  If you have any questions, email me (ec@franklincountyares.org).

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