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Welcome to Vermont ARES!
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a volunteer organization established and administered by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL— a national organization to promote the interests of the Amateur Radio Service [ Part 97 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations as a “voluntary, non-commercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications”] in the United States), to provide communications in times of emergencies. The ARRL facilitates emergency communications through its Field Organization in general, and ARES in particular. All ARES volunteers are FCC licensed Amateur Radio operators. “ARES” and “Amateur Radio Emergency Services” are trademarked by the ARRL which maintains ownership of all copyrights. The terms and logos are used on this website by permission.
VT ARES recognizes the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) within the Vermont Department of Public Safety as the state government’s agency responsible for goverment emergency command and control during declared disasters and major emergencies.
This website is intended primarily as a resource for ARES members, as well as emergency management personnel for local towns and local/statewide disaster-relief organizations. To read more about ARES, visit this ARRL page.
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(Note: info not always up-to-date)
General Resources ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Vermont Ham Radio Calendar
– Club meetings, Net info, training, hamfests, etc
- State LEPC’s
- National Weather Service (NWS)
– Northern VT
– Southern VT
- Vermont Dept. of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS)
- Homeland Security
for Members ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
- Members’ Page—ARRL applications, Communication Plan, manuals, forms, kits
- Members’ Password Access
- Education & Training
- ARRL Public Service Communications Manual (online)
- ARRL National MOUs: http://www.arrl.org/served-agencies-and-partners
- Repeaters—VHF, UHF, and the linked UHF System
- Net Schedules—Some traffic, some ARES, a couple of rag-chews thrown in
- Simulated Emergency Test (SET)