ARES / RACES Officials
- Fulton Co. ARES Emergency Coordinator: Steve Kuck K2ALS
- Asst. Fulton Co. ARES E.C.: Howard Selwitz KD2ABK
- 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.
Upcoming net controls: Please logging to ARES Connect and search for Fulton County.
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).
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: One side is 234 / Frequency in Megahertz. Example: for a 75m dipole: 234 / 3.9 MHz = 60′ ***this is one leg of the dipole.
- 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
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:
The Net runs every Sunday at 9am EST on 3.993.5 mHz LSB.
Here are some instructions to program a Baofeng UV-5R manually.