ARES

CALLSIGN: KD8MHB

EMERGENCY COORDINATOR: WD8SDH

EMERGENCY COORDINATOR ASSISTANTS: N8JMK, KC8SBB, W8FHF

DOCUMENTS:
GCARES Plan (v2.2 – July 2015)
GCARES Frequencies Addendum (v4 – Jan 2016)
GCARES ARES-NTS Preamble (v2 – Dec 2015)

RESOURCES:
ARRL ARES
ARRL ARES Field Resource Manual 
ARRL ARES Manual
ARRL ARES Sign Up Form
Guernsey Co EMA Emergency Operations Plan 
Guernsey Co Citizen Alert Signup
Red Cross Disaster Preparedness
Ready – National PSA Campaign
Skywarn Hail Size Chart

Skywarn Measuring Snow
Skywarn Spotter Field Guide

GCARES (Guernsey County Amateur Radio Emergency Services) meets on the last Saturday of the month at 9 am with the CARA business meeting beginning there after.The Guernsey County ARES’ purpose is to assist the residents of Guernsey and surrounding counties with supplementary radio communications for public events and civil emergencies. Our organization is a long-standing member of the Guernsey County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and works in close collaboration with all public and emergency organizations of Guernsey County.

SKYWARN
The National Weather Service (NWS), developed Skywarn to aid reporting local weather information from the field in times of emergencies. Local operators function as trained weather spotters and provide weather information to the NWS via amateur radio.

SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST DRILL
During the first weekend In October, the County Emergency Coordinator will design a scenario and have the ARES members take part in a drill in preparation for a county-wide disaster.

ARES BOOTH
The ARES members set up a demonstration and booth at the Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting on the first Saturday in April.