Amateur Radio Emergency Service®
Eastern New York Section
David Galletly KM2O
Section Emergency Coordinator
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
In the Eastern New York Section of the ARRL, ARES® consists of fifteen counties centered on the Hudson Valley.
What is ARES Connect?
ARES Connect is a volunteer management system that will allow each ARES group to manage their roster, create and staff events, and track nets and training. Each ARES group and ARRL Section will have a unique page on the platform with appropriate admin control given to the ARES Emergency Coordinator. ARES members will be able to create a user profile that connects them to their local ARES group. Through their profile they can register for ARES (pending EC approval), sign up for events, log volunteer hours, and log training. Reporting will be different through ARES Connect. As users log activity, data is created that allows ECs, DECs and SECs to run custom reports. The current ARES report forms will continue to be used through 2018 as the system is being built, but our current plan is to shift all reporting over to ARES Connect in January 2019.Here is the link to ARES® Connect.
Existing members as well as New Volunteers should use the "Create Account" link the first time to create their profile. Please use your Call in CAPS as your Username.
Also remember to register on ARES Connect for upcoming District and Section ARES Leaders meetings. (Northern District Sept. 25 and Section Oct. 13) 73, Dave KM2O, SEC.
73, Dave KM2O, SEC (7/28/18)
73, Dave KM2O, SEC (5/1/18)
At the ENY Section ARES® Leadership Meeting, scheduled for April 29 in Middletown we will give an update on national changes as well as unveil a new standardized training initiative offered to groups within the Section. A new, three tiered "taskbook" based system is available for you to view and download at our new Training page.
73, Dave KM2O, SEC (4/15/18)
Nationally, we are awaiting details of the first reorganization of the ARES® program in 40 years. While details are not yet fully clear, we are already beginning to implement the "ARES® Connect" system at the county level. By mid-2018, we are told this system will be opened to ARES® members across the country. It will ultimately replace our present online registration system. Increased resources will be made available to groups and members as a result of these changes.
Plans are underway for a section meeting this spring, likely in March or April. Details will be forwarded as this is firmed up.
Finally, please note our new address, enyares.org. Hoping to resolve some confusion with actually remembering and reaching this site we now have a shorter and hopefully more memorable spot on the Internet.
73, Dave KM2O, SEC (1/11/18)