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.
A Section Leadership meeting was held on April 29 at the Orange County ARC Hamfest. Changes coming to ARES® nationally, the event planning tool and the new ENY Training Initiative were discussed, among other topics. Appointment and Award certificates were also handed out by Section Manager John Fritze K2QY. The presentation by SEC KM2O, edited to avoid video rights restrictions, is available here. Our thanks to OCARC for their gracious hospitality.
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)