explain your capabilities to the
senior official at your
familiar with the content of this
contacted by the emergency
coordinator or his/her designated
representative, indicate your
availability including any
personal physical disabilities or
equipment limitations that may
limit your participation.
have emergency power fully
charged/ready for use.
check your emergency radio gear
to be sure that it is in good
sure all emergency radios are
pre-programmed to the frequencies
used in an emergency.
your emergency coordinator with a
current list of radio equipment
so that he/she will be aware of
contact with your emergency
coordinator so that he/she will
know of your availability.
an emergency is imminent, let the
emergency coordinator or other
responsible person know how you
may be contacted.
not leave your assignment until
you are released by the ec or
his/her designated representative
announcement made by one of the
you must leave your post (radio)
for any reason, contact the net
control station to let them know
the reason(s) for your absence
and when you will be back on
you begin your assignment in an
emergency, let the net control
station know of your readiness
when you are set up and ready to
operate at your assigned
alert for the need to act as a
relay for the net control station
or any other station operating in
the emergency network.
checking in with the net control
station indicating readiness,
each station in the emergency
network is to run a radio check
on the simplex frequency that is
identified by the net control
station at check-in time.
you use your radio, periodically
check to be sure that all
frequencies and offsets that have
been programmed in for the
emergency have not been
disturbed, accidentally changed
you haven't heard any traffic on
the net for 5-10 min., contact
the net control station. be
prepared to shift to the next
preferred frequency listed in
appendix e of this manual.
will be liaison stations attached
to the emergency net. Be sure to
write down their call signs in
event you need to contact one of
the emergency net operates as a
tactical net (use of location
names as opposed to using
individual call signs), remember
to follow the FCC 10 min. call
sign identification rule.
formal messages are to be in ARRL
familiar with the use of the ARRL
Standard Message Format.
formal messages passed are to
include the identity of the
person who originated the
message, including their name and
have your radio owner's manuals
with you when you're on emergency
ARES/RACES operators are to
participate in at least 2
emergency tests each year. These
will be scheduled by the
emergency coordinator and
notification will be effected on
local repeater stations.