ARES, a part of the KCARC, provides auxiliary communications as needed in times of emergency and during public events.
A.R.E.S.-Amateur Radio Emergency Services is a part of the ARRL that helps to train operators and provide operators during times of emergencies. In addition, local A.R.E.S. groups help to provide communications for walkathons, bike-a-thons, marathons and Special Olympics, just to name a few. Most of the ARES for Kent County are also RACES members.
R.A.C.E.S.- stands for “Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service,” a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission. This group provides communication between government agencies during times of a declared emergency.
KCARC repeaters are used to support the Kent County Office of Emergency Management during times of emergency and public events.
Also, a weekly net is held on the 146.970 repeater every Saturday morning at 0900 (9:00 AM EST ).
Meetings are held on the last Monday of every month at 1900 ( 7:00 PM) at the Kent County Emergency Operations Center. You do not have to be a member to attend these meetings. If you would like to join or just want more information, you can come down to any meeting.
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