The Union County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is comprised of
FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators who have voluntarily registered
their capabilities and equipment for public service communications.
Under Federal regulations, Amateur Radio operators can not receive
compensation of any kind for providing public service communications.
The primary responsibility of the Union County ARES/RACES is to furnish
emergency communications in the event of disaster or other event, when
regular communications fail or become inadequate for served agencies to
perform their duties.
We also require all of our Union County ARES members to check in 50% of the scheduled Union County ARES Nets to maintain membership status and to keep up to date on important training and information.
To become a certified member of ARES in Union County you will need to take the required FEMA courses:
IS-100 IS-700 (Optional) IS-802 Communications
A certified Union County ARES member is qualified to become a AUXCOMM member. Being a AUXCOMM member you can be deployed during exercises or actual events / incidents.
If members are not AUXCOMM members, they can still participate in exercises and actual events / incidents from their home stations.
Karl Bowman / W4CHX
North Carolina Section Manager
Tom Brown / N4TAB
Section Emergency Coordinator
COML ( Communications Unit Leader )
NC. AUXCOMM Coordinator
Paul Robinette / KD4OZI
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (Western Branch)
Ben Melvin / KM4C
District Emergency Coordinator ( Area - 13 )
Jerry Brewer / N4MIU
Union County ARES Emergency Coordinator
Union County RACES Officer
Union County Local Emergency Planning Committee Member
ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, !CS-800, ICS-300, and ICS-400
FEMA COML ( Communications Unit Leader )
Certified Skywarn Spotter ID# 20065
Marcos J. Bilbao / K3MJB
Union County ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator
ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, ICS-800, ICS-300, and ICS-400
The Piedmont 60 Meters Net
Every Monday at 8:00 PM EDT.
Freq. 5.330.50 Mhz. USB
ARES HF Net
Union County UCARS /ARES Training Net
Every Thursday at 8:00 PM
Freq. 145.390 Mhz.
Tone 94.8 Hz.
The other UCARS repeater is 444.425 Mhz. +5 Mhz. with a tone of 94.8 Hz.
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