Repeaters: Gloversville, NY 146.700 (-) PL: 123.0 | Town of Florida, Amsterdam NY 146.970 (-) PL: 123.0 | Northville, NY 146.835 (-) PL: 123.0


ARES / RACES Officials

  • Fulton Co. ARES Emergency Coordinator:  Steve Kuck K2ALS
  • Asst. Fulton Co. ARES E.C.:  Howard Selwitz KD2ABK and Scott Turner W8NUD
  • Fulton Co. RACES Radio Officer:  Don Gifford Wa2eZ
  • Deputy Fulton Co. RACES R.O.:  Joe O’Neill KB2TJE
  • ARES/RACES Net Manager:  Scott Turner W8NUD

Net Control Stations

If you are interested in being a NCS for our Tuesday ARES / RACES Net, please let Scott W8NUD know of your interest and he will get you scheduled.  If you want to practice, just download the script below, follow along with the current NCS and write down a list of check-ins.  You will be surprised just how easy it really is and it won’t be long before you will be one of the regulars.  We always need NCS’s and will welcome you with open arms.


Every Tuesday 7pm EST 146.700 PL123.0 Echolink #845553

RACES Net Forms:

We have an ARES / RACES Net Script that should be used by the Net Control Operator during the NET. The script will help us prepare in case we are called for an emergency net.

VHF Net Script: Formal Script  (Updated 01/28/2020).

HF Net Script: Formal Script  (Updated 1/25/2015).

Tryon ARES / RACES Application Form – Click here
ARES Registration Form.
ARES Manual.
ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book.

Videos for ARES Training Level 2:

    • Simple Dipole Antenna:
      YouTube Video on building your own antenna:

      To calculate the length of wire for one leg of your dipole, use the simple 1234 Rule:
    • 1 side is 234 / Frequency in Megahertz.
    • Example: for a 75m dipole: 234 / 3.9 MHz = 60′   Overall length of this dipole is 120′ or 2 60′ legs.

    • Installing a PL259 or N Connectors:

  • Installing Anderson Powerpole Connectors:

ITU Phonetics for printing –   ITU Phonetics

The Net Control Station and Assistant Net Control Station are encouraged to keep logs of the check-in by using the Weekly Check-In Form: Weekly Check-In Form.

NY State – RACES information

Radio Grams:

For instructions on how to send and receive radiograms in PDF format: Click Here.
To download the actual form in PDF format: Click here.

NY State Emergency Management.

NY State RACES Standard Operating Procedure (PDF) 11/18/2015

Training for New York State RACES Volunteers:

As per FCC regulations, all RACES operators must possess a current amateur radio license. A minimum license class of technician is required. The High Frequency (HF) RACES Net requires a General Class or higher.
All amateur radio operators registering as New York State RACES volunteers will be required to take the following traning:

  • Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100)
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (ICS 200)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS 700)
  • National Response Framework. (NIMS 800)

These classes must be successfully completed within 12 months of becoming a member of the New York State RACES volunteer program.

Listen to a pre-recorded NY RACES NET (2/21/2010) by clicking here:

1. Play     

Download the SEMO/RACES NET form to better understand the procedures.
The Net runs every Sunday at 9am EST on 3.993.5 mHz LSB.


  • Semiannual meeting of the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission: December 15, 2009


Click here: “Manual for the Icom IC-718” which is the HF radio at the EOC. Click here: “Manual for the Yaesu FT-2800”, this radio is used at the EOC and the following local hospitals stations:

Suggested 2m Radio Memories

Here are some instructions to program a Baofeng UV-5R manually.

The Classic “Go Kit”:

Here is a PDF file with a desciption of a “Go Kit” by KE7HLR.