ARES® / RACES
 
 
Berkeley County, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)® / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a member run organization of Berkeley County, SC, based Amateur Radio operators (Hams) who are trained and dedicated to providing radio communications for public service, civil-preparedness and relief agencies during periods of local, regional or national, civil disasters. These disasters may include natural disasters (such as severe weather, fires, floods or earthquakes), man-made disasters (such as structure collapses, chemical spills, nuclear accidents) or acts of terrorism.
To meet the requirements of the Berkeley County Emergency Operations Plan, a member run organization was formed to chart itís own course in training, operations and readiness. This group of volunteers is organized under the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) ARES® program.
Additionally, Berkeley County ARES® members will be registered for operation in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) program. An High Frequency (HF) operating position will allow for communications with State and Federal agencies including SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), Shared Resources (SHARES), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, and Military Auxiliary Radio Sevice (MARS) stations.

REPEATER STATUS CHANGES
 
The W4BRK repeater is operational from the Public Service tower at the landfill. This repeater is only to be used by Berkeley ARES® members and invited guests. As always the repeater may be used, by anyone, for an actual, emergency situation.
The repeater operates on 146.610 MHz with a minus shift and tones of 123.0 Hz in and out.
The WD4NUN repeater (147.150+), which is located at the EOC tower, will be out of service for an indefinite period for maintenance and improvements. Regular users of this repeater will need to use other, open repeaters during this time.

JANUARY MEETING SITE CHANGE
 
Our 31 January 2015 meeting will be held at the Berkeley County EOC. After a short meeting, we will be installing the 2M radio and antenna hardware into the CERT trailer. Please dress for the weather.

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AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING
     

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